it or not, there are times when I simply stare at my dining room
table, trying to figure out how to make it look great. When dealing
with the colour orange, it wasn't difficult to come up with some
nifty ideas for an Orange You Glad brunch.
orange table by making your own tablecloth, using remnant pieces
of orange cloth. Take the pieces to a sewer and ask him/her to
create multiples of three different sizes of disks. Ultimately,
the idea is to cover the entire table with them. Be careful not
to place them too close to the edge or they will fall off. The
tiny-sized disks are perfect as coasters to be placed under your
guests' beverage glasses.
The nice thing
about these orange disks is that they have uses outside of your
orange brunch. For example, the medium-sized disks would be perfect
for lining a bar tray or a circular table that needs protecting.
are a good place to start your search for china. One type of china
that always speaks to us whenever we're doing a colour theme is
Fiestaware. Between the 1930's to the 1950's, this was very much
in vogue for their colours: orange, turquoise, black, and yellow;
you name the colour, Fiestaware has it. Place down these vibrant
dinner plates and you will immediately see that your table is
turning into a celebration of whatever colour you choose.
A visit to
a local kitchen store may find you, like us, buying a complete
set of orange-handled cutlery. Totally kitsch, we think that it
is essential to have it on your orange brunch table.
place down clear juice glasses. Add a couple of pitchers to the
table to be filled with
can you guess? Orange juice, of course!
enhancements can involve filling tiny glass vases with water,
a lemon leaf, and some stephanotis blooms. Usually seen in bridal
bouquets or in gentlemen's boutonnieres, stephanotis is a very
fragrant flower. Complement the vase with green leaf bowls to
create a great look.
You may wish
to use orange linen napkins. Fold them in half, roll them up and
wrap the napkin with a trimming from an ivy plant. As a final
touch, tuck a stephanotis bloom into the ivy. Place a napkin on
each guest's side plate.
fresh flowers for the table, how about stacks of oranges? Place
four oranges down on your table in the form of a square, positioning
leaves under them to prevent them from rolling around. Add another
orange on top, along with a few stephanotis blooms. Create three
separate arrangements along the centre of your table.
Any or all
of these elements are guaranteed to make your orange brunch table
vibrant, inviting and fun!