Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year's Eve Glamorama

went out with a BANG! 

Thanks, Bridget, for the feature on your wonderful blog!

Kimberly hosted the New Year's Eve fete this year,
and she made quite a splash with her animal-themed table.

Her stemware was polished to such a sheen that, try as I might,
I could not get a shot without my reflection.

 With her artist's eye, she deftly mixed the leopard print napkins with the
tiger print tablecloth.  The rhinestones on the napkin rings echo the
bling place mat and the silver beaded edge of the organza silver napkin.

The animal print theme was a perfect backdrop for the silver elk antler candelabras.
She gave me a set for Christmas, too, so they will be appearing often in future posts.

 Elk centerpiece with a touch of bling.

We both went a little nuts this fall at market,
adding quite a few silver antler pieces to our collections.

She alternated silver beaded place mats, a silver metal charger, and
a silver salad plate.  It was stunning.

Individual salt and pepper shakers in silver.

 Place cards to match the menu... 

Happy hour was equally impressive.
The silver/antler serving pieces complimented the
tablescape and the entire theme for the evening.

Grape halves with blue cheese and walnuts.
 A trio of cheeses, smoked salmon with capers and dill,
almond and jalapeno stuffed olives, and Parmesan crisps.

  Shrimp cocktail on ice.

We all sat down to a delicious dinner of king crab legs and petite filets mignon,
caramelized Brussels sprouts, and Gruyere potato stacks,
followed by Brandy Alexanders.

Naturally, we didn't get any
decent shots of the food or the meal.

What did you think those champagne and wine glasses were, anyway? Props?

The next morning, we were treated to a gourmet breakfast
of hash browns and english muffins topped with gruyere cheese, avocadoes,
Canadian bacon and eggs.  It tasted twice as good as it looks.

Happy New Year to everyone,
Kathy and Kimberly

Celebrating a link party with our pals, Chloe at

and Christine at Rustic and Refined


  1. I think I wish I had been invited! This all looks amazing. You set a beautiful table and served up delicious foods, I am sure the guests loved it all! Thanks so much for coming by and sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  2. Fabulous tablescape with all the silver antler themed pieces.The placecards and matching menu cards are terrific! Looks like a wonderful party and delicious breakie too!

  3. WOW, this was quite a party and great way to ring in the new year! The menu sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I love anything with animal print so this table stole my heart!

  4. 2015 went out with a very elegant bang!

  5. Wow! Another magnificent spread! So fancy but yet so warm and inviting! I am so glad to hear you all had such a wonderful time! I look forward to watching you in 2016!

    1. Hi Tracy,
      hope you saw the year in review post. Did you?

  6. Hi there! Wanted to let you know this awesome post was recently shared on the Vintage Wednesdays link-up party and has been chosen as a feature today! Here's a link:
    Happy New Year!

  7. Love all the deer and antlers; Happy New a Year!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. Love, love, love this tablescape! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse