When I first spotted these gorgeous Dena Home "Marrakesh" napkins at Tuesday Morning, I knew that I would use them for our Easter lunch. The design was so bright and cheerful that I felt that Spring had truly arrived. After inviting the family, I decided to add a couple more guests.
Since the Easter bunny has treated so many children through the years, I decided to invite him and his lovely wife to join us. I imagined that he would be hungry, after delivering all of those eggs and gifts on Easter morning.
When they arrived, Mr. Bunny brought us gifts of eggs he had left over in his basket and Mrs. Bunny arrived with an umbrella. I guess, she had been watching the weather report more closely than I!
As I was setting the table with my Galway "Longford" iced beverage glasses and my Circlware turquoise wine glasses, I noticed something peculiar...
Another set of bunnies had appeared on my table. Oh well, I thought, I will let them hop around the table serving salt and pepper! They seemed happy enough with their new assignments and I continued setting the table.
The plate stack that I chose for my guests included a Maxwell and Williams "Paint" charger in pink and a Fitz and Floyd "Carissa Paisley" dinner plate in blue. On top, I used a J C Penney "Conventry" pink salad plate.
The silver flatware is "Imperial Queen" by Whiting.
I went into the kitchen to fetch a pink footed "Teardrop" compote by Indiana Glass to use in the centerpiece and, when I returned, guess what I found????
Another Mrs. and Mrs. Bunny! Did I forget sending out another invitation? Do I have enough plates on hand?? My, these bunnies are multiplying as fast as - well, rabbits!!
After filling the compote with pretty pastel eggs, I looked at the table to see what else I needed to add.
You guessed it - another bunny couple had appeared!
This couple was so small that I almost did not notice them at first. They had really sweet faces, so I did not mind so much that they were crashing my party!!
Actually, I had a brilliant thought! All these bunnies needed to go somewhere, so I decided to use them in my centerpiece!
I did not think they would mind showing off their Easter finery for a while. Actually, I thought they would enjoy it! They looked pleased with my surprise. However, they had one more surprise in store for me.
All of my egg cups had been filled with pink bunnies!
Imagine my surprise! Then, it became clear that the bunny couples had brought along their children and they were all girls! Not a future Mr. Easter Bunny among them. Well, it is about time that a lady has the opportunity of being the Easter Bunny! I cannot wait for these baby bunnies (did you know the correct name is kits or kittens??) to grow up to see which one gets the job.
After considering the evidence, I think that I have solved the mystery of how all of these bunnies were invited to my Easter lunch. Does this lonely little bunny napkin ring look slightly guilty to you?
Any way, the bunnies are darling and well-behaved. They look happy parading on the table and I think that my family will be happy dining here. I hope that you and your families (and any unexpected guests!) have a wonderful Easter!!