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Showing posts with label Godinger Crystal. Show all posts

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Eve Table

Well here we are, another year come and gone. For me 2012 has been one of sorrow and celebration. I have to say it, I'm really happy to moving on to a new year. I am not one to make resolutions.  I usually try to set a goal or two for myself.  My goal this past year was to be kinder to others.  I think, for the most part, I was able to achieve that goal but, sometimes, those darn others made it hard LOL.  

I'm not certain what my main goal for 2013 is yet.  I do know what some of my goals are. Number one, I have is to get a job.  I'd like it to be something I love doing but, I know too well, you can't have everything you want in life. I want to be more consistent with my posting here on my blog.  I've kinda taken some time off for the holidays but I'd like to have a new post up at least twice a week, not including my favorite post of the week, the You're Gonna Love It link party every Tuesday. The powder room, kitchen and laundry room are all screaming to get a new coat of paint so I plan to tackle those rooms.  I really need to get my stash of dishes in some sort of real order, which, could mean getting rid of some of them {gasp}.  So, maybe my goal for 2013 is, finish what I start!  Yes, I think that is a good goal to have. There it is!  It's out there into the world and you all are my witnesses and motivation.  I can't and won't let you down. Pinky swear!

Now that that is all settle it's time for a party! A New Year's Eve party!
I wanted the table to be full of glitz and sparkle. I started with a black striped tablecloth from Goodwill. The silver sparkly square chargers are actually scrapbook papers from Michael's that I bought with a gift card from my youngest son and his girlfriend.
I then added Candlewick dinner plates, topped with clock faced salad plates I bought on clearance last year from Burlington Coat Factory.  I paid $3.50 for the set of four.
The napkins, done in a bow fold, are from Home Goods and the napkin rings were a recent Pier 1 purchase using a gift card from my son and daughter-in-law.
And my favorite vintage Rogers silverplate flatware added the perfect elegance to the setting.
For the centerpiece I used a few more sheets of the glittered paper and placed 3 of my Godinger goblets upside down for candle holders.

I found the lighted silver and pearl garland at Big Lots. It's on a timer so it turns itself off after 6 hours. LOVE it!


I added a couple of mirrored ornaments too.
Some clear and pearl gems are scattered around the table to mimic confetti.
Noisemakers to bring in the new year are set in champagne flutes.  
There are tiaras for the women and hats for the men, or, vice versa LOL.

A chilled bottle of champagne to toast the new year anchors one end of the table.

 While an hourglass sits at the other end of the table.  A reminder of time passing.


Whatever the new year brings, I want to wish you much happiness, love and peace!
You have made 2012 so much fun and I so appreciate you taking
the time to visit with me here and on my Facebook page!

Cheers friends!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Table

I set this table
for all of the service men and women
who have given us such great freedoms.
  Men and women
who have protected us
and continue to keep us
safe from harm.
 Men such as my father, my brother, my cousins, my friends.
Women such as my classmate Michelle.
When I found these plates at ARC Thrift months ago
I knew that I would be using them for this
table today.
 The steel blue gray 
made me think of
the dress uniforms of 
the brave men and women 
in the armed services.
Candles standing straight and tall.
Light fare to be offered.
 A table set
to welcome them home.
Flowers and flags 
in remembrance
to those that gave all.
A simple toast to
each and every one of them.
Thank you.

China~Mikasa Delacort
Flatware~Cost Plus World Market
Champagne Glasses~Walmart
Wine Glasses~Godinger
Candlesticks~Cost Plus World Market
Flowers~Grocery Store and The Dollar Tree
Vase~Thrift Store
Blue Runner~Ikea
Tablecloth~Bed Bath & Beyond

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Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Holiday Edition Copycat Entry

So, my awesome bloggin' buddy, Debbie over at Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing , is hosting a 
Holiday Edition Copycat Challenge this week.  
Debbie is just the best bloggin' buddy a newbie can have.  She regularly hosts a link party just for us newbies and I have learned so much from visiting her blog.  She is so creative and her warm home, done in a country French manner, is so warm and inviting. I'm tellin' you, go visit her to see what I mean.

When I heard about the copycat challenge I knew I had to accept and I knew just what I was going to enter (no prizes, it's all in fun).

I have had this photo in my inspiration folder for over 2 years now, just waiting for the right time to do my spin on it. I believe the image originally came from Better Homes and Gardens or House Beautiful. 
I instantly fell in love with the simple elegance of this table as well as the fuchsia color!

I knew I would not be able to replicate it exactly.  I decided to make do with what I had on hand, purchase very little and have fun. I am so pleased with how it turned out!

I purchased two yards of fabric at Joann's for a runner. It was on sale and I had a coupon.  
Don't look too closely.  I ironed the fabric but didn't think was too excited to fold the raw edge under. 
The napkins are from Cost Plus World Market, again, bought with a coupon in hand.
The dishes are from a set that was a gift from Mr. B.  The flatware is my go-to set from Cost Plus 
(LOVE that store!).

The crystal stem ware is Godinger (another gift from Mr. B) and the purple wine stems are from my thrift store shopping excursions.
I didn't have enough crystal candlesticks so I improvised with a pair of silver ones purchased from Ikea's as-is section for $1.00 each! I think they add a little more bling to the table. 
I had the white and light pink taper candles but not the fuchsia ones.  
I searched all over town trying to find some with no luck.  
What's a gal to do?  
Why I whipped out my craft paints, did some mixing up and painted two white tapers by hand! 
Mr. B was pretty amazed at how close they match the runner and the napkins. 
I had purchased the white and silver beaded garlands a few years ago after Christmas (so, cheap!) from Hobby Lobby and it is almost a dead ringer from the one on my inspiration table.

I don't have silver mercury glass votive holders so, I again improvised with disco ball Christmas ornaments from Big Lots.

The tree in the background is also a copycat.I will post more on it later in the week.

So, tell me, how did I do?  How well do you think I capture the essence of my inspiration picture?

Now go visit Debbie and see all of the other copycats!

I am also joining in this fun Christmas Tablescape Party

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