After being away for Christmas, home is where I want to be to ring in the New Year. Mr. Pressed Pants concurs, so we are having a cozy, intimate, boring New Year's Eve....just the way we like it. I hadn't given the evening much thought until I was in the grocery store picking up dinner. I spied these flowers in one of those variety packs in the floral department. I usually pass those by, but since I had a murky plan to use gold on the table, I picked these up.
Can you see the gold dust on these? Sort of cheesy, but I like it. Then to top it off, the plastic champagne bottle takes cheesiness to another level, but hey, it's kind of fun.
For the two of us, I decided to set the table in the keeping room. I really wanted to set it up in front of the fireplace and the Christmas tree, but it is so warm that we'd never light a fire, so why bother. Just white and gold keeps it simple. I haven't used gold much for a very long time, but it is certainly trending now, and so I thought I'd jump on board.
A gold charger is topped with some white Juliska-like china that I got at that very high end store, Kroger!!!! I bought every bit of it they had.
The most interesting thing on the table is this sweet little bowl wishing "Happy Holidays". I bought them last year at Homegoods, but this is the first time I've used them. A cute little gold doily added a bit more sparkle to the look. I thought they would be perfect for peppermint ice cream with chocolate sauce, a Peterson family tradition.
The flatware I chose was my favorite mis-matched silverplate with these ivory handled knives.
And the napkins are a gold, sparkly fabric that doesn't show up very well in this photo.
These napkin rings were a gift from a dear, young friend as a thank you for giving her wedding shower. Aren't they wonderful? They are a bay leaf design from Art Tables.
Here's a prime example of what makes a high-low table. The champagne flutes are from Tiffany, and the wine glasses are Waterford........
but these white spotted tumblers are from Old Time Pottery. One dollar apiece. Yep. I love the mix.
We needed some candlelight to set the mood, so I chose these faux bois tapers that I even forgot I had.
I set them in these Baldwin brass candlesticks that I haven't used in almost a decade. I probably have a dozen of them from the days when my decor was Williamsburg, or wanna-be Williamsburg.
This simple little glass pedestal held our dinner rolls.
It doesn't look too charming here, but trust me, when the sun went down and the candles were lit, it was exactly where I wanted to be.
Share Your Style (Wed.)
Show and Tell Friday
The Scoop (Mon.)
Inspire Me Tuesday
Be Inspired (Tues.)
Table It (Sun.)
Home Sweet Home (Fri.)
Feathered Nest Friday
Wow Us Wednesday
Make It Pretty Monday
Celebrate It Sunday
Share It One More Time (Sat.)
The Inspiration Gallery (Thurs.)
Share Your Cup (Thurs.)
Share Your Style (Thurs.)
The Creative Exchange (Thurs.)