2010 is finally coming to an end. I personally will be happy to see it gone. Not that anything terribly bad happened this past year. But nothing really good happened either. It's just been a bummer of a year.
So here's to a better 2011. May it be happier than 2010.
I never did get any Christmas tablescapes done this year. So I decided that I needed to get in a better mood for 2011. So why not set my table in anticipation of the new year.
But you know me, I tend to procrastinate. A lot!!! So I put this tablescape together at the last minute this morning before leaving for work.
This tablescape could work for Christmas as well. But since there are no real "Christmassy" themed items, it works for Christmas, New Years or Winter.
So knowing me, it will probably be left like this for the balance of winter.
For the tablecloth I used a lace curtain panel that I picked up at the thrift store. Why is it that I can't find my real tablecloths when I need them. I need to better organize my stuff.
The plates came from Marshall's last year or the year before. I have never used them in a tablescape until now. At least I don't think I have used them. The flatware is Oneida. The pattern is Michelangelo. This is my everyday flatware. The napkins were a thrift store find.
I love the pattern on the edge of these plates. I have these plates in blue as well. I don't think I've ever used the blue ones in a tablescape either. I've gotten lazy this past year with doing tablescapes.
The crystal goblets are thrift store finds as well. I picked them up one at a time. I now have four. Enough for my family.
The centerpiece consists of 3 Mercury Glass candle holder/vases I picked up at Tai Pan Trading on Black Friday. They actually came with a wire around the top & a wire handle. But I took the wire off as I liked this look better. Plus now they look like some I found in the Ballard catalog for Christmas that cost way too much. And of course I can't find them on their website anymore to show you how they look identical or how much the Ballard ones really cost. You will just have to take my word for it.
Mine from Tai Pan Trading were I think $5.00 for the smaller ones and $7.00 for the larger one. The ones from Ballard were like 10 times more.
The silver Christmas trees came from either the Dollar Tree or the 99 cent Only store.
This table is really big enough to set for six. But since there are only four in my family still at home, that is all I set for. Plus I only have service for four with the dishes.
The two snowflake votive holders came from Michael's this year. They would be easy enough to make. But why make, when you can buy, and buy cheaply.
The little silver mercury glass votive holders came from Target last year. But they did have them again this year. They were like 99 cents each. Cheap!
I just love mercury glass. Even if it is not the real thing.
I love this sparkly winter garland. I got it on clearance a few years back. Don't remember where.
And there you have my wintry New Years table.
What are your plans to ring in the new year?
Hubby & I usually go to the movies and then watch the ball drop on TV. That is probably what we will do again this year. On Saturday I'll probably take down my Christmas tree and decor. But then, I might just lounge around all day and do nothing. I can always take down my Christmas decor another day. (Said like a true procrastinator).
Happy New Year to you!!!