December 30, 2010

Hooray for OLD Year's Eve

A New Year's Eve Table for Two

Kick up your heels and get ready to party!
Oh, no wait! We're not doing anything. We're not going anywhere.
Well then, kick off your shoes and get ready to . . . to . . . well, to . . mini-party.
It's going to be a celebration for two!

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You can bet on one thing. I'm definitely NOT going to ring out the OLD. I like OLD.
O.K. Let's see. You've heard of "sweets for the sweet"?
Well, these are OLD decorations for the OLD.
Last year's party decorations have been thrown together for an instant centerpiece.
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Used stemware. . . No, no. Not used stemware. Second hand stemware. . . No, no. Not second hand stemware. Previously owned stemware . . . Oh heck, let's call it what it really is:
OLD stemware.
OLD stemware from the downtown flea market and a black and silver wine bag
add height to the table.
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Layering begins with silver chargers. Then comes white dinner plates followed by OLD black dinner plates. These are topped off with OLD black and white novelty dessert plates.
OLD star crystal tree ornaments (from a Christmas long ago) are grouped together at the base of the centerpiece and around the small table.
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OLD tin noise makers provide an opportunity to raise a ruckus at midnight.
(We seniors can't hear too well, so noise is not really a problem.)
A party necklace is draped over each plate.
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And finally, after dinner, we can enjoy an OLD movie.
Raise your hand if you know who William Powell and Myrna Loy are.

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I'm linking to
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Between Naps of the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


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Tablecloth: Bed, Bath and Beyond
Chargers: plastic, Michael's
Black-stemmed wine and champagne goblets: no information, Pasadena Flea Market
White dinner plates: Apilco, William-Sonoma
Black dinner plates: no markings, Yard Sale
Dessert plates: Millennium, Epoch, Thrift Shop
Sterling: Burgundy, Reed and Barton
Napkins: Inherited

14 comments:

  1. OA, I'm with you! Love the old stuff and love staying home on N.Y's Eve! I'd especially love it if I got to dine at a beautiful table like the one you've created! The black and white is so striking and the star Christmas ornaments are perfect. No one would know its "old" if you didn't say, it all looks great! I really like how you put a party had under cloche in the background!
    Happy New Year!

    DD

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  2. Oh my gosh, DD. You notice that! I just got finished posting the cloche on the Holiday Forum. Hard to photograph, but it looks real sharp. Thanks for always being so nice and leaving a comment.

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  3. See, never throw things out, they always come in handy for a tablescape!
    That is wonderful, perfect for the 2 of you!

    And I have yet to master the photographing of a cloche even with my new camera! I have to practice!

    Happy 2011, and many tablescapes!

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  4. Sounds like fun-my hubby and I usually just get sparkly cider and eat crackers and cheese! Happy New Year!

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  5. What a great blog you have. Also, I enjoyed seeing all the pretty things you have. Appreciated your visit very much.

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  6. Love the black/white/silver look of it all! Had to go look for the cloche after DD mentioned it--so neat, love it! Those salad plates are sure perfect for this event and I really like those stars too! Kay

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  7. This is my kind of table ~ lots of black and white details and vintage. It's all charming! Just the two of us for NYE here as well. Guess I should set a table. LOL
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Happy Celebration! ~ Sarah

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  8. Hi Denise, your post grabbed my OLD heart. I dearly love this post and the many others I scrolled down to see. Your fun loving table settings are awesome. (Re: Monopoly!!! Smile.

    Thank you so much for visiting me. I am very happy to meet you.

    Warm wishes to you and yours for a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  9. Both the table and the TV mantel look great. You're ready! Also, I so very much appreciate your stopping by. Happy New Year! Jane

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  10. Love all your New Years Decorations! For once we're not staying in for New Years- we're going party it up! Thanks for sharing your decorations and have a great time!

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  11. What pretty photos and a wonderful way to ring in the "new". Happy New Year.

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  12. I too love the old stuff. Those plates are AMAZING!!!!!

    Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

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  13. Savannah and I have been thoroughly enjoying our wallow through your blog! The Monopoly table was especially hysterical and creative. You're definitely going to be featured in The Top Ten Brand New Blogs as we resume this week. We'll let you know when you're scheduled. You are amazingly talented!

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