Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year Tablescape

It's almost time for Tablescape Thursday again! This will be the last tablescape of 2009. I have been enjoying all the tablescapes since I first discovered Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" a little over a year ago. I first ventured into setting up my own blog and posting in March of 2009 and it's been so much fun. I've always loved dishes and how tables were set, even as a young girl when I learned to set the table watching my mother and grandmother. It's been wonderful to find so many kindred souls through this joint sharing. I've learned so much from each of you and I'm really looking forward to seeing what each of you brings to the table in 2010.

Let's celebrate the new year together -- welcome to the table!

Here's a closer look at the New Year's centerpiece.

As you come even closer you'll see the old Father Time of 2009, a clock (to help us keep track of when the new year begins), and the new baby new year of 2010. Father Time is a past year Hallmark ornament and the baby is a figurine I found at a local thrift store.

Hanging from my light is this "mirrored" ball - representing the ball that drops in Times Square NY every year. This actually an ornament I found today at a local store's 75% off after Christmas sale.

Here's a place set just for you.

A crystal water goblet and champagne flute await you. The water/iced tea goblets came from Tuesday Morning about 6 years ago,. I can't remember where I got the flutes ages ago.

Antique white linen napkins and tablecloth were purchased from an antique store and the silverware came from my husband's mother's family. The green thing to the left is part of the paper horn. Don't ask my why I set a horn AND a blowout at each place -- but take your choice for a noisemaker to bring in the new year.

Let's do the tabletop "strip tease". Our top layer is a paper napkin and and a "blowout" for midnight. Why two napkins? Paper for your mouth and cloth for your lap --- this saves me from lots of lipstick stains.

Under the napkin we see a plate full of confetti. Oh yummy huh?

A closeup of multi confetties of 2010.

This is all topped with a clear didn't really think I was going to feed you confetti....did you? My clear plates came from Goodwill, but I've seen them at Walmart as well.

The white plates are part of the Gibson collection purchased this Summer from Big Lots. Thanks Jane! (they were a birthday gift)

I found these clear glass gold rimmed chargers on eBay about three years ago -- the plates weren't too expensive but the shipping was high (because they're heavy and they were coming from Canada). I looked everywhere I could think of locally to find some, but finally gave up and got these. I've really enjoyed them so I think they were worth the cost.

Before you leave, we'll have after dinner coffee in these cute Bailey's mugs. Bow ties for the gents.

Hair bows for the ladies. What's New Year's Eve without a little flirting? I found my first set in a local thrift store. Then I found two more sets on ebay. Aren't they fun?

I hope my coffee lives up to the cup commentary. Maybe I'll brew up some of the Starbucks Winter Blend that Santa left in my stocking this year.

I placed a few shiny silver snowflakes on the back of the centerpiece for a bit of interest. The gold and silver stuff is angel hair that I got at Target's after Christmas sale. Everything is set on a cake stand and Father Time is on a smaller stand.

My 99 cents mercury votives are set on top of antique depression glass saucers.

An overview of the table from the mirror ball.

Overview of the centerpiece.

It's getting dark...time to light the candles.

Our New Year's table by candleglow.

A shiny new year to you!

It's almost time to say "goodbye" to the old year of 2009....

...and welcome in the new year of 2010, full of fresh new possibilities.

Wishing you a fun and safe new year! Thanks for extending me so much hospitality and friendships over the past year and I'm looking forwarding to spending time with you in 2010! For lots of fun tabletop inspirations, be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps On The Porch" -- you'll find a table set just for you.

See ya soon!


  1. Wow- what an exciting, beautiful table. You are ready for the New Year!

    Have a wonderful first of the year,

  2. Oh My Gosh Sweetie...
    What an outstanding job you did. I love the little New Year Baby and Father Time, and ofcourse the plates are so devine. I love the idea that you used with the clear on top and the year underneath, now that is down right clever. Love it. The disco ball hung from the light is so creative. Oh my gosh, and your dishes just sparkle and are so pretty under the lights.

    Loving those Bailey mugs, how sweet is that, and oh thanks for the tip of the paper napkins and the cloth. Now that is down right smart. I don't know why I haven't thought of that before.

    Just beautiful. Such a beautiful tablescape, and lovely post sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing today. Happy New Year right back at ya.

    Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

  3. What a great table! I love Father Time and the baby, and the ball and the confetti plates, love it all! You know, I still haven't attempted tablescaping. Maybe that should be my New Years resolution, to try and learn. I've never tried, I feel like I wouldn't know where to begin! Enjoy your New Years!

  4. What a stunning table and I love that you used the theme of the Father Time and the New Baby New Year. All of the decorations and the china are gorgeous and so beautifully put together and photographed. May you have a wonderfully Blessed New Year. Hugs, Marty

  5. Love your table setting! So very creative and festive!! Love the centerpiece..clock & New Baby! I wish you and your family a very happy & healthy New Year!

  6. Love what you've done here - the colour combinations are unusual and go so brilliantly well together. What a feast ! Thank you and Happy New Year of course !!

  7. I needed your Baileys cuppies for my home made Bailey's post. They're cute!

  8. I love everything about this tablescape--it just sings to my soul. Those darling cups are to die for!

  9. Oh what fun! You even have the mirrored ball that might drop at midnight!! I love how you used the clocks in the centerpiece.
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  10. Hi Martha, You thought of everything... the father time, the new year's baby, a clock and the ball that will drop. Not to mention the flutes for the bubbly and the fun noise makers!
    I think this is a fabulous tablescape! It's like Time Square but much less crowded! Now where are you hiding Dick Clark?
    Happy New Year- let's visit again soon!

  11. So perfect for New Year's Eve. Love the clock as centerpiece! --Delores

  12. What a fun table, Martha! Wait, I got a piece of that metallic confetti stuck in my tooth..but it WAS yummy!
    Love the clock centerpiece, and those cups are adorable!
    Cheers! Many blessings and good health in 2010!

  13. This is my favorite! I love what you did! This is just way to perfect! I love every touch that you have added.

    Happy New Year!

  14. You certainly did a New Year's Tablescape up right! Love how you pulled all those pieces together for the centerpiece - so appropriate! My fav is how the small Happy N.Y's napkins on the plates make it look like they are actually "New Year's dishes". That's a good way of adding to the theme of a 'scape without buying MORE dishes (did I really say that?!!).
    Happy 2010!


  15. Now this is one FUN tablescape! You have thought of everything! How delightful! I love the disco ball, Father Time, the clock,the baby and everything. What a conversation starter too! This is one party I'd love to come to. Just last week I was fussing over what to do for a New Year's Eve table and it just wasn't coming to me. Yes, I had some ideas but no time to go out and get what I need plus I didn't have a real good plan. You, however, made it look so easy. And that my dear, is the sign of an "expert" tablescaper. Great job, Martha!

    By the way, I've seen your comments on nearly all of the tablescapes throughout the year. I think it's nice that you always take the time to comment on everyone's tablescape. You really stand out as one classy lady. I am glad to have met you via the tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  16. This year went by so fast, didn't it? You set a very festive and beautiful table, Martha. I am glad I got to know you. Happy New Year!...Christine

  17. What a cute idea for a centerpiece, Martha! Also, your little smiling cups are just precious beyond words. The "disco ball" is a hoot & will make everyone laugh, I'm sure. Have a wonderful party &
    HAPPY 2010!!

  18. You did a great job creating this tablescape. I love the "Father Time" ornament and the baby and those mugs!...Great job and very festive!
    Chin Chin!
    Miss Janice

  19. Your Father Time is just priceless! Love your table and colors. Happy New Year!

  20. Hi Martha,
    I love your is so clever and whimsical. If I leave now I can make it be midnight. I your use of the ornaments in the center. The father time, clock and baby are priceless. I think you have the best New Years Eve table yet.

    Thanks for visiting me and I look forward to visiting you more in the New Year.
    Until then I hope you and your family enjoy a Healthy and Happy New Year!!


  21. wow...I missed have my words in that comment. Sorry, just know I loved it :)

  22. I will give up now since I can't spell either...tee hee

  23. What a festive, happy table! Happy New Year.

  24. What a fun festive tablescape! The family siverware is simply classic and beautiful!
    Happy New Year... Dee Dee

  25. I still love your Bailey Mugs. Your table is lovely for the New Year. Have a Happy and a Healthy New Year.

  26. Happy New Year!!!
    What a wonderful table setting!

    so nice to meet you:)
    My first time to join in the tablescape party!


  27. Martha - Your table is beautiful and so much fun! Have a safe & happy new year!

  28. Hi Martha...

    Ohhh my goodness...what a gorgeous New Year's tablescape...I love it!!! Your centerpiece is sooo pretty and just perfect for seeing the New Year in!!! Love your Old Father Time figurine...and love how you nestled all of those pretties into the angel hair!!! Your place settings are gorgeous too! How sprinkle the pretty colored foil New Years signs on the plate and to shine through the pretty glass that!!! Ohh...and before I forget...I love those little Bailey cups! I've never seen any before...they're darling!!!

    Well my friend, thank you so much for coming by today and for leaving me such a sweet note! Thank you for all the New Year's well wishes...I'm really looking forward to the coming new year and all that it holds for us!!!

    Blessings to you and your family for a fabulous New Year, Martha!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  29. What a great New Year's tablescape! The centerpiece is so perfect! The coffee cups are really cute!

    I've enjoyed your posts this year and look forward to more of your neat ideas in 2010!

    Happy New Year!


  30. Happy New Year, Martha!! Oh, what a beautiful New Year's table you've put together. I have so enjoyed getting to know you and will never forget the sweet package you sent me with the napkins, apron, little figurine and the delish spread! You are so sweet. We're home for a couple of days and off again. Just wanted to send you blessings!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  31. This is a fantastic table. I love the little disco ball....and the Father Time.
    I hope you had a wonderful New Years Eve!!

  32. What a great tablescape for the new year. I especially love the baby figurine. I would have never thought of using it for a New Year's centerpiece.

  33. Your New Year's Eve table is amazing. I love the mercury glass mixed with all the crystal pieces. What a treasure you found in your chargers...Your Father Time and disco ball is just out of sight... Happy New Year to you and yours..hugs ~lynne~

  34. Beautiful tablescape! I love baby new year!

  35. Love Father Time!!!

    Happy New year.

    - The Tablescaper

  36. Cute! Cute! Cute! And I adore the Bailey's mugs. They are so whimsical and fun. Great job on the table!

    Just wanted to drop by and wish you the Happiest of New Years! Hope 2010 is the best ever!


    Sheila :-)

  37. So cute! I loved the 2010 confetti and the Bailey's Mugs! I never knew those said "yum" inside. I'm gonna need to search some of those out on e-bay. I love them! Happy, Happy New Year to you! Thanks for sharing!

  38. I think New Years tables can be hard to do and you did a great job at yours! Love the Father Time and New Year baby! Very cute.


  39. Thanks for taking time to stop by. Your table looked great. I LOVED the father & baby time, so cute. Looking forward to your blog in 2010. MISSY

  40. Great tablescape! Love the ball dropping!

    - The Tablescaper

  41. Martha, what a clever centerpiece! You brought all of the elements together beautifully and it's also a fun centerpiece. I think it's hard to do a scape that is both elegant and fun, but this table is both, and I love it! Happy 2010! laurie

  42. This is just great! I'm a little late getting to it...I'm finally getting back to some blogging. This is the only New Years table I've seen and I love how you did the center of the table. Love the coffee mugs cute.

    I left a little surprise for you on my blog!


  43. I always LOVE the surprises I find on your table/blog. Loved your version of the NYE disco ball! LOL And yes, I thought for sure I you were feeding me confetti - which would probably be better for my waistline than the things I eat. Fun, Martha!

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