6 Ideas for a Modern Easter Brunch Table
Set for spring
Just outside our windows, spring unfurls with quiet, fuss-free grace. Bring that spirit indoors with flexible, naturally inspired ideas for a modern brunch table.
Light wood accents in the form of the cake stand, chairs and charger plates keep a pastel table from becoming overly sweet.
Reimagine the usual napkin-on-top place setting by tucking a jazzy linen between solid-color plates. Result: A graphic frame for a single, swooping radish.
Reinvent a tired veggie tray by serving long crudites and crisp breadsticks in glasses. For extra appeal, wrap a couple in frilly cabbage or kale leaves and tie with twine.
Long dish (holding radishes) Skinny platter. Haand. haand.us
Keep flowers loose by playing with odd couples: Large and small bouquets to bookend the table, or blowsy peonies paired with spare, budding branches.
Rinsed eggshells work as tiny bud vases or planters for mini succulents and ferns. Place in egg cups or group in an egg carton.
Egg cups 429336 Classic. Crate and Barrel. crateandbarrel.com
Creating a natural habitat
1 Pressing matter Minnesota potter Joanna Buyert uses antique lace doilies to apply ornate texture to appetizer trays. $72. fringeandfettle.com
2 Two in one Petite birch planters from Minneapolis pass as egg cups. $8. willfulgoods.com
3 Tweet treats Serve dip or mixed nuts in this darling porcelain dish; available in nine colors, including oh-so-perfect robin’s-egg blue. $38. revisionsdesignstudio.com
4 Flour power Screen-printed with pale pink geraniums, Michigan-made flour-sack towels are pretty enough to use as place mats. $13. junedecember.com