Brunch in the Garden!

Greetings Friends! I have always enjoyed setting a pretty table for outdoor dining.  As promised, here's the brunch I prepared for my kids' recent visit....

Brunch in the garden

I kept the table setting simple, starting with this recently thrifted lace table cloth. Dear Firstborn takes great pleasure in teasing me about my little dish addiction, so I pulled out this older set. Long before I started collecting vintage, I found these at Ross years ago.  I was drawn to the colorful geranuim pattern--happy dishes! 

Geranium dishes

For an easier clean up, I wrapped the flatware in paper napkins.  The adorable grasshopper napkin rings were a gift from Favorite Son--a Mother's Day past. I served fresh strawberries and blackberries....


Brunch in the garden

...and made lavender mimosas, while the sleepyheads snoozed! 

Lavender mimosas

I wanted to wait until they were up to make my signature French toast but I've included the link to the recipe at the end of the post.  It was a beautiful morning, so I savored a mimosa while I waited--Cheers!

Lavender mimosas





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Party link

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely table and brunch to wake up to!

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  2. Just beautiful Cecilia! I LOVE those dishes - so summer and so pretty. And these grasshopper napkin rings are beyond adorable! Your menu sounds like lavender heaven!!
    xoxo

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  3. I love those plates - happy indeed! Heh, I may have a plate addiction too but I haven't admitted it yet! Lol.
    Your garden looks just beautiful!

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  4. Lovely table setting and so inviting. Love the grasshopper napkin rings too. So thoughtful of your Son. I bet your guests were really happy with breakfast in your "secret garden".

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  5. Sweetie your garden party looks divine! How fun for your family to enjoy you in your element. XO Jo

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  6. I just love geraniums in the summer and those dishes are so pretty and vintage looking! What a yummy sounding brunch!

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  7. Oh Cecilia, how beautiful! Your dishes are simply lovely and the table setting brought a smile to my face :) Your are the perfect hostess, my friend. Hugs!

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  8. I am in love with those dishes!

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  9. I am in love with those dishes, too....sooo pretty

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  10. Eating in the garden is always delightful! I love the darling dishes. I am a bit of a dish addict myself. :) Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Your garden is lovely and lunch would be lovely.

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  12. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  13. I adore geraniums, so these dishes are right my alley!
    Everything is so pretty:)

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