Even though it's almost 80 degrees here in Louisiana and not really feeling like fall I wanted to share an Autumn Brunch I styled for the Celebrations at Home Vendor Challenge last year. The theme for this quarter was Autumn. and hopefully this post will inspire some ideas for your own Thanksgiving dinner or brunch. I traditionally don’t do many fall designs so it was fun to so something different and a challenge I was excited about. I knew I wanted to use a rich fall color scheme of orange, burgundy and browns and I wanted to use a lot of burlap. My mother is a huge fan of fall so I raided her decorations and found pumpkins and leaves. I used Dollar Tree finds like leaves, mini gourds, moss and some carveable pumpkins I made into candle holders. I sprayed them metallic gold and added some spray glitter. They sat in terra cotta flower pots from my backyard. I created all the paper goods with rich patterns printed on craft paper. I used a beautiful handmade gold paper that I accented with twine to give it a rustic feel.
I knew I wanted simple foods and to do something with pancakes. Charynn from Two Sugar Babies created wonderful toppers with edible gold glitter to top the pancakes and also serve as place cards with the guests names written on the leaves with an edible marker. I also made egg and bacon cups, croissants, salmon cups and mini donuts served with coffee drinks with cups and striped straws from My Little Love. The food was served on wood stumps and hand made white serving pieces. Favors were macaroons from Aly B’s Bakery, a local Shreveport bakery. Several different colors were made to give a somewhat ombre effect in the push pop container. They rested in a wire basket with Spanish Moss and coordinating tags ready to be taken home by guests.
The overall feel was rustic and laid back and most of all simple which allows for time to relax and visit with our friends and loved ones. Isn't' that what the holidays are all about. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!