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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year's 2012 Tablescape

Oh my, where has this year gone? 
Really, it's already time to be ringing in the New Year?
It seems as if it were just a few short weeks ago I created last year's New Year table, as seen HERE.
Last year was all about silver, white snow, Snow Babies.
This year, it's all rustic glam.

Greenery from Christmas bedecked with spider mums and large white bells.
Lots of white candles on each end in a variety of candlesticks. 
Even the chandelier is playing along!
Greenery, the same gold Christmas bells, white snowflakes, a string of white snowflakes garland dripping around the perimeter makes it all just a wee bit more festive.

I chose green, gold and silver beaded tassels to decorate the vintage damask, 
monogrammed napkins.

A trio of candlesticks sits on each end of the greenery centerpiece.

Gold flatware and antique crystal play along with the 
herringbone patterned gold charger.

And yes, the vintage champagne glasses are really going to be used for
some bubbly. 

A classic white cloth sets the backdrop for all the drippy goldness on the table.

Tree stays up through epiphany. One more Christmas to celebrate at his house.

Love these Lenox swans.. they were given to new brides with purchases of complete place settings.
So graceful and elegant.

The stem detail on these pieces just makes me giddy with happiness!

Using these small plates for bread and butters. They belonged to my grandmother, but don't match any of her dishes. And German dishes don't normally come with bread and butters. At a loss about their history!

Loved these chargers. Passed them by the first time I saw them. The next trip to the store, they jumped in my arms screaming "Please, Please take me home! You know you need me!!"

Even stuck some gold and bronze pine cones into the centerpiece.

Love sitting down to a formal table, even in blue jeans!

You're invited, too!

So pretty when the candlelight glistens on the china, chargers, glasses.

A New Year's Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God's love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.


Tablecloth - Portugal
Napkins - vintage, estate sale
Chargers - Tuesday Morning
Dinner plate - Rosenthal
Flatware - International gold plate
Crystal - estate sale; Libbey Rock Sharpe
Swans - Lenox
Candle holders - gifts and purchases
Napkin rings - Christmas ornaments from World Market
Thank you so much for dropping in today. I have truly appreciated all the friendships and each and every one of your comments. It's been a wonderful year and I certainly feel very blessed. 
I'm linking to the hostess with the mostest; Susan, for Tablescape Thursday. See you there!


Sue said...

Marlis, I love the simplicity of all the white and the gold together. Having your grandmother's unique small plates must mean something very special to you. Enjoy your New Year's celebration- even if you might just be in blue jeans! *wink* Sue

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Marlis!! This is stunning! So elegant, i just love it. You and I have much the same taste. I hope your New Years dinner is as lovely as the table, and that 2012 brings many good things!

Barbara F. said...

This is a gorgeous table. Done to perfection. I love the poem. Happy New Year, Marlis. xo

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! Very elegant. I love the napkins and tassels.
Best wishes for a very healthy 2012! And many more beautiful tablescapes!

Mary said...

Marlis~ This is perfectly beautiful! I love your chandelier festooned with greenery and snowflakes! Your vintage monogrammed napkins are WONDERFUL, and especially so with your beaded tassels! What a spectacular way to ring in the New Year~ wearing blue jeans or dressed to the nines :) Wishing you a Healthy & Happy 2012!

Scribbler said...

Absolutely beautiful! The stemware and your grandmother's plates are probably the most special -- but the whole thing is just exquisitely assembled.

Have a most wonderful New Year!

Jacqueline said...

Gold just makes a table festive doesn't it? I love the chargers too! Those little gold and white plates are exquisite. You have such pretty pictures in all kinds of light. Looks like you will have a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner.

I leave my tree up until after my birthday which is 2 weeks after Christmas. I love having an excuse to extend the beauty.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Marlis, your table is beautiful and classic!! I love all the white and gold. Very stunning. Perfect for a New Year's celebration.

Jocelyn @

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Marlis, your table is just beautifully elegant! Those gigantic white bells in the center are awesome. Such a nice transition from Christmas to New Year's. Your guests will love this! Happy New Year!!

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore the blending of gold, white and Christmas greenery together. The natural elements of pine boughs and pine cones is so fitting for this Season of welcoming a New Year!Your stemware is stunning!!! Gorgeous tablescape, dear friend. Touching prayer...thank you for both!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love your setting, beautiful chargers and those naokins are sooo pretty...thanks for sharing...I am a new follower of yours...I will be back to visit again...

xinex said...

How gorgeous! But I course I never expect anything less. I love those chargers and they are screaming "Find me!", lol. I also love your stemware, Marlis. Thanks for your nice comment about my grand baby and congrats also on yours. And thanks for the prayers, really still need them Happy New Year!...Christine

swedecollection said...

Marlis, your stemware is 2die4 as well as your Grandmother's B/B plates. Love all the white. Lovely setting to start the New Year. I've had china scream at me and whisper, too. Smile. Summer

Marigene said...

Beautiful elegant table...the b/b plates are gorgeous...so is the stemware.
Happy New Year, Marlis!

Dianne said...

Marlis, What a beautiful, inviting table to ring in the new year. I love how you invited the chandelier to the party too. Wishing you and your family the best in the upcoming year. Dianne

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love your stunning table! happy New year!

Maria said...

Look at your chandelier! I love how you added the snowflakes and garland for New Year's!

Everything looks perfect for ringing in the new year! May it be a good one for you and your family!


Gorgeous my friend Marlis, but I'm not surprised, I usually can't wait to see what you've done now and this one is no exception, I'm never dissapointed! Everything is glorious and your chandy is amazing, just love how you decorated it! I love the stems as they're my fav to have. Congrats on your new baby too, my God, so much to be thankful for and your new year is already starting filled with joy! Lots of hugs,

Tardevil said...

Beautiful table and prayer.

Cathy said...

I think the word of the day is gorgeous. I fully agree. I hope yu don't mind I would like to forward your prayer to friends and family. Your tables are always so unique.
HaPPy nEw YeAr!

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Beautiful table! Love the chargers, and your grandmother's plates, and the swans. The contrast of the greenery and snow-white flowers....all of it... a lovely elegant table.

suzyq said...

Gorgeous table, as usual!! I love your gold chargers - I have never seen any like that. They are just perfect for New Years Eve.

Kathy said...

Hello Marlis! Your New Year Tablescape is marvelous! I love all the sparkle! You've done a fantastic job! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
God Bless,

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Gorgeous you did a
beautiful job putting this all together for your dinner party for New Year;s.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my home and my Christmas tree. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!!
XXOO Diane

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the web and leaving a comment.

I love your tablescape. I really love your grandmother's small plates. They are beautiful.

Have a Happy New Year!

CJ said...

A perfect setting, and gorgeous photographs. My favorites are the tassels on the napkins, chandelier adornments, swan with silver spoon, and grandmother's special plates. What a legacy she left you. Happy New Year. ~CJ

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Marlis, this is gorgeous! I'm so glad you didn't pass up those chargers...they are just perfect in this beautiful setting. I remember the little Lenox swans...I received one as a bride in 1978. :) Happy New Year to you and your family!

Aledia said...

Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment!

I think your tablescape is just grand! The dishes are beautiful and I to like the design on those gold chargers.

Best Wishes to you and your family this upcoming New Year! (hugs)

Cindy said...

What a wonderful table! I love the sweet gold and white dishes that belonged to your grandmother. Your floral centerpiece is lovely also.
Happy New Year, your newest follower, XO Cindy

Robin said...

So much to love about this one starting with the chargers, those gold dishes, the crystal (like you said the detail!), but my favorite has to be the centerpiece with the greens and spider mums. What a beautiful combination. Happy New Year!

Robin Flies South

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm going to copy that New Year's Prayer to put on my cork board above my desk. This past year was so horrible, and I could have used it then! :-) Gorgeous table, Marlis, and I just love all the gold in it! Those humungous white jingle bells in the centerpiece are the coolest!!! I don't know why you passed up the chargers the first time....you knew they'd get you in the end! :-) Have a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Here's my RSVP to your kind invitation: Yes! Yes! Yes! I'll be there!! Thank you!! What a table! You were right to listen to those chargers calling out to you, and yes, those goblets set my heart a-flutter too. Gorgeous! Love the table. Jeans and high heels would be perfect!! :) ~Zuni


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