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brunch for my valentines


I wanted to do something sweet for the fam this Valentine's day, but with it falling on a Monday I decided that a leisurely weekend brunch would be a better way to celebrate.  Better still, by using things I had around the house and the addition of a few savvy purchases, the whole morning only cost about $20 {including the food and cards}.  See below for how it all came together...

photos © cake. 2011

Last week I posted on Facebook that I found some pretty fabric at Ikea and hobnail bowls at Michaels for a steal.  They became my inspiration for the brunch, and using the fabric as a tablecloth and the bowls as serving pieces, I put together a simple continental style menu.  This included greek yogurt with whole strawberries, honey, pecan granola and cranberry scones with fresh squeezed orange juice & lattes to drink.

Above the table I hung two garlands that I crafted from items around the house.  The top garland is made from doilies and cupcake liners, folded to look like flower blossoms {fun tip: when folded just right they look like hearts} and strung along a length of baking twine.  The lower garland is created from felt sticker hearts in a variety of colors and sizes. I sandwiched the stickers together with along a length of twine- which was more time consuming than you would think, but much easier than trying to cut and glue all the hearts from scratch.

Of course I had to give some cards to my family, so I created a few custom Valentines through my membership at Tiny Prints {If you haven't heard about this service yet- try it out for a while. It seriously rocks}.  I also came upon some free printables from Hello Lucky and they were so cute I decided to print them on sticker paper and use them to label the envelopes. 

Everything turned out great and I hope it offers you some last minute inspiration for your celebration. Happy Valentine's day!

Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs (February 13, 2011 at 8:54 AM)  

SO sweet!! I especially love the garlands. Adorable!!

Lili (February 13, 2011 at 9:58 AM)  

LOVE this! happy Vday to you!

Andrea (February 13, 2011 at 10:37 AM)  

So pretty!! Happy Valentines Day!

Alba (February 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM)  

Oh! Soooo sweet!

Happy Valentines Day! :)

{ L } (February 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM)  

This is so SWEET and fresh. What a beautiful idea to do a brunch. It turned out absolutely lovely.

CraftCrave (February 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM)  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Feb 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Drink More Tea (February 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM)  

The garland is cute and an idea well worth keeping. Thankyou!

Randi (February 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM)  

What a sweet brunch ... I'm sure your family felt special and loved!

Glory (February 13, 2011 at 7:41 PM)  

So cute! I love seeing you post original work! You did a beatiful job!

what i heart (February 13, 2011 at 8:20 PM)  

That is the sweetest little setting ever!

Natalie (February 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM)  

What a lucky family you have! Great job on your Valentine's brunch! I am also loving my Tiny Prints membership.

Jordan - Polkadot Prints (February 14, 2011 at 2:41 AM)  
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Jordan - Polkadot Prints (February 14, 2011 at 2:42 AM)  

Becca, this is so sweet and perfect - making everyday moments special! Love how you used your cake stands! Happy Valentines xo

Save the Date for Cupcakes (February 14, 2011 at 6:38 AM)  

So sweet♥ I love simple Valentine's Day treats like that!

CBH (February 14, 2011 at 8:23 AM)  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 20 post on Feb. 14, 2011. Thanks again.

KucaBaby (February 16, 2011 at 3:54 PM)  

Just wanted to let you know that the hobnail bowls are reduced to 49 cents today at Michaels!!! I just stumbled upon your blog the day you posted about them(and I liked you on fb too)so when I saw them today being put in the outside sale bin,I immediately thought of your post....I bought a bunch to store away for future parties and such!

Shane Knight (December 5, 2012 at 3:23 AM)  

becca lots of good wishes for your family and too you also..really impressed by the style,presentation you have make the day really special with lots of love every where...

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