Monday, November 25, 2013

Set Your Table With Flair--New Year's Niceties

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog!  It's so funny as children, we can't wait to grow older; after the age 25, life becomes a blur!  I cannot believe another new year is almost here!  If you are planning an intimate New Years party, I hope you enjoy this post.

I chose to stay with the traditional colors of black and silver for this New Years Tablescape. 

I placed this black tablecloth first.

I added this floral arrangement. I chose only two colors; black and white, choosing to omit any greenery. 

I wanted the table settings to pop, so I added white placemats and silver and black chargers. 

I placed these clock plates next.  I love that these also have small elements of gold, the other traditional  New Years color.

I placed tumblers, flutes, and silver candleholders with white tapers at either side of the table next.  

Next, at each setting I placed these glass candle holders.  

I placed black napkins and my flatware in the traditional dinner style next.  

In each of the candleholders, I placed individual bottles of bubbly (sparkling cider ❤).  I love the idea of serving each person their own bottle...I found the idea via Pinterest for a wedding, but I think it would be just as fab for New Years or any special gathering!

I placed these pretty scalloped dessert servers at either side of the table,

and inside each, placed a small can of Fireglow gel fuel.  Finally, I placed these top-hat placecard holders. To view the tutorial, visit the post on my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here.

Shown here. 

Finally, I lit the Fireglow canisters!  Voilà!

Here is a closeup of the setting. 

From my collection:

Plates, Ralph Lauren Clock Brunch Plates
Tumblers, flutes, and glass candleholders, generic
Placemats and napkins generic, from HomeGoods 
Tablecloth, generic, Target
Chargers, generic; Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dessert service, generic 
Flatware, Mikasa Zena Satin Collection 
Silver candleholders, antique
Floral arrangement, yours truly, using black florals from Michael's Crafts and a vase and white foliage from ZGallerie
Generic taper candles 

I picked up the Ralph Lauren plates a couple years ago, they are now discontinued, so you may opt to make your own.  To view the tutorial on how to make these, visit the post in my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here

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  1. I would love to have every piece of treasure you have on the top of your table...

    Happy New Year to YÁll.

    Greetings from D´Box,
    /CC girl

  2. The New Years tablescape looks wonderful. The Ralph Loren plates are gorgeous. You are lucky to have found them. They really make the statement of "New Years" on the table.

  3. Wow, what a fabulous table! Those clock plates would look great with mine ;) thanks for stopping by my little site and for the sweet words of encouragement. Love your blog! Happy New Year~

    xokelly @ cowboy's daughter design

  4. Lovely table!! Love the black and white theme!!!