Thursday, April 5, 2012

Purple & Pink Easter Brunch


 I've really ventured outside my comfort zone for my Easter Tablescape this year going with this purple and pink creation.  I've made it know in previous posts that I'm not a big fan of pastel colours and I find Easter decorating challenging because of it.  However, this Easter, we are expecting to have both our son (& girlfriend) and daughter home for the weekend so I decided we needed a FUN table for our Easter brunch.

The starting point for my tablescape came when I found this colourful metal butterfly wreath at The Bargain Shop.  I thought it had potential...
Secondary inspiration came from a few of these white "lacy" pots I bought at a local decor store but I see you can get them at Ikea as well.
By adding some greenery under the butterfly wreath and putting some tulips in the white pot on a cake plate, I was able to create a centerpiece.

Here are some close-up pics of the items I put around the white pot...

A "boy bunny" on one side (by Partylite years ago)

A "girl bunny" on the other side (by Partylite years ago)

I always like to have a reminder of what the TRUE meaning of Easter is so added a CROSS candle on each side as well
This one was a pink cross

and on the other side, a blue one

Next, I put some faux wheat grass with purple and gold Easter eggs in another white pot and placed one on each side of the centerpiece.

A little birdie helps bring more of the white colour  and a spring feel to the table.

Each place setting began with a square white charger, a white dinner plate topped with pink floral plate from HomeSense a couple years back.


A purple compote dish was filled with purple "grass" and an egg cup filled with Easter treats. I bought the pink trio of eggs ready made but "crafty" people could probably whip these up on their own with some tulle and choc eggs on a stick.


 I used my new "P-Touch" label maker to create placecards by putting name labels on plastic Easter eggs.

Pink napkins were folded "accordion" style and topped with a glittery egg. Now that I look at the pic, I'm thinking I'm going to go back to the table and turn them the other way to have more of a butterfly look!

These glasses will be filled with an orange punch for our Easter brunch


And here's how it looks altogether...

Tablecloth and placemats were a new purchase from The Bargain Shop.
On the Menu will be a family favourite, Eggs Benedict along with pork sausages, fruit salad and cinnamon buns.


This tablescape is for our Easter Brunch but its quite possible, it will have to serve double-duty as our Easter dinner table setting as well so here is a couple pics by candlelight...

Okay, so I pulled the curtains closed at 3 pm to get the "night" effect!



Yes, I'm thinking this setting will work just as well for our evening meal...

Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this photo intensive post! 
 Hope you have a Blessed Easter Weekend with a meaningful worship service at your church 
and fun with friends and family!

I'll be linking this post to these terrific blog parties this week.
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style 
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home  
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


21 comments:

Bunny Jean said...

Your Easter brunch tablescape is just lovely! The pink and darker purple gives it a nice "Easter" look without being too pastel.

Sounds like you will be having a wonderful brunch with your family.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party1

Creations By Cindy said...

oh I love your tablescape and love how you used the Easter egg in with your napkin ring! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

oh I love your tablescape and love how you used the Easter egg in with your napkin ring! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Alycia Nichols said...

Heck, yes, it'll work great for both brunch AND your evening meal!! Just by lighting the candles you have transformed it into a great dinner table! For someone who isn't a fan of pastels, I'd say you did a magnificent job with this!!!!!! It's so pretty!!! I love both pink and purple, and together they are just the best in my book! VERY creative centerpiece, and I really like those lacy pots. I'll have to poke around this area to see if I can find some. Your son's girlfriend is going to really like this!!! Everyone will!!! Have a great Easter weekend, and enjoy every minute you can of this pretty table!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

This is quite a lovely tablescape.
I love everything.
Happy Easter!
Pat

Sharing Shadymont said...

I think this is the prettiest tablescape I have seen! Love everything you did here. It's all just beautiful!

Judy Bigg said...

I would say you have done a fabulous job with those pastel colors even though they aren't your favorites. The lacey pots look great and fun to work with. I'm glad you found the butterfly wreath to inspire your pastel colors on the table. Thanks, I always look forward to seeing what you have been working on.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow...your table is just beautiful...the pink is the prettiest color of pink I have seen in awhile..love the candle lit setting...so beautiful...

Carolyn said...

You have set such a pretty table for Easter!I love the centre piece arrangement.

Have a lovely Easter!

Carolyn

Leslie's Garden said...

That's a beautiful Easter Brunch table. I love the purple cups with the pink tulle, so pretty! You always make every detail wonderful!

Marigene said...

For not caring for pastels you sure pulled together a beautiful brunch table...love your centerpiece.
Happy Easter!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have set a pretty table for your family dinner! Happy Easter!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a spectacular Easter brunch setting! I love the plate stack and the little surprise in the sherbet containers. Your menu sounds delicious, too!

Maria said...

What a beautifully set table! Very festive, I love all the details, and love the wheat grass!

Kathleen said...

You did a great job with your non fave colors! I feel that way about orange, but I make the exception for Halloween!
The table is just lovely, and as usual your pics are fabulous! I love the softness of the napkins the way you arranged them. It is really beautiful.
A very blessed Easter to you and yours!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, DD!

Tess said...

Boy, for someone not crazy for pastels, this table is gorgeous!!! Love the purple and pink together. Your centerpiece is wonderful!! Happy Easter with your family!

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous table. Hard to believe these are not your favorite colors. The individual items are great, but the total effect is amazing.

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays this Easter.

- The Tablescaper

Denise said...

Gosh, DD. I'm so sorry that you had to venture out of your comfort zone. I can see it really threw you for a loop. Everything is hideous. I feel for the poor people that had to dine at that table.

Kidding!! You did such a marvelous job. That "out of my comfort zone" sort of thing is never a step I can take. I just get things all goofed up. But real designers can do just about anything, in any style and with any colors. You're one of the people that can do that. You know I'll be back again and again.

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Fine Dining Restaurant said...

wow, truly amazing. i love all the stuff you dressed on the table but i must say that i'm amazed to see the ambiance you have created at 3pm by closing the curtains and lighting the candles.

~Aansy Stone

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