Last month I had the privilege of styling a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. She was hosting it along with a few other girlfriends and they had already discussed having a brunch due to the mom-to-be's love of breakfast. We talked about the gender of the baby (girl) and the mother's favorite color (pink) and the style she likes. From there I went home and began brainstorming on what "theme" to give a brunch.
My grandparents were farmers and when I think about the BEST brunches (not necessarily the most beautiful, but certainly the most delicious!), I immediately think of good old-fashioned comfort food. Grandmother's buttermilk biscuits, homemade preserves from her garden, the smell of thick bacon in her iron skillet...you get the idea :). So...with that thought in mind, a Farmhouse Brunch it became!
There were a few items I knew I wanted. The first was milk bottles. I'm sure many of you have already discovered this, but the glass Starbucks frappuccino's that you buy at the grocery store look just like little milk bottles when the wrapper is removed. Just my luck, the friend that was hosting the shower happened to work with a guy who drinks them on a regular basis and was happy to donate them to the party. A good soak, scrub and dishwasher cycle and they were good to go! The other item was not quite as easy to come by and was something I finally found sitting outside of a salvage shop. It was a brown wooden mirror then, but for $25 it had great potential. Two cans of white spray paint, one can of chalkboard paint and $6 later it was a chalkboard! I will share pictures of that process in another (much less exciting) post. For now, enjoy the pictures from the party! I hope you like it!
(images courtesy of Lauren Blair Photography)