Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Countdown to New Year's

Happy New Year!

What a busy day!  We got in last night from our trip, went to bed early so I woke up early... I had to de-stage a house this morning. I'm a home stager which means that I get houses ready to sell and when they sell (YAY) then I have to gather my things before they move.  Took my daughter to the Plaza to do some after Christmas shopping, the gift cards were burning a hole in her pocket.  Stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up a few things including flowers. Then home to do my tablescape.  WHEW!  I'm tired!

My table is all ready for our New Year's Dinner.  I wanted to keep it semi casual so I used my Lenox Butler's pantry dishes and I decided on a Black and White theme.  I had the Crackers left from Christmas because we weren't here to open them.  It's a favorite tradition of my children.  They wear the funny hats all night long and read the jokes inside.  I had some old Pottery Barn Hotel napkins and I happened to have some iron on transfer paper. (really I did!) So, I transferred the numbers onto the napkins.  I like the way they turned out.  What do you think?
It's the countdown the Midnight!  10, 9, 8, 7,  
I added Black Ribbon and a string of pearl ribbon around the napkins to "Fancy" them up a bit. 
I found these placemats in my drawer in a package of Six that I had never opened.  On a trip to China (my husband worked there for a few years) I had bought a set of placemats, napkins and chopsticks together.  I stenciled the pattern on with the help of my lovely 15 year old daughter. I'm sure the shopping trip made her more of a willing participant. 
I adore the way my Centerpiece came out!  I had an old wine box from a trip to Napa, an estate sale Silver Champagne bucket, a few sparkly snow flakes from Nell Hills, and my Trader Joe's Daisy's.
And here's the Flip Side!
I used my World Market Cutlery and sprinkled some Bling around the table.

 I printed Resolutions on cute paper that I had purchased at Michaels. I like this one...

Cute!


 The Sideboard is all ready for extra Guests...




 Now, here is a Resolution that all of us Mothers, Wives, Sisters etc can relate to...

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you have enjoyed my table.
I am sharing on
Between Naps on the Porch
Potpourri Friday@ 2805
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Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
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A Stroll Thru Life 

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Marlis said...

Beautiful table. I love how your creativity shines with your centerpiece and the napkins.. It's a wonderful, magical spot to welcome in the new year. Here's hoping the new year brings much warmth, cheer and many, many blessings. xo marlis, et fait beaucoup de beaux reves toi meme!

It's All Connected said...

An absolutely perfect New Years table! I particularly like the resolution slips! ~ Maureen

Robin said...

Great idea with the resolutions and the numbers on the napkins! My daughter had the same burning hole in her pocket the day after Christmas. It's kind of a tradition I guess. I love silver for New Year's Eve. I miss Trader Joe's but I hear they're coming to Florida. Happy New Year!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Dianne said...

You did a super job making this table elegant, but inviting at the same time. I am so going to borrow the resolutions idea. Wishing you the best in the new year. Dianne

Tess said...

Lovely New Year's table!! Happy New Year!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful Happy New Year!

Lynette said...

So sparkly and wonderful! Just love it!

Jacqueline said...

What a great table. You have so many clever and unique ideas on the table. I love the stenciling and that centerpiece is just gorgeous. The little touches of sparkle make it perfect. Have a wonderful New Year.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

My goodness, such incredible table filled with such creativity and talent! I love the elements of glitter you've used to stage this amazing table. That centerpiece is gorgeous! Have a blessed and happy New Year 2012.
FABBY

Charlee said...

you did an ammazing job on the table. Love,love the color scheme and the champagne bottle.Have a blessed 2012!
charlee

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Happy New Year,Cindy.Yes,your table is awesome.
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Marigene said...

You certainly are ready to usher in the New Year with this fabulous table! The centerpiece is fantastic...
Happy New Year, Cindy!

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning!

Thank you for being a friend of 2805 and for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Cindy thanks for stopping over. I love your N Y's table..all of it! We love those crackers too and my kids still enjoy popping them open on Christmas (we all do) but they are great for New Years too. The napkins came out great! Love the wine box and all of your china and glassware! Looks like it will be a fun night!!!

Hibiscus House said...

Beautiful, sparkles I too have and love Lenox Butler's Pantry....

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hi Cindy,
Your table is so gorgeous and festive! I have an English friend, so I know about Crackers - how fun! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you, too! Best wishes,
Cindy

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the tablescape, all silver is so pretty, very elegant. Have a wonderful New Years, Laura

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

Your talent and creativity are amazing!!! It is nice that you and your daughter can spend time together on this project. She can learn so much from you.

How do you dream up these beautiful tablescapes with just the things that you have around the house? I'd like to spend some time in your basement.

The resolutions are a great idea and apply to us all.

Happy New Years
Denver, CO

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Beautiful sweet lady, and your China is Gorgeous for your New Years dinner party. I also love your Centerpiece great Idea. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2012 New Year,
XXOO Diane

Honey at 2805 said...

Your New Year's table is breathtaking! What a wonderful party setting!

Tricia said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Your centerpiece is stunning, and I love all the sparkle!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning. Such a beautiful tablescape. I love the wine box as the centerpiece and your "poppers" are perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous table! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So Lovely! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a gorgeous table! I am your newest follower via The Charm of Home. Love your blog!! I hope you will follow me, too! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

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