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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Day Buffet Tablescape

I set the table for New Year's Eve HERE.
Who really has time to reinvent the wheel in less than 12 hours?
Not me for sure!
I used some of the same elements and toned it all down for a buffet dining New Year's Day.

I wanted to use my white dinner plates. My husband wanted to use the clear plates. I think he likes the new chargers? Your thoughts...

My favorite burlap runner, gold candle rings (candle removed for photo), clear plates, gold flatware, Mikasa crystal, crystal candleholders and the same centerpiece from the evening  before.

See, quite simple.

Perfect for the jeans and boots crowd.

Chandelier still all gussied up.

Spider mums are amazingly effective for impact in an arrangement.

Nope, didn't really have time to wash and press the napkins. I have quite a few of these. 
Estate sale, price was right. Bought them all.
Monogrammed them all.
New gold chargers found at Tuesday Morning.
International gold flatware.
World Market Anchor Hocking dinner plates.
Buy them by the dozen. 

Since the table is extended from the evening before,
I added a pillar candle on each end. Set in a 
simple gold candle ring, from I think the Dol-lah Store.

Not a bright gold, but a wonderful muted shade. Works itself into all types of settings.

Our new buffet arrives this week -- ooh can't wait.. but till then, the 
table is draped with a vintage boutis, awaiting the desserts!

Do you light candles during the day time?
I read somewhere that that is such a big no-no. Is it?

My new chalkboard in the kitchen - LOVE it!
Today it listed the menu.
Helps me to remember to take it all out of the fridge!
Surely, you've never forgotten a dish in the refrig?

Burlap runner - made by me
Chargers - Tuesday Morning
Plates - Anchor Hocking at World Market
Flatware - International
Crystal - Mikasa Parklane
Napkins - estate sale; Irish linen, monogrammed on a Bernina
Napkin rings - crystal found at Tuesday Morning
White reticulated cake stand - Mikasa
Crystal cake platter - Waterford
Antique sugar mold - auction find (stand - Santa Fe, NM)
Amber hurricanes - Home Goods

Thank you so much for dropping in. Love that you came by. Hope you had a nice time. If you leave a comment, I'll know you were here and can find your blog. Smile.
I'm linking up with Susan's Tablescape Thursday - see you there!


Cindy said...

Pretty! I love the napkins and have been hinting to my MIL to make some for me. She has all those great machines... Love the Chalkboard too! XO Cindy

Tricia said...

Gorgeous, Marlis! Your table looks clean and fresh, like the new year. I really love those new chargers and need to check "my" Tuesday Morning! I agree about spider mums -- lots of bang for the buck!

Susan said...

Oooh, I love it all!! Your table is gorgeous! I only wish and dream that my Tuesday Morning had any of the TM finds y'all get there. They never do :(
I LOVE your chalkboard!! Did you make it yourself or purchase it?
Spider mums are one of my favorite flowers to decorate with also.
Happy New Year!!

Entertaining Women said...

Per Emily Post, 1922,: "Candles have no place on a lunch or breakfast table; and are used only where a dining-room is unfortunately without daylight.". Of course she also says that we should use a bare table for luncheons...and on and on. I have mainly heard that if we have a candle on the table, we need to light it during the meal. ...maybe more of a modern take on the topic of candles at the table. Like I always say, "Know the rules, and then break them if you wish.". I love that your husband even has an opinion on which plates to use. Gorgeous table as always! Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Ooooohhhh...LOVE the chalkboard in the kitchen!!! What a great touch! Convenient, too, I'll bet. Gorgeous table. Relaxed elegance is how I would describe it. Quite elegant with the fabulous centerpiece, the gold color, the beautiful candlelight, the crystal and napkins...but relaxed in that one would feel at home. It's wonderful, Marlis!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Marlis, you always set such a wonderful table! Even your buffet is beautiful!!!!
I also like the chalkboard...really cute!
I think it's great that your hubby gives you his ideas on what he likes concerning the table...and that you actually listen to him!!!! How sweet.
Happy New Year, dearie.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

The table is beautiful and the buffet is so pretty!

I resolve to put together a chalkboard in 2012. Yours is wonderful, Marlis.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love this post ... white candles and white flowers ... couldn't be pettier! Thanks for sharing.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Marlis, I don't blame your husband. Those chargers are stunning. I think I should have gotten myself to Tues AM before Christmas. Your centerpiece is lovely, and I love the candlelit buffet (yes, I use candles in the day time. I think it is more acceptable now than it used to be - at least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. You inquired about my blue transferware "Auld langsyne" bowl. I got that years ago at a junk store. I think it may be a reproduction of an older bowl. On the bottom, it says "Olde historical Pottery, Britsh Anchor, Strafordshire, England". I bring it out for confetti every New Year's. Thanks for your interest. laurie

Kim, USA said...

I so love your tablescape. The burlap is awesome as well as your dishes. Happy New Year!

Center Tablescape


Gorgeous table, so fresh and inviting, like the new year. You manage to make elegant tablescapes no matter what, Marlis! Your chargers are stunning. Love your candle light buffet, paired with pretty white flowers. Lovely! Happy New Year my friend. Visiting from TT at Susan's.

Lana Kim White Austin said...

This is incredibly elegant....and the chalk board is perfect! I definitely need to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Hugs/Blessings,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Marlis, what a refreshing table! I love the clear plates that allow the charger to be the star. Everything is gorgeous!! What a way to start the New Year :-)

Jocelyn @

xinex said...

It's beautiful, Marlis. I love the chargers and the centerpiece...Christine

Dannyelle said...

What a pretty table! I love your centre piece. The giant jingle bells are so sweet, and I love white flowers. Happy New Year!
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca

Meredith said...

So so pretty! Rustic elegance is right!

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. Love the chalk board. I'm all about lists. I forgot the salad on New Year's Eve!

- The Tablescaper

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Very pretty, Marlis! I love the heavy wood "trough"--wonderful texture and contrast. I've wondered about candles being lit during the day too, so I've just done some research. According to allexperts.com's Amanda Gamble, candles are NOT to be used/lit in the daytime; only from dusk to dawn, or when it's very dark in a room (sort of like headlights, she says...used only when needed). So that's the sad news...what will baby and bridal showers be like with no candles on the table?! Boo-hoo :( Will we adhere to that etiquette rule? I love candles on any table, any time of day. Maybe we were better off not knowing :). ~Zuni

Anonymous said...

Very pretty table and buffet. You must have had a very nice time. Pat

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO well done - everything looks amazing!

Happy New Year!!!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

I just love your style.

Miss Char said...

Love this table Marlis, everything looks so fresh. I love the new chargers and the centerpiece is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya@takesix said...

Marlis your table is beautiful! Is that a big jingle bell in the centerpiece? There is that awesome antique "candle holder" on the buffet table. I will always remember that! Blessings!

CJ said...

Marlis, Another awesome tablescape! Love the chalkboard menu, and the different heights using tall tapers, leading the eye down the table. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Miss Merry said...

Lovely table, so elegant. I really like your glassware. The chalkboard idea is wonderful! I may have to try that. And the napkins are so elegant.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Just beautiful and I love that you made the menu such a festive highlight!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Your hubby have style, choosing the glass dinnerware.

Everything is so elegant and so festive. Hope you had a great NY.

Wishes from Stockholm,

Sandra said...

Your table is beautiful! I love those new gold chargers. I like the glass plates on them so you can see all of them. Just loveely.
Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Tess said...

Very pretty table!! Perfect for New Year's. I love the monogrammed napkins!!!

Mary said...

Marlis~ I'm late in wishing you a Happy New Year! LOVE your new chalkboard in the kitchen and now mysteriously I'm craving ham and green chile grits! I'm intrigued by crazy slaw :) Wishing you all the best in 2012!

Debbie said...

I think it's all just wonderful. I don't blame your husband for wanting to use the clear dishes and show off the new chargers. I really do love them. Like you, I'm just a big fan of white dishes too.

As usual, your table is beautiful to me.

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Hello Marlis!
I love your gold chargers! They have a great texture! Your Chalkboard is a smart idea! I've been wanting one of those pigs that holds the chalkboard. I always forget something at the table! Your monogrammed napkins are so nice! The fresh greens on the centerpiece must smell so good! Happy New Year,

On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous tablescape! I adore your buffet...an area where I need lots of practice! I'll be taking note of your new buffet when it arrives, as well! Your chalkboard is stunning! I can see why your husband likes the chargers...elegant, yet gender friendly!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Marlis, your tables are always so lovely. I do enjoy scrolling through your blog to see what you have created.

I'm going to have to check out those clear plates from World Market; I really like the edge.

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

Happy 2012 to you! Your table and buffet look great -- just perfect for New Year's Day. Your chandelier is gorgeous, by the way. I like your new gold chargers, and your monogrammed estate napkins. I also like the big ol' jingle bells in your centerpiece. :)

The chalkboard is a great new addition. That will definitely come in handy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and look forward to reading your posts this coming year.

Denise at Forest Manor

Robin said...

I know I'm a little late for the party. We were away for a few days but I just wanted to peak at a few things and glad I picked your post. How nice that your husband "likes" chargers! I love your table. Did you make your burlap runner?

Robin Flies South


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