Friday, May 13, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch

The menu.

[All Photos - The Grower's Daughter]

Happy Friday Girls!

This past week has been a blur. Between my sister's wedding preparations and a trip out of town earlier this week, the days have just flown past!

But, I managed to sneak in a few minutes today (between batches of cupcakes for a shower tomorrow), to post quickly on my Mother's Day Brunch.

For the past few years (since I've been married), I've hosted a tea for my moms (and sisters), in celebration of Mother's Day. I like to go all out with little hors d'oeuvres and pretty tablescapes to make the day more special.

They always appreciate it and I always have a lot of fun planning and getting things ready.

Here are a few (actually, a ton) of photos from the morning.
Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend!

Fresh cut hicaynths made the room smell divine.

A few apple blossoms from a local orchard.

They where so pretty and made a lovely centerpiece.

The table - simple and white.

I found these gorgeous napkin rings on the clearance shelf at Pottery Barn. Each number from 1 to 6 is slightly different around the edge.

A few different kinds of loose tea made for a  good selection for a special occasion. I wrote the names of each on little tags and tied them to the holder with twine.

Loose leaf tea balls were provided.

The selection for brunch.

(clockwise from the top)

Petite Croque Monsieur, Cherry Turnovers, Sweets, Mini Scones with an Assortment of Jams, French Toast Cups with Bacon and Maple Cream, and Petite Potato Pancakes with Creme Frais and Chives.

The Sweets - Petite Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream, Truffled Chocolate Brownies and Petite Rosewater with Vanilla Buttercream French Macarons (Yes! I got them! - - Post coming soon on those!)


  1. Maria, what a beautiful setting, I love the napkin rings, they are awesome! Everything looks scrumptious too! I'm pleased that I found your blog, I'll be back!


  2. Very pretty and inviting!;) Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  3. Hi Maria. This is all just so perfect. It's the kind of thing I always dream of doing and never do. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you!

  4. Maria, this was such a lovely setting. I have to agree with the commenter before me. I always wish I could do things like this but most of my friends are males by virtue of what I do. But thanks for sharing this us. :)

    Linen & Verbena

  5. Maria, everything is just stunning. What a lovely brunch you created for your moms and sisters!

    Have a lovely time at the shower and thank you for sharing your Mom's Day Brunch moments.

  6. Wow really pretty maria...wish i could do something like this!

  7. I'm sure you had a wonderful time, everything looks so delicious. I just love coming here!!
    xoxo Debra

  8. I'm coming next year...looks yummy and the flowers and table look lovely! Robx

  9. kinda' in a state of blur myself ... youngest daughter's wedding june 18 ...

    take it easy this weekend

  10. Lovely! You have a beautiful blog.
    Ana Paula

  11. All that is missing is donuts and you'd have all the tasty treats. Those muffins do look really good though. I like muffins more then cupcakes personally.


Thanks for leaving your comments! I always love reading them. - Maria