Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Here Comes Peter Cottontail Brunch....

I am joining our host, Rita  from Panoply, for a 
Spring and Easter Tablescape Blog Hop:

Sometimes it's difficult to choose which dishes I want to use when I am having a small gathering.  Over many years I have collected 11 MacKenzie-Childs fluted dinner plates.....

For Easter Brunch I decided on these 4 patterns:
Stoke Gabriel
King Ferry
Bearded Iris
I have also amassed 17 salad plates, which I use most often.  
I choose flat rimmed, rather than fluted edged for stacking:
Stoke Gabriel
King Ferry
I am also using wine glasses that were my Mom's and are about 70 years old and flatware from Pottery Barn.  I love the Pioneer Woman's Easter paper napkins this year as they have all of the colors of my dishes......

....and her dinner napkins always have a recipe inside:


The table is set for Easter Brunch for four and the buffet is set for dessert:

The centerpiece is an Easter Egg Topiary flanked by two hand painted candlesticks with battery operated tapers:

Each place setting has a little bunny basket with a chocolate egg:

Once the salad plates are removed I can plate quiche (or maybe this quiche), sliced ham and fireball pineapple:

Bellinis of fresh peach puree and champagne, will be served: 

The buffet is all ready for coffee, tea and dessert....

There are a lot of bunnies hopping around here....

.....bunny paper plates and napkins....

...a bunny to help serve dessert...

....bunny ears on the MacKenzie-Childs High Tea Set....

...a few more in the corner, a sweet gift of three checked bunnies from a friend, a prototype set from MacKenzie-Childs...

...and a few more on the edge!!

I am using my vintage milk glass tea cups....

These are Colony Harvest cups and saucers:

...and paper plates and napkins for easy clean-up....

...all organized for easy serving!

I hope you will hop to these other blogs to see their 
Easter/Spring tablescapes:
Everyday Living - The Joys of Easter
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Funny Bunny Fern and Her Breakfast Tablescape
Me and My Captain - Spring Is In the Air
Red Cottage Chronicles - Fruit and Flowers Spring Tablescape
Living with Thanksgiving - The Joy of Spring
Hyacinths for the Soul - Garden Party on the Terrace
Home Is Where the Boat Is - Hop To It
My Hubbard Home - Busy Bunny Easter Table
My Thrift Store Addiction - Rabbits and Roses Garden Tea for Two
Thrifting Wonderland - Easter Table in Black and White
The Painted Apron - Spring Piggy Party!
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Bunnies in the Garden
The Bookish Dilettante - Casual Easter Tablescape

Here are a few of my favorites from the past:

Brunch for 2 in 2018

There were 14 of us in 2017 :

Happy Easter!
Happy Spring!
Happy Day!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, your table is such a beautiful array of gorgeous pastel patterns!! I love the mix and matchiness (if that is a word) of your MKC pieces, you have quite the collection. I love the recipe on the napkin!! What a great idea! Are these sold that easy or did she have them specialty printed? I hope you have a wonderful spring and a blessed Easter! 🐣💜

  2. Patti, You have the most fabulous collection of MKC! And you are a great stylist! I did not know Pioneer Women had paper napkins. The only source I have locally is Wal Mart and they don't carry many of her things.
    Your bunnies are adorable and look so nice all together on your server. Thanks for sharing some of your former tables. I know your guests enjoy your tablescapes.
    Enjoyed hoping with you. Happy Spring and Easter.

  3. Patti, I love how you combined all the pretty pastel dishes together then added the little bunny boxes with chocolate. You have a wonderful collection of MK pieces to choose from :) Our Walmart carries the Pioneer line, but I didn't know her napkins have a recipe included. They are one more special touch to your pretty table.
    Happy Easter

  4. Patti, your table is so pretty with. a wider variety of MKC plates. How special to have the prized collections.
    Love the napkins with the recipe. All of your bunnies are adorable. The dessert buffet is perfect for guests to enjoy. A lovely table, love the individual baskets with chocolates.

  5. So,so,so cute! I love your plates.

  6. Hi Patti! Your MKC pieces are lovely and I love your assortment of bunnies! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Patti, I am always amazed at your MC collections and yet today you show us even more. You have used them in a most delightful way. love the little chocolate boxes and the bunnies.
    It is always fun to hop with you.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  8. Patti, your collection of MKC is stunning! There is always something fun and whimsical about bunnies. I must check out the PW napkins, how clever that they all have a recipe. Your menu sounds fabulous. It is a treat to hop with you…Happy Easter!

  9. I wish I was coming to your Easter Brunch - you have inspired me to make mine a bit more special. Your setting is just gorgeous~ love the napkins too ♥

  10. Your table is MKC perfection Patti, I love your mix and match, beautiful candlesticks and topiary and the PW bunny napkins with recipes are so much fun! The dessert buffet is equally cute, the bunny ears on the high tea set are hilarious! Sweet sweet paper bunny plates and napkins, oh how I would love to join you for a bellini, quiche and a fireball pineapple slice!

  11. Patti, I love the patterns you chose for your Easter table! The topiary and the candlesticks are so pretty, especially for Easter. The hat on top of your stackable tea set made me giggle. :D I also enjoyed seeing a look back at some of your tables from the past. Brava, Patti!

    Happy Easter!

  12. Oh you have the most wonderful collection of MKC Taylor ceramics! Your bunny collection is adorable. I didn’t realize that PW had napkins with recipes, love that! Love those cute bunny boxes too. So happy to join you at the table and hop with you again. Happy Easter to you!

  13. Patti, you have such an amazing collection of MacKenzie-Childs Taylor. I love the patterns you've chosen for your brunch. So many lovely pieces on your dessert buffet. My favorite is the high tea set, just gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing your tables from the past too. I'm sure your guest will enjoy all the Easter pretties. Happy Spring Patti.......

  14. Patti, MacKenzie-Childs Taylor plates are the perfect choice for spring dining. Your Easter table is darling as are all the decor vignettes on the side table. You have beautiful pieces! It's so special to have these older MKC ceramics in our cupboards. I never grow tired of them. Our dinner plates are fluted too. It adds a festive touch like twirling in a full skirt. Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

  15. Your tables are always gorgeous!

  16. All of your bunnies are adorable. I want to hop right over and take a seat!

  17. Wow, Patti! What great pairing choices for your Easter table brunch! The collection of MC ceramics is representative of years of smart gatherings, and your entire setup is just amazing. The topiary, and all the bunnies are so cute mixed throughout the table and your tea sideboard. Your high tea and tiered trays are fantastic. My vintage heart loves you using your milk glass cups/saucers and your mother's crystal. The paper goods are great too. Pioneer Woman's napkins are the best with those recipes tucked inside. Thanks so much for bringing your treasures and style to the blog hop, Patti!

  18. Patti, my heart skips a beat when I see your lovely collection all together of McK Childs pieces, especially the fluted plates. I wish I could start a collection myself. They are perfect for any occasion. The buffet with the stacked tea pots are charming and playful. What a elegant but whimsical setting. Happy Easter.

  19. Your brunch table is soooo charming! I love the whimsy of the plate patterns and the fluting, sure to bring a smile to anyone lucky enough to share that delicious sounding brunch. The etched goblets are beautiful. I love how you styled the buffet with all types of bunnies, and I confess loving the bunny paper plates. They are cute! Have a lovely week

  20. Oh how I’d love to sit at your table, Patti! Your plates are so beautiful and I love the coziness of your table. The hand painted candle holders are so pretty and I love your mom’s goblets. Don’t we love using our mom’s pretty things? How I love your milk glass and all your bunnies. I want some quiche please and I need to find out about that pineapple!

  21. Your table is so beautiful and whimsical! Love it! Inspired to set my library table for the 2 of us. Another one will be set in the DR for the extended family.