Fall Harvest Brunch: Decor, Menu & Music

Fall Harvest Brunch: Decor, Menu & Music

Tara Bellucci
Oct 31, 2013

I spend Thanksgiving with family eating a meal steeped in nostalgia. While I love it, I do miss getting to share the spirit with friends... and it would be nice to prepare something besides the traditional turkey and stuffing. I'd love to gather my urban family together outside under the changing leaves for a festive harvest brunch. Here's how I'd toast to great company and Autumn's bounty:

The Decor:

1. Parsons Reclaimed Russian Oak Dining Table, Restoration Hardware, $1865
2. Reclaimed Kasbah Rug, VivaTerra, from $59
3. Miller Metal Chair, Overstock, $154.99
4. Lacquer Charger, West Elm, $19
5. Marin White Dinner Plate, Crate & Barrel, $9.95
6. Threshold Batik Salad Plate set of 4, Target, $4.98
7. Threshold Wellsbridge Cereal Bowl, Target, $4.79
8. Harvest Gold Batik Leaf Napkins set of 4, World Market, $15.96
9. Danieli Flatware, World Market, from $15.96
10. Shanna Murray Salad Plate, West Elm, $8
11. Clear Glass Wine Decanter Set, VivaTerra, from $39
12. Soup Server, Heath Ceramics, $170
13. Fondant Marble Cake Stand, Anthropologie, $128
14. Miguel Wine Carafe, Crate & Barrel, $21.95
15. Hammered Copper Bucket, World Market, $34.99
16. Marble & Wood Cheese Board, Terrain, $58
17. Hand-Braided Apple Baskets, Anthropologie, $60
18. Birch Vase, Terrain, $14
19. Pinecone Salt + Pepper Shakers, West Elm, $18
20. Gilded Fig Vases, VivaTerra, $89
21. Mimosa Colored String Lights, World Market, $16.99
22. Carved Teak Planter, Terrain, $38
23. Henna Herringbone Table Runner, World Market, $24.99

The Menu:

Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs
Butternut Squash, Apple and Sage Soup
Cran-Walnut Pumpkin Toasting Bread
Cheddar and Leek Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins with Eggnog Cream Cheese Swirl
Marisa McClellan's Cranberry Jelly
Pomegranate and Prosecco Spritzer
Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider
Hot Cocoa & Kilbeggan Whiskey
Spiced Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Coffee Glaze

The Music:

She & Him - I Could've Been Your Girl
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Haim - Forever
Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Matt Nathanson - Last Days of Summer in San Francisco
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
Amos Lee - Windows Are Rolled Down

(Images: As credited above)

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