Now Serving Brunch!

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭ 

Don’t we ladies love a good brunch?  It’s not too early in the morning, and brunch foods are always so good! Not to mention, it is a great way to entertain family and friends, especially during the beauty of spring!  Go back with me to the the first brunch I attended in the 1970’s…it was given by a friend.  It was just a few ladies and we sat at her beautiful table for several hours enjoying the food and conversation!  The menu had several “Southern Living” recipes,  one being crepes, which I loved!  I had never eaten a crepe as a young newlywed and I was so impressed!  She shared her recipes with all of us, and I still pull them out from time to time!

With Mother’s Day, graduations, and wedding season fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to check out brunch menus and tablescape ideas!  But brunch doesn’t have to be fancy or time consuming…it could be as simple as muffins, fresh fruit, and coffee!  After all, it is all about the hospitality!  Maybe you will be inspired to give it a try!

Follow my Pinterest board Apples Of Gold In Settings Of Silver.
Click the individual photos for the source and recipes!

A beautiful sunlit setting for a brunch (or breakfast)…love the apple-green linen settee and the stunning chandelier!

Amazing attention to detail – purple chargers blend with the flowers, shimmering glass dinner plates topped with toile salad plates!

I love the variety of color used to complement the window treatment!

Gorgeous mix of glassware and a sweet bird nest at each setting!

A great favor idea – thyme butter…for savory or sweet flavors!  To make, soften butter and fold in one tablespoon snipped fresh herb per stick.

With strawberries in season, I love the idea of a Strawberry Dessert Buffet!

Baked Brie bites in puff pastry! What’s not to love about Brie and strawberries nestled into puff pastry?

Strawberries, lemon curd, shortbread cookies, and whipped cream…bliss in a bowl!

Strawberry-glazed ham on thyme biscuits!  Thyme biscuits with strawberry preserves sounds divine to me!

A place card is attached to silk ribbon that is draped in mini milk glass bowl along with a single hydrangea…so simple but elegant.  You could also use teacups!

A pair of trellis containers hold vibrant flowers…perfect for the centerpiece!

The garden colors (purple, fuchsia and green) of the linen drapery panels were the inspiration for the table setting! The pair of chandeliers make quite a statement over the distressed finish of the dining table!

A solid purple placemat is topped with a rickrack one. Texture is provided by the rattan chargers.  A milk glass cake stand gives height to a bouquet of flowers.  Egg cups with wheat grass hold place cards!

Bamboo flatware sets a casual mood!

Crystal compotes serve up berries with a sabayon sauce!

I think the use of a menu card adds charm to a setting (can even be handwritten)!  Great idea to tuck into the folds of the napkin…adding thyme or rosemary for an organic touch!

Embossed creamware cache pots contain red roses, fuchsia-colored alstroemeria, and eryngium bracts!

Mini Nantucket baskets hold favors of small jars of lavender honey!

Lavender-honey syrup served over blinis hint of spring!

Pillows soften the pierced back bench…botanical plates hang above!

Do you ever have friends over for brunch?  Do you have special recipes to share?

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  1. Kim says:

    Brunch is a fun thing to give and attend! It’s such a fresh twist and offers so many tasty foods to try. I enjoyed your round-up so much this morning, Pam. The green settee has my head in a spin…just imagining one in my kitchen or dining room. I love to make herb buttesr but never thought to infuse them with honey…yum! Thanks for a fresh start to my week, Pam! I hope yours will be wonderful, as well! :-)

    • Everyday Living says:

      Kim, thanks so much! I agree about the green settee, isn’t it fabulous? I really like brunch because you have so many dishes you can make! Wishing you a joy-filled week!

  2. Fantastic post Pam, I have been ohhing and ahhing and clicking and pinning! Lots of inspirations to kick start my brain this Monday morning! Looks like we’re in for a beautiful day here in Bham,

    • Everyday Living says:

      Jenna, the weather is so perfect today…I could take a bite out of it! I think we will be eating alfresco tonight!

  3. Alice says:

    One of my favorite things to do is brunch on the back porch in the Spring. You can hear the waterfall and see the flowers unfurl. Last year the bruch was all about strawberries. It stared with strawberry soup. Next came a strawberry salad, then chicken salad with grapes, toasted pecans and strawberries served in a croissant. For dessert I served “Strawberry Shortcake Pumped Up”. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!

    1 Angel Food Cake
    3 T strawberry Jell-O
    1 cup sugar
    3 T cornstarch
    1 cup water
    2 cups sliced strawberries
    1 8oz plain cream cheese softened
    1 small sweetened condensed milk
    1 tub cool whip regular size

    Tear cake into bite sized pieces. Set aside. In a saucepan combine jell-o, water, sugar and cornstarch . Stir together and heat to boil until thickens. Stir frequently. Stir in berries. In another bowl beat together cream cheese, cool whip and sweetened condensed milk. In a 13X9 trifle or deep dish, place half the cake pieces, then mixture, then half of cream mixture. Repeat. Yummy.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Wow, Alice wish I could brunch with you! Your strawberry dishes sound divine! And thanks for sharing your strawberry dessert recipe! Strawberries are in and I am going to the farm tomorrow to pick, and I am making your dessert this weekend! I will give you a report! Thanks for sharing everyday living with me! Have a wonderful week, my friend!

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