Hey there! If you are new here then thanks for joining me in my spring brunch on the lanai tablescape. We live in sunny Florida where dining alfresco is the norm. We live in a house that has a view of some great wildlife on a small lake and we enjoy it every chance we get. Spring is the best time of year with our lower humidity and cooler days. So I hope you enjoy my spring brunch on the lanai.
I love to entertain. Nothing makes me happier than to see a lot of smiling, giggling people over on the weekends eating and laughing away in the pool or watching a Sunday game. And I think the best part of the whole process is figuring out what to serve and how it should all look in a presentation. Of course, my husband and his friends could care less as long as it tastes good. That’s men for you! But I know my girlfriends and children always appreciate it!
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Spring is all about tulips to me. They are my favorite flower. These large yellow ones were found on a shopping trip to BJ’s. They were calling my name. Then in the produce department they had lemons the size of apples! I couldn’t resist. I grabbed 4 bags of them! I may or may not have gone a bit overboard with them. They are everywhere in my house now. I love how they brighten any room. In bowls, on shelves, or even in the bathroom. Hey, they can be décor or I can whiten my teeth or nails! So many uses!
I love to shop around on days my little buddy is in a good mood which is sometimes questionable. He is a tempermental little guy. But last week he was happy and the weather was beautiful so we went to Pier 1 and I spotted these cute chargers and these striped bowls. Both were in the clearance department! Score one for me!! They were perfect for the coastal look I was going for. Love some blue and white this year! The little hyacinth bowls the lemons are in were also in the clearance department. Score 2 for me!! You can see the coastal theme in my kitchen and entryways in these posts. Also the front of my house decked out for spring here.
The blue square mats were a HomeGoods find earlier this season. Love that they’re washable and the indigo color is a nice dark background to lighter blues on top. I can see using them all season with different shades of blues and greens.
I have a thing for white dishes and my go to every day dishes are always a nice neutral base. They have a great weight and can go into a warming oven so they are my go to suggestion whenever anyone wants dishes.
I wish I could tell you where to get my linens, but I bought them at Williams-Sonoma years ago so they are no longer available. I am always on the lookout for pretty linens to dress up the table. They are usually pretty inexpensive and can add such a great pop of color to any tablescape.
In the Spring and Fall when the temperatures are cooler in the mornings and evenings it’s nice to open the sliders and eat alfresco on the lanai. This teak table has two butterfly extentions in it so we can sit about 8-10 comfortably for large gatherings. We opted not to have a formal dining room. Instead we have a kitchen table and this outdoor table. Maybe I should clarify, I opted not to have a formal dining room. That is where I paint furniture and the children practice dribbling. One day in my fantasy world I will make it a sitting room with books and white slipcovered chairs and sit quietly in that room reading. But that’s a dream for another day…
So, there you have it, an easy bright brunch tablescape for Easter or any other great spring day. Now, I need to go make some lemon squares and maybe drink some lemon tea before I clean my disposal with lemon rinds! Lemons for days, I tell you!
See you soon,