After Christmas is over and we look forward to a New Year I tend to feel melancholy. Do you get that feeling also? I say add sparkle and shine to the New Year Table.
Thinking about taking everything down made me decide to still stay with sparkle. I cleared off the dining room table for a fresh start. I started with a tray I bought at Sur La Table. It was expensive but one of the best decorating investments I have ever made. It is the base for all of my dining room tablescapes.
So that was the starting point to begin layering. It used to be setting the table was really intimidating but my friend, Gloria is a master at it so when I visit with her I study how pretty her table always looks. Plus reading many blogs I saw such wonderful examples.
Each New Year, I pull out the white damask placemats and silver and white napkins for the winter look.
The glass apothecary jar is filled with corks. I have collected them over time but you can buy a bagful. They are great fillers. The white dessert plates have a permanent place in the tray. Adding a glass vase in the tray it carries out the glass sparkle.
To continue with the silver look, I placed the silverware in the glass vase. Then for more sparkle, I added the champagne flutes. Years ago I bought silver votive candle holders with sayings, Celebrate, Believe, and Friends and that completes the centerpiece.
My next step was to put the Currier and Ives place settings back on the table. Of course adding more crystal glasses keeps the sparkle going. The silver and white napkins are sandwiched between the bowl and small plate. The napkins continue the sparkle theme.
And even if you aren’t having a party to celebrate the New Year, having a pretty table can give you such pleasure. Don’t you think you should treat yourself by decorating for your own pleasure? It can chase away the winter blues, don’t you think?
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