Even though Easter is less than one week away, we like to think that most of the design elements and recipes associated with the holiday can be repurposed all spring-long. That means that even if you don’t celebrate Easter or if you’re not hosting this year, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll still find today’s brunch inspiring: a palette of neutrals and different shades of blue came together to create a table that is one of the prettiest we’ve ever shared here on the blog, and with the help of Boursin® Cheese, we whipped up a seasonal recipe that you’ll want to be sure to bookmark for all your spring entertaining needs.
*photography by Molly Winters
I originally planned to paint hollowed eggshells with blue paint, and then splatter them with dark brown paint for a “robin’s egg” look… but when I walked into the craft store and found these beauties, I knew I’d saved myself a major project! Aren’t they just gorgeous? Keep reading to see how we used them on the table…
By just using a small piece of double-sided tape, we attached the lightweight foam egg to the top of a blue calligraphed place card.
If you’re ever torn between using two types of flowers, here’s a tip: go with both! I knew I wanted blue hydrangeas on the table for their electric color (and because they’re just amazing), and I thought ferns could make for a nice lush centerpiece. They might not be the most traditional pairing, but they work!
We call this look, “modern meets traditional.” By setting classic blue china on an uncovered wooden table, we achieved a more formal tabletop in a much more casual setting.
To create the place settings, we layered different patterns and shades of blue:
Flax Linen Hemstitch Napkins
Our linen table runner served as the inspiration for the entire fancy-meets-rustic concept. We bought it from Terrain a few years ago, and love putting it to use whenever we can.
Confession: we didn’t have enough “flow blue dinner plates” to set a table for six… so we improvised, and supplemented with three Stratford Dinner Plates.
When it comes to spring cooking, refreshing herbs make the dish. We called on some of our favorite seasonal ingredients — a bunch of carrots, zesty lemon, and flavorful Boursin Cheese — to make a show stealing side dish
Do you guys have any family recipes that are a must at your Easter gatherings? We whipped up this amazing roasted carrot side dish, and something tells me it won’t be the last we see of it.
Click here to get the recipe for our Honey Roasted Carrots with Herbed Boursin Spread!
Serve alongside some freshly baked pastries and this brunch frittata for a balanced and delicious Easter brunch that’ll have your guests ready to hunt easter eggs!