Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sparkling New Year's Eve with Mikasa Floral Elegance...

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying Christmas and looking forward to the New Year! I am keeping some of the same elements from last week's table for an elegant New Year's Eve dinner.


I kept the Mikasa "Floral Elegance" bone china as well as the silver chargers and antique sterling flatware, "Louvre" by Wallace.  The vintage damask napkins were my great grandmother's.





I exchanged the Noritake "Perspective" for my Cristal D'Arques "Longchamp" by Durand crystal...


You know by now that something must come from the woods here, so I gathered some branches and spray painted them white, then silver, and placed them in a lead crystal decanter. I also found some astilbe I had dried, which when spray painted, added softness to the hard branches. I also painted some large pine cones and placed them on the mirrored runner I borrowed from my mother. Another element of softness is the creamy tulle I draped over the runner.




I almost used all silver, but decided on the Fostoria "Baroque" triple and single glass candleholders with all white candles. 








I hope I have shown you how to take the same elements and change up your table with just some minor additions.  I always use things I already have or can borrow, and add natural elements from outside or different fabric.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week! I'll be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for "Tablescape Thursday" so be sure to go by there. Next week, we will be celebrating "Los Tres Reyes Magos" or Three King's Day with a Middle Eastern-inspired table. You are always welcome!!

Anita


31 comments:

  1. Your table looks terrific. Happy New Year! La

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  2. HELLO DEAR ANITA~

    OH MY.. I JUST LOVE YOUR SILVERWARE AND THOSE PLATES ARE JUST STUNNING :) YOUR CENTERPIECE IS ALSO VERY BEAUTIFUL :)
    LOVE YOUR TABLESCAPES ALWAYS A FEAST FOR MY EYES :)HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2011 MY FRIEND :)

    HUGLETS~XO~MARI

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  3. Stunning...I may have made that same comment last week BUT it is still stunning :)

    Happy New Year!
    Blessings!
    Gail

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  4. Gorgeous table!!! I love how you painted the branches, GREAT idea!!! I ahven't had a minute to do a table, I will be playing catch up:):) Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  5. Just stunning, Anita! I love your centerpiece and would love to own a set of those silver chargers!

    Wishing you the best in 2011!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. How pretty this all is -- love your wintery woodsey table. The silver and white make a beautiful winter tablescape. Happy 2011 to you!

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  7. I think the shimmer of your silvery tablescape against the wood table is a fantastic contrast and works perfect together. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful table! I love the wintery whites paired with the sparkle of beautiful dishes and stemware. I love the idea you had for the centerpiece; adding the tulle and astilbe gives an extra touch of romance!

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  9. That is absolutely gorgeous Anita! I really love how the rustic quality of your table blends so well with the sparkly and "blingy" elements in the tablescape. The china is exquisite! We are actually hosting this year for New Year's Eve so I am looking forward to trying something like this Thanks for the great inspiration and Happy New Year!
    Vanessa

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  10. That is gorgeous!!! I want to come! I love the branches and the tulle draping on the table. Looks so soft and elegant! Happy New Year to you,, my friend!

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  11. a favorite for sure.. I love the pinecones.. We have the same mirrored pieces!!! Gorgeous table once again. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

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  12. What a beautiful table Anita! I love the silverware, the china and the silver chargers! They are so wonderful together! The branches and pine cones are fantastic earthy elements nest to the silver and white. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment!

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  13. Hi Anita!
    Oh your tablescape to welcome the new year is gorgeous!
    Your dishes are so fine ` and I love the centerpiece and designs made with the tulle. The pine cones stand like trees in the snow. Just lovely, Anita!
    I was able to add a little more to my post. I wrote it up quickly using my niece's computer {we were at my brother's tonight} ... I mentioned your site and thanked you for the inspiration!
    I can't believe that Puerto Rico had a Christmas Eve earthquake! I didn't hear of it, mostly because we have the stereo playing music all night and day!
    I hope no one got hurt...and am glad that you were able to make a connection the next day.
    My daughter and son-in-law will be traveling to Long Island to celebrate the feast of the Three Kings. Juan is from the Dominican Republic.

    Many blessings to you as we continue to celebrate our Savior...now and always ♥
    love, Maria

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  14. Beautiful elegant table. I love the china. I like the idea of the twigs in the centerpiece.

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  15. Hi Anita, Thank you for sharing your dreamy elegant table for the New Year with us. The branches and pinecones painted are such a creative and wonderful idea....I never would have thought of it. I love your antique gorgeous silver chargers, silverware and damask napkins. The tulle net and mirror match so well with your beautiful Mikasa fine china. The red touches and now the silvery winter elements make each tablescape so unique....you are truly gifted. Thanks again and our best wishes for a Blessed and happy healthy New Year to you and yours and your followers, Emelia

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  16. I love the table, but I also love the room! How beautiful. Wish I could join you.

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  17. I love the winter wonderland look. It's so classy, and how very doable, with the pinecones and tulle.

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  18. That is exactly how I envisioned a New Year's Eve supper too. I didn't have the elements to pull it off and you did it expertly! Lori L

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  19. Very elegant yet "natural" looking tablescape that is perfect for New Year's! Love all the white dishes with the crystal stemware and then the brown of the pine cones!
    Happy New Year!
    DD

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  20. Anita,
    Your tables are always so beautiful. They truly are a feast for my eyes and I linger over each picture so I can enjoy every single element. I, too, live in the country and use natural elements all over my house. The simplicity of white and silver is so beautiful. I love your china nd chargers!
    I pray you have a blessed 2011.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  21. How lovely and serene! I especially like the sticks spray painted for your center piece. Thanks for sharing with us this past year. Happy New Year!

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  22. Your tablescape is truly beautiful. Love the Mikasa china, your sterling, and crystal. Happy New Year!

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  23. Dear Anita,

    Your tables are always so beautiful.I'm looking forward to see your post concerning the Middle Eastern-inspired table next week.Happy New Year!

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  24. Beautiful table. I love the pinecones with the china and crystal. The balance of elegant and outdoors is perfect!

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful tablescape. I love all the silver and white.

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  26. That was so pretty and elegant. Hope you all have a Happy New Year.

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  27. Saw your beautiful tablescape featured on the Mikasa FB site...way to go, talented lady! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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  28. Your crystals & flatwares are my faves!!! Very elegant... your centerpiece is also a pretty idea.

    TY for sharing. Happy TS & NY to come...

    Greeting from a freezing Stockholm,
    /chie

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  29. Anita y Familia lesdeceo en union de mi familia muchas bendiciones y alegria en el 2011 Que Dios los cuide mucho. Tu espanor es muy perfecto.

    I love your tablescape like always beautiful and so elegant!
    XOX

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  30. What a beautiful table...so snowy and sparkly!!

    Happy New Year!!

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