This weekend I hosted a sewing themed brunch for my parents to honor my Mom for Mother’s Day. My mom is and always has been a lover of all things fabric, lace and thread. Growing up she would reupholster furniture to bring in extra income, sew the majority of our clothes and make clothes for our dolls and barbies. Now that she and my dad are retired she spends most of her time making quilts for humanitarian efforts, tatting leper bandages or making quilts for her kids and grand kids She makes a quilt whenever any of them are born, for their first Christmas and when they get married. Since she has 9 kids and 42 grandkids, she’s pretty much in her sewing room (the largest two rooms in our house) all the time.
I thought it would be fitting to have sewing as the our theme for the decor. It also meant that gathering supplies would be super easy. I just raided her stuff, filled up my trunk and I was all set! I think it turned out really pretty. She was extremely touched and happy when she saw it – which was all I wanted.
For the food table:
– I pulled some fabric through embroidery hoops and hung them on the wall.
– I accented the food table with a feather weight antique sewing machine and its case.
– I filled bowls and a cake stand with lots of lace ribbon/trim and tatting thread.
– I also added tatted doilies that were made by my Mom and Great Grandma.
I wanted the food to be really feminine and decadent (it was a special occasion after all).
I served fresh raspberries and blueberries with freshly whipped cream.
I made a Strawberry Banana smoothie and some flavored water.
The breakfast casserole was really delicious (probably thanks to the amount of butter and bacon in it). I used the recipe found here and just did just under 1/2 for the pie plate and substituted bacon for ham – and I’ll be honest I used about 6 tbsp of butter instead of just 4. 🙂
And, really, what brunch is set without a few Orange and Raspberry rolls with cream cheese frosting from Shirley’s Bakery?
For the dining table:
– I covered it with a tatted lace table cloth made by my great grandmother – isn’t it incredible?!
– I filled painted mason jars with carnations in shades of pink and pinned a length of eyelet lace around each one as a little skirt. For the center I filled a large vase with Lilies (that my Mom got to take home).
– I set the table with antique plates, mason drinking jars and cloth napkins that had a measuring tape/pin napkin ring (one of my favorite details).
– I added framed photos of me and my mom from when we were infants.
It was a beautiful brunch with delicious food, great company and very pretty decor. Happy Mother’s Day!