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March 13, 2016

Easter on the Plate Rack

Well you all knew I'd have something new on the plate rack for Easter right??  This is one area that gets changed a lot in my house.  It's become a fun spot to update for the seasons and holidays with.
I stepped back into my kitchen to try and capture the whole area.  As you can see my Christmas cactus is blooming again.  I guess it likes this eastern window- it's always performed well there.

Let's zoom in….

The lantern I first used at Christmas has been fun to decorate.  This time we find some sweet bunnies playing in a field of eggs they've landed in.  I used these same bunnies and eggs last year as seen "here" on the formal dining table.

I used this jar for the fireplace mantel last fall as seen "here" and today it's loaded with more Easter eggs!

I stuffed the bottom of this little pot with paper.  Then I grabbed some raffia and clustered it around the bottom of a glass candle votive and layered them inside.  

I changed the arrangement that I used for St.Patrick's Day and just kept the Lily of the Valley.    I fussed a bit and finally came up with this vignette on the little table.  

I already changed the flowers to white tulips after I took the pictures but I didn't want to take all these pictures over so this will have to do for now!

I moved the cabbage plates down and added the coffee mugs that go with the dishes above.

I've had these dishes for a few years and finally decided to use them on the plate rack.  The only problem is the wood rails kind of block them but I still like the look.  As you can see I have still kept the blue and white striped dishes behind.  I like the affect they give.  

Last year I used these dishes for an Easter morning tablescape as seen "here".  The name of the dishes is given there too in case you want to know.

In the floral arrangement from St. Patrick's Day I has some very large yellow hydrangeas in it.  I pulled off 6 of the flower stems that make up the big flower and taped them together to make a much smaller flower. 
You can see how big the flowers were "here" in the St.Patrick's Day post. This is the fun of re-using things you already have.

This ivy topiary has been with me for at least 8 years.  I had it setting next to the china cabinet in the dining area.  Since I had added the etagere last year I felt like this area needed something on the left side.  I've walked past this topiary hundreds of times and it finally dawned on me to try it here.  I've been using the slotted metal basket for magazines for a long time but decided to adopt it for the topiary.

I'm happy with how it fit in here and I feel like it finishes off the area much nicer.  I think having something setting below the sconce was just what it needed.  The green pear ball in the white bowl on the table is newer- found it in February and it's now a mainstay on the table.
So that's my Easter on the Plate Rack!

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  1. Looks great! The plates are lovely. That whole corner of your dining room is decorated wonderfully - you are right, that topiary finishes off the space perfectly.

  2. Liz,
    Isn't Spring such a beautiful time of the year!
    I love these dishes, and I really want to get some cabbage plates, I really feel as though they are a must for Spring decorating.
    I had to keep going back to photo 4, love these bunnies in the lantern, such sweet little faces.

  3. Liz, your Easter plate rack is lovely. You have beautiful things that add joy to the holiday. My Spring decorating has come to a halt due to renovations, so it's fun to see how you so charmingly place your bunnies and eggs and beautiful florals. Enjoy your day! ♥

  4. I like the topiary there, Liz. It fills that area nicely and adds an extra pop of green. Love your plate rack-the dishes are really sweet and so is your lantern filled with bunnies and eggs. xo Diana

  5. Love how you styled your plate rack with adorable bunny plates and cups. The Easter vignette is gorgeous.

  6. Hi Liz,
    Your plate rack and surrounding area look really nice. Absolutely love your green
    Bunny plates, they sort of look like toile fabric. and our table with them was
    lovely. One of my favs was the bunnies in the eggs lantern. So cute!

    Thanks for sharing with us,
    Blessings, Nellie

  7. Beautiful Liz, The dark black color really lets your gorgeous dishes pop! What a great spot for a meal or just to play with dishes.

  8. Liz,
    Gorgeous Easter decor on the Plate Rack, dear friend!
    I love the blue and white stripe accent plates behind your green and white bunny plates!
    The entire area has a cohesive appeal and is truly, delightful!

  9. Liz,
    The square bunny plates look wonderful behind the blue and white striped plates, and the bunny mugs are perfect with the cabbage plates. I love china, and you have so many nice patterns to mix and match.


  10. Gosgeous, Liz!
    I haven't had the strength or imagination to create vignettes for Easter.
    Yours made me want to start to think of something.
    Gorgeous. I can't get over your plate rack and how wonderfully you fill it with whimsical pieces throughout the year. This has to be my favorite nook in all the wwworld ;)
    Enjoy and Happy Eater!

  11. Hi Liz, Spring sure looks gorgeous in your kitchen. I love the plate rack and all the different looks you give it through the seasons. Lantern with the eggs is so charming and I adore the bunny plates. Having fun catching up with you. Going to go sit in your garden next. Have a great day. xo

  12. Loving your spring look. Quite cute adding the eggs to the lantern.
    The plate rack always looks pretty how you decorate it for the seasons.
    Thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

  13. I like the effect the blue and white striped plates give, too. Liz, I always enjoy seeing your plate rack...in every season, with every change. What a great thing to have in your kitchen for seasonal changes - an easy and quick, eye-popping accent!

  14. Love this cozy corner! Green is such a fresh color, and I love your simple touches of green in the plates and topiary. Happy Spring!

  15. So lovely! I have the green cabbage plates but I think I need those green bunny dishes! How cute are those? The whole vignette is precious!

  16. Oh, Liz, this is so sweet! I love your plates and I covet your plate rack. You always make your home so pretty. Yep, let's blame Martha for getting all of the vintage Jadeite up here! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Liz, I love your plate rack with the green and white. the bunny dishes are precious and of course the cabbage plates are gorgeous. Love how you styled the rack, it looks awesome. I do the same thing with my hutch, I change it with the seasons.
    Happy St. Patricks Day

  18. You've created such pretty vignettes. Your dining area is lovely. I like changing up my china hutch and kitchen shelving, too.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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