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French Country EASTER TABLE

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Easter is one of my very favorite holidays, for so many reasons. The Resurrection. Spring. Family & Friends. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch.

I love setting a beautiful table for Easter, don’t you?  I’m excited to join my bHOME blogging friends, all entertaining experts, for a delightful Easter tour, filled with inspiration.

 

But before I join you in their wonderful table settings, DIY ideas and all things spring and Easter, I’d love to share this year’s French Country Easter Breakfast Table with you here at FrenchGardenHouse.

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I’ll try not to babble on about the amazing linens I got for me FrenchGardenHouse {you!} too much, but honestly? okay…never mind, I’ll talk about those later. Please subscribe to my newsletter if you are interested in finding out when they will be available. I will just say they are luxurious, gorgeous, and actually made in France.

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For those of you who have visited me here for a few years, you know that every Easter, we host an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt. Can I just say F U N ?? Selfishly, I invite who ever will come, especially if they have small children. There is nothing I love more than to see little ones with their Easter baskets in tow peering through the garden flowers looking for their eggs.

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Even though we have the Brunch, that doesn’t actually start until 12:30. So obviously we have to eat breakfast early that morning, to get our energy for the day. Because. #SettingoutallthoseEastereggs.

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It’s usually just John and I for Easter breakfast. So let’s talk about this table setting for the two of us in the very early A.M. This is my trial-run, so just pretend the champagne glass is filled with champagne, or a mimosa, not just apple juice, okay? {Trust me when I say if I opened a bottle of champagne, this post wouldn’t get done. I am a very light drinker, as my friends will attest to.}

My best tips for setting a beautiful, personal table:

Here’s where you just have to be brave. Setting a beautiful table isn’t so difficult, use what you love, use what you have and it’s okay to be a little quirky!

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 Let’s look at how I set this table:

1.Mix it Up. For this table setting, I mixed antique French plates with new pieces. French linens with an English flow blue centerpiece. Stripes with a stunning Chinoiserie pattern. See what I mean?

There are no rules. {except not to wipe your mouth with the tablecloth, use the napkins, please}

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I actually love using pieces from different centuries, and countries. The charger of this place setting is an unbreakable blue plate that looks amazingly real! We use those outdoors for bbq’s and summer time, but they work just as well layered here with the antique French plates, non?

2. Change Location. Since I set up the kitchen table where we usually eat the night before as the buffet table for the brunch, I placed the little round table in the living room, in front of our big French windows.

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If you have a beautiful dining room, use it! But sometimes it makes sense to set up a table for guests somewhere else. Your huge entry hall. Your library. We’ve even had a dinner table in the living room before, in front of a roaring fire in winter time. For this early Easter breakfast, the living room window area was my first choice.

The bonus is that for the brunch, I’ll leave the floral arrangement, and cozy the table up closer to the windows. It’s the perfect place for a drinks station for the adults!

3. Combine Prints.  Do stripes go with Yellow & Blue Chinoiserie? I think so! Since we just received our shipment of French Bee Linen Napkins in s t r i p e s {!!love!!} I thought why not try it. Your table setting should showcase your own personal taste, and this one fits the bill for me.

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The napkins have an embroidered Napoleonic Bee on the front, which was hidden when the napkin was placed under the top plate, but isn’t it pretty?

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3. Add Fun.  Every table should have something fun, or unexpected. In this case, since ahem…we will probably have eaten a fair share of Easter candy while filling up hundreds of plastic eggs for the hunt, a little place card is perfect. I made mine by using this adorable watercolor bunny you can download for free from Dani of Silver Pennies.  {Her bunny is wonderful all by himself, me, wanting to make him fit my Blue & White theme plopped him in an image of one of our antique tea bowls in photoshop.}

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That’s it! A lovely mix-it-all-up table setting for Easter breakfast.

I’m sharing a few shots of the serving table, too.

 

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It’s easy to set up a small buffet for breakfast. On ours, we have bagels, home made raspberry jam, and blueberries.

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Just before sitting down, I’ll add scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit on the plates stacked underneath the antique French compotier holding the bagels. Since we’re having a brunch later, we don’t need an extensive breakfast menu.

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You can find most of the featured products in my New Acquisitions at FrenchGardenHouse.com.

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Please join my other blogging friends today and see their Easter Inspiration!  

StoneGable

Housepitality Designs

FrenchGardenHouse

Duke Manor Farm

Love of Home

And if you missed any other the other days, you can find those below.

Tuesday

Redhead Can Decorate

Garden Therapy

On Sutton Place

Debbiedoos

Monday

Celebrating Everyday Life

Cupcakes and Crinoline

My Soulful Home

She Holds Dearly

Shabby Art Boutique

Thank you for joining me today!  I’ll be back soon with all sorts of gorgeous Spring and Easter Inspiration. xo Lidy

88 Responses to French Country EASTER TABLE

  1. The table is lovely and inspired. The colors are so beautiful together, I love everything. Who wouldn’t want to eat a breakfast here? Just so pretty, Lidy.

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! I love doing Easter Brunch too with a great Easter Egg Hunt for my granddaughter and her friends…now that she is older, we have to come up with more creative ways to have a Hunt!….I think the “hunt” is more for her Grandma and Pop!…I LOVE the setting, the tablecloth and those gorgeous flowers!…You always make me “sigh” … Sigh over such wonderful beauty! I adore the table linens……Have to check out those napkins in your shop! So great to party with you today Lidy…Have a beautiful day!! … and thanks for all the tips today!!!

  3. I love the all the different shades of blue in your setting. The striped napkin is perfect!
    April Cornel’s “Merry” antique tablecloth is beautiful.

  4. Verana, thank you for visiting and for loving our Bee napkins! I love them for many reasons, they are beautiful, and really fun.

  5. Breathtaking. I love everything about your gorgeous table. Everything! And how fun that you host an Easter egg hunt for the children. xo

  6. Thank you Nancy! I can’t wait for the Easter Brunch here at home…it’s a highlight of our spring!

  7. What a beautiful table! This says Spring all over it, doesn’t it? t love the Felicity’s Flowers Tablecloth.

  8. I love it all,Lidy! Everything goes beautifully together, as always. I love the little cards with a reminder, “He is Risen”!

  9. Thank you Ginger! It’s a little out of my “normal” but I do love mixing it up! Hope you are having a beautiful day!

  10. My favorite April table cloth has to be Margaret ‘s
    Emb. April Cornell was just featured in my latest
    Victoria Bliss magazine .
    Your tables al ways inspire a new was to dress
    the table.

  11. Everything is so inviting! Spring colors reflect joy and peace just like what our Savior did for us. My favorite time of the year!

  12. Thank you Lidy, for this great opportunity! I love your table setting, so inspiring. As for the give away, I love the Playful Paisley patterned tabelecloth, although it was a difficult decision. They are all so
    pretty!

  13. Ohhh Lidy!!!
    These tables are beautiful! I LOVE those dishes and linens….ALL of them!
    That blue & white plate propped up against the wall is soooo pretty!!! You’re tables are always an inspiration to me and take my breath away! <3

    I visited April Cornell….I used to carry her beautiful linens in my shop, and I have to say it was difficult choosing ONE favorite, but I managed! LOL!
    The Victorian Rose Vintage tablecloth really spoke to me!!!

  14. Kathleen, thank you so much! The Victorian Rose tablecloth, that’s no surprise…it just speaks “Kathleen Ellis”! xo

  15. Lidy, your table is absolutely beautiful! I love it! Those cute “He is Risen” cards are so nice, too! You always do such a nice job of everything you do.

    I love everything “April Cornell”! I think my favourite would be “Provence Seersucker”.

    Just love your shop! I have been looking at the antique french enamel blue coffee pot. I would love to have that in my home! Will think about this! Our Canadian dollar is just horrible at the moment! Hopefully, it will rally and then I can shop again!

    Have a blessed day!

  16. Your table is so beautiful, I’m inspired! I absolutely love the placemats that have the birds on them. They would look so cute on a spring table! Thank you!

  17. Love all the Easter things! Everything is so beautiful.

    April Cornell…what a gorgeous selection! One of my favorites is the Provence Patchwork throw.

  18. Love, love, love Backyard Roosters, so classic & so “French”…all of your table setting are just exquisite & so inspiring!

  19. Hi LidY! I love Felicitys Flowers Runner and am going to order it for my mom as she loves blue and white! Love this post, as I do pretty much everything you are involved with 🙂

  20. Hi, I have been a fan of April Cornells’,
    since I found one of their stores! Then, the
    retail shop closed, and have been shopping
    April Cornell goodies online… Thanks
    for this dream giveaway opportunity!!!!!
    Cindi

  21. This is such a beautiful table, Lidy, thank you for sharing it!
    I just love the tableclothes. They are so beautiful and I would love to have one for my dining room.

  22. Sooooooo LOVE your newsletters! While I have a small NYC apartment and cannot doo too much too often, you have inspired many-a-little décor vignette sprinkled around the place. I especially love creating them outside of the traditional holidays so that there is always a fresh look/feel even when in the depths of winter. Thank you for the joy and creativity!

  23. Thank you so much, MariEileen! I’m so happy you love the emails, do you subscribe to the blog? Happy Spring!

  24. Everything is absolutely lovely, Lidy, and the colors in your tablescape are
    right up my design and color palette alley! I visited April Cornell’s
    Site and found the lovely Evie Eyelet Pillowcases. We host many guests
    In our home and one place I try to focus on are our linens and the room’s
    Comfort along with a peaceful and romantic tone. They would be a great
    Addition to my beds.

  25. Absolutely exquisite table!!! One wants to linger just looking at all the beautiful images and ideas….sigh 🙂 What a lovely way to start the day – and with Spring just around the corner, makes me want to be surrounded by flowers 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

    I peeked at April Cornell and I fell in love with her Peony Watercolor Throw! Want to cuddle up in it with a nice cup of tea and a good book 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to enter!

  26. I love it all!!! Your table is amazing and i extra love the blue and white serving plates.My dream is to have a lovely cottage one day, filled to the brim, and invite random older ladies in need of a proper treat. 🙂

  27. Thank you for such a pretty table setting! I love the Heirloom Rose pattern w/the metal napkin rings. So pretty for spring and summer.

  28. How lovely, Lidy! I’d want to sit there all day drinking mimosas…. er coffee 😉

    I think it’s neat that you invite all the kids over for an Easter egg hunt. I’ll bet they have a blast and that you do too 🙂

    I hope you’re having a beautiful week, my friend.

    xo,
    rue

  29. What a beautiful spring table! I love the Felicity’s Flowers table cloth. It would be perfect in my home with dark wicker and red accents…what a beautiful table it would be with white pussy willows cut from the banks of the river in small vases.

  30. What a delightful breakfast table Lidy. Every element, from the linens to the plates and flowers are truly beautiful, making it a perfect way to start your Easter celebrations. I love that you’re not afraid to mix things up and break a few rules…. because entertaining should always be fun!

  31. Lidy, I so love your style of mixing it up. From the beautiful linens to the gorgeous bowls, it is all perfection! I love Easter for the same reasons you do!

  32. Yes, He has Risen and you just glorified this Easter for me with your beautiful and awesome inspiring table setting. Yellow and blue are spring and Easter I just love every little detail you made for us, how inspiring. God Bless you and your unique talent! California Carmel

  33. Isn’t Easter a lovely time to spend with your family? April Cornell has the Margaret Emb Tablecloth that I would love to use in my nook to create an Easter tableaux. Thank you for creating inspiring table settings and pieces for my wish book.

  34. Is the blue and Yellow table cloth available where I could order it?
    This is a beautiful table setting!

  35. Love your blog. Thanks for this opportunity. I love all of April’s prints so it was hard to narrow it down. I settled on two. The first was Fiesta Strip and the second was Strawberry Oilcloth.

  36. Beautiful table. Perfect for my dining area. Blue and white with yellow accents. I will use several of your tips. Thank you!

  37. It makes me happy looking at your Easter table with your beautiful and special touches. I’ve always loved April Cornel’s linens, such beautiful colors. I have one from many years ago I will never let go!

  38. Lidy, I really enjoyed your Easter table setting, so beautiful. I thank you for the contest opportunity, I really liked the Kashmere pattern, a lively purple paisley print.

  39. I love the bouquet in your pictures—I know the Daffodils BUT what are the other flowers?? LOVE the smaller French plates w/ birds!!

  40. Hi, Lidy,
    Well I am just getting on here and I love, love, love, all the photos the children are such a delight and all the blue and white my favorite and bunnies, I have all over and outside as well, I just enjoy looking at all your pretties, have a good week and HAPPY SPRING~~~~~~~~~~~~

  41. I love all of your inspirational ideas for a special Easter brunch. Now I have to go over to your shop to put together my Wish List. Wishing you and yours Easter blessings. xoxo

  42. Oh Lidy, you have created a gorgeous table setting for Easter breakfast. Blue, yellow and white is one of the most cheerful color combinations ever! And the napoleonic bee napkins are so pretty. The Easter tour is full of great ideas. But the sweetest of all are the kiddies with their baskets in hand. Love those moments.

  43. Thank you for this opportunity! The Tea Rose Collar Apron is so amazing! I will feel like a princess even if I am doing the cooking!

  44. Your Easter table setting is gorgeous Lidy. Love all of the beautiful colors and patterns you used. Table settings are not my specialty so I appreciate your tips.

  45. Candi, I am so sorry…I hope you are doing well. Thank you too, for being inspired…
    but please take good care of yourself!

  46. You set a beautiful table. So much better than the normal pinks and green pastels. I love the charger/plates. What brand are they?

  47. I was going to skip decorating this year as I’m still in a very long recovery from a broken leg, but I do believe you’ve inspired me to get the Easter boxes out and see what I can do with my walker. You always have such wonderful ideas.
    Candi D.

  48. Lidy you know I LOVE all that you do! This Easter table is divine. Everything is stunning . I love the idea of moving the table to a different location to make it feel even more special. Great tip!
    Next time you are thinking you need to open a bottle of champagne just call me !
    xx

  49. OOOH I get so excited like I hit the jackpot (well I have never been to a cacino) when I run into a bunch of blogs linked to one and home tours no less!!! Love the table settings, the cards, the mixture of patterns and plates.

  50. Thank you Debbie! I hope that you will enjoy each and every one…it’s such fun visiting all the blogs to be inspired, isn’t it?

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