While we all may dream of a beautiful, warm Easter morning, watching the kids gather colourful eggs hidden in the garden and enjoying a tasty brunch out in the yard, for most of us in Canada this image remains a dream. Temperatures aren’t quite suitable for comfortably dining outdoors. But don’t give up on the idea all together.
You can create a lovely spring brunch table for two, using fun elements from the outdoors to bring a garden party feel right into your home. Here are some ideas brought to you by Isabel Young, owner of Latitude for Living in Toronto.
The Outdoor Elements
· Starting with a charming wicker bistro table and two matching chairs, which could easily be used as either outdoor or indoor furniture, choose a colour theme that will compliment the table. We love this bright, bold, hot pink colour, used for all of the accent features on this table.
· Of course you’ll need to add plenty of fresh flowers. The hot pink tulips on this table fit perfectly with the colour theme, and their egg-like shape is a perfect match for Easter. Using a short vase or individual bud vases ensures that you’re not blocking the view of the person you are dining with.
· Instead of fancy linens and napkins, use thick and sturdy luncheon mats and coasters. The ones used here are printed with bold flowers, in keeping with the garden theme, and contain elements of our feature colour.
· Also in keeping with the outdoor feel, heavy "old world" style glassware takes the place of more traditional, delicate stemware. These glasses are perfect for water, juice or sparkling cocktails — whatever your fancy!
· A nice touch is brightly coloured glazed pots and planters. If you don’t have space on your table to add a few, be sure to place some around the room and fill them with flowers, coloured eggs or sweet treats from the Easter bunny.
· Give your guest a gorgeous Easter basket. Instead of the traditional style, why not use a stunning Asian-inspired handbag. Fill with chocolates or other sweet goodies.
· What dining experience is complete without candles? The tall cone shaped ones used on this table are imported from Denmark. They are available in every colour under the rainbow, including metallics, and come in a gorgeous glossy lacquer or matt finish. These dripless beauties are safe to stand right on the table without a holder, since their design ensures that they self-extinguish.
· While your table might look good enough to eat once you are finished decorating it, you’ll probably want to have some delicious food too. Get scrumptious ideas for your spring holiday brunch from FoodTV.ca.
This beautiful Easter brunch table setting is designed by Isabel Young of Latitude for Living in Toronto. All elements are available from the lovely Queen St. East store, not to mention a plethora more of beautiful accents for your home and garden, soon to be available to all of Canada via mail orders.