Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Happy New Year!

The countdown is here with a new decade approaching.  I join you with a festive tablescape whose main centerpiece is an old mantel clock.  Ever living in the present, it is midnight and the New Year is beginning.  At the end of my photo shoot some lovely angels begged to be included, blessing us all for the New Year.

The table setting is very bourgeois.  It is all in how you present it. 
Charger: Trees N Trends
Porcelain plates: Walmart
Silver: Gorham- English Gadroon
Goblet: TJ Maxx
 Champagne Flute: thrift store 
I included the angels at the end of the photo shoot.  I had them in the dining room on the table prior to setting up and I really enjoyed them.  They were an after Christmas purchase at the thrift store.  They had been marked down to $1 a piece so, they came home with me. They are holding cloth as if they are ready to swaddle the new baby New Year.  This is a dear image to me because I had my first born son on New Year's Eve.  I hope they also ring in for us all an amazing rebirth in the next decade!

The angels are perfect for the table because they look as good from behind as they do from the front.  They are also not so large that they obstruct your guest's view.

Creating these holiday tables has been so much fun.  Please check out more holiday tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.  A special thanks to all who have viewed my very new blog.  Please feel free to leave a comment if anything inspires you.  I so enjoy learning and reading from your blogs.


Martha said...

Love your New Year's tablescape and the clock that is at Midnight -- great angels -- and what a bargain!

Dining Delight said...

You have created a lovely glow with the white lights under the tulle. The clock and the champagne ready to be popped set the mood! Beautiful angels too!
Happy 2010!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You've created a delightful New Year's table -- I love the angel addition. Happy New Year's.

Sherry said...

Happy New Year Tablescapers! May everyone have a great 2010.

Jeanette said...

Just a festive strike of midnight table! Happy New Year.

Vivian said...

Love the glow of the table. How did you do your twinkle lights?

Sherry said...

I couldn't find a small string of Christmas lights with a white wire, so I bought the green wired lights and I covered the green cord with white duct tape. I laid the string of lights on the table and used masking tape to anchor them in a few spots. When covered with tulle you don't see anything but the glow. The cord that trailed off the table was anchored with masking tape for safety. I always wanted to make a starry New Years table but I have never done it. Have read cook books for years and always envisioned the table. Lots of fun to play with dishes!

ellen b. said...

Very cool New Years table Sherry! I really like what you did with the lighting! Beautiful. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Chari said...

Hi Sherry...

My friend, your New Year's tablescape is simply gorgeous! I love how you used the old mantel clock in your centerpiece...very befitting! Ohhh...and your pretty thrift store angels are beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us!!!

I have just been going through a few of your posts, Sherry! I just adore all of your beautiful Christmas decor...your home is fabulous!!! I see that you are fairly new to blogging...welcome!!! Your blog is delightful...just wanted to let you know that I am adding it to my list of follows! I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts and getting acquainted, my friend!!!

Blessings to you and your family for a wonderful New Year!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

Mimi said...

Sherry, love your stroke of midnight table! The angels were a great deal...isn't it amazing what a thrift shop holds? Happy New Year!