Thursday, December 17

STYLING | Vintage Christmas Brunch


Contemplating hosting a Christmas Brunch this year? Maybe this one I styled with some vintage flair for the December issue of Romantic Homes Magazine will inspire you?

Just as I said in the article, "Hosting a Christmas brunch can be as simple as gathering a few friends together for coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls. Or it can also involve planning a special breakfast for your family on Christmas morning. Or choosing a day prior to Christmas to invite family or friends over to feast on the spirit of the upcoming holiday season."



Gather up some of your holiday decor from around the house and pull out some of your pretty cake plates and silver serving trays.


I loved using these vintage salt shakers created by my sweet friend Tammy from Cloth and Patina to label the food items. These were originally designed to be used as place card holders for place settings or even to display photos in your home or office. Isn't this gorgeous?
 




A combination of sweet and savory food items are the perfect combination to satisfy every appetite.
You can create everything from scratch if you are up for the task, do a combination of both homemade + store-bought items or keep it super simple and pick up everything from your local bakery.





I included Quiche Lorraine as part of my brunch food selections using my favorite Quiche Lorraine recipe!  It's absolutely delicious + easy to make.






I also made mini Orange-Cranberry Christmas bread loaves for the place settings and then baked a medium sized loaf as part of the brunch food table.


The beautiful candlesticks, metal envelope place settings and pretty napkin rings are also available from Cloth and Patina!






The large tin rustic bucket was something I purchased from Decor Steals some time back and I just created a beautiful floral centerpiece using an assortment of faux flowers from Hobby Lobby.

TIP: Whenever I create and invest in floral pieces to make arrangements, I always keep the majority of them very neutral, selecting mainly creamy whites and browns or even incorporating some brown twig bundles. This allows me to add bright red berries for Christmas and then pull them out to instead add pops of color for Spring and Summer. The arrangement you see above was part of my Thanksgiving decorations and for this Christmas Brunch, I just added red berries for a festive touch.


Here's another pretty vintage salt shaker food label holder and a close-up shot of the inside of this delicous orange-cranberry bread.










Do you see that gorgeous orange juice decanter?
That was also another treasure from Cloth and Patina!!

I hope you're inspired to do something like this for either family or friends this holiday season.
Below you'll find the links to a couple of recipes as well as resources to some of the beautiful serving and decor items shown in the post.

SPECIAL THANKS
Thank you Tammy for boxing up some of your pretty things to send to me just in time for the photo shoot! It was exactly the inspiration I needed to help pull everything together! Mwah!!

If you haven't checked out the Cloth and Patina shop you are missing out. Tammy's beautiful designs are handmade with a tremendous amount of love and care. She is a very sweet person with a big heart and it shows through in everything she creates!!

MENU

Food
Bagels + Cream Cheese - store-bought
Mini Muffins - store-bought
Cranberry-Orange Christmas Bread - homemade
Quiche Lorraine - homemade

Beverages
Orange Juice
Milk
Citrus-infused water

RESOURCES
Stoneware Pie Plates - holding quiche + bagels
Vintage Shutters for backdrop • The Cozy Nest
Rustic Hanging Metal Door Bucket for floral centerpiece • Decor Steals
Florals • Hobby Lobby
Orange Juice Decanter • Cloth and Patina
Creamy White Metal Cake Stands • Hobby Lobby
Brown Barley Twist cake stand • Southern Living AT HOME
Lighted Christmas tree • Hobby Lobby
Lace used on centerpiece, cake stand + on around mini bread loaves • JoAnn's
Vintage Salt Shakers • Cloth and Patina
Vintage Silver Candlesticks (set of 3) • Cloth and Patina
Glass Candy Dish - holding tub of Cream Cheese • InSpired 365
Large Silver Candlesticks - holding fruit tray on table + carafe of water on food table • InSpired 365
Silver Tray (holding medium cranberry-orange bread loaf) • InSpired 365

KEEPiNG iT REAL
Ella was so confused when I created this Christmas Brunch table in the middle of our dining room - BACK IN AUGUST. And now she's asking if we are doing ANOTHER Christmas brunch - since it's actually Christmas now. *wink*

Also, I had to use dried cranberries for the bread recipe instead of the fresh ones the recipe calls for...because cranberries aren't in season during the Summer. (oh the struggles of a party stylist)! *giggling*

Oh! And all of the baking I did was done in a toaster oven I borrowed from a neighbor - because that's during the time we were still on the hunt for a new range after our house was struck by lightning! You would never know from the photos though...would you?! *wink*

Oh and hey!! Happy Birthday to my little brother today!!

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