With the first day of spring just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make some plans for a little brunch! I’ll be pulling out these settings for Easter brunch in a couple of weeks.
For this setting, I wanted to keep things really light and bright.
Here are some of the ingredients that I used that you could pull together from the thrift shop, your cupboard, and your favourite florist.
- Linen fabric for the tablecloth
- Brass candle holders in a variety of shapes and heights
- Cream coloured candle sticks
- White dishes with delicate patterns
- Gold flatware
- Glassware and mugs
When I’m setting a table, I like to stick to a general mood and colour scheme. For a spring-y brunch like this, I thought it would be a good excuse to do lots of whites, pinks, and gold/brass. However, you could opt for a moodier setting like this one, and include some darker woods, heavier greens in place of the pink blooms, and some rich blues and greys.
For the flowers, I indulged all of my favourites. White anemones, pink ranunculus, and tulips for the win.
It’s always a special touch to deck out the place settings with something extra. Whether it’s an awesome place card at a big table, or a single flower tucked into the napkin, it spruces up the setting before the food arrives.
My favourite source for dishes is the thrift store. I can spend forever hunting for new additions to my shelves, and I love to bring the special pieces out for meals like this (or your average Sunday pancake session). If you haven’t done it before, stop by a local thrift shop or flea market and see what you find. Platters, cream + sugar dishes, and glassware are my favourite things to look for. I sourced a bunch of the dishes for the Sweet Happenings brunch that way.
I also recently picked up some gold flatware and it seems to make every meal more delicious.