Thursday, December 27, 2012

Simple New Year's Celebration

The New Year is quickly approaching 
and I don't even have the Christmas stuff put away yet!  
But I guess having to do a New Year's table is 
motivating me to get things organized and move forward.  
I wanted to do a simple table for a change 
and you know that's difficult for me.  
So instead of layering on the "things", 
I layered with "texture".
I kept the table bare with no table cloth or placemats.  Sometimes I like just seeing the pretty wood underneath.  These chargers are from Decor Steals.  
I ordered them quite awhile ago 
and have been waiting for the right time to use them.
Here is what they looked like when I got them.  
I thought that a little embellishment 
would really bring out the raised pattern so....
I just sponged on a little gold 
and taupe craft paint mixed together.  
Took me all of five minutes! 
Of course what would New Year's be without a toast?  
I spruced up these simple champagne flutes 
with a little gold craft paint also.
I have boxes of these inexpensive flutes in storage for all of the company parties that we have had in the past.  
I used the Martha Stewart Glitter paint for glass and an old makeup brush (because they are soft).
I just turned it over and globbed some of the paint on 
and brushed it in one direction 
until is was all feathered out.
Simple, but so pretty!  
I set the Champagne in silver crowns 
waiting for the stroke of midnight.  
I love the way the rustic handles contrast with the sleek, smooth table and the glittering gold and bronzes of the candles and glasses.
Inside the chargers I placed my Lenox pattern 
"Opal Innocence" .  
You can see the beautiful raised pattern 
and dots on the rim.  
And, they mix and match 
with so many other patterns.
Like these gold rimmed glass salad plates 
that were from an Estate Sale...
Since our theme was texture, 
I used my World Market flatware 
in a silvery taupe color.  
 I used soft gold napkins folded under the chargers.
I kept the buffet simple also, 
just placing some greens and pine cone ornaments 
in a silver champagne bucket.
Happy New Year!  

We will be popping our New Year's Crackers at dinner 
and making our resolutions!  
What plans do you have?  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy


I am sharing at :
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
  Cuisine Kathleen's-Let's Dish   

 Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
                                     Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

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Maureen Wyatt said...

What a beautiful, old world feel to your table setting! My plans for the new year are to keep on simplifying my home and day to day life.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful table you have set there, Cindy. I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve. I am with Maureen (right above me) I am trying to simplify my life this year. xo Diana

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, Miss Cindy!!! You have got it goin' ON here!!! This is beautiful!!! This is exactly the kind of New Year's table I love! I'm proud of you for having the patience to bling out those flutes like that! I am not certain I can say antsy ol' me would be able to do that. It looks terrific, though, and for very little money at all which is part of the magic of it!!! I keep large quantities of plain stemware around for large crowds, too, and this would be a great way to switch it up! I love the way you jazzed up the charger, too! Gorgeous!!! I can't say that I plan to simplify this year. I am probably headed in the exact opposite direction. We'll see. I'm more of a "do what I'm in the mood for" kind of girl, so who knows how I'll feel as the year progresses! I know that I have felt very discombobulated over the last 18 months or so, so one resolution FOR SURE is to get settled again, be more methodical and regimented. That sounds awful, doesn't it? But it works for me! My life is so much less stressful when I run it like a boot camp! :-) Happy New Year to you!!!!!!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Your table is "simply" beautiful!

Entertaining Women said...

Gorgeous. You raised the level with the charger plates. I must go visit that site! Happy New YeR! Cherry Kay

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful as always, Sweet Lady! I admire the embellishments you added to the chargers...very pretty! Well, it's all pretty! I need to think about New Years, but need a long nap first!!

XO,
Jane

At The Picket Fence said...

So, so lovely Cindy! I think what you did with the champagne flutes was genius and I can't wait to try that myself. Those chargers are fabulous too! Thanks so much for sharing your festive table with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
Vanessa

Mom E. said...

Your Tablescapes are so pretty! sometime I will brave and finish one!
Hearts to you,
Betsy

Maria Elena said...

Stunning tablescape! Love, love the idea of the flutes! So pretty! Happy New Year!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Love your idea of focusing on texture instead of layering lots of stuff. So pretty and elegant.

Sherry said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Sam Howard said...

Happy New Year to you. That seems to be a nice new year celebrations with your family and friends. Happy 2013!

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