Creating a Farmhouse Brunch

“No matter what the season, a bouquet of flowers can always be found in my country house.” 

Farmhouse table setting black chairs

Photos by and Written by Nora Murphy for New England Fine Living

Flowers are a natural part of my home, so setting my old Irish farmhouse table for a spring brunch with bright yellow bunches is only natural!

Daffodil Farmhouse Brunch
Spring Table Setting Farmhouse Style

To set this cheery table, I start with woven grass mats for each place setting. I love how the texture and hue of the mats works in seamlessly with the old mellowed pine tabletop. All white dinnerware helps to keep the look fresh while cotton kitchen towels, with a pretty tasseled fringe, add a homespun country feeling. Hand blown glasses with grass green rims from Mexico and bee glasses from France add more spring-inspired elements.

Farmhouse Brunch

Once the table’s set, I add the pizzazz! I casually place, here and there, small pots of grocery store bought daffodils that get dressed up in small metal pails. [photo NM 5]

 Keeping the casual feel going by using the same metal pails as the potted, freshly cut daffy’s make the most impact when the stems are cut down to create miniature cheerful bouquets. 

Farmhouse Brunch with daffodils
Country Farmhouse table with black chairs

When brunch is served, I love how flowers surround us, as if we’re outside seated in the garden!

Happy spring!

Nora Murphy - Connecticut Country House