Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day Dinner

Or, more appropriately, what we do when it's -30 below (again). We've been having some terrible weather on the border this winter, and have been trapped in the deepfreeze for nearly a month.  The latest string of -30 days has started to take its toll on sanity for those of us living in the northwoods.
Since it's white outdoors with ice and snow, we decided to bring the color, but not the temps, inside for a New Year's tablescape.

We thought the collection of glass evergreen trees worked and made everything look cool.

Icy twig wreaths and silver tablecloth and runner

Vintage wine goblets

Napkins in icy gray tones coordinate with the silver and white tablecloth.

Icy branches at each place setting make it look wintry.

A little village at the end of the table, as these are just too tall for the center.

Alternating with the icy twigs at the place setting are these copper, gold, and silver leaves.

Cute little Christmas ornaments do double duty as place card holders.

The centerpiece with balsam boughs from the yard and a variety of ornamental berries.

These bowls from Pier One reminded us of snowdrifts.

We had to use the blingy placemats again, this time with silver chargers.

Aren't these over-the-top?

Little snow houses with an iceball votive.  Come in and warm up!!

Iced twig candle rings - RAZ imports
Bird House placecard holders - RAZ imports
Snowflake candles - Home Goods
Tablecloth - Ralph Lauren
Wine goblets - vintage i Preziosi by CF Design
Placemats - Tren D. Gifts
Charger - Pier One
White bowls - Pier One
Silverware - bone handles -- Pottery Barn
Stoneware snow cottages - Bachman's
Smoke champagne flutes - personal collection

A Graceful Table is joining Chef Kathleen for her Let's Dish New Year's Edition!  Click on the link below 

Chef Kathleen's Let's Dish New Year's Edition


  1. Beautiful tablescape! Those napkins are right up my alley.
    Sam from

    1. Thanks, Sam! I had a chance to see your site - love your cute and clever ideas! I'll be visiting often!

  2. I love your table, particularly your centerpiece and tablecloth. I don't know how you can survive so many COLD days, and still feel in the mood to be so creative. I hope the weather improves for you. Have a Happy New Year! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. Hi Rosie! I checked in on your blog, and it made me smile. We did the clock from Google images last year for NYE, too! (We love the PB clock plates but can't find them for under $100!) Thanks for your comment, talk to you soon!

  3. Thanks, Sarah, it's one of our favorites!