Any big plans for Mother’s Day? We’ll have the entire family from both sides in town for Olivia’s baptism on Saturday, so Mother’s Day will likely be a low key brunch at our house.
But if I could plan a Mother’s Day fit for a queen (my mother-in-love and dear momma), this might be perfect:
I’d make cute little labels for the pancakes, mimosas and grapefruit halves:
(feel free to right click and download for a future brunch, wine & cheese party or the like – just add a toothpick, straw or string depending on your food or drink item)
And Kevin might make delicious little silver dollar pancakes.
What a dreamy Mother’s Day this would turn out to be!
(PS it’s my first Mother’s Day – if you count the time the bambino is out of the belly – and I’m so excited to celebrate!)
Tags: Brunch, Decorating, Dinner Parties, Mother's Day, Purple, Vintage
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Easter is just around the corner! I picked up a bouquet of daffodils and tulips just the other day at the market and they added such a bright and fresh touch to our kitchen and dining room. Any type of bulb flower at a sweet price is a definite nod that spring is here.
Here are some of my favorite Easter entertaining ideas – after all, it’s a mere two and a half weeks away!
We’re celebrating Easter with family and I think a casual brunch outdoors would be a lovely way to relax.
Purples, pinks, corals, creams… the inspirational palette for this year.
I have several white paper lanterns that I hang at varied heights for just such occasions.
A simple spread of french toast, boysenberry syrup and fresh squeezed oj? Yes please. Served atop vintage dishware with mismatched glasses around a centerpiece of beautiful flowers – double yes.
Alright, so I probably won’t hang antique chandeliers above the table, but it’s pretty, right?
Here are a few more inspirational Easter ideas!
Tags: Decorating, Dinner Parties, Easter, Parties & Entertaining, Pink, Purple
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We’re preparing for our annual Halloween dinner party this coming Sunday and I’ve pulled together a quick round up of a few of the amazing *spookified* table settings & dessert bars that have caught my eye:
Sandra of The White Library created an equally chic tablescape full of spiders & crows. Rich jewel tones provide a much friendlier alternative to your everyday Halloween color palette, proving that the holiday doesn’t have to be all about gore to be spooky and fun.
Finally, Sweets Indeed designed a delectable feature that’s full of Victorian-esq details – including lace patterned cookies, paper products, black swags and even filigree-inspired icing. More on table decor and those mouth-watering desserts here.
Purple seems to be the accent color of choice this year! I do love how it provides a soft contrast to the bright oranges, blood reds and black that we often see. I might just have to make it a feature color of our Halloween spread as well…
Tags: By Color, Desserts, Dinner Parties, DIY, Halloween, Orange, Parties & Entertaining, Patterns & Color, Purple
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