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 plate...you 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!