Friday, April 2, 2021

Easter Brunch Tablescape

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Am I having company for Easter? No. In fact, I’m still trying to decide what kind of dinner I’m going to have. Part of me feels as though I should be traditional and order a small ham and make an effort. Another part of me really wants some of that delicious fried chicken from the deli. Yet another part of me thinks that, because I’ll probably be watching baseball, why not just have hotdogs? I’m still deciding, and I am easily swayed, so feel free to weigh in with your suggestions.

Despite the fact that I’m not having company, I could hardly fail to set an Easter table when I have such adorable Easter dishes. The reality of my situation is that I currently have my trusty remodeler, Joe, here converting my lanai into a conservatory. So this is what the place really looks like. But if we can suspend reality for a moment, this is the table I would have were a serving brunch, and not in the process of remodeling.

The chargers, Bordallo Pinheiro geranium plates, were a gift from a blogger friend. I use these more often than I ever imagined that I would.

The bunny plates I purchased a number of years ago from Williams-Sonoma. That is a purchase I will never regret, I absolutely love them.

The glassware were among my first purchases when I got out of college decades ago (I will not tell you exactly how many decades.) I spotted these at a gift shop at Lake of the Ozarks, and knew that they would pair perfectly with my set of Fitz & Floyd “Coquille” pattern dishes. I was 21 at the time, and already enamored with tableware. Trust me, it’s a sickness!

The little egg place card holders belonged to my mother. Every year she would host a Palm Sunday brunch and press these in the service. I had to use them.

I don’t care how old you get, there is still something magical about an Easter basket, so I had to include this little wooden one. I’ve had it for so long that I honestly can’t remember where I got it.

 The Easter bunny sugar and creamer, also from Fitz & Floyd, are a part of a tea set from my mother. Aren’t they charming? 

The flatware is Napoleon Bee from Wallace, and one of my favorites; the napkins a purchase Pier One, back when they had their brick and mortar stores, and boy, do I miss those stores.

Whatever you plan to do for Easter, make it happy, make it fun, and make an effort.


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Angie's Recipes said...

Why remodeling the lanai? It was so beautiful. I admire your energy. Love your Easter bunny cute and festive!

sandy said...

wow i LOVE the bunny plates. That redo of your lanai - wow ..the light you will have in there ..

enjoy the day tomorrow - even without company - i would just probably have some chili dogs or if I was in the mood to cook a pesto pasta dish.

Linda said...

Love your table setting Pattie. That bee flatware is so unusual. I'll look forward to hearing your final menu! Do your kids ever read your blog posts?

Thelma said...

Lovely table for Easter and Spring. I love those bunny plates.
The conservatory is coming along nicely.
The deli chicken sound yummy. Enjoy the game.
I miss not having family for Easter dinner. No visitors here either.
Happy Easter.

Gina said...

Its definitely a pretty table deserving of some HAM. (: We will have 5 people here, but I wish it could be our usual 8...

jmac said...

Was just gonna ask if that was your boyfriend in background!!!!! Ask him to join you for chili dogs and baseball!!!!

Lana said...

Love, love, love the bunny plates! I say eat what ever strikes your fancy and to heck with tradition if you don't want to do that this year.

There are just the two of us this year and I didn't want to be sad so we are going nontraditional. We purchased some NY strip steaks and fresh asparagus to go on the grill. I have some huge Idaho baking potatoes and all the good stuff to load them up and we love ciabatta rolls split and garlic buttered and grilled. Today we baked yellow cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and coconut for me and plain for the Hubs. There is half a bottle of wine from Friday night if we feel so inclined. I think we will have a lovely special Easter dinner in spite of the situation.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I ended up buying the fried chicken and the ham (I always have hotdogs in the freezer), but I think I’m probably going to do a baked potato and grill a steak. It’s supposed to be beautiful tomorrow and that sounds appealing to me. I appreciate everyone’s comments. I know we were all locked down for Easter last year, but somehow this year it seems far more difficult than last. said...

Your table makes me smile Pattie, so many memories and special things...LOVE the bunny plates! Fried chicken sounds good to me! We're having a spring charcuterie board and grilled lamb "lollipops" while the grands hunt Easter eggs. I can't wait for the big reveal of your remodel, Happy Easter!

Alycia Nichols said...

So what did you end up doing for dinner? I personally think eating a bit of all 3 would have been most satisfying!😋 I’m impressed that you’ve been able to remember where so many items came from. I’m finding that harder and harder to do. I have a couple of those little wooden Easter baskets, too. No idea where they’re from, but they really are different and cute. I KNEW you could totally rock this table!

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