Hey friends! I don’t normally post on the weekends but Jimmy just got back from a men’s retreat is taking the longest nap with Emmy while the big kids are playing upstairs with their legos. I figured it was a perfect time to share a few photos from a surprise birthday brunch I hosted last week for one of my close girlfriends. After taking pictures, I realized this tablescape could be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.
I used some classic blue and white transferware from Blue Willow and finally put out my gold flatware. I thrifted a large set of this vintage Dirilyte flatware for a whoopin $12 last year at a garage sale. They go for sooo much more on Ebay and I can’t believe I scored it for so cheap. However, you should’ve seen their original state because they were terribly tarnished. It took me forever to polish them because I had to do each one individually with some Peek polish. It took me a good two weeks because my right forearm would get so sore and I could only do a few at a time. Now, I know how the downstairs people felt in Downton Abbey! Ha! No but really, I love how they look now that they are all pretty and shiny again.
My roses have started to bloom and they make such pretty little arrangements. I cut the small blooms from my rose bush and snipped three big ones from my next door neighbor’s rose bush. Thank you, Adrienne!
The little vintage crystal dishes were for the fruit and I got a set of them at a garage sale for a couple of bucks. I think garage sales are the best places to find vintage items for dirt cheap.
The pink and gold glasses were a great clearance find at Homegoods for $2 each. I love the gold etching around them.
If you’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, keep it simple with a few delicious recipes. My friend, Sara made these waffles but you can also find my pancake/waffle recipe here. I make this quiche all the time and it’s always a hit. I love the stone ground grits from Trader Joes and I add shredded cheese at the end. You could also try my banana bread with coconut oil or blueberry mochi cake. Throw a few of those recipes together with a nice arugula salad and/or fruit salad and you’re set!
One of my favorite things in the world is gathering people around my table. There is something so beautiful and powerful about sitting, talking, serving, praying, and breaking bread together. Love is given and received at the table. I believe the table is a sacred place where the gospel is lived out.
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity Acts 2:46
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can’t wait to share a big part of the guest room on Tuesday for a blog hop I’m joining in with some other bloggers. If you missed my Week 4 One Room Challenge post, you can find that here. Hope you have a wonderful start to the week!
Let all that you do be done in love. I Corinthians 16:14