I have probably mentioned on here a gazillion times that brunch is my favorite meal to make, and it’s my favorite way to entertain. I make brunch for Mike and me every Sunday after church, and recently we invited four friends to join us. It was a cold day outside, but despite the weather, it was a springtime brunch inside. The table definitely isn’t magazine worthy, but I always like seeing how people set their tables, so we thought you might enjoy seeing this one, too. This table setting is definitely a high low mix. I used our good silver with goblets that cost a dollar each. Here are some tips for making a springtime brunch table setting.
Use a Table Cloth
Maybe they’re a little bit old fashioned, but I love using table cloths when we entertain. They make everything seem a little fancier, and they also help to protect the table if you use a pad. I made the table cloth using left over fabric from the bed skirt that I told you about in this post.
Dish Cloths as Napkins
Dish cloths make great napkins. They are big, come in lots of different patterns, and aren’t as pricey as napkins. I pulled out my French dish cloths that I bought at a street market while on a bicycling trip in France. Dish cloths make the best napkins. I bought six of these for just two euros. I always wash them in a delicate cycle and hang them to dry so that they are always looking new and fresh.
Use Some White
When other things on the table are so colorful, I like to use white plates. These Nantucket basket plates by Wedgewood, which you can buy here, are just the best. The simple details of the basket weave around the edge give them some style. I paired them with our International silver in the Royal Danish pattern. The green dish is depression glass, and it held fresh fruit salad.
Go High Low
Everything on a table doesn’t have to be the finest or most expensive. Mix it up. Go high low to have a more interesting look. The blue goblets were one dollar each at the Dollar Tree. They have been used again and again. The blue and white cups came from Ikea a few years ago.
Add a Pop of Color
Since these are the flowers I happened to have on hand, I used them for the centerpiece. I love that they weren’t matchy, matchy and added a little pop of color to the green and blue theme. I think they made the table so much more fun and happy.
Serve What You Love
Brunch is such a fun meal to prepare because there are so many ways you can go with it. You can make an egg and sausage casserole or create a waffle bar with lots of different toppings. Or you can go country and serve sausage gravy and biscuits along with cheese grits. And don’t forget there’s always pancakes or crepes. I picked some of my fave brunch foods for our menu this time. The menu was these bloody Mary’s, this egg dish, these biscuits, and fruit salad. It was all delicious and very much enjoyed.
We hope these tips will inspire you to invite some friends over for a springtime brunch or just to prepare brunch more often for your family.
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