The Perfect Easter Brunch: It’s Okay to be Fancy part 2.

First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you who read and responded to my story. It’s not easy sharing “reality” on this virtual space—but I am so thankful I did. While taking some time away from blogging… I enjoyed spending an Easter weekend with friends. Easter is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons, most of all because it celebrates Jesus’ total victory over our total depravity. And if that’s not something worth celebrating… I honestly don’t know what is!

So we’ve started this unofficial tradition… Easter Brunch on the porch. It’s the one day out of the year that I like to get all fancy…

perfect easter table setting

Easter Brunch Menu



  • old fashioneds (thanks to Rob and Em!)
  • J. Lohr wine and more (thanks to Sam!)
  • Bulleit Bourbon (thanks to K. Falk!)

We pulled out the china, the silver, and my new chalkboard (that’s going to go in our new kitchen)… basically… we pulled out all the stops.

So what if it was absolutely freezing? So what if we pulled out a space heater to keep on the porch?

It was great. Check out more pictures below the fold …


easter place setting

easter place setting


cheese and salmon

nana puddin






Happy Easter! (And don’t miss last year’s fancy brunch!)


rob blackledge



  1. I love the Chalkboard menu!
    –Carmen April, Creator/Blogger at Dinner With Nerds (

  2. Gorgeous, claire!! I want to come to the next one. 🙂

  3. Last year, I was there! Really missed it this year!

  4. aunt Nana says:

    hey…is that the awesome cheese?

  5. aunt Nana says:

    wow….love!!!! So psyched for your new chalkboard. where’d you get it? It’s perfect. Flowers are awesome…such fun!!! you are the best!

    • I got it from World Market – remember, you saw it with me when we went shopping?… also YES. it is the awesome cheese and it was awesome.

  6. Ted was in 2 pictures and I wasn’t in any!!!!

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