For the next two weeks, Second City Soiree readers are in for a series of fabulous guest bloggers! Our first guest is Chris Nease, the talented founder of Celebrations at Home; also on twitter.com/CelebrateAtHome
I'm thrilled to be helping out Jen today, and will kick off the week with some great ideas for a Mother's Day Brunch. I've put together some inspiration for a lovely garden-style brunch with a bit of a vintage feel.
Begin by setting the table with a casual mix of flowers inserted into old bottles or vases. Small groupings add charm and a relaxed atmosphere. For the place settings, it's fun to mix and match prints, and colors in dishes, glassware, and/or napkins. Set mom's special spot with a small gift, wrapped with a lace doiley detail. Serve tea or coffee in vintage tea cups, and don't forget the mimosas!
All the elements to produce this lovely setting can be found at your local thrift stores. Keep your table cloth neutral so as not to appear 'old fashioned.' Also keep your flatware sleek and contemporary. It's the juxtaposition of the old and new that keeps this look modern.
Serve a light meal so there's plenty of room for delicious desserts! These individual quiches would be a good option. You could even have a couple of different varieties available. Serve with salad or fruit, and fresh roasted asparagus. Finish it off with a sampling of sweets like macaroons, cupcakes, and mousse tartlets. This will be a Mother's Day to remember!