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Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Tablescape for the New Year

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!!!

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  1. Your table is beautiful Kim. I love all the white and the mercury glass candles are wonderful.

    Your stemware looks like a pattern called Longchamps. It was sold in black boxes, in sets of four at the May Company store I worked at in the early to mid 80's. I am pretty sure it was sold at most May Co. stores and at Dillards, as well as other dept stores.

  2. I just now did a google search. They are still selling Longchamps. Found these at Macy's.

  3. I really love the tablescapes you do & they really inspire me to dig out my stuff & do something with my dining room table! Please keep them coming....

  4. Kim,

    That's so sparkley and pretty! I love the white and the mercury glass and the lace tablecloth and the LOVE the napkins! I have those same plates in blue hanging on walls all over my house.. Since i've seen yours, i'm going on a hunt for some white ones! What a great way to usher in the new year with a twinkle and a sparkle!


  5. Hi Kim! I'm popping over from Tablescape Thursday and I'm so glad that you put together this wonderful tablescape. You remind me of myself with the procrastination - and if you're like me you probably thought this whole tablescape through instead of going to sleep and were then able to quickly put it together before going to work. You did a great job - however you designed it. It's a beautiful winter table! Please stop by and take a look at my Christmas tablescape pictures! Ciao, bella!

  6. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh my...your table turned out fabulous for just putting it together before work! I stand in awe, my friend! Of course, I love your beautiful embossed rimmed of my favorite patterns! (Oh'll have to do a tablescape with your blues) I just love your pretty New Year's table centerpiece...of course, you knew I all that pretty mercury glass! Hehe! It looks sooo beautiful paired with pine! Simply gorgeous, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us...such a treat!!!

    Wishing you and your sweet family a blessed and Happy New Year!

    Love ya, sweet friend!

  7. I love your tablescape! Mercury glass is one of my favorite things and I love that you used it with the icy garland. I always laugh at the humor in your posts, too!!
    Have a great New Years!

  8. Your dishes are beautiful! I love the design! I am working on my January tablescape. I am trying to do a snowman/winter white & blue theme. It's slowly coming together. I found some great deals on dishes & table cloths while out shopping today. Now, I just need a centerpiece. ~ Happy New Year to you! :)

  9. So beautiful!

    Happy New Year!!!!


  10. BEAUTIFUL! If you threw this together before work, I'd love to see what you could do on a lazy Saturday morning! Love it! jules

  11. Kim, it's my first time visiting your blog. I LOVE your attitude! What fun. Your tablescape is so pretty. I'm going to come back to see your other posts later. Peggy from PA

  12. I have visited your blog many times before and I always love what you do. lots of great ideas!
    Happy New Years! Abby

  13. Beautifully done! I not only love your silver pieces and frosted pine... but I loved reading your goblets were a collected thrift shop find!

    Happy New year!!
    :D Lynda

  14. Kim your tablesetting is beautiful -I always laugh when I read your blog I am never ever disappointed in your posts. We are just staying home for New Years makes us sound old huh?

  15. You're so hard on yourself about not getting things done. And I don't know how you GET SO MUCH DONE and work a job at the same time! You amaze me. I love this tablescape. It is so utterly elegant. (Hey, I kind of like those two words together.) The tablecloth, lacy and so pretty, is my very favorite element. Happy New Year, my friend. I'm staying home where I always see the new year in. Snug and safe.

  16. What a postitively beautiful table. Love love love your dishes, have admired those many times at Homegoods, love them in blue too!
    I have some similiar that I got last year from Target, love them too!!
    Your table looks very elegant with all the mercury glass and candlelight, very nice indeed!
    blessings for a Great New Year,

  17. Wish I could throw something together like that. Just beautiful. Happy New Year.

  18. Hi Kim,
    I love your table. I love merucry glass too...and your centerpiece gave off the most gorgeous glow all lit up. Very fun.

  19. Love your wintery table -- this is beautiful and elegant -- wishing you many joys and wonders for 2011!