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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ushering in 2011 Tablescape

Welcoming in the New Year has been done in pretty much the same way for the last 36 years. The china remains the same, the centerpieces vary, family is constant and the menu has been the same. My youngest calls it "tradition"
(trə-dĭsh'ən) pronunciation
n.
  1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication.
    1. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage.
    2. A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present: followed family tradition in dress and manners. See synonyms at heritage.

     Lenox Snow Lily. Our wedding china. The first set was lost in the fire and after much looking and discussion, we went back with the same. We both love the generous pattern around the edges, the sedate gray on the creamy bone china banded by platinum. 


    Sitting on mirror placemats, gifts from my mother in law. Silver trays as chargers. Silver given to me by my grandmother and godmother. Some pieces as old as I am. 
      
    Monogrammed linen napkins.
    You too could win a set of 8 with monogram of your choice.. Click HERE!

    Silver snowflake napkin rings.

     Vintage wine and of course champagne!

    A sweet gold and glitter tree to mark your spot.

    Many silver ribbons tied into bows on the back of the chairs


    Chandelier adorned with beaded glass swags and glass snowflakes.

    Silver trees on a mirrored runner. Tall white candles in clear star shaped candle holders.

    Interspersed with delightful little creatures.. Snowbabies. These are part of a collection that belongs to one of our sons. When he was little, oh he's so gonna disown me now!!, he wanted to "collect" something too. He loved these little snow people, so his grandmother indulged him. Now I regularly add to the collection in the name of "figment" (grandchild yet to be).

    Love these trees!!! the ends are simply crystals that pick up the light and change colors as I hope you can see!



















     
    New Year Wishes
    I wish you Health...
    So you may enjoy each day in comfort.

    I wish you the Love of friends and family...
    And Peace within your heart.

    I wish you the Beauty of nature...
    That you may enjoy the work of God.

    I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities...
    For those things that really matter in life.

    I wish you Generosity so you may share...
    All good things that come to you.

    I wish you Happiness and Joy...
    And Blessings for the New Year.

    I wish you the best of everything...
    That you so well deserve.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!
    Author Unknown
Be sure to click HERE to enter my giveaway for 8 monogrammed linen napkins!!
I'll be linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday - please visit to see more of the wonderful tables set for your enjoyment!
Thanks for dropping in... I love your comments.  

Cast:
Lenox China
Estate sale silver trays
WMF silver
Wine and Champagne - Libbey Rock Sharpe
Dillard's snowflakes
Monogrammed napkins - moi
Mirror placemats and center pieces - Mother in law
Snowbabies - Dept 56
Trees- collected here and there
Star candle holders - another UFO
Silver ribbons - Michaels and Hobby Lobby
Swirl tree place card holders- TAG
Skinny candles - Walgreens
Beaded swag - Pottery Barn Chicago, years ago
Snowflakes - UFO

51 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS table!!!!

Kuby said...

This is so beautiful and a perfect start to the New Year. I wish you and your family a joyous New Year. God Bless

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your Winter Wonderland table is! May your new year shimmer and shine as brightly as your beautiful table.

xinex said...

What a stunning winter scene! This is just gorgeous, Marlis, so sparkly! I love it! You are so creative! Happy New Year!...Christine

Mrs. Serendipity said...

So beautiful. Love the silver winterfest sparkly tablescape! Thank you for sharing your New Year Wishes too! Happy New Year! Mrs. "S"

Mare said...

your home is just beautiful!.... so warm and welcoming..... love how the dining room table is set up :))...
happy new year!!!...
blessings
M...

Tracy F. said...

A beautiful New Year's table! I love those silver trees! Looks to be a very elegant evening.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marlis...breathtakingly beautiful :)

New Year Blessings!
Gail

Jacqueline said...

Marlis, this table made me feel like I was one of the Snow Babies and I could jump and run in the snow with them. Everything is just spectacular. I love the frosted chandelier and the added touch of the bows on the chairs. What wonderful heirlooms you have. A closeup of the china was wonderful, I can see why you went back to it. Have a wonderful New Year celebration.

Entertaining Women said...

This may well be my favorite of all your tables...at least through today. The centerpiece is incredible! We had a lake house burn to the ground one time. So devastating...and totally exhausting! Instill periodically will look for something, only to remember that it was lost in the fire. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design and for stopping by my post. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

I hope you had a very happy Christmas! Your tablescapes always look completely outstanding. So beautiful and well put-together. I love your Christmas plates. The greys are gorgeous.

Happy New Year!

Sarahx

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is gorgeous. I love that tradition has taken an important part of your lives. I would certainly feel like a queen sitting at your table. From our home to yours Happy New Year! hugs ~lynne~

Alycia Nichols said...

Sweet Marlis! How are ya?!! Your tablescape is BEE-YOO-tee-ful!!! Those silvery trees are SO pretty, and I am love, love, LOVIN' that tablecloth and china!!! The napkins are exquisite beyond compare! I love initialed linens, and this set is fabulous! It's all so pretty and wintry...perfect!!! I hope you and your family have a marvelous and safe New Year filled with all the traditions that make family. Hugs to you, and party on!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Spectacular table! Love that your children call it tradition and what a nice poem at the end! Happy New Year Marlis-enjoy:@)

Laura Wilkerson said...

What a beautiful table. I absolutely love those mirrored placemats and the monogrammed napkins are perfect. Love, love, love monogramming!

Happy New Year!

Laura

Mary said...

What a beautiful setting & table to usher in the New Year! I love all your sparkling silver complete with your forest of glittering trees & snowbabies :-) Best Wishes for a Happy New Year~

Custom Comforts said...

How utterly beautiful and elegant!!! I never thought about setting such a pretty table for New Year's. What a wonderful tradition you have.
Happy New Year.
Cindy

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Marlis,
I want to live on your table. It's SO elegant. I LOVE your crystal look of those WONDERFUL trees and your sons snowbabies are incredible in their own little world. They seem alive! I LOVE your china and "It's SO SAD" you lost your original, BUT to buy the same pattern makes it seem So Much MORE special...I've changed over the years and I'm sorry to say I "Didn't keep my wedding china", I bought German Rosenthal instead...Thank you for sharing this GORGEOUS setting with us. It was a magnificent adventure and I had OODLES of fun exploring...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! Oh, so gorgeous. Well, your table is more than gorgeous! Love all of your dishes and crystal. Your centerpiece is so nice too! I know whoever sits here will be thrilled! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and Happy New Year.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kat said...

How gorgeous, festive and elegant. I love it!

Miss Char said...

Marlis, WOW this table is a perfect New Years table. I love all the shimmery elegance of each of the pieces. You have outdone yourself. Thanks so much for sharing.

A Toile Tale said...

Marlis -
This is lovely. You were wise to keep that china pattern. I never saw it before and it is beautiful. So perfect for this tablescape. And your photography is exquisite tonight! Happy New Year!!!!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Madame Meg said...

Beautiful table, and beautiful traditions! Happy New Year!
: ) Meg

Denise said...

Wow! Double Wow. Triple Wow. Very, very elegant. Can't say enough about your centerpiece. Did you collect all the elements over the years? It makes me want to go shopping for a New Year's Eve gown to wear to the Ball.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What an amazing table! I love all the beautiful frosty white elements, sparkles and shimmery mirrors! Your china is absolutely beautiful as well; I don't blame you for wanting to replace the old set you lost with the same pattern. It's gorgeous!!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, This is a sparkling, snowy table! I just love your placesettings! The lenox china, silver charger and mirror place mat are perfection!
I am so sad that you had a fire! God bless you! I'm pleased that you found your wedding china. It is just gorgeous.
As usual, everything you do is stunning!
Have a blessed and happy New Year!
xo Yvonne

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful!!!

Happy New Year,

Carolyn

Luncheons at the Junction said...

This tablescape really has the WOW factor! I think your decision to replace the lost Lenox with the same pattern was a very good choice. It's perfection. Have a very Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Beautiful Table, it seems that white and silver has become my favorite this year.

xinex said...

I'm back again. I love how you tied the pretty silver ribbons behind each chair. I might have to steal that idea someday. Happy New Year, Marlis!...Christine

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Marlis, what a gorgeous table! All the elements are wonderful!

Shirley said...

This table is truly exquisite!! The Lenox china pattern is one of the most elegant I've seen. I love the mirror place mat idea. And the silver trees down the center are perfect. I hunted for some snow flake napkin rings and couldn't find any. So beautiful!

Anita said...

What a beautiful, wintry table! I just love those trees...they are so pretty. Love your place mats too. Of course the china, silver and crystal is just gorgeous. Beautiful table, as always Marlis!!

NYCLQ said...

A PERFECT winterscape to usher in the NEW year with elegnace and style! All the best to you Marlis in the NEW year!

xo Lynda

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your tablescape is stunning!Loved the idea of mirror placemats! Thank you for sharing and Happy New year

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! Love all the silver and sparkle for a New Year's tablescape! The mirrored placemats and runner are the "icing on the cake" and look so perfect with the setting! I can see why you "re-chose" that same china pattern, it is lovely! I'm sure "Figment" will enjoy those snow babies someday!
Happy New Year!
DD

Pat said...

Marlis this is absolutely gorgeous!

Susan said...

Marlis, your table is breathtaking! I LOVE your silver trees and the glass beads! The china and crystal and mirrored placemats add such a wonderful touch to a beautiful, wintry table! Happy New Year!
Susan

Cindy said...

Beautiful table setting, right down to the beautiful bows on each chair. I love you dishes! Using the same table settings through the years is what makes the tradition and memories for those who partake of the wonderful food and conversation at the table! And for our children, who one day will receive these...many, many special memories!
Blessings to you!
Cindy

illini89 said...

Simply Elegant!


Happy New Year!

Deanne said...

Your table is just so beautiful, I love the silver and white!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marlis...

Ohhhh my goodness!!! Marlis, your New Years table is absolutely gorgeous...sooo sparkly...magical!!! I also went with all the silver in my seasonal decor (in my dining room) this year and I'm really loving it! Your table is exquisite...and one of my favorites in all of Blogland! Love your Lenox china...it's gorgeous and I love how you paired it with the silver trays and mirrored placemats! Love your pretty snowflake napkin rings and ohhh...the embroidered linen napkins are to die for!!! I will have to go and sign up for the gift giveaway...would love to have a set of these pretties!!!

Girlfriend, your table centerpiece is fabulous!!! I love all the sparkly silver trees and the snowbabies are just adorable! Very well done, my friend!!! I love, love, LOVE this gorgeous table! Thank you for sharing it with us...this was a real treat! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my year in tablescapes! I really enjoyed your sweet note...thank you, my friend!

Wishing you and your sweet family...blessings for a Happy New Year!

Chari @Happy To Design

PS..I love the silver ribbon bows that you added to your chairs...FABULOUS!!!

Donnie said...

Love all your silver and white. Just gorgeous . Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Janie's World said...

Gorgeous table. I love the silver and white and the beautiful pattern of your china. The whole table just says winter and it really sparkles. The snowbabies are such a cute touch. It is wonderful that your children appreciate your tradition.

Atticmag said...

The wintry look of the table gives it such seasonal glamor. And the chargers and monogrammed napkins could not be more fabulous. What a treat Marlis! I also so appreciate you stopping by. Happy New Year, Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Marlis, what a gorgeous winter wonderland you've created on your table. Everything is perfection! Love all of the mirrors, and the glittering silver. The china and crystal are gorgeous, and your monogramed napkins are so elegant. Simply beautiful. laurie

Sarah said...

Marlis, I love tradition! Looks like you and your family will enjoy a beautiful table Friday evening. Each detail is gorgeous. Love the idea of the silver trays as chargers, but the monogramed linens are absolutely stunning. The workmanship of the monogram is amazing. Love the contrasting color.
Happy New Year to you and your family! ~ Sarah

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What an incredibly beautiful table.
Love all the glitter and glitz of the silver and gold. So elegant, and what a lovely poem to end with as well. Very Nice.
blessing for a Wonderful New Year,
Nellie

Miss Merry said...

So pretty! The ribbons on the chair backs are so lush - very elegant. And your trees are amazing. I love the idea of the silver platters as chargers. I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" the idea"! What a wonderful table.

Scribbler said...

Your table is utterly magical-- it reminded me instantly of the first time I saw snow and ice on a forest of bare trees in Colorado. Coming from Alabama, I thought, "This is what they mean by Winter Wonderland." That's your table -- a winter Wonderland.

Abby said...

I absolutely love all your snowbabies! what a lovely table!

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