Brunch Tablescape Ideas

When someone in the family is celebrating a birthday, that’s all the excuse I need to get started on a brunch tablescape. See how these ideas created a table setting with a country French style that’s simple and relaxed.

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Table set with white dishes on a striped tablecloth, green hydrangeas and tall candle sticks.


When I think of a country French tablescape, I imagine an understated elegance with a linen table cloth, simple place settings, a rustic centerpiece and of course something blue.

Setting The Table

The table started with a linen pinstripe tablecloth. Most of the time I use a chargers for each place setting but sometimes I prefer the soft look of a tablecloth. The un-ironed look for linen is in and sets the stage for a casual table.


Table setting with white dishes, blue and white napkins and neutral tablecloth.


White dishes also set the mood for a casual brunch tablescape. Years ago I had to replace broken dishes and decided on classic white. Why? Because white goes with everything and when you’re artistically plating food, it looks more appetizing on a white dishes.

No brunch tablescape is complete without Champagne flutes for mimosas. For glassware similar to mine, see these French style tumblers.



Navy blue and white kitchen towels are used instead of cloth napkins. Did you notice I used stripes, windowpane and plaid patterns for a bit of fun? I love using kitchen towels in different ways and these were less expensive than buying cloth napkins.

Something Organic

Instead of creating a large flower arrangement,  I used green hydrangeas in three small clear glass vases. Talk about quick flower arranging. Nothing could be easier.


Green hydrangea stems in a clear glass vase.


I also used two small blue and white ceramic planters, each filled with a styrofoam ball covered with sheet moss. They look like mini topiaries. The combination of greens on the table looks fresh and new. For more sheet moss projects, see the post DIY Moss Covered Letters.


Mini topiary in blue and white ceramic planter.


Add Some Drama To Your Brunch Tablescape

Tall wood candlesticks, as well as the sweet birds nest have rustic charm with lots of texture. I recently added a distressed look to the candlesticks by sanding the finish and applying liming wax. The height of the candlesticks give the tablescape a sence of drama.

To get the look try a tall candlestick or a candlestick set similar to mine.


Tall wood candlesticks with birds nest and green hydrangea arrangements.


To see before photos of the candlesticks, click on the post Winter Decorating Ideas.

Little Details

For a touch of whimsy I added a ribbon of mini poms that meander around the vases and candlesticks. It’s a festive touch, perfect for a birthday celebration.

Decorating tip: The ribbon comes with a thin wire that I removed.


Centerpiece with tall candlesticks, green hydrangeas and a string of pompoms.


Mini moss topiary, string of pompoms on a neutral linen tablecloth.

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Simple brunch tablescape with country French accents in blue, white and green.


Thank you for stopping by. If you’re planning on hosting a brunch soon, I hope these ideas will help you get started.



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10 thoughts on “Brunch Tablescape Ideas

  1. Cindy says:

    This is just lovely! Your choice in fabrics is definitely my favorite aspect of the tables cape – the ticking stripe and the simple plaid go perfectly together! And those sheet moss covered styrofoam!! Who knew??!! 🙂

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks so much Cindy! I love creating special occasion tablescapes and the family seems to enjoy the presentation. 🙂

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