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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014

Happy New Year to all of you! 
The table I set this year is very similar to the last two years, but because I got an amazing new toy, it sports a few new touches.  Yep!  I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas, and I couldn't resist making some little projects for this table.  First, let me thank my very sweet friend, Amy Barfield for taking time out of her medical practice to teach me the basics of this machine.  She is truly a wonder!  And a thanks to Robin at "All Things Heart and Home" blog for offering a really good bargain for the machine.  I passed it on to several of my friends, and at least two of them purchased one as well. lessons! 

While I could have cut this out of vinyl and stuck it on the plate, I elected to cut it from cardstock and simply put the red cut-out on top of the silver glittered circle and sandwich it between the Lenox dinner plate with a platinum border, and a clear glass dinner plate.  You can't see the glass plate, but it's there.  Then I served dinner on the glass plate and that's all I had to wash, and the cut-out stayed nice as well.  (Not like I could re-use it, though.)  The silver chargers are inexpensive plastic ones, but they look better than some.

This is the table: white and silver with just a touch of red.

We almost never have snow in Georgia, so for some reason, this snowflake tablecloth seems silly at anytime other than New Year's Eve, when I pair it with lots of silver.

I added more snowflakes from the dollar store as little coasters under the Waterford goblets.

And, again, in the placecard holder.  I used my favorite mis-matched silverplate.

These cute little bread and butter plates came from the grocery store a couple of years ago. 

Ta-dah!  My other Silhouette project!  I made these napkin rings from the same red card stock.  I'm a little bit proud of this project, as I designed it myself, as my first project and I really, really, really didn't know what the heck I was doing.  You'd never believe how long it took, but I was learning as I went along.  (Sort of a steep learning curve!)  Then we had to have some noisemakers. 

I picked up a dozen red roses from the grocery store and split them into two square clear vases.  A few more flowers would have been nice, but this isn't bad.

Then I positioned this heavy antique silver tray with a mica snow covered scene in the middle of the table, but perpendicular to the length of the table to make it feel more intimate for the three of us.  ( My mom is visiting and at 89, she is too old to go out on the town........come to think of it, so am I.)   

Here's a close-up.  Some of these object are old and precious, and some are from the Dollar Store.

These are my Juliska knock-off white salt and pepper shakers and they look almost like they have snowflakes on them.

And for a little more sparkle, I used this Waterford wine coaster. 

Here's our table.  If I were a good blogger, I would have photo shopped that outlet and cord out of the picture, but I'm keeping it real at A Toile Tale.

May you be blessed beyond belief in 2014!

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  1. am I the last one on earth to have heard of this Silhouette Cameo thing? The things you made are super cool, so I'll have to look it up online to get more information. I don't know exactly how long it took you to make those 2014 napkin rings, but they really rock! As for the plate centers...unbelievable!!!

    All of your little touches are so pretty. I especially like the arrangement on the silver tray with the snow. Nice how you so effortlessly (or at least it would appear so!) were able to mix priceless vintage pieces with Dollar Tree (future priceless vintage?) pieces!

    My best to your Mom, and you guys have fun during her stay!

  2. Every element is perfect! You did an outstanding job on your projects. We went out for Mexican friends with friends and were home by 10:00. Talk about old! Happy New Year and thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  3. Beautiful table for bringing in the New Year. We had a quiet evening here last night, but had friends over late today for black-eyed peas etc. Happy New Year!

  4. Beautiful it all. The tablecloth is wonderful!

  5. I love this table. The Silhouette Cameo did a beautiful job of making the cut out for your New Years celebration. The red on silver has a very attractive look that complements the silver charger and the Lenox dinner plate beautifully..

  6. Well done! I like the idea of the snowflakes as coasters! Your table is lovely. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  7. everything looks lovely
    and i especially love
    the pops of red

    just wanted to let you know
    that Fridays Unfolded
    is back in business
    and i would love for you
    to stop by and link up

    happy new year!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  8. What a pretty table you had for New Year's! I hope you had a wonderful celebration and have a very happy 2014.

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  9. Gorgeous! I will have to check out that machine. Great ideas. Thanks.


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