Ah, Easter. A time when stores suddenly become overrun with pastels, eggs, chicks and bunnies. A time when my toddlers want to cuddle ALL THE DECOR. A time when I feel like I’ve walked into the land of Peeps, where everything is pink and loaded with sugar and Hallmark reigns again.
Does anyone else feel like Easter is starting to become just as crazy as Christmas? Yikes! Why can’t we all just celebrate the actual reason for Easter without all the hoopla (anyone remember Christ? He did not wear pastel.). Sometimes I would rather not celebrate these holidays at all because of all the noise involved. I long for the simpler, quieter times when Easter involved your best dress, maybe a cute hat, a worshipful church service, and then brunch.
Brunch, y’all. Does anyone do it anymore? Because this Southern girl loves her some brunch. It’s the best of both worlds: the delicious delicacies of breakfast but with the added bonus of mimosas!
Easter brunch, I think, can be a sweet, joyful affair again, without all the trappings of what Easter has started to become. I think this year I want to have an intimate brunch and I want it to be simple and sweet and full of laughter and love…and mimosas. Who’s with me?
My version of a simple and sweet Easter brunch table incorporates a lot of natural elements.
I started with my seagrass chargers topped with my everyday white plates.
Then I added a simple linen napkin with lace trim and topped that with a sprig of greenery.
Next, I wrapped some jute twine around a few wood eggs and added a paper flower on a couple of them.
Finally, I added a simple kraft paper card with my brunch-mates name on it. I decorated the table with some lavender tipped tulips in my ironstone pitchers and a handful of white hydrangeas in a vintage bread bowl. Done.
Sweet. Simple. Just a touch of spring and conventional Easter decor. What I love about it is that it is not distracting, but still beautiful. I love that there is not a pastel in sight!
What I love most is what it represents: a chance to celebrate the risen Christ in fellowship with my loved ones. And, of course, eat brunch. And drink mimosas.
Do you have Easter brunch? How do you like to set your table for a spring celebration?
I completely agree about Easter. I much prefer a simpler holiday. Your place settings are stunning. I love the simplicity of the aesthetic.
Really beautiful tablescape! My favorite is the white pitchers!!
So classic and beautiful. If I was one of your guests I’d feel so welcome!!