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Wonderland Rabbits Invite You To Tea














I wanted to set my table for a little tea time celebration. This was really fun to do because of the two rabbits which I purchased recently. I am absolutely in love with them. These two rabbits are from Italy and I am so glad I was able to get two of them because they are double the fun for me :-)
The rest of the table is decorated with Villeroy and Boch dessert plates over clear larger plates. On top of the plates, are Italian etched glass stemware in different colors. The teacups are all from England and of different makers. The teapot is a gift from my mom and as you can see, it has been used extensively but it remains our favorite. The tea seems to taste better when it comes from this teapot too. The beautiful cali-lilies are from our garden and they grow in great abundance. (I had to say that because many times I feel guilty cutting flowers...I know that may sound odd)
Now I have to run into the kitchen to try and prepare something delicious to go with this.....

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Ah.... lets see a giant chocolate cupcake cake. I think the rabbits will enjoy this, especially with the little sugar flowers. Recipe here
.....and do you see what I see, we already have two itzy bitzy baby rabbits!

This post has been entered in the following:

Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts ; Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter ; Just Something I Whipped Up at the Girl Creative ; Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered ; Make It Mondays at the Persimmon Perch ; Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy ;

Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor has started a Tea Time Tuesday party. Also in Three Or More Tuesay at the Gypy's Corner ; Tea Party Tuesday at Rose Colored Glasses

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch ; Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum and Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

I hope everyone has a chance to visit all the amazing blogs listed above and to join in all the fun!!!

78 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE your rabbits...so cute! I have never know anyone who has cali-lillies in their garden..that is so cool! I just love them! Come say hi :D

annalene said...

Ooooh I love those rabbits, they look great! *Jealous*

Costea said...

Nice rabbits. The table is decorated with good taste. Interesting idea with glasses of different colors.
Attention, will not see the Prime Minister of Romania that will provide tax crystal. :))

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a darling little tea party!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your tablescape. You might want to enter your post at Tablescape Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch blog). It is a fun place to go every week and gawk at tablescapes. Yours is beautiful. Joni

~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ said...

Ooooo I JUST LOVE this post!!! I can't believe it...I've actually been looking for some little bunnies like these to decorate with for Easter.

What a fun blog you have here...I'm going to take a look around. :)

~melody~

Writing Without Periods! said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love rabbits too. We have three in our backyard.
Mary

Stacey said...

Lia! Your blog is ADORABLE!!! I see you stopped in at mine, so I came to say hi at yours, and I will soooo be a regular! I love it!

Stacey

Merry Mack said...

Oh, I love those bunnies too! It looks like a lovely tea. I want to do something like that. I recently passed up some bunnies that I am so mad at myself for not getting them. I should have not passed them up. Love it! Thanks for swinging by my place. I love yours.

Leaza in Denver said...

My grandmother always decorated her table with rabbits! Brings back good memories. :)

runblackgirlrun said...

I haven't had a tea party since I was 6. Your post makes me miss it. That cupcake looks amazing!!!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'll be back to visit you soon!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

WOW! That looks amazing!! So very cute and fun! I love it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Nancy said...

What an adorable cupcake cake! It looks delicious too! The decorating is great. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad I popped over to yours, it's lovely. I love the post above this one as well...the tablescape is gorgeous! I really like the plates!

Lady Katherine said...

I adore your rabbits! The lovely tea cups! The etched glass! Amazing cupcake you whipped up! This was so fun, Spring! Your lilies are beautiful! So pretty at your French Doors! I wonder if my husband would let me add a table at mine! lol I do have a small table and chairs in front,but yours look great! I just love your Tea Setting! Thank You so much for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

Mrs Gloves said...

What a great idea for my Easter brunch! I have to steal it!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ A Grande Life

gina said...

I love the different colored glasses- this is a great tablescape for Spring!! And , of course, I am LOVING the giant cupcake. :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love everything about your table specially the beautiful cups. Each one different and unique. It would be a JOY to have tea at your house.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Linda said...

Hi, Stopping by from SITS. I just love your table settings. It is so amazing what one can do. So very inviting. Would love to come and have tea with you and enjoy your beautiful rabbits.

anne said...

stopping by from sits, thanks for visiting me yesterday! Your site is beautiful! I will follow you so I can see all the beauty that is san fran! anne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just stunning. I LOVE your new rabbits, they are gorgeous. Your flowers are beautiful, and they are so pretty in the crystal vase. Your dishes are beautiful. I love all the different cups and saucers, what a great idea. Your teapot elevated on the cakestand is also a wonderful idea. The cake is amazing and the tiny rabbits are adoreable. Such a beautiful tablescape. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Nikki said...

What a beautiful table set up!!! All the bunnies and flowers for spring makes me want to work in the garden!! (and then come back inside for tea time:)) love your blog,thanks for stopping by and entering the teapot giveaway!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

How beautiful! I'd love to come to tea but I don't think you'll be able to get rid of me!

Michael Lee West said...

Good morning! I found your blog via Lady Katherine's tea party, and I'm so glad. Your tablescape is beautiful--I love how you've elevated the teapot on the cake pedestal, and your rabbits are just perfect to watch over the tea table. Your photos say, "Spring is almost here."

Cecilia Newell said...

So lovely! Makes me crave some scones, clotted cream, and chocolate. Found your blog through SITS. Really enjoying the browse. :)

Martha said...

I love your rabbits! What a pretty table! And what a cupcake!

Your table definitely reminds us that spring is nigh.

Denise said...

I love your table setting, I'm really wanting to buy some bunnies now after seeing so many on other blogs :)

Kimberly said...

Here from Tuesday Tables. I am in the SF Bay area too. Please take a minute to pop over to my place too. I would love to have you at Terra Del Sole (Land of the Sun). I am your newest follower.

Kaz and Amy said...

Those rabbits are adorable and look so good on your table!

Just found your blog and love it! I’m a new follower! Have a great Tuesday!

Amy[www.theprikazskys.com]

Jennifer said...

What fun!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The china is so beautiful! Great table. Stopping from SITS!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVEEEEEEEE your bunnies! I just got some new ones this weekend myself!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! I love your tea party setting and china! So darling!

Rhondi said...

Hi
I am so glad you joined the tea party. Your little rabbits are adorable and I love the pretty tea cups. The whole table looks beautiful! Thanks for coming to my party. Hope you'll be back next week.
Hugs, Rhondi

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, I stumbled upon your blog and while here, I enjoyed my visit very much. Your blog is loaded with interesting posts and lovely photos. I have joined your followers, and will return often to visit with you.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love bunny rabbits, so of course I love your table! I especially love those beautiful footed cups and saucer. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Alecia said...

lovely setting- the small teacups remind me of chintzware (may have incorrect name). the plates with the flowers are stunning as well- like how the floral design is off center. Envious that your call lillies are so prolific- mine bloomed once- now they just send up their foliage to taunt me.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your sweet bunnies have set a very inviting table Such a lovely tea party.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Your table looks beautiful and charming. Love the bunnies! What a cute touch!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty tablescape! Especially with those adorable little rabbits...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun and beautiful post girl...loved it...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Christy said...

what a great looking table...and i want to dig right into that cupcake!
adorable..the whole thing

GardenofDaisies said...

Sweet table with the bunnies! I love all the different tea cups too.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I too love your bunnies! So cute! Sparrow my pet bunny would love to make friends. Your table setting for tea is just beautiful.... I'll take a slice of that cupcake!! Yum!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello Lia darling thanks so much for visiting my cottage, joining my followers and for the lovely comment you left behind, much appreciated. I look forward to taking tea with you weekly. See you next Tuesday if not sooner.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

The Blonde Duck said...

I love these little bunnies even more the second time around! You need some chicks to accompany them!

bunny, The Paris House said...

I just adore your table setting, the bunnies are wonderful!! It really is like visiting a magical fairy tale while over here at your blog!
xoxo
Bunny

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Gosh I just love love those wonderful rabbits, would love to know where you purchased them, love the Italian beautiful ceramics, also love the the beautiful etched glass dishes, just loved it all, adore those rabbits, I should have those, I am a new follower of yours and will sure be back to visit....come on over and see my rabbits, a bit different for sure...THanks..Phyllis

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lisa those beautiful little bunnies are have discovered your lovely table and hopped right up to be the centerpiece. The etched Italian stemware is breathtaking! Each color is so beautiful and makes a big statement on your table. Everything looks fresh, and springy and just perfect for tea. Now, the problem is... which tea cup will I choose, they are all so beautiful!
Yvonne

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love the flower plates. Your scape is so colorful, beautiful and fun!

Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach said...

Very charming. I like the way you folded the beautiful napkins.

The Persimmon Perch said...

Looks yummy. Yeah for bunnies and spring! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Beth said...

Lia, Your table is darling! Love the bunnies and love the giant chocolate cupcake. You have a lovely blog and I shall visit often. Thanks for stopping to see me and have a great day!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Your taste in decor reminds me a lot of my own. And I am lusting after that Luste-ware cup & saucer.

Bill said...

Beautiful table! The Italian stemware and English teacups really speak to me! I know exactly what you mean about sometimes feeling guilty about cutting flowers from the garden. I'm glad you decided to display some of your perfect lilies indoors. They're ideal for your wonderful table!

Bill

Kathleen said...

What a lovely table! Your rabbits are wonderful and those etched stems!
Last few days for our V and B...closing down..I will miss it.
And I make the big cupcake too! LOL Did you see it when you came to visit?
I slice it in many layers so I can put filling in between...so good!
Your flowers are lovely..I don't like to cut either, but when the hydrangea are in bloom, I must!

Allie and Pattie said...

Lia, I came to thank you for your sweet comment, but your table and bunnies entranced me! How pretty! And you know if they're Italian, I'll love them!
xoxo Pattie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lia...

Ohhh...what an amazing tea table, my friend! Ohhh...this is some serious "eye candy" here! I enlarged your photos just so I could savour each and every delcious detail! Well...I just adore your new Italian rabbits...how fortunate of you to be able to get the pair! They are simply adorable...I love bunnies! Hehe! These two adorable fellows, along with your gorgeous calilillies make for the grandest of table centerpieces...seriously! I do love it! My friend, your china is exquisite! I love the Villeroy and Boch dessert plates...I really enjoyed looking around the table at the different flowers on the plates...gorgeous!!! Ohhh...and the etched sherbet glasses are divine! Hmmm...what I would do to have a set of those pretties! I especially liked the aqua colored one! I also just loved looking at all of your different tea cups...they are all so lovely! What a fabulous table, Lia! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today...this was such a treat, my friend!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Birds of a Feather tablescape and for leaving me such a sweet note! Thank you, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mimi said...

Beautiful table...love the bunnies. Very pretty stemware...gorgeous calla lilies.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a stunning Spring tablescape! I soo love bunnies!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Melody said...

Hi Lia, Thanks for coming over to my blog. I hopped right over as soon as I could. Your table if so springtime. Love the bunnies too.
Sorry I can't stay, but I'm late, I'm late.....

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

Your table is gorgeous. All the mixed teacups and beautiful etched stemware make your tablescape stunning. The cali-lilies are beautiful and add that final touch. Thank you for sharing.

w said...

it's beautiful!

visiting from sits.

Hootin' Anni said...

The tablescape is filled with Charm of fantasy and the whimsical time of year...Spring!!

My Show n Tell is just Springtime Flowers in our Yard A nice treat after a long, cold winter!! Stop over and 'smell the roses' with me if you can! I'd love your company!!

Joycee said...

This inspires me to set an Easter tablescape to enjoy. The Calla lillies are just beautiful, will have to plant some in the garden this year! Come over to grannymountain for a visit...
joycee

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lia, that is absolutely adorable! I wild over your rabbits! No pun intended.

I think I might have the cousin to your Italian bunnies. Years ago, I purchased a turreen with a lemon on the handle. I like to take the lid off and put tulips and spring flowers in it for the sideboard. He says "Hello" to his cousins! ;-)

And I have the brothers (and one sister) of your Herend bunnies! Don't you love them? So many times I wish that all of the "dish" girls lived closer so we could ogle each other's things in person. LOL!

I do not, however, have those adorable Lenox plates, so if they go missing, you won't have to look far. They are very shiny objects, indeed, and quite tempting to a magpie. ;-)

Happy Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

P.S. (You would love Tablescape Thursday, too!)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bunnies are so pretty, and so is your table. I love your china and the pretty footed bowls! Beautiful!

xoxo
Jane

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh how glad am I to come by your blog today! This post is wonderful! all that Italian stuff....just beautiful...so fun and whimsical....
the sunshine streaming in through your gorgeously large windows ! wow!

very nice,, thanks for coming by my blog too....
ciao bella...
carmelina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I LOVE your bunnies, and your tea table looks so inviting! Love all your lovely teacups too! I also host a tea party on Tuesdays; would love it if you could stop by.
Thank you for sharing and do have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tammy518 said...

I love the rabbits, and it certainly looks like they've been busy! LOL! Your china and crystal are beautiful.

emptynester3 said...

Lia- love the tablescape! The bunnies are great! Thanks for visiting me also! ~Nana~

Susan said...

Your bunnies are so precious!!

Jen R said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! I love the rabbits and I L-O-V-E the foral dessert plates. Easter at your house must be amazing :-)

http://www.myinnerfoodzilla.blogspot.com

ellen b said...

What a lovely treat your table is...

Debbie said...

Love your Spring setting, I really love those tea cups. They look like something my aunt gave me, although in different colors. Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

I feel the same way about cutting flowers from my garden, but I'm glad you shared some of yours with us. Your table is full of springtime delights. I always love seeing your beautiful things. Thanks for sharing.

LindaFaye said...

Dropping by from SITS. Lovely table. Looks like you are really enjoying your new rabbits!!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Greetings from Frog Hollow Farm Girl! Loved your table settings and those Italian rabbits are adorable. Ciao, Bella

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You are my kind of party girl! Your table is just precious, Lia. Your daughter is lucky to be growing up in a such a lovely home with such a creative mama! Thank you for visiting me :)
Cheers, Andrea