Mothers Day Brunch | Life and Linda

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Mothers Day Brunch

 We dined alfresco on our back patio
I hosted a brunch for a few girlfriends and their husbands plus my son, Jason.  We dined alfresco on our back patio. My husband asked me did I want to work on Mother's Day.  I say sure, why not treat my family and friends to a lovely brunch.
Jain  @aquietgardenlife and Scott arrived with a beautiful bouquet of roses from her garden.

The buffet island my husband built is so handy for entertaining.  I don't know about you, but when I entertain, I have a difficult time trying to take photos before the guests arrive.  Sorry it doesn't look complete.
Our copper round table makes for a perfect setting so each guest can see each and chat.

Jain always insists on taking my photo. I try to get her to allow me to take her photo as well.

I set this table in purple and green.  The flatware is Napoleon Bee by Horchow. The plates have lavender on them, which is my table theme.
Blueberry french toast, a fruit platter my friend June brought.  stacked potatoes and 2 kinds of quiche.
I baked banana bread cakes for each guest to take home.

Jain graciously brought a pretty Princess Cake.  it was so pretty and decadent.
Our lovely fountain flanked by purple petunias.

A fun brunch for all.  Dining alfresco is so refreshing on a beautiful spring day.

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  1. You’re the hostess with the mostest Linda! Your outdoor areas are perfectly suited for entertaining and it looks like a perfect day for an alfresco brunch. Jain’s flowers from her garden are of course gorgeous! Glad your Mother’s Day was a happy one. ♥

  2. Looks lovely and fun! And oooooh, a Princess Cake! I haven't had one for so long. We used to order one for the office on special occasions.

  3. How fun! Ive only seen a Princess Cake on baking shows:) Looks like you showed your guests a lotta love:)

  4. AnonymousMay 14, 2024

    How sweet and fun for all of you to celebrate at your beautiful back yard for Mom's Day El Fresco. The table is beautiful and the flowers that Jain brought from her garden are gorgeous. I have never heard of a princess cake. How beautiful. Have a great week. Big Hugs Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage

  5. Beautiful setting, Linda, and wonderful photos! You look absolutely gorgeous!!!! Now I want some cake! xo Diana

  6. Thanks for such a fun, beautiful and delicious day, you know we loved it all! So kind of you to cook for us on mothers day, a real treat! Thanks for sharing your champagne Sunday too 😉

  7. You always set the prettiest table, Linda! I love the colors and the flowers are truly outstanding. Looks like a lovely Mother's Day!

  8. Beautiful setting and table. Those flowers are gorgeous and the cake looks like it was fabulous! Im sure you two ladies enjoyed being together!

  9. You’re a fun hostess Linda! Glad your Mother’s Day was a happy one.

  10. Linda, you have the perfect setting for an alfresco brunch. I know your guests were delighted with the wonderful food! Jain’s flowers and cake are gorgeous and are a fabulous hostess!

  11. What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day. Your work was a gift to yourself and your family & friends. It looks absolutely wonderful, Linda.

  12. It looks like a wonderful Mother's Day, absolutely perfect in every way. I love your beautiful table (and the buffet!) -- and I hear you about pre-photos! So lovely to be cherished and to share this lovely entertaining!

  13. AnonymousMay 18, 2024

    What a delightful Mother's Day brunch and you are a wonderful hostess. Your family and friends had to have had a lovely day with the delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

  14. You were so thoughtful in your planning of this special brunch... the decor, the menu, the favors... what a lovely way to celebrate!

  15. You are such a wonderful hostess and your menu sounded fabulous!


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