Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cottage-Inspired, Casual Easter Brunch and Spring Tablescape

Easter Brunch and Spring Tablescape
Easter is just less than a month away!  It still feels like winter in North Carolina this weekend and I'm hoping the weather turns as egg hunts are much more enjoyable when it's warm!  Despite the cold weather, I brought in fresh flowers to help it feel like Spring and put together a simple, cottage-inspired Spring and Easter brunch tablescape that I hope inspires you for the upcoming holiday...

Instead of a traditional Easter dinner, I thought a brunch setting would be fun and casual...and who doesn't love brunch?!
Spring Easter Tablescape Place Setting Idea
I'll never forget "my first brunch"... I was just a little, small-town farm girl on vacation to visit relatives in California.  I'd never heard of brunch before, but my great-aunt insisted we all sit down for a fancy meal at a swanky hotel in the middle of the morning!
Spring Easter Dining Room
I was hooked... As a lover of breakfast food, I wasn't about to turn down a second breakfast.  I never understood why we didn't continue this "brunch-thing" when we got back home to the farm!
I think Easter is the best time to have a brunch... You rise early, grab something small to eat, and hustle the family out to church.  When you arrive home, the kids are begging to begin their annual egg hunt and fill their bellies with chocolate and jelly beans...  
...But you want them to first get some nutritious food and you want to keep the cooking simple.  It's as easy as serving fresh fruit, ham and biscuits...
Ham Biscuits for Easter Brunch
...muffins and jam...
...and you can't forget the fresh, brewed coffee and orange juice...
Easter Brunch Ideas

Top of the simple menu with serving boiled eggs for Easter...
Easter Egg Dying Idea Place Setting
By simply writing your family's names on a cooked egg with crayon before dying them, you can easily create one-of-a-kind place settings for your brunch.  The dye doesn't stick to the wax...
Easter Spring Table Place Setting
Since the food is simple, the place settings and table decorations should follow suit.  Inexpensive mums from the grocery store mixed with cut branches from the backyard placed in white pitchers is as simple as it gets...
Placing $2 daffodil pots from Trader Joe's in some clay pots topped with Spanish moss and decorative eggs is also easy peasy.
If you want to get really fancy, you can tie some baskets or other Spring-inspired element to the backs of your dining chairs...

Decorating Backs of Chairs for Spring
It doesn't take much to make to transform a table for a special occasion and your family will love it...
...for all about two seconds before they scarf down the food and begin nagging to start the egg hunt!

Kristen

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Lindsey Domer said...

Oh my goodness!!! This tablescape is gorgeous! I love so many things about this... The greenery entwined baskets hanging from the chairs, the white dishes, the pale color scheme... Beautiful! The room itself is perfect- the creams, blues and botanical prints.

Come make my house just as pretty? :)

toddlindsey.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristen, you have thought of every little teeny tiny detail for the cutest brunch set up ever. Love the decorated chairs. You think of the coolest ideas.

Erica Elia said...

I love this!!! I am so inspired now!! Erica
Ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kristen,
You sure have one beautiful and yummy Easter brunch all set up and ready to go. The little baskets on the chairs are my favorite. Hope you will come by and share at Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays on Monday.

Blessings,
Linda

Jenny@thelavendermagnolia said...

That is so much eye candy! Love, love love. Like Kim said, I don't think you've forgotten a single detail!

$2 daffodil pots from Trader Joes?? I am running there this week. Daffodils make me happy.

Jenny

Lisa said...

I love everything about this table scape from start to finish! The chair decorations are fabulous! Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You set a lovely table, Kristen! You make me want to have brunch now! : ) I used to love when we went to a local restaurant that had a brunch buffet. It was great; everybody got what they wanted.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is stunning. I love the lime color and your menu is just perfect. Definitely every detail has been thought thru and it is really a lovely setting. Hugs, Marty

Andrea said...

It is so gorgeous!! I am definitely inspired. I betcha your family got to enjoy an early Easter brunch after your photo shoot =)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

This is probably one of my most favorite Spring tables ever...your attention to detail is over the top...I love the baskets hanging on the chairs...the absolute cutest!!...You have captured Spring so exquisitely!!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You did a fabulous job on this! I love all the white serving pieces pieces. The bright green cushion mums with the white fuji mums look fabulous! It's so fresh and springlike! Those cappucino cups are awesome too! The food looks so good and I love how you presented it. Are those real daffodils from Trader Joes? We don't have one locally but I know my son lives near one. I like the thick moss on them. Your extra baskets with little flower pots on the back of the chairs is too cute! Great job!

srpprcrftr said...

In order to save space and not leave too long a comment, I have to say everything I see in your dining room is glorious, gorgeous, well thought out. Where did you get those adorable little baskets hanging on backs of chairs? Your wall color is so warm with the gorgeous blue drapes. You sure did top it all girl. Happy March days.

Rachel said...

Love the little baskets tied to the back of the chairs. Beautiful, fun casual table.

Caren said...

So simple and beautiful! The food looks good too!

Leslie's Garden said...

Your table is beautiful, so cheerful! Such a wonderful brunch spread, too. Would love to have an invitation to such an elegant Easter celebration!

Sara said...

This is beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2013/03/trendy-tuesday-26.html

Atta Girl Amy said...

Wow, Kristen. Gorgeous.

When we're neighbors, I'll be coming over every day for brunch.

And I hope those are country ham biscuits now that you're in the south!

Amy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I would love to be a guest at this brunch--it looks so pretty..and delicious too!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Very beautiful! I love everything! Clever use of the eggs!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Kristen! Shirley from Housepitality Designs suggested I visit your blog. I don't think I've been here before, but don't know how on earth I missed it since we both participate in Tablescape Thursdays! Hmmmm....I must be losing my mind! :-) Oh, well! This is a gorgeous table, and I love the simple-yet-elegant styling that extends from the table all around your dining room. The baskets on the chairs are a fabulous touch! I really like the tip for the crayon on the Easter eggs, too!

Leslie Harris said...

So many things to love about this tablesetting Kristen! What wonderful touches, my favorite were the baskets on the chairs, such time and effort makes our guests feel so special!
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Kristen,
Your tablescape is gorgeous down to every last detail. I love your cake plate with the ruffled edge as well as your clever use of the eggs as a place card! Love how you've adorned the chairs also. You have the best ideas!

Heather SettingforFour said...

I love your tablescape and your whiteware is so pretty! The daffodils in moss are a perfect touch and I love the little mossy baskets on the chair backs - such pretty decor! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann Krucek said...

Very pretty!! Your photos are gorgeous! You have really captured many beautiful touches on your table. Just lovely

thepaintedapron.com said...

hi Kristen, Everything looks so fresh and pretty, you have added tons of details without making it seem overdone. Of course I adore the baskets tied to the chair backs. I can almost smell the coffee too, what a wonderful way to start a day!
Jenna

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love this Kristen!

There is nothing better than ham and biscuits and of course adding the beauty of that table makes it even more special! The egg place cards are the perfect touch - dare I say egg-cellent! And those cute little baskets on the chairs ... it's all amazing!

So glad you joined our party!
Kelly

Pamela said...

Kristen it looks so beautiful! I especially love the basket nests hanging off the chairs. Thanx for sharing at Treasure Hunt Thursday!

chateau chic said...

Your Easter brunch table is SO Delightful!! And yes, a brunch is brilliant for Easter Sunday when young ones can hardly wait for the egg hunt. Your menu looks delicious and your table is lovely!
Mary Alice

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Everyone is in agreement on this one--your tablescape is fabulous. I love the the coffee is actually hot and not just a prop. Pass the ham biscuits, please!

The "Home Girl" said...

This is just lovely! I love everything about this casual yet very elegant table! Thanks for sharing! =D

Eileen said...

Simply gorgeous!! I just love everything. It's beautiful and fabulous. Popping by from Home Sweet Home.

ashley rachelle said...

perfection! this seriously looks like a magazine shoot or like it should be in a williams-sonoma catalog! love all the details {& the brunch goodies, of course!} and that egg "place card" is so clever. thanks for sharing! xo

-ashley
ashleyrachelle.com

Cheryl said...

What a simple & sweet tablescape for the perfect Easter brunch..... Love your springy ideas, Thanks so much for sharing,
Cheryl

Leslie Stewart said...

Love your tablescape! Absolutely gorgeous! I'd like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at www.houseontheway.com. Hope you can stop by! Have a great week.
Leslie

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

The most beautiful Spring tablescape that I've seen yet! Love the bird's nests on the back of the chairs. Tooooo cute! I have never visited your blog. Found you on Farmhouse Porch's link. I still haven't figured out all this link stuff although I've blogged for over a year. I am now following you and hope you'll follow me. I too love to decorate with white.

Linda Young said...

Everything is just beautiful, your Easter table and your menu is great- simple and delicious!
I am now following your wonderful blog! Be blessed! Linda

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Ham biscuits. Yes, please. Anytime of the day. :) This is just lovely and I especially love the little baskets hanging on the back of the chairs. Such a pretty and sweet and "delicious" table. xxoo

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Lovely tablescape! I enjoyed all the details, especially those baskets hanging on the chairs...so sweet!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Melissa Skidmore said...

Sounds like we lead very similar lives. . . I too am the mother of 3 girls, I too love to decorate with vintage and bargains, and I too sell my latest treasures at a store here in Murfreesboro! LOVE this table! Every detail is just beautiful! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Lisa at The Cottage of Content said...

gorgeous! Now you have to tell me where you got your dining room chairs- paallease???

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