Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bunny Brunch 2015

Easter and Spring is ideal time to have guests over for brunch.
And this week, the Lunch Bunch
(which should be called for this Tuesday the Brunch Bunch)
came for Brunch!

It's to Holy Week
but it is close to Easter
so an Easter (Bunny) theme seemed appropriate.

In the dining room 
with a Quaker Lace tablecloth

A silver basket filled with white hyacinths
(which smell heavenly)
bookended on either side by a "chocolate" rabbit
(Bought years and years apart --
the first one at an after Easter sale at a Posh Plaza store
the second years and years later at a shop here in our little town)
And a scattering of eggs
(really Easter malted milk balls!)

It's Spring,
the beloved blue and white is not on the table today
But the Pembroke for it's colors and flowers and bird
seems so like spring!
A white damask napkin in a silver ring
Jim's grandmother's cutlery

A menu, of course
And a ribbon tied sack of Easter treats for each guest

A pansy on the butter

And the Brunch Menu?

An asparagus quiche and a salad of citrus and olives with a
sprinkling of oil and vinegar

"Bunny" muffins
My mother's name for carrot muffins served at Eastertide
The recipe from Mimi's Restaurant
Taken from the website when they offered the recipe
(they don't any longer -- so it is a revered recipe!)

And the best part of Brunch
It's breakfast mostly
But it's breakfast with dessert
(that's the difference between a big breakfast and a brunch!)

It's Easter and our dessert reflected the season --

Easter egg cakes on a bed of Grand Marinered fruit.

It's an old Martha Stewart recipe
And it is so clever -- but it's also good!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

It all looks wonderful Martha! I like the Martha Stewert fruit with the egg look cake. Your posts are always so warm and inviting. I always look forward to them.
Take care,

Jocelyn said...

Everything looks lovely. And your menu looks delicious!

Jocelyn @

Diane said...

Beautiful table! However, I could not take my eyes off of the food. The presentation of the Easter cakes is lovely! I know your guests will really enjoy this brunch!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous table and your china just speaks Spring. The menu is excellent and that dessert sounds divine. Anything IMO with Grand Marnier MUST be delicious. Thank you for sharing your Easter Brunch. I'm taking away lots of great ideas.

Terri said...

Hi Martha, thank you for commenting on my tablescape this week, and I am so happy that I followed your name link over to here to yours! I have been noticing your tablescapes on Tablescape Thursday since I started looking at blogs a few weeks ago. I like the vintage feel and I love that you include the food. The menus are a great touch too.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your table loks wonderful. I always looked forward to my chocolate Easter bunny my aunt and uncle would bring us. Ours weren't quite to nice as yours though! The food looks yummy- the fruit has my curiosity!

candlelightsupper said...

How charming and beautiful. I love, love, love the touch of some pansies on the butter. Everything looks so pretty and delicious. Have a wonderful weekend. Valerie R.

Rue said...

It looks so cute, Martha! If I was having Easter at my house this year, you would have inspired me to try and copy you :)