Tablescape 101: Spring Brunch (Yellow & Pink)

Blossoms are no longer a distant memory and the first baby lambs are beginning to arrive. Yes, as each day passes we step closer to spring and all of the hope, opportunity and energy associated with the season’s longer days. In mind of this Manvi and I wanted to pull together inspiration for a Spring Brunch – think washed-out ombre shades of primrose, lemon and fuchsia against crisp white. Here’s Manvi with more of how to recreate this look…

For the invites we used a scallop print gift box with a coffee mug inside, along with rolled up paper invites and confetti for a festive touch. Claudia of Fig2Design dip dyed beautiful and playful invites, menus and place cards in softer pastels shades of the core pink and yellow palette. Michelle’s calligraphy added a touch of sophistication to each piece. We also decided to key into the ombre dip dye trend, which proved an enjoyable and inexpensive DIY approach to creating unique table linens. Fold a solid white cotton bed sheet to align the edges and dip in liquid dye to create an instant no-sew tablecloth. For this scheme we used pink and fuscia dyes (from Rit) to get an ombre effect, with the whole DIY costing less than $10. The flower centrepieces anchored the stationery and linens by tying the scheme together. Three milk bottles filled with vibrant dual-toned roses, white and fuscia ranunculus, and eucalyptus pod branches formed the multiple-piece centerpiece. The eucalyptus branches added height and sculptural interest to the arrangement, drawing the eye upwards to the colorful dip-dyed paper lanterns. Opting for a multiple-piece center arrangement makes it easy to move a couple of the vases during the meal to make space for dishes without compromising on the look. Colourful, stylish and practical – just the way Mr. Bazaar likes it!


  • Reply maria @ ritzy bee March 1, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Love it all…great job Will, Claudia + Michele!

  • Reply Melissa March 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Wow–this is gorgeous!

  • Reply Jaclyn March 1, 2012 at 2:42 am

    those ombre napkins are sweet!

  • Reply Kayla Poole March 1, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Favorite yellow striped mug! I enjoy mine every day.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

      It's been on my To Buy list for way too long. Think it's time to indulge!

  • Reply Tim March 1, 2012 at 4:27 am

    love the cheerful palette … perfect for spring. My absolute favs are those gold flatware .. stunning pieces!

  • Reply Emily Wilson March 1, 2012 at 4:50 am

    omg im going crazy over the golden flatware and those wonderful s&p shakers. Lovely as always!

  • Reply Beth C March 1, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Hello. This is my first time posting here. Just had to say how beautiful this is. Really perfect for spring. Where did you get the salt and pepper shakers? They're adorable!

  • Reply Splendid Willow March 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Manvi + Will = I love that combo! (:

    What an incredibly happy & friendly table. You will find no moody guests here.

    The tall vase is so pretty. And the Lava flows… Meow!

    Hugs to you both.


  • Reply Jeanette Lunde March 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

    WOW!! That is so nice that I got tears in my eyes. You are so good!
    I hope to see you in London Will, that would be lovely. I´m bringing my best friend and writer, Heidi, and we are doing some work at the same time. I´m planning to feature Selina and her book in my next magazine, and I would love to have you too. If you like. Have a wonderful day! xo Jeanette

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar March 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

      I hope it made you cry in a good way, Jeanette! 😉 Thank you for your sweet words and I'm so looking forward to our rendezvous here in London! xo

  • Reply Sophia March 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

    love all of it!

  • Reply Rebecca March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Beautiful styling! Love the two colour roses, like raspberry ripple icecream! the owl s&p shakers are super cute too!x

  • Reply Gild and Grace March 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Oh I love love love this Will! The roses, the gold flatware, the colours – all perfect!

    Abbey x

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    oh my goodness, how pretty is that?!
    I don't have a word for the two of you … thank you!

  • Reply STYLIZIMO March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I have no words……It´s SO beautiful! I love the colors, the styling, all the details and the photography – such a feast for my eyes.

    Great job you all!

    Nina x

  • Reply Mackenzie {Design Darling} March 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    What stunning work! Bravo to both of you. Those Kate Spade mugs have just skyrocketed to the top of my wishlist… and I don't even make coffee at home! 😉 Gorgeous.

  • Reply Liz March 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    So lovely!!!

  • Reply Divina Chita Brasil March 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful!I love the collors!!

  • Reply rachael adele // for the love of design March 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    so pretty! you are quite good at what you do! 🙂 i'm so happy you shared the link to the s&p shakers i need them!!

  • Reply Zara March 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    So pretty tablescape, fresh and clean; beautiful white & yellow combo!
    Love these paper lanterns and milk bottles!

  • Reply jane March 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    You always make me smile.
    Hope all is well!

  • Reply Katherine March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Oh Spring….. I know you are right around the corner! I love that you have reminded us that bright days are on the horizon.

  • Reply Claudia March 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you again for having us, Will! It's such fun to work on these tables capes for you with Manvi. She has a spectacular vision and I'm thrilled to be part of the team.

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair March 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    This is gorgeous – especially those yellow and white cups and the roses against the white vases. Definitely makes me think of spring! x

  • Reply Wendy March 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Oh my, love it all. Perfect for spring.

  • Reply Emily Peck March 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Yellow stripes are my thannnng. I need those coffee mugs ASAP! I love this! So fresh!

  • Reply Laura Trevey March 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Everything looks so beautiful for a Spring Brunch!!

  • Reply Nikki Rappaport March 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Well this is just perfect. I love the gold accents too!

  • Reply Robin March 2, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I LOVE THIS! Next month I'm throwing my sister in law a baby shower and she's having a girl — this color scheme would be perfect for the shower.

  • Reply Stephanie March 2, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I really need to learn calligraphy. Love those pretty and super simple name “cards”.

    p.s. I included the same WE elm lamps in this month's ideabook too…so funny! We are on the same page…

  • Reply Itzi March 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Very cute.


  • Reply Jess March 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    You did a great job, and I love the details with the confetti colored tape! Very inspirational!!!

  • Reply Lana {lanalou style} March 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Oh wow, this is gorgeous, the two of you make such a good team!

  • Reply kandy March 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

    so warm colour! Your inspiration room for your new place is one of my favourites, too. I love the mix of materials and styles.

  • Reply Branca Costa March 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I just love the colors and objects. really!!!
    xoxo from Portugal!

  • Reply Danielle / Breakfast at Toast + TEG July 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

    GORGEOUS post! How beautiful!

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