Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!


Last night we invited a couple of neighbors up for appetizers and champagne to toast the New Year. They were hosting a dinner party later that we could not attend because I still can't go up and down stairs. My daughter helped decorate our little kitchen table for us and our friends. She has been so helpful and good to me while I recover from surgery!  I wanted to share some pictures of our tablescape with you.



We used a mixture of things we had in the house.  The tablecloth was an ebay purchase several years ago.  We received the harvest and millenium champagne flutes as anniversary presents from New Orleans friends.  The votives are from Anthropologie and Shabby Chic, but I do not know if they are still available for purchase.  The silver tray is rather old, and it is from Mexico.


Our centerpiece rests on an antique silver tray that has been in our family for a very long time. Shanley Belle, my daughter, filled glass cylinders with a French Happy New Year postcard, Hershey's kisses, and glass Christmas ornaments.  Again, we used more votives from Shabby Chic and Anthropologie.



We served our appetizers on our Wedgwood Rosedale salad plates.  The napkins are wedding gifts.


The small candlestick is from MacKenzie-Childs, and the crystal vase belongs to my daughter. She won it in a horse show.  I love the way girls are presented with beautiful gifts for their hope chests along with their blue ribbons.  The silver bowl in the background is also a wedding gift.


Here is a better picture of Shanley's crystal vase:


This is a good picture of the Christmas ornaments.  The two vases on each side of the tray are MacKenzie-Childs thistle vases my daughters bought me for Mother's Day.


Here are a few pictures taken at night with the candles lit.





Next week, I will post a recipe of one of the appetizers I served.

I am watching college football today and resting.  I hope all of you have a relaxing New Year's Day! I am also linking to Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


Annalisa said...

Ma che bello!!!Brava,Brava,Brava!!!one sees that is done with love and fell the harmony of your home.Kisses .Annalisa

Bonnie @ The Boatwright Family said...

That's a beautiful tablescape! I hope you had a great time last night with your neighbors. And I hope you are feeling much better this week.

Dovecote Decor said...

What a pretty table. Isn't it fun? I could do it every day--but I don't.

Jen said...

Black paint around the house?? Now that couldn't have been easy to clean up!! Those dogs, they sure know how to have some fun, huh?? ;-)

Happy Sunday Darling! xo

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your tablescape looks so sparkly and pretty - what a nice way to toast the New Year. I'm glad you are recovering enough to have a bit of fun. I love the French postcard in the vase - what a clever way to alude to the reason for the celebration. That is definitely an idea I'll try to remember for other tablescapes.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A painting in every photo I say.

Normal Daily Chaos said...


it looks great!


Kathy said...

Definitely a very sparkly setting! I love how you and your daughter put it together! What a delightful prize - a definite keepsake! Hope you recover quickly!
God Bless,

Cindy said...

Beautiful tablescape! So elegant and soft...

Carol said...

Ricki Jill,
What a romantic and beautiful table! Lovely!
God bless your continued recovery!

CIELO said...

Love that table, and candles and candle holders and glasses, and oh that window with that view! ;) Truly gorgeous dear Ricki!


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