Welcome! If you are coming from Sand & Sisal, I’m so glad you’re here!  Kim wowed us all with that gorgeous aqua & yellow table setting, she is so talented!  I’m sharing how to host a beautiful Easter Brunch.



Today, I’m joining some of the most talented bloggers I know for the Styled + Set Holiday Easter Entertaining Blog Tour hosted by Lory. I’ll take you to all the other bloggers who are part of this beautiful Easter Tour at the end of this post so that you can see all of their beautiful inspiration.





Easter is such a happy holiday, it’s a date on the calendar I so look forward to. It celebrates the Resurrection. Spring. and all that is Fresh and Renewed.

Easter is the perfect time to celebrate the holiday and spring weather with a delicious brunch, outside in the garden.  We have an annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at our house for our closest family and friends, and anyone else who wants to join the spring fun!



This year I want to use some of the beautiful French tablecloths we just received for FrenchGardenHouse, I chose this beautiful French print with lavenders and purples.



Designing the tables with a vintage, modern look was my goal.  I love combining antiques with new, silver with rough French clay pots, gold with black.



It’s the unexpected “gathered” table settings that make tables elegant, yet casual.






For the centerpieces, I wanted something lush with the fresh, pastel flowers of spring.



In the center of antique silver serving trays, I placed old wicker florist vases – then just filled in the space around the baskets with old, antique French clay pots, a nest with little quail eggs, and real garden plants.






I covered some parts with planting moss from the garden center. So easy. And fast!

Inside the vases, I used big spring pastel colored flowers, soft pink peach roses, lavender and pink wax flowers, big, blowsy petal pink peonies and light purple hydrangeas. I love nothing more than to gather big bunches of gorgeous flowers at the flower market.



I admit to a slight flower obsession, do you have that?

I cheated nature by adding three large faux pink blossom stems to each arrangement!  {see them in the first photo by the gingko tree.}





Drawing inspiration from the tablecloths, I wanted to create a fun, polished brunch setting.



I layered contemporary black plates over inexpensive gold chargers, and topped each setting off with these beautiful vintage cream plates with lavender floral baskets.







The effect of this gathered table-scape is worthy of the traditional Easter celebration, but has a modern twist!








I used my new favorite napkins, they have linen stripes with a sweet ruffle, at each setting.




For this table, I printed out my menu, folded it in half, and threaded a vintage velvet lavender ribbon through both sides, so that the menu became an “envelope” with the napkin inside.







At each placesetting, I filled little {tiny, really} antique glasses rimmed in gold with some white crinkle shred and added pastel malted eggs.






And decided to tie the mother-of-pearl flatware with the same lavender vintage velvet ribbon, and tucked in a sprig of wax flower.



In spring, the more flowers, the better!







A French water glass and Mimosa or Champagne goblet completes each setting.








Spring arrived already, but it’s the Easter weekend ahead that makes it “real” for me.



{Speaking of real, I waited and waited for a sunny afternoon to do this photoshoot. Then dashed in the garden, set up two tables, and prayed the rainclouds would wait..wait…wait…until I was done! They did, just as I folded the last chair the raindrops appeared.}








I’m welcoming spring with wide open arms!



And can’t wait for all the flowers to show off their dazzling selves in the borders, my little people poking through the garden plants in search of eggs to gather in their baskets, and celebrating all that is Easter with family and friends.


Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover, or the advent of Spring, I wish you much joy this season!



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Please go visit my friend Yvonne at StoneGable. She has the cutest bunny placecard for you!


and don’t miss these other inspirational friends…



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