4.10.2009

spring brunch [with a twist]

I love brunch no matter what the season-it is always my favorite means of entertaining! Better yet, the casual nature of brunch makes them a more budget friendly alternative than the traditional dinner party. I think for this spring that citrus is the perfect hue and flavor to add to this midday affair.

(setting via victoria pearson, crepes via hallie burton, floral arrangement via martha stewart, lemon iced bunt cake via penny wincer, pom pom invitation via snow and graham, newspaper placesetting via martha stewart, citrus centerpiece from ariella chezar (via snippet & ink) and orange juice containers via unknown)

What is your entertaining style? Are you a brunch girl too?

Oh, and if you like me still need some entertaining ware for the summer then I highly recommend that you take advantage of the current free shipping offer from the lovely delight by design sponsor, farmhouse wares. I think that I will be buying these beautiful ruffle candlesticks...

...and their lovely scalloped edge cake plate.

34 comments:

Sasha said...

What a beautiful post! Great Inspiration!

I can eat brunch everyday..I am 1005 a brunch girl!

Have a beautiful Easter!!

Megan said...

Lovely post! I love brunch-I really believe I could live solely off scones, crepes with nutella, hot coffee and blueberry pancakes for the rest of my life :)

love the color palette as well!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Great post. I love brunch.

And I really might have to order myself that scalloped edge cake plate. Reminds me of the one I had in my post today. I am a big fan of white dishes!

anonymously chic said...

oh, this color palette is beautiful and i love the shots you chose. i'm off to farmhouse wares to check it out!

Heidi said...

What a lovely idea. I love all of the orange colors. So beautiful, especially for Spring.

Trisch said...

I never even thought about using orange! That's such a perfect colour for any room where food is present :)

Trisch xo

Joyce said...

The photos are great! I love brunch and entertaining in general. xoxo
PS I like your new pic.

Angela Fielding said...

Love, love, love your blog!

Rachel Mallon said...

I am a total brunch girl! Love this color scheme as well. I will be having a bridal shower brunch coming up soon and I cant wait. Great post!

M said...

GORGEOUS post!
Have a beautiful Easter!!

Marian said...

Great color palette. I'm inspired to make crepes!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Oh yes, I love brunch too! In fact I'm having brunch with all my family on Sunday. Luckily we still have great weather here so we will be enjoying it outside in the sunshine.
Happy Easter to you!
Catherine

paula said...

this is great. Love the color and all the inspiration.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I totally agree with you as well. Brunch is my favorite type of entertaining. I love breakfast so that's always nice to have and with the other additions to Brunch I'm heaven. Plus it makes for a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Couture Carrie said...

Love this collage, B!
I am a brunch girl, as long as there are mimosas involved!

Your new profile pic is fantastic, btw!

xoxox,
CC

Absolutely Not Martha said...

beautiful as always--have a great weekend!

ms. less is always more said...

brunch in that picture looks fab! I do love brunch and wished I hosted it more often... it really is a super easy and fun way to entertain! as long as you have time to sleep off the mimosas that afternoon!

PS~Erin said...

This is such a pretty collage you've created! I love a brunch spread. I'm always secretly stoked about attending or hosting a bridal or baby shower bc of the yummy brunch goodies!

Happy Friday!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love brunch! But honestly I prefer to go out, there's so many cute brunch places around where I live and the best lemon pancakes to die for in Laguna Beach. But I will have brunches more often if and when I finish the handmade tablecloth I'm working on :)

Hoping you have a wonderful brunch this weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Emorie said...

i looooove brunches! and i think your color palette would be just perfect for an easter brunch--not too traditional but still very spring-y. great post!

Melissa said...

I love brunch! This would be so perfect for a wedding and those ruffle candlesticks are so pretty.

Kotori said...

I think brunch is so much less stressful than a dinner party, but can be just as fabulous. I love this citrus scheme you've pulled together.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love the place setting with the crossword puzzle - so clever! Now that I've seen this post yes, I do believe I may be a brunch girl. :)

Courtney said...

I always loved when my mom hosted brunches when I was growing up, but I've yet to host my own. This board is beautiful and reminds me that, while I love eating brunch out, perhaps I need to host one at home before too long! I hope you have a very Happy Easter Blair! xo

Candi said...

I love brunch! Mmmmm mimosas :)

Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Blair! Hugs

christina said...

Loving all that fun, bright, citrusy color. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

the color in this post is simply gorgeous we likey :)

tanya said...

these images are perfect inspiration for any spring/summer brunch--gorgeous!

wunderbug said...

not only do i looove brunch, but i love the colours that you've featured here. loooove.

at christmas time, we always do a lil drop-in brunch thing where people can come by before they hit up the mall for christmas shopping (anytime between 9am-2pm), and just use it as a time where we can catch up with people that we haven't seen throughout the year (or those we haven't seen for a few years!) and spend some fueling-up time with them before they get their holiday stuff done.

we've done it for the past four or five years now and it's been really successful because weekends get booked up so quickly otherwise for dinner parties - brunchtime is always available!

abigail said...

what lovely photos. they make me wish it wasn't too late in the day for brunch.
there's always tomorrow.

Courtney said...

I'm a huge fan of brunch. As all of my cousins have grown up and there are a million schedules to keep track of, my gradnma decided to have birthday brunches in lieu of birthday dinners. It's such a great way of catching up on a Saturday or Sunday morning before the day's commitments! [& who doesn't love birthday cake before noon]!?

I love this colour palette: so refreshing.

Happy Easter, Blair! Enjoy your long weekend.

citysage said...

You are seriously good at these boards Blair! I've been thinking of planning a housewarming party in May, and this palette might be just the thing!

Emily said...

This brunch set up is so pretty. I love anything with a good mimosa quite honestly. -e

Courtney Adams said...

love, love, LOVE your blog! so much i had to share it on my blog. i love your ideas and hope for my blog to be even be just as half as successful as yours someday. thank you for your inspiration!!

Courtney
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