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Whimsical Easter Tablescape

It's almost Easter time...

Bunny rabbits, baskets of pastel colored eggs and a time to gather together with family and friends
 and remember the meaning of the season.

When I was little, we always came up to the mountains to my Grandparents home for Easter.
Grammy would cook a big Easter dinner and we would do an egg hunt on their property
and discover what the Easter Bunny had left for us.

I always looked forward to it and have great memories of Easter time at their house.
When my family and I moved back to this area to be near my grandparents-
 it was so much  fun to watch my kids run through the yard and find all those pastel eggs 
that the Easter Bunny had hidden and to enjoy celebrating with several generations all together.
While Grammy cooked up her delicious courses for the dinner I would get out the special dishes 
and linens and set the table. 

For the table this year....
I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do.
I love a natural and rustic setting with a little bit of elegance and a little bit of whimsy mixed in.
So, I grabbed a local Kmart Ad and headed in to the store to do a little shopping.
I was looking for place setting ideas, something to bring a bit of nature to the table as well as something fun.
 I was also looking for 2 pre-made baskets and was excited to find that everything was on sale.

(off to a good start!!)

I started out setting the table indoors- 
and snapped a few photos but really wanted to set an outdoor table.
 So when the rain stopped and the sun popped out for a bit- 
I moved the table outside for a little al fresco setting in the yard.
The plank table and Kmart Bistro chairs were perfect for a charming Easter setting.
My daughter said it looked like an Alice in Wonderland and was even complete with the white rabbit.
I love that.

Though I had looked online and already had an idea of what I would purchase...
 when I walked in the store right away I found what I needed for the place settings.
I was excited to find the  recycled paper shreds among the faux grass for baskets.
I loved them and picked up several packages and tucked them underneath the plate chargers.

I also found several darling packs of little nests and eggs.
Yellow, green and pink speckled eggs with little nests- perfect.
I placed the nests on the napkins and filled them with little tiny Dove chocolate eggs
(Dove is a favorite chocolate of mine... yum!!)

I then added a little charming gold foil wrapped bunny to each place setting for a decadent touch.

For the kids place settings- I found darling little Celebrations by Radko Easter egg cups
a wee chick and a wee lamb... so cute and perfect for holding a handful of jelly beans.

I set them on the plate with a little name card tucked in
They are perfect for a bit of whimsy & for a special treat for little friends to take home.

 I was thinking about making an egg wreath but when I saw this darling one
I loved it.  Sugary little eggs in sweet pastels- it was perfect for a little accent on the table
or a welcome on the door.

For the centerpiece- a few packs of strawberry plants and Allysum from the garden department
planted in a silver serving container

 and made a perfect spot for a few eggs and a chocolate rabbit.

I also purchased 2 of the Kmart pre-made Easter baskets this year to drop off
 at the local Salvation Army administrative offices.

When I called them to inquire about donating Easter Baskets
 the Salvation Army was quite excited to be able to put the baskets out for a family
in need to come and get them for their children.
Maybe a new tradition in the making. :)

I am loving all the treats I found at Kmart this year for creating an Easter holiday table.
Hope you all have a wonderful Blessed Easter!

Find more about my shopping trip in French Country Cottage's  Google+ album HERE
You can also find more Easter inspirations on the Kmart website and more information about
the Shop your Way Rewards (which is a fantastic way to save even more money when shopping Kmart)
on and on Twitter HERE
 Stay in the loop on Twitter by following the #KmartEaster hashtag and find Kmart on their  Facebook page.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #cbias
but the designs and opinions are my own.

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  1. Oh Courtney, that is such a wonderful idea... you know, we donate lots at Christmas and Thanksgiving, but I did not even think of donating an Easter basket. Thanks so much for sharing that idea. What a sweet sentiment.

    The Easter decor is charming and that premade wreath is super-D-duper cute. Great find ;)

  2. Beautiful photos as always, and a sweet memory of your Grammy! :)

    Happy Easter my friend!

  3. What creativity !!!
    A beautiful place to be a special guest!!!
    Happy Holly Week...
    Blessings Lori

  4. It's so lovely. I ♥ spring!


  5. Hi, Courtney

    I just love your French Country tablescape. Every detail is just so lovely and beautiful.

    Happy Easter.


  6. How fun. The bird nest ideal is so cute. Wish I had a bunny to bite into right now. Love you folding chairs. Clever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  7. Your table looks amazing! I especially love the pastel eggs! So pretty. :) x Julie

  8. Courtney,
    Beautiful table setting.Love that table cloth and chairs too.I have to hunt for some bistro chairs.

  9. Such a beautiful outdoor tablescape! It is just picture perfect!

  10. This is absolutely LOVELY!! So much about it that I love....the crinkled green under the chargers...sheer fabric draped around....sweet little nests...the chocolate bunny sitting atop the flowers...awwww! I need to make a Kmart run! Thank you Courtney, for sharing your beautiful style!

  11. Courtney: Your outside table is beautiful. What a great story of times past. Looks like you found some valuable Easter stuff. I better get busy! Happy Wednesday..Judy

  12. How beautifully elegant, Courtney! I love all the details you added to the table. Love the nests and eggs ~ especially the chocolate ones!

  13. Breath taking, Courtney! It does look like an Alice in Wonderland table. Love it. Thanks for hosting the party. laurie

  14. It is all so beautiful Courtney! The centerpiece with the silver piece is so gorgeous! :-)

  15. What a beautiful Easter tablesetting! So very magical!

  16. Very sweet idea Courtney! Your table is off the hook gorgeous. The setting is so pretty and your pictures are delightful!

  17. My favorite is the centerpiece with the chocolate rabbit. I may have to "steal" this for next year!

  18. She is right about this being very Alice In Wonderland! It's absolutely magical! ~ Maureen

  19. A dream of an Easter table, filled with precious memories of year's past. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  20. I love it. Please put a dove bunny at my spot.


  21. A truly fabulous table. Magical and perfect for Easter. I love all your special touches. xo marlis

  22. Oh this is just lovely! I really want to bite the ears off that Lindt chocolate rabbit!!!

  23. What a beautiful idea - I've been hunting for some Easter decorating inspiration, and I love what you have done with the wee little nests! Just beautiful. I'm making some little "Bunny Bags" for some work friends and kiddies tonight - a far cry from your beautiful arrangement, but isn't it fun adding a bit of whimsy to a fun and festive time of the year?

    I hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations!


  24. Gorgeous work, Courtney! It looks beautiful!

  25. Absolutely beautiful and enchanting tablescape! Love the gauzy tablecloth, too!

  26. Gorgeous setting!!! I love the table decor too!!! great job!!!

  27. Beautiful!! I love those little nests. I want to pick some up. I love your pictures. They make me want to stop by and sit down at the table.

  28. Love this it is absolutely beautiful!

  29. Courtney, I love what you created. How sweet of you to take Easter baskets to the Salvation Army for the needy. Our K Marts around here have closed. Love the recycled paper grass.

  30. Hi lovely lady.
    You know I just love your French Country tablescape. Every detail is just so lovely and beautiful.I hope you and your family have a wonderful Happy Easter.
    XXOO Diane

  31. You are sooo talented Courtney~I love how I always get something from visiting your blog. It is a cut above my dear. This tablescape is EaSter Enchantment~!

  32. Beautiful table! The centerpiece in the silver bowl with strawberries and alyssum with the chocolate bunny and the nest is genius, and very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. So pretty. I love those bistro chairs and those little egg holders (I bought all of them at my Kmart). I also snatched up those eggs and nest.

    You table is swoony-worthy and has such a whimsical fairy tale feel. I bet the guest would be thrilled to get a big chocolate bunny at their place setting too!

  34. I love the table, you are talented. I love the bristro chairs they add so much and that big bunny is so nice too.

  35. I am going to have to check K-Mart out again. I used to shop there many years ago when a then unknown designer my sister and I loved. We always purchased her sheets and comforters and do you know her name? Martha Stewart...that was in the early seventies....Courtney I love your design it is beautiful! I really like what you did for the centerpiece with the plants and the chocolate bunny..heck I like it all.

  36. Courtney, Absolutely STUNNING!!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. You put it all together so beautifully. my fave is the chocolate rabbit in the wonderful silver container with flowers. Have a wonderful Easter Week, Courtney!

  38. Oh my goodness I'm coming over! BEAUTIFUL job!

  39. Courtney, your table is like a page out of a magazine..both the table and the outdoor setting are exquisite...I can just imagine the beauty of your tablecloth blowing in a gentle breeze....

    I applaud you for donating the Easter baskets...It reminds me that I need to go to our local food bank that I support and drop some Easter baskets to them.

    Happy Easter to you and your family...

  40. Everything looks gorgeous! Love the wreath and the table settings. I know you're going to have a lovely Easter.

    Unfortunately, all the Kmarts have closed in this area.

    Thanks for sharing!

  41. I love your table settings, plates, chargers, everything...and the Lindt bunnie of course ;)
    Have a happy Easter!! Heather

  42. What I love about this is that you rocked the KMart selections! They really do have beautiful things and you have shown this so well! Stunning!

  43. Courtney, your touch is magical! This tablescape looks like a fairytale. The centerpiece, place settings and rabbits make your Easter table Glorious. Lucky guests.

    The French Hutch

  44. such a charming table! i think i need a trip to kmart:) happy easter, courtney!

  45. Love those silver cups with Easter eggs. Gorgeous idea--pinning them both!
    Mary @ Very Merry Vintage Style

  46. Love your beautiful table Courtney. Thanks for sharing your childhood Easter memories and for all the pretty eye candy. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  47. Hi, Courtney! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter!

  48. What an utterly gorgeous and rich-looking tablescape. Kmart? No one would EVER guess! Phenomenal job on this CB shop!

    Happy Easter!

  49. Love the tablescape, very magical, Laura

  50. Beautiful...As in, there are no words, "beautiful".
    You make me want to go thrifting and antiquing and do my table over again! :) Love it!

  51. So elegant! I love the candy filled nests.

  52. Lovely! Your daughter is right - it looks like it belongs in Alice in Wonderland. I particularly like the sparkly wreaths and your little nests. (And the Dove chocolates - one of my favorites, too!)

  53. Did you purchase the sheer fabric for the table at a fabric store or is it a tablecloth?