Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Perfect Setting for Bunnies

Spring break is here!  As the band The Chairman of the Board says, "I'm so glad when it's Easter weekend, because I know it won't be long until summer begins, I've got BEACH FEVER"!  Well, I'm not sure if you've heard of that band or not, but when we were young, we were definitely groupies.  My older brother sort of turned us on to the band, and we fell in love.  Their energy was addictive, and everything about them made you feel good.  The band was led by General Norman Johnson, and the other two of the trio were Danny Woods and Ken Knox.  They performed what we called Carolina Beach Music, not to be confused with the music of The Beach Boys or Jan and Dean.  They were more rhythm and blues and a distinct sound that originated around the beaches of Carolina and Raleigh. 

The General died recently of lung cancer, and we felt a tremendous loss.  We hadn't seen them much as of late, because we were caught up with raising our children, work, and everyday life.  But when we reflected back to our youth, and remembered the fun times we had listening and dancing to this great band, we couldn't help but feel a great loss.  Some of their greatest hits included "Give me just a little more time", "Pay it to the Piper", and "You've got me dangling on a string".  The General won a grammy for writing the song "Patches", performed by Clarence Carter.  But one of his greatest works and the one he was the most proud of was called "King of Kings".  If you get the chance, listen and read about this talented man.

Ok, so what does this have to do with tablescapes??  Not exactly sure, but thinking of Easter and the most important of all religious holidays, I couldn't help but remember this compassionate man who shared his wonderful talent with me.

Bunnies and Easter eggs are the stars for today!

Fun egg-shaped tulip plates (Home Goods) sit atop white Gibson Marquis dishes.  Round blue placemats take the place of chargers.  Fairly simple silverware, by Towle, finish off the place setting.

Miss Bunny is decked out today and watches over her vintage basket filled with Easter eggs.  Miniature bunnies peer out from a pink lantern (Tuesday Morning.)

Mr. Bunny isn't showing up empty handed.  He is coming to the party with gifts in hand! 

A friendly little bunny waves to us from this green lantern, purchased at Tuesday Morning.

A vintage vase holds white azaleas.

And in the center, white bunnies play ring around the rosie!

Can't forget the napkins, held by little bunny napkin rings. 

The crocheted doily was made by my Mother.

Pink stems are Noritake.

Time to say goodnight.  Thanks for visiting A Perfect Setting, hope to hear from you soon!  We are headed down to Myrtle Beach for a week while our son spends his spring break in Sweden.  Maybe we will hear some good beach music while we are there.  We will be thinking of our friend, General Johnson and wishing we could give him just a little more time...


  1. The summer before my junior year in college, a group of my sorority sisters spent the summer on Nantucket Island. We became close friends with a group of guys from North Carolina. They loved to dance, and they taught us how to do the Carolina Shuffle. We even flew to Chapel Hill for Octoberfest and danced the weekend away with our dear friends. To this day, I adore The Tams, and I've danced to those rhythms in my kitchen for years...even to this day. Thanks for the memories and for sharing your darling Easter tablescape. I have that wonderful bunny ring, too...I've had it for years. Cherry Kay

  2. Love it. Bunnies are so fun. I see your sweet cat Kimmy will wear fluffy bows also. My Miss Moss loves to wear her big bows. Cats are just so wonderful. Love all the pretty spring tables.

  3. Beautiful tablescape! Bunnies are so is lovely :)


  4. love the bunnies and the lantern cute table

  5. We used to listen to that band back in my University of Georgia days. You gave me a little memory jolt.

    I had never heard the King of Kings song and am listening to it while I'm writing. Wonderful.

    And your table is wonderful too. I love all the eggs and bunnies in the pastels. My favorite things are those adorable napkins.

  6. I love the way you tucked those sweet bunnies inside the lanterns. What a unique idea. I have lots of little bunnies like that and I didn't even take them out this year. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  7. Really cute Easter table...the bunnies are adorable.

  8. So sweets bunnies around the table, love that cute egg plate!


  9. Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Tablescapes for Easter. Your bunnies are so sweet !!! The egg plate is so sweet also.
    I hope you have a Great Weekend with your lovely family.

  10. Lovely table! Your centerpiece reminds me of a piece that I used to have...I'm off to the basement to see if I can find it!

  11. What a sweet tribute to the General.. Love your table and the cute centerpiece! Those egg shaped plates at the cutest..and I love the color of the placemats...great spring colors! Have a wonderful time at Myrtle Beach and a beautiful Easter! Liz

  12. Oh you do do a beautiful table! I have a link to your blog with one of your previous easter tables on a blog post at
    Please let me know if this isn't okay with you. Happy Easter across the miles...

  13. Beautiful table with a bunch of cute bunnies.
    Happy Easter! Enjoy the beach. ~ sarah