Brunch is always my favorite meal to serve to friends. Eating and visiting mid-morning still leaves much of the day to do other things. It seems that we all have so many commitments that it is nice to finish early and the added bonus is that you do not have to stop for lunch!
I love to serve mimosas at brunch, but since my favorite recipe for mimosas involves pineapple juice, as well as orange juice, I decided to use the two colors of the juices as starting points for this table. You will find the recipe for the mimosas at the end of the post.
I found the yellow and orange placemats at Old Time Pottery last year and thought they might work with my pineapple and orange color scheme.
Pier I had these napkin rings on sale recently and they were perfect for this table! Don't you love a bargain?
The Laurie Gates "Hailey" plates, mugs and pitcher were pieces that I have owned for a while. You might remember them from the post I did on neon colors. You can see that Here.
The green champagne flute is "Pebble" by Artland and the yellow sherbet is Fostoria "Moonstone".
I am sure that you all recognize the green flatware. I think most of us in blogland have these pieces. They came from World Market. The orange and yellow flower votives were purchased at Steinmart, but I have seen them at Michael's, too.
Do you like to entertain for brunch or do you have another favorite meal? I would love to hear about the special way you treat your friends!
Now, for the promised recipe for my favorite Mimosas! It originally came from Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox. I hope that you like them as much as I do!
Sunrise Pineapple-Orange Mimosas
2 cups fresh orange juice, chilled (confession - I do not always use fresh squeezed!)
1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
1 (750 ml) bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, chilled (obsession - I always use champagne!)
1. In a pitcher, stir together the orange and pineapple juices.
2. To make one cocktail, pour equal parts orange juice mixture and champagne into a champagne flute. Garnish with one orange slice, if desired. I often make up a pitcher full and let guests serve themselves, as I did on this table - it makes a great centerpiece!
3. This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and so on. For children or non-drinkers, substitute 7-up or Sprite for the champagne.
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