It’s time to celebrate!!! The close of a year and beginning of a new one. In ways its been a very difficult year, with the loss of my father and a good friend. In ways its been an amazing year, with the beginning of my blog and meeting of all of my wonderful friends in blogland. A new year is before us filled with fresh possibilities.
Everything is bright and sparkling!
This evening Grand mom Lillian’s cherub candelabra don silver candles to match all that glitters.
A place is set for everyone.
Even the tablecloth and place card holders glitter.
The napkins are from my Mom’s extensive collection of hand embroidered napkins and amazingly the napkin rings were a Wal-Mart find!
I am fortunate to have inherited my Mother in Law’s complete set of Waverly by Lenox with a platinum band.
The crystal is my wedding crystal, Araglin by Waterford, from over 20 years ago!
We are serving lobster and needed place to set the warmed melted butter that was as elegant as the rest of the table. I choose these crystal saucer champagne glasses and set them upon silver plates.
My parents used to frequently cruise and they collected these glasses while cruising on the Italian Cruise line. I believe they sailed on the Michelangelo Note their insignia.
The sterling is Marlborough by Reed and Barton which I am blessed to have due to the generosity of my Brother in Law. As my husband would say, it was his brother’s mother’s. Got that?
Can’t you just hear the ice crackling in the branches? The vase is also by Waterford. Note the stars in the vase.
Only to be warmed by the glow of the candles.
Silver and glass stars danced upon the mirror. The glass stars actually hold tapers and I just turned them upside down for this table. They are from Pier One. The silver ones are from Wal-Mart.
My mercury glass is from over ten years ago. It’s so in vogue these days.
This little leaf shaped bowl was also part of my Mother in Law’s collection.
Enjoy the splendor of the evening as we begin a new decade.
Happy New Year!
Stop over at Susan’s for more celebratory tables. Also, come visit Show and Tell Friday. over at My Romantic Home.
- The Tablescaper