While I can only dream of entertaining again someday when the world is a healthier place (and believe me, I am ready when the time comes!), we have been setting the table every night and every Sunday morning for brunch. I find such joy in picking out the napkins and placemats, and creating not just a meal for my family, but a memory. A memory I hope will bring them endless happiness and even inspiration! More now than ever, it is these precious moments with loved ones that are the most magical. Whether you live on your own or with a family of two, four or six people, setting the table with lovely linens, flowers and silverware transforms a meal from ordinary to extraordinary.
During the week, dinner is our meal of choice to sit down as a family, however on the weekends Sunday brunch is a sacred event. I make waffles or pancakes, depending upon the boy’s requests, as well as chicken apple sausage and bacon, fresh fruit, and coffee. We all gather around the table – often in our pajamas! – and have a leisurely brunch, listening to music, talking about our plans for the day, and savoring every maple syrup drenched bite.
When setting the table for our family (or a relaxed yet beautiful meal with friends), I often choose block print linens, like these stunning ones from Pomegranate Inc. I instantly fell in love with the Gaya Cobalt’s blue and white design – my favorite color combination and one you can find throughout our home – and adore how these linens elevate any occasion. The pattern feels rich with history as its namesake suggests, and there is something so effortlessly charming about the matching napkin and tablecloth.
Layering different colors, patterns and textures brings a table setting to life and adds such visual interest. In this setting, I mixed and matched the coordinating cotton linens with the natural raffia placemats and napkin rings. Raffia evokes feelings of sunshine drenched dining on breezy summer days, and so it felt only fitting to choose them for this setting. The deep blue border on the raffia placemats and napkin rings perfectly ties everything together. You can recreate this look on your own (with flatware and glassware of your choice), and find everything on Pomegranate Inc.‘s site in this bespoke Pom Box that I curated for them. Be it for a family brunch or a celebratory dinner, complete with flickering votive candles and pretty glassware. Pomegranate Inc. was also gracious enough to provide MBB readers with a special code – BUNS0720 – which can be redeemed with a $75 or more purchase for a gorgeous blue and white apron – exactly what every hostess needs!
The finishing touch to any table is flowers. Hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus, roses, dahlias, tulips and whispers of cheerful chamomile blooms are among my favorites. For this setting I chose pale blue hydrangeas, as I love their volume and soft color. Remember, flowers complement the setting, so have fun with them! You can opt for a tight pave arrangement with roses nestled close to each other, or a series of small vases filled with earthy blooms reminiscent of wildflowers. The options are endless!
My favorite part of this beautiful tablescape was how it brought my family together and made Sunday brunch feel oh so special. And of course, I am already daydreaming about my next table setting :).
Thank you to Pomegranate Inc. for sponsoring this post.