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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter Brunch

We usually have brunch on Easter - instead of a big dinner.  Our grandson Ben was my co-host.  He and I planned the menu weeks ahead of time.
 The table is set for the buffet brunch. The tulips were a birthday gift from my housekeeper and her sweet family.
 Daffodil bouquet is from Don.
 I made this plastic canvas Bunny House several years ago - it is always Ben's choice for the centerpiece. The bunny has a basket and some tiny plastic canvas eggs.
 Bunny bowls, cabbage bowls and Bunny House
The tulips are double - and look almost like peonies.

 Gingham napkins with polka dot flower pot napkin rings that I painted.  I do love polka dots.

 Shiny vintage silver serving spoons

 And of course some spring colored candies

 More gingham napkins with flower basket napkin rings.
 Yellow flatware in a daisy pail.

 A new lemon pitcher - a gift from Don
 And food - the menu was waffles, fruit compote (blackberry and strawberry compotes) (and freshly whipped, whipped cream), deviled eggs (I colored the whites after splitting them for the deviled eggs - just food coloring in a cup of warm water)
 Also sausages, bacon, cheesy potatoes with hollendaise  sauce, croissants
 A French toast blueberry, cream cheese casserole and an egg, sausage and cheese casserole and fresh pineapple.  We ate like kings - and queens.

 Egg shaped salt and pepper - vintage Avon
 Let's eat!

 And for dessert - cupcakes that Ben and I baked and decorated the day before

The brunch was followed by an easter egg hunt - the boys decided that they would hide the eggs and the adults would hunt them.  They found some great hiding places and we had a lot of laughs over things that the dads - and grampy - put in their baskets that weren't easter eggs - like a gnome that was swinging in a tree, and several small egg shaped stones.  It was a wonderful day - with sunshine in the afternoon and lots of chairs on the deck for enjoying the good company.


riitta k said...

So pretty table settings with all those delicious things to taste... I love your banner - have a great week!

Maggie said...

IT all looks wonderful. A lot of hard work and creativity. I do like the coloured egg whites. That's a great idea.

Maggie said...

Dear Jo Ann, what an absolutely blissful scene you painted with your pastel spring tones and pretty mosaics. I love it all, from the hand painted flower pot napkin holders to the cupcakes that you and Ben made together, just wonderful!
Thanks for kicking Mosaic Monday off in style again this week.

Tom said...

...yet another festive table.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Easter tablescape is so pretty and colorful. I love the daffies and tulips. The food looks delicious, so many yummy choices.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a spread! I love those flowerpot napkin holders and your bunny bowls!

Snap said...

Delightful! A beautiful Easter/Spring tablescape for your Easter brunch. How nice that your grandson was the co-host. You did eat like kings and queens -- my mouth is watering. Loved the story of the egg hunt -- Fun!
Happy Monday!

Gillena Cox said...

Everything is so beautiful, thanks for sharing

much love...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen so much good food at one time! heehee! Breakfast..or brunch is my favorite meal so I would be in heaven! Love your pretty dishes and that bunny house for the centerpiece. You've really outdone yourself this year...well done, Ben!!! Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

JoAnn, What an amazing looking buffet table for Easter. I really like those cute Springy napkin rings. How nice that you could share the planning and the presentation. Help is always good. Easter day in the PNW really was glorious. So happy we got a good dose of sunshine on that day.

Lorrie said...

A beautiful table filled with beautiful food, JoAnn. I love the idea of the children hiding the eggs and the adults finding them - could be a really fun time!

Kay said...

What a gorgeous table and quite an amazing feast. It looks like you could feed a small army and still have leftovers. How nice that you had Ben as a co-host. Always fun to get others involved.

Rose said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!

Sarah said...

A beautiful Easter spread with darling details. Late visiting from Mosaic Monday. '-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved every single thing about this beautiful brunch JoAnn, but especially that your grandson served as cohost... learning about the planning, organizing, baking....that is truly a priceless gift (for both of you really).

Sylvia said...

JoAnn, It sounds like a lovely time with family which is precious. The table looked great with the pastel colors. The food delicious. Love the bunny bowls. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia