Candlelight Supper: Aqua Bunny Tablescape

Friday, March 25, 2016

Aqua Bunny Tablescape

       Soft colors and sweet aqua Bunnies decorate this Easter table





Set for four.  We will have a wonderful sit-down brunch.  Aqua's and cream.  The vintage aqua blue basket centers the table.



My sweet little bunny is carrying her own little aqua basket on her back.  Inside she is holding a deep blue marble egg.  One of my precious grandson's gave this to me and said always remember me when you look at this egg.  I have and I do dear James.  He is now a teen but still as sweet.





Choosing a pearl napkin ring is a befitting choice, to match the banner that has a pearl cord for hanging.  I chose to wind the banner through my centerpiece.



Aqua blue mercury glass candlesticks from Pottery Barn with matching candles dripping with silver and aqua glitter.  Sold at PB several years ago.





One of my cutie pie granddaughter's helped me frost some vanilla cupcakes.  I made the cupcake's from a mix.  You probably know this, if you want your boxed mix to taste almost homemade, here is a hint.  In place of water use milk.  In place of oil melt the equivalent amount of butter melted and add to the mix.  Also add one teaspoon of vanilla and bake as usual.   Really a great improvement.  

For my buttercream I always use a lot of  fats.  The ratio I use is 60% butter and 40% cream cheese. Whip them together until smooth.  Then add your other ingredients that you would usually use.  Delicious.  

For chocolate frosting I do the same but for the chocolate flavoring I use 2 different kinds of cocoa.  I use an organic darker chocolate from Smith's marketplace (they have it in the area that has the bins, so self-serve).  Then I use any other kind.  Believe it or not to mix with Hershey's cocoa it is fabulous.  Decademt.  Every time I take this chocolate frosting anywhere people always ask who made this?  They really love it!











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The hanging banner I have used for the table top.  I thought it was so striking with the pearls instead of some ribbon or string.  I found it at Home Goods this year.











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I found some really adorable glasses this year at Home Goods.  A deeply embossed Bunny Rabbit design.  They came in several colors.  So charming.  Hope you can see the close-up detail.  





One of my favorite things for tablescapes are the beautiful glass bunny dishes you see around.  I have used my aqua ones for this tablescape.







Thank you for taking the time to look at my Blog Post today.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Comments are very much appreciated.

I will be sharing this with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

This post was featured this week in Dishing It & Digging It on Life and Linda.

19 comments:

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Valerie, your table is so pretty and elegant. I love those soft colors.
the plate stack is gorgeous! Your goblets and cute little aqua bunny all compliment this pretty setting. Even the tall candle holders match. Truly a beautiful table to celebrate Easter.

Candy S said...

Beautiful! Aqua has been my favorite tablescaping color for a several years now. Your creamy white dinner plates and salad plates look lovely against the aqua charger plates. Thank you so much on the tip about the cream cheese for the frosting. I was getting ready to make my frosting in a few minutes but I think I will take a little time to let a package of cream cheese soften up and make the frosting a little more special.

Happy Easter!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful and elegant, I love pastel blue with white, it's just so serene for a peaceful and perfect Easter Sunday.
The glass aqua rabbit blue bowls in each place setting are my very fave.
Blessings,
FABBY

Susie Holler said...

Valerie Happy Easter and your table is stunning.your attention to detail is remarkable and thank James for that lovely bunny.what a treasure.love Susie

dar2d2 said...

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You're no Bunny 'til some Bunny loves you... So find yourself some Bunny to love. We love your tips and tricks for making the perfect cupcakes. Mmm, thank you for sharing your memories. Reminds us of the good old days.

Love,

Doug, Rebecca, Josh and James Roberts

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Valerie, you know I love this very elegant table in Aqua. Thank you for sharing this post at DI&DI. Happy Easter.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh Valerie, this is so pretty! I am crushing over those aqua mercury glass candlesticks, gorgeous! I thought I was following you but I haven't gotten any notifications, I will check on that- hope your Easter was wonderful!
Jenna

Christine Graves said...

Now THAT is a stunning table dear lady! Absolutely stunning. I adore everything on it, the color, those dishes and napkins. Everything!

Sandra Lee said...

Your table is soft, elegant and a definite feast for the eyes. I am seriously in love with the cupcake holder and thanks so much for the baking tips!

Jacqueline said...

I adore the soft aquas and pinks! I have those covered bunny dishes too! They didn't star on a table this year, but I think they are just magical. The banner, with a touch of sparkle is perfect. I am going to have to try your suggestion on the chocolate frosting - sounds fabulous!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Oh, this is exquisite! The soft aqua is so beautiful. I adore those beautiful glass bunnies, and thank you for the fabulous tip for the cakes, too!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I just loved this post. The soft pearly white and aqua tones are luscious together. I adore that sweet bunny and the pretty blue egg your grandson gave you. The Easter banner fits perfectly and I love the pearls you added to it. The cupcakes and frosting sound so good. I need to make a note about the little changes that can make the cake taste even better!

Crystal Grandeur said...

So very pretty your table. Love the aqua blue. Love your collection of things.
Adore your rose table cloth. Thank you dear Valerie to visit me and post a comment. Hope you had a wonderful Easter Celebration with your loved ones. Hugs Sujatha:)

Marigene said...

Valerie, I am not sure how I missed this post, glad I found it...this has to be one of the best Easter tables this year! Aqua is my favorite color for tablescapes and this is full of aqua surprises. I love everything about it!
Cute what your grandson told you about the egg...are so cute.
I love the server you have the yummy looking cupcakes on.
Have a great week.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Very pretty tablescape - the aqua colour is lovely and you've created a terrific look with it. Thanks for the baking/frosting tips, will have to try those!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Such a stunning table in my favorite shade of blue. This is so elegant
and lovely really enjoyed it, and the cupcakes look yummy.........
Hope you had a lovely Easter......I am sure everyone enjoyed this beautiful
table.
blessings, Nellie

Tea in Texas said...

Valerie,
What a beautiful Easter table! The agua and cream hues are so soft. The darling figure with the basket is so precious with the grandson's egg. Thanks for the kind comments about my tablescape! Your question about my placemats is I bought them at Home Goods. Everything I had on the table was from HG except the vase and flatware. Hope this helps!

Pam

Anonymous said...

Each and every tablescape you do are just Gorgeous! These are all my favorite colors. Always look forward to what you share. Love it! -Yolanda Adams

Garima said...

nice