It's certainly been a while since I posted a table! Today I thought I'd share the one at which we celebrated the New Year, ate our black-eyed peas, and were filled with gratitude for all of God's blessings.
It was a year of silver and white. Glitz and Glam. China and Crystal. Fine linen.
There would be no children at this table. They had much more fun at a table of their own complete with toys, candy and no one telling them what to do.
We had just celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary, so I really wanted to use our wedding china. I still love it as much as when I picked it out.
The motif may not be as current right now, but it certainly satisfies the girly part of me with it's intricate pale gray scrolls and touches of white on the bone china.
The centerpiece. Greenery filled with silver orbs. Christmas balls attached to the flower brick that holds the fir branches.
These balls never see the light of day unless I am doing a silver table. Silly I know.
I've got a really good tip to share. I wanted some fresh greenery for the table.
Called my friend the wholesale florist. Of course they had none. It was after Christmas.
His tip: Go buy a tree! Wasn't sure if anyone would still have on the 31st of December.
I was wrong. Lowe's Home Improvement. $3.00 and that included the stand. And still so fresh!
I love how light bounces off the crystal. I really should use it more often.
Besides the candles in the centerpiece, I added a pair of silver candlesticks, one on each end.
After all the color of the Christmas season, it's refreshing to see a cleaner, more simplified palette.
The handkerchief linen tablecloth is very fine and light. With the openings, I chose not to use a table pad.
I do love our New Year's dinner! The menu has remained consistent from my husband's grandmother, to my sweet mother in law and now I carry on the tradition. I do really look forward to it.
Thanks for coming by. Hope you enjoyed your visit.
I wish you joy and happiness in the year ahead.
Linen tablecloth - estate sale
Silver chargers - various trays found at estate sales
Silver flatware - Signature by Old Company Plate
China - Lenox Snow Lily
Crystal water - Mikasa Parklane
Crystal Champagne - Waterford Colleen Encore
Silver Candlesticks - Gorham Chantilly
Napkins - Linen
I hope to be joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday for her delightful and entertaining tablescaping party on Thursday. See you there!