My friend, Amy, and I hosted a potluck Christmas brunch at her house recently for a handful of our girlfriends. It was so nice to get together with some fun gals and laugh over girl-food and mimosas.
(what's girl-food, you ask? Well, apparently carbs and sweets, because that's what everyone made!)
My friend, Ashley, made the most yummy and festive cupcakes ever! Aren't they pretty? They also tasted divine.
For the table centerpiece, Amy and I gathered cylinder vases of varying sizes and filled them with a sprig of evergreen and fresh cranberries. We added water and a floating candle to each vase and wrapped a length of pretty Pottery Barn burlap ribbon around the bases. The three arrangements were placed on a cake plate with more fresh greenery and a few stems of gold berries. All of this sat on an antique, gold-framed mirror. I loved all the natural and organic elements mixed with the sparkly crystal and metallics.
If you need to create an affordable centerpiece for your Christmas dinner (or breakfast, brunch or lunch...) consider fresh cranberries instead of fresh flowers. They are SO inexpensive and keep beautifully in the fridge.
These sweet cups were Amy's great grandmother's. We dressed them simply with small candy canes.
It was a fun day with some fun friends!!