Find your tribe and love them well. When I moved to Atlanta, GA from Grand Rapids, MI 15 years ago, I was fortunate to make the move with a few of my sisters. They’ve been my dearest friends on this journey of life. These are the girls that have sat in waiting rooms during childbirth, showed up in the middle of the day to lend a helping hand, and been there for each other through life’s lowest lows and highest highs.
For Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to show them how much I appreciate who they are as women, sisters, mothers, and friends. What better way to celebrate our friendship than with some of the things we love best: beautiful aesthetics, delicious edibles, and enough time to span the conversations that are sure to ensue.
Thankfully we are all helpless gardeners, so decorating was as easy as heading to the backyard armed with a pair of garden shears. Roses and False Indigo tumbled over the table, while spring ferns flanked the centerpiece, bringing the outdoors in.
I was fortunate to be able to partner with Bed Bath and Beyond for our brunch, choosing pieces from their wide selection of entertaining dishes to create my table scape. Bed Bath and Beyond is a one stop shop for all your entertainment needs, and I was surprised by their variety of stylish choices. For me a table that mixes modern with rustic styles is such a classic combination, and Bed Bath and Beyond supplies both. I was able to order everything I needed online with one click without having to leave my house or shop multiple stores, and that to me is invaluable.
I chose a mix of black, white, and gold pieces, combining them with natural textures of wood, wicker, and marble to create a table setting that is classic and able to shine in a variety of settings and styles.
Notoriously untalented at creating beautiful cakes, I’ve finally found a style I can pull off, the rustic naked cake. Minimally iced, and flanked with garden flowers, my cake stood proudly on it’s modern stand.
I kept the food simple. Rustic bread, a selection of meats and cheeses, and fruit to grab is all we needed for a satisfying brunch.
One of my goals for 2019 is to be intentional about prioritizing the relationships in my life. I’m so grateful for this time with my sisters, celebrating who they are as women, mothers, and friends! I encourage you to make the time to celebrate the ones you love! Below I’ve linked the items that I used to create this beautiful table setting. Head over to Bed Bath and Beyond, and get inspired by all the ways you can make your next event unforgettable!
ITEMS USED IN MY BRUNCH TABLE SETTING
This blog post was sponsored by Bed Bath and Beyond, however, all views, selections, and opinions are my own.