Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Brunch

When I think of Mother's Day, I think of a beautifully set table enjoying a delicious brunch that celebrates the women in our lives.  It was on Mother's Day 14 years ago that my husband and I had all our family gather to make the announcement that I too was going to be a mother.  Being a Mother has been the greatest blessing!  Here's some ideas that can help you celebrate MOM...

Many times fashion and interiors follow the same trends.  So think of what's hot in fashion and implement that in your home decor.  The 5 hottest trends for table setting are gold, ombré, color blocking, floral and taking an artistic approach.


Modern..Black, White & Gold

pink, gold table setting
Notice the accents of gold and gold flatware

gold cutlery, gold table accents
DWR Almoco Flatware $30-50

table settings, gold
Anthropologie Imperial Cheese Knives $198 24kt gold plated

DWR Midas Collection $68-86


Ombré is where color fades from one color to another or fades to white or black.

Beautiful example of Ombré flowers

The flowers and the table cloth fade
Scalamandre by Lenox Toile Tale Dinnerware $70 comes
The toile pattern lends itself to this style and comes in 4 beautiful colors.

Gretel Home POP Diamond Medium Bowls $59
These turquoise bowls would look fabulous mixed on a table

Crate and Barrel Set of 12 Multicolored Napkins $44.95
Buy multiples of these and use only a few colors that are closely related for that ombré look.


Loved this so much I tore it out of my Instyle Mag!

Kate Spade New York Greenwich Grove Teapot $150


Fingerprint table runner
This table runner not only gives the appearance of flower petals, but is a great way to give Grandma or Mom a memory of the kids fingerprints.  Here's how to create a fingerprint table runner.

Anthro Anemone Mezzo Vase $18
 These are my favorite and would make a great take home gift for the moms!

Love the floral table cloth!

This can mean setting your table a little off the beaten path or an artistic flair like brush strokes, actual art or watercolor.  Here's some great examples.

Simple, rustic and delicate
 I can't explain why I love this table.  It's peaceful and a little different.

Diane von Frustenberg Home Tableware

Hand paint your place cards

Oscar de la Renta Brushstroke Dinnerware $40-46

Anthropologie Beziers Placemat $48

Artspace, Artists fro Azuero, Set of 6- $750
Don't forget to do something special just for Mom.  Here's just a few ideas...

Have a family recipe printed into tea towel and use those as the napkins
Spoonflower shows you how to turn these handwritten recipes into tea towels.

Print a crossword
Display pictures of the women in your life present and past
PS If you want a beautifully set table for Mother's Day it means you will have to work on Mother's day.  Just take the next year off ~Brandy


  1. Awesome ideas for decorations. I will definitely like to implement few of these in my upcoming event. I and my husband are throwing a party at one of lovely iconic local venues nearby. Hope to have a perfect event.

  2. Lovely blog!! Have made some special plans for this coming mother’s day. Will have awesome floral decor for the day. For fresh and different variety of flowers I will opt to Flower Delivery Los Angeles service. They provide amazing flowers on affordable price.