Monday, April 21, 2014


Easter Nest Centerpiece and Tablescape

I decided to do a natural "Easter nest” centerpiece for the week of Easter. Using a woodland theme, I wanted the centerpiece to look  like you found it while walking in a lush forest. I am using plants that will go in my flower beds as soon as it is warm enough. 
You can use a basket or tray container to put the plants in and cover the sides with moss, or make the nest directly on the table, just be sure to put a waterproof liner under the plants to protect the table. 

I started with a roll of moss, found at a local nursery. I didn’t want to use moss the entire length of the table so I cut it to make a base for my nest.  Using Fuldaglut Stonecrop, a Sedum ground cover for my basket and adding grapevine, ivy, and ribbon to fill in. The center was left open to place the téte á téte for a burst of yellow color.

Adding a few sweet collectibles tucked into and around the nest and I’m finished. So easy and so pretty, perfect for Easter.

The French Hutch dressed for spring.

Bunny topiary with Angel vine

Happy Polka-Dot Plant

Old Quimper cup and saucer filled with Jelly beans.

And,  a few old friends.

Happy Easter

Thank you for your visit and do please leave a comment so I will know you stopped in.



  1. Beautiful centerpiece love your hutch!!

  2. Emily, this is one of the prettiest centerpieces I've seen. I love the idea of using potted plates surrounded by the ivy and twig wreath. Great idea! I put this on my Easter inspiration board. It all looks charming with the ribbon and special little treasures added. Not surprising I also have the Herand cat and mouse, though my pieces are both in the blue.
    Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

  3. Hi Emily! This is certainly an enchanted woodland where one can walk and come upon gorgeous Herend animals and enamel boxes! And I love the twig bunny. This is wonderful!! I used my Halcyon eggs too on my table last week. Don't you just love the detail on those pieces? While you're passing me some dinner please pass that lamp too. I have the perfect place for it! :) Linda

  4. Such a beautiful post! I love your ideas! The hutch is simply charming...thank you for sharing!

  5. I can't imagine ANY way this could be lovelier! Every detail is beautiful, elegantly but warmly executed and so filled with the joy and magic of Easter and spring that it makes my heart sing! I am simply enchanted! If our holiday was half as beautiful as your table setting, you had a magnificent day!

  6. So much beauty here. I love your center-piece.

  7. I think I spotted Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck! So very pretty. I love the natural look with the vines, cabbage and daffodils. It all came together and belongs on the cover of a magazine!

  8. HI Emily,
    I am in love with your centerpiece, it is so darling and really does look like you could have just come upon it in the woods, especially if you were Alice in Wonderland!! lol
    Really it is so charming and fun............lovely Easter/Spring table..................enjoyed my visit as always,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Very pretty!! I love the natural "nest" you have created!

  10. Wow, Emily! How enchanting!!! I love the centerpiece and the rest of your decor.

    Did you see the Alabama SEC Commercial? Shanley Belle is in it! She and her boyfriend are walking out the Bama Theatre.


  11. Dearest Emily,
    You do showcase quite some Old World treasures here; French, Hungarian and English... Valuable pieces that will create many years a lovely centerpiece together with life daffodils and mosses.
    Hugs to you,

  12. Good evening, or better yet, BONSOIR Emily! I love your table, those almond candies, those Peter Rabbit cut outs! And of course, the French touch you bring to the table. Thank you dear one for coming to leave a message. We had a splendid Easter and spring is finally coming to our neck of the woods. Peace and beauty to you! Anita

  13. hi Emily, you have so many gorgeous things! I always drool over Quimper pieces, so quaint yet elegant~ I so enjoyed meeting you Tuesday and so thrilled that you could attend the bloggers conference. Please know that I updated my post this morning about the conference to include you and your info~hope to see you again soon!

  14. Wow, I love your beautiful centerpiece. Your table looks lovely with all of your collections. The hutch is gorgeous, they way you have everything displayed.

  15. Love love love your centerpiece Emily! There is so much eye candy in this post I am going to have to go back and take another look! Your tulips in the Quiper vase and the Limogue boxes tucked about are just fabulous!

  16. Emily, your tablesetting is gorgeous! And my gosh, the hutch is stunning! You have such beautiful collections!

  17. Oh your tablescape has captured my heart! I love the addition of the cabbage. Well done!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  18. So very pretty, Emily! Love the moss and all of the natural greenery and flowers. And that little china mouse is fabulously cute! Well done! Catherine




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