Southern Tablescape Thursday

Submitted by Christi


This week the tablescape is Easter Champagne Brunch. It was supposed to be on the back porch but the wind didn’t want to cooperate. After the vase fell over and got water on my tablecloth, I decided to move it inside! Be sure to join me tomorrow for a special Good Friday edition of A Southern Life.

These are my pink and white dishes. They are stoneware and I love them for their versatility.

The champagne (or technically sparkling wine) is from Spain. It is Castillo Prelada Brut Reserva. It is a good inexpensive sparkling wine that is great to make mimosas with.


The pretty flower bowls are not part of the dish pattern. I got these at Tuesday Morning years ago. Aren’t they cute?


I love the lace detail on the napkins.










Hope you enjoyed this tablescape. Check out all of the other tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Brunch Casserole
This is great to have if you have company staying over. Make it the night ahead and enjoy a leisurely time with your guests.

* 2 1/2 cups seasoned croutons
* 1 pound spicy pork sausage
* 4 eggs
* 2 1/4 cups milk
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
* 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach – thawed, drained and squeezed dry
* 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained and chopped
* 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
* 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
* 2 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish

  • Spread croutons on bottom of greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Crumble sausage into medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain off any drippings. Spread sausage over croutons.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk until well blended. Stir in soup, spinach, mushrooms, cheeses and mustard. Pour egg mixture over sausage and croutons. Refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until set and lightly browned on top. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve hot.


37 Responses to “Southern Tablescape Thursday”

  1. Mari (Once Upon a Says:

    So pretty! Love the colors you’ve chosen for your tablescape.

    Happy Easter!

  2. Janie G Says:

    Very pretty tablescape. I love your pink and white stripped plates! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. Debbie Says:

    Very pretty table. And I do like those flower petal bowls you got at Tuesday Morn. Love that store! Hope your Easter is wonderful.Blessings,

  4. Dream Mom Says:

    Loved your pretty pastel colors! Nice tablescape!

  5. Ceekay Says:

    Your tablescape is so pretty. I love the flower dishes and your napkins are beautiful. Happy Easter!

  6. Sue @Rue Mouffetard Says:

    I love the dark green background for all the pretty china…Very nice.

  7. ellen b Says:

    Love those napkins and those sweet bowls!! Happy Easter!!

  8. KBeau Says:

    That casserole sounds delicious and such a pretty table.

  9. Linderhof Says:

    Pretty tablescape and yes, Spanish sparkling IS NOT champagne! What a great idea for Easter — the champagne brunch!

  10. Lori (All That Splatters) Says:

    I love the colors of your tablescape! Everything is so spring-y. What a beautiful brunch setting!

  11. Chari Says:

    Hello and Happy Easter…

    Just wanted to come by to say thank you for visiting and taking a peek at my Easter brunch tablescape!

    What a beautiful table you have set…it’s beautiful! My friend, you must live near me…we are having wind like crazy! So sorry that it spoiled your dining on the porch! I just love those pretty pink & white striped dishes…I was thinking that they would be beautiful with my Rose mist salad plates that I used in my tablescape today…hehe! The pretty rose plate that you layered on top of the pink & white stripe is so pretty with it…and I love your flower bowls! What a lovely table!!!

    Happy Easter!
    Warmest wishes,

  12. Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage Says:

    Very Easter-y and Spring-y, Love the flower dishes!

  13. LdyDy Says:

    Very pretty table. Love your cute bowls! Yummy casserole!

  14. susan Says:

    That casserole sounds divine–I love anything with spinach. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Miss Janice Says:

    Love your tablescape. Love the china and the linens. That casserole sounds yummy and I would love to attend your Brunch!

  16. Kathleen Ellis Says:

    Very pretty! and a yummie sounding menu!
    Happy Easter!

  17. Roberta Anne Says:

    What a lovely table and I love the white lacy napkins and the sweet pink dishes.

    Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  18. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    So pretty! Everything looks great and the casserole sounds yummy!

  19. Karyn Says:

    I have those same dishes! (But not the bowls, they are perfect and look great with the rest of the set) Very Pretty! Have a wonderful Easter!


  20. Maya Says:

    Oh, a champagne brunch…, it’s a very long time since I’ve enjoyed one of those. That has to change! Happy Easter to you.

  21. Laura Ingalls Gunn Says:

    Your pink and white dishes are just beautiful. Great springtime table.

  22. Amy Says:

    So pretty.. a champagne fancy is that? Love the Tuesday Morning dishes. They really have great deals, don’t they? What a lovely springtime tablescape! Amy

  23. Sue Says:

    What a lovely brunch table. The rose plate you used on top of the place setting ARE really cute.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  24. Chandy Says:

    What a great table! I love all the wonderful touches you added!

    Happy Thursday!

  25. ann Says:

    lovely.just lovely.and the casserole sounds yummy.i have

  26. Zoey Says:

    Oh, Wow, those are some pretty dishes. The striped plate with the flower bowl is just beautiful.
    Great job on everything!

  27. missymomof3 Says:

    How beautiful! You are such a talented woman!

  28. Linda Q Says:

    Pretty table, like your Eastery colors!
    Linda Q

  29. Katherine Says:

    Very pretty tablescape, I love the pink!

    I posted my first Tablescape Thursday today, a little late!


  30. Shelia Says:

    Your table is so lovely! Love it all! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  31. Bo Says:

    Hi Christi…I have wanted some pink dishes for the longest time & seeing yours makes the desire even stronger! Lovely table…& I have copied your Brunch Casserole recipe…this is the first time I’ve seen seasoned croutons used & that sounds delecious…Thank you! Also, thank you for your visit & kind words… 😉 Bo

  32. Jane Blackburn Says:

    Lovely tablescape! I found two of those white and pink plates at Goodwill a few years back for fifty cents each…have been looking for more since. So versatile.1

  33. Sue Murphy Says:

    Are you a nurse? I noticed you wrote flower “bowels” and I do the same thing. I’ve written the word “bowel” so many times over the years that it is reflex. It is particularly vexing when I am writing out a recipe. Nothing suppresses the appetite more than visualizing putting something in a “big mixing bowel.” 🙂 BTW, nice tablescape!

  34. Christi Says:

    No, I’m not a nurse, just messed up – or the spell checker mis-correctd me. It does that sometimes!

  35. Kathy Says:

    I love your dish combinations they look wonderful together and those pretty lace napkins, enjoy your Easter champagne brunch, happy weekend, Kathy

  36. laurie Says:

    Those flower bowls are so unique and so pretty. Lovely tablescape. laurie

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