I found these candies at the Dollar Tree and thought they were just the cutest. Little "Jelly Belly" candies shaped like carrots and peas. Since I didn't use them for Easter dinner I knew that they would be great for a springtime Sunday brunch. But how to use them was the question....
Well, I decided to go with a "Mr. McGregors garden theme" and so I wrap them in cello bags tied with string and sat them in little nests on each place setting. I even had little shovels and rakes to add with them.
I saw this carrot top centerpiece idea on Pinterest and thought it would look kinda cute and it really make a statement and it was SOOO easy. Just buy carrots with the tops still on. I used 3 small bunches. Then I got my glass cilinder vase filled in half way with water and done! (I must add that sometimes the green carrot tops are too long and hang down way too far, so I had to gather them up in the center and tie them with a twist tie.)
With a frayed burlap table runner, a white paper doiley, a little bunny and large nest the centerpiece was complete. The carrots really gave that pop of color too!!
It all came together really quickly, nicely and had a springtime garden feel.
It's funny ya just never know where the begining of an idea will come from.
This time, mine was from a little bag of "Jelly Belly" candies! Who knew!!