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Cottage-Farmhouse Spring Centerpiece: Bunny In The Herb Patch!

Create a Cottage-Farmhouse Spring Centerpiece using some simple farmhouse decorative accessories and spring garden accents.

Happy spring, my friends! Today I am excited to be joining my friend Cindy of County Road 407 and a wonderful group of blogging friends for another fun Pinterest challenge.  If you are coming over from Laura of Decor to Adore or if you are just stopping by for a visit, I am so happy you are here!

 

Each month Cindy chooses a photo from Pinterest for inspiration, then each of the hop participants comes up with her own interpretation using similar elements, but with a bit of personal flair too. This month’s inspiration photo of a vibrant spring centerpiece comes from Suzy at Worthing Court. 

 

tiered tray decorated for spring with greenery, a birdhouse, candles and a bunny beside stacked plates and a bunny topiary

Let’s take a look at Suzy’s centerpiece elements:

  • Stacks of white plates and green saucers
  • Bird nest with eggs, small bird house
  • Tiered Tray
  • Rattan placemats, burlap runner
  • Boxwood Bunny and White Resin Bunny
  • Various greenery in terra cotta pots/greenery orbs and spheres
  • Candles on small wooden candlesticks
  • Green Pitcher
  • Ceramic artichoke

When looking over the inspiration photo I realized I didn’t have all of the items to “copy” the photo, but I could get creative using decorative elements on hand to come up with something similar. I actually just purged a ton of decorations and craft supplies, including the very same placemats that Suzy used, but no worries. The great thing about these challenges is that you only need to use the inspiration photo as just that— inspiration.

 

Cottage- Farmhouse  Spring Centerpiece: Bunny in the Herb Patch!

For today’s challenge I set up a mini-centerpiece on the bistro table in the breakfast nook since I am still doing some spring re-decorating in the dining room and our farm table is currently being used as a catch-all.

 

 

Of course this vignette can’t stay put since we use this table daily, but it would be easy to re-create this centerpiece on our farm table, making it even more similar to the inspo photo by using a burlap table runner, natural placemats, and some extra candles.

 

Spring Dining Room Decor Simple Farmhouse Spring Table styling Spring Cloche

The elements Suzy used  in her spring centerpiece are similar to the kinds of things I usually use for spring in the dining room, as you can see here (last year’s spring centerpiece.)

 

One of the major differences between my centerpiece and the inspiration photo is that I didn’t use a tiered tray. Can you believe I am an interior decorating blogger who loves cottage, farmhouse and creating vignettes, and I don’t actually own a tiered tray?  I have had big plans to make my own, but I have never gotten around to it. One of these days I will!

 

 

Instead of buying a tiered tray just for this challenge, I used a marble topped cake stand with a wooden base as a type of pedestal stand and a tall wooden candleholder to create a tiered effect. The weathered finish on the wood candlestick is similar to Suzy’s farmhouse tiered tray.

 

 

 

Suzy used two small bunnies, but I used my favorite medium sized shabby-farmhouse bunny to create a whimsical  “bunny in the herb patch” centerpiece. 

 

Cottage style Easter Vignette Beautiful spring dough bowl with moss balls, faux herbs, tulips and garden style elements

Spring is in the Air Dough Bowl Display

You might remember this bunny from previous spring and Easter posts. It hops around all over the house during spring. You never know where it will end up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t have a green pitcher, so I filled a vintage ironstone pitcher with a mix of faux green herbs. A trio of vintage butterpats stand in for the terra cotta saucers on Suzy’s tiered tray.

 

 

 

Since I didn’t have room for wicker placemats or a burlap runner on the little bistro table, I brought in the rustic, natural texture with a wicker herbs basket. 

 

 

This sweet basket with faux herbs in little terra cotta pots was a thrifted find from late winter that couldn’t wait to decorate with this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have some small birdhouses, but they are outside packed away with my spring and summer garden accessories. I do have several bird nests around the house, so I grabbed one and just tucked it in down in between the herb pots.

 

 

Birds will make nests just about anywhere in a garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t have four green plates, so I improvised with two different green Feistaware saucers from our everyday dishes in the kitchen cabinet. If you have been following me for a while then you know that it wasn’t hard for me to find some white ironstone plates to use!

 

And there’s a lot more where that came from!!! If you love ironstone and all things, be sure to subscribe by email so you don’t all the vintage goodness here!

 

I had a lot of fun getting creative for this challenge using what I already had on hand. As you can see, you don’t have to have the exact items to recreate a vignette or to style a space similar to an inspiration photo. Shopping your own home and using things in new ways is the way to go, especially if you are like me and you are trying to cut down on the clutter by not buying new things just for seasonal decorating.

 

Adorable faux herbs in wooden box garden style farmhouse kitchen

Don’t forget to “hop” on over and check out all the other spring centerpieces via the links below.  I know you will be amazed by all the creative interpretations of this month’s challenge. Hopefully these posts will inspire you to create your own spring centerpiece!

 

Thanks for visiting today!

Amber

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11 Comments

  • Reply laura

    hi amber, your tray has some of my favorite things.
    terra cotta, white and green! Love it! Pinning! laura

    March 22, 2022 at 8:57 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    You know how much I love mossy things in pots. Love your interpretation and those adorable herb pots in the basket with garden markers. so cute. Your dining table is a “staging area”… you should see my garden room!! Happy Spring!

    March 22, 2022 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Rachel Harper

    Amber
    You are so creative. I loved the basket of potted herbs and all creative touches you brought to the inspiration idea. So fun doing these together.

    March 22, 2022 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply [email protected]

    What a genius idea to use herbs for your greenery and using your marble cake stand was perfect instead of a tiered tray. I love how this turned out. I bet decorating your kitchen is so fun. I’d LOVE it! Your entire home is so cheerful and don’t even get me started on that adorable bunny. So glad you shared this and was able to join us. You knocked it out of that part friend. pinned

    March 22, 2022 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Niky

    Amber, I love your “bunny in the herb patch” theme! So cute and so fresh for spring!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    March 22, 2022 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    What an absolutely adorable springtime vignette! Your rabbit is absolutely charming.

    March 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Such a pretty green and white centerpiece, Amber! Love all the natural elements, even if some are faux! 😉

    March 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber, I’m so glad you created a centerpiece for your cafe table in your kitchen. This corner is always my favorite, and I love all the elements you pulled together especially the white rabbit!

    March 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Love the freshness of this herby vignette for Spring! And it looks so beautiful surrounded by your lovely kitchen. Love every bit, Amber!

    March 23, 2022 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your herb-themed spring centerpiece Amber. This was so creative and I want to create a centerpiece like this myself.

    March 23, 2022 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply [email protected]

    Well, since I loved this so much, I’m featuring it on Farmhouse Friday tomorrow! Thank you for linking up. Hope you link up again soon.

    April 7, 2022 at 2:10 pm
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