I think life is worth celebrating every day! With carrot cake cupcakes looking so good at the bakery, I was inspired to surprise my family with a fun treat just in time for Spring. I whipped up this fun carrot inspired vignette with items from my decor stash, and a couple of of treats from the grocery store.
My goal is to inspire you to use items that you already own to make an afternoon at home even more special. Let’s take a look at how my little tablescape came together. First, I rummage through my craft room bins to find items that are similar themes or colors; in this case, carrots and orange and green! Then I look in my decor stash for extra greenery and white dishes.
For this table, I used green gingham scrapbook paper as a table runner! Scrapbook paper is an expensive way to add color or pattern to your seasonal or holiday table and cleans up easily. You can use it as a table runner, under plates at each place setting or create a cute banner. Hobby Lobby has themed packs that make it easy to get a variety of patterns for around $10 and keep on hand for crafting! I borrowed these little fern pots from a kitchen shelf.
Then I layered in my white pedestal cake stands as the centerpiece. These mini stands are $1 at the Target Dollar Spot. They have larger ones for only $5, y’all. They are great for cupcakes, greenery and tablescapes in general. You can use them as trays or risers for almost any vignette!
I like to collect white dishes because they work with all kinds of decor from casual to elegant, depending on what other items you mix in! When they are not being used, I display them in my glass door cabinet.
I like to buy classic holiday decor because it is timeless and can transition from Spring to Easter or vice versa. Carrots, bunnies, nests, birds and greenery without all the ‘happy easter’ work throughout your Spring months. For Easter, you can add a few eggs or Easter signs to complete the look. I found this darling carrot banner from Walmart last year for under ten bucks.
Rabbits have represented Spring and Easter for a long time, and we all know that rabbits love carrots! I have had this little raffia bunny a few years. I think he was a Marshalls find. I love that he is neutral and a great texture.
I also used some extra felt carrots and a grass tray that I had, both from Hobby Lobby last year, to round out the centerpiece. I get that you may not have a decor stash to pull from, but collect your basics in neutral colors, like white serving dishes, and then have fun with a few inexpensive seasonal or holiday themed pieces. I just add a few pieces to my collection each year.
Displaying items in a unique way can really change the perspective of what you are serving. These cupcakes aren’t nearly as fun in a plastic container. It is all about presentation. So whether you are having an afternoon snack with friends, or planning a holiday get together, keep that in mind.
I don’t always drink sparking water, but variety is the spice of life and changing things up is fun! These San Pellegrino orange flavored ones are my favorite. Yes, I bought them because they were orange. I like things to match, y’all!
Carrot cake is one of my husband’s and my favorite flavors of cake. I wish I had a great recipe to share, but these are from HEB, a grocery store in Texas.
Cream cheese icing, y’all! It is so good! When in the shape of a carrot, is icing considered a vegetable? Food for thought….
I want my kids to love being home and take these memories with them when they leave the nest, so they will always want to come back home. It’s my favorite place with my favorite people.
My pillow is from LinenandIvory.com. They have beautiful linen pillows and tea towels, all handmade. Pillows are an easy way to change your seasonal decor; so are tea towels in the kitchen. Support small shops, y’all!
Thank you for hanging around the Cuter Tudor today!