Excitement mounts as 2017 approaches! On New Year's Eve we'll raise our glasses to toast the coming year. Come see the table I've prepared.
Silver is the predominant color for the evening, grounded by the placemats from my sister. Stacked on top are platinum-edged, relatively plain (for me) white dinner plates and the fabulous salad plates my sister gave me for Christmas. Silver and gold became the theme for the table.
Overcast skies made it hard to capture the gold accents scattered across the plates.
Contemporary crystal candlesticks stand with vintage silver holders on either side of the centerpiece. They are joined by faceted votives.
I couldn't decide which of the napkin rings I should use, so I consulted daughter J. She suggested using both, alternating around the table. One glitters, the other sparkles!
Elegant gold-rimmed champagne flutes sidle up to fun 1960's barware.
This year has been a good year overall, with much to celebrate. It has also seen incredibly sad moments, both personally and around the world. "For auld lang syne."
Here's to a new year, may it be full of good-will and joy!
Dinner plates | Noritake 'Ranier'
Salad plates, placemats | Crate & Barrel
Silver centerpiece | made in Turkey
Flatware | Reed and Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
Flutes | Waterford Marquis 'Hanover Gold'
Crystal candleholders | vintage Mikasa
Votives | Pier 1 Imports
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