Hubby and I had friends over this last weekend for an early fall brunch! Nothing fancy-just a casual affair-but even so, I wanted it to be special.
I started by putting some touches of fall in the dining room.
Next- was figuring out the menu. I wanted something delicious-yet something I could prepare in advance so I wasn’t spending all my time in the kitchen that morning.
I decided on an old favorite- Sausage Quiche, which is quick and easy to prepare, and can be made the night before. I also whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins that night. All I had left to do the morning of the brunch was cut up some fresh fruit and throw some red potatoes and peppers in the oven!
Last but not least-I wanted to create a beautiful-yet budget friendly, centerpiece and tablescape.
I already had an idea in my head of how I wanted the table to look-so I started shopping around the house (and outside), and began the process of putting it all together.
It took three attempts-but in the end-I was OVER THE MOON happy with how it all turned out!!
Simple-rustic-neutral(which is exactly what I wanted) and super budget friendly-because I already had everything!
I absolutely love the drift wood look of my dining room table-so I’m all for not covering it up-when I can! Since this was a casual brunch for friends-I let it’s beauty shine!
A few weeks ago-my niece, Amanda and I went on a nature drive (she’s even more impatient then hubby, btw!)-but she did let me jump out of the car when I saw a bunch of pampas grass on the side of the road. It’s one of my favorites!
I’m in love with the rustic look of the grey-green pumpkin-and since I had a plethora (I love that word!) of hydrangeas this year-it was a no-brainer to tuck a few of these lovely blooms into the centerpiece.
I took these photo’s the morning of the brunch-when the sun was just starting to peek in the window! I just loved how warm and inviting my table looked. Even the white on white dishes seem to pop with the little touch of gold. Yet, I couldn’t help thinking that something was missing!
After adding the gold chargers and wrapping the napkins with burlap-I had just enough time to snap a photo or two-before are guests arrived!!! Talk about last minute decorating!!!
Oh well! It made for fun conversation-and our friends felt pretty special! That’s all that really matters- right?
I’ll be linking up today at these amazing parties-so stop over and be inspired!!!