Creative Brunch Series: with Sara Gillespie + Bright & Blush

What do you get when you add chèvre frittatas, mimosas, and art-making to a vintage Airstream trailer? No, it's not an episode of Three's Company-- it's the perfect recipe for a Creative Brunch! 

And lucky me, I got to do this event with two dear friends--Designer and Professional Crafter, Sara Gillespie  and Shannon Gillespie of Bright & Blush

Our event topic was Creative Hacks Anyone Can Do, and the theme was southern + sweet. Bright and Blush did a fantastic job of bringing my vision to life and Sara Gillespie was an absolute joy to learn from. To top everything off Ida Claire was the perfect venue to bring it all together. 

I'm in love with these doily-esque place mats. Such a perfect anchor to the delicate baby's breath in ornate green glasses. And can we talk about these tiny gold frames for a second? I'm thinking "something gold" should be the new "something blue". It makes anything feel extra special. 

Our guests were given all the supplies they needed to complete this canvas painting project. We learned how to use transfer paper to add lettering to our paintings and use gold paint pens (more gold, yeah!) to add that "something special" to our canvases. 

Everyone left with a finish piece they could feel proud of. I later found out that one attendee went to school the next day and did this project with her students. I could not stop smiling when I learned how proud she felt to share a new art project with confidence. 

Berry Chia Jam for the win. Bright & Blush made these little jars-o-goodness for all my guests and they were a hit. Give me sweet jam over hot buttered biscuits any day of the week!

Shannon Gillespie of Bright & Blush

Shannon Gillespie of Bright & Blush

Sara Gillespie

Sara Gillespie

What's a Creative Brunch without a giveaway? Sara is all smiles holding up an abstract print by Nikki Cade Studio.  I love this gorgeous girl!

Ten southern + sweet reasons to smile all nestled inside an Airstream. Thank you ladies for making this day a smashing success!  #thecreativebrunch series 



P.S. If you would like to attend an upcoming event be sure to follow @creativebrunchseries on Instagram 

P.P.S We are always looking for guest teachers for upcoming events. Could that be you? Please say hi and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you!


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