Wednesday, January 6, 2021

New Year's Eve Tablescape with Mixed Metals


I'm a bit late to do so but I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!  Whether you were a party of two or a few more, I hope you had a lovely time bringing in 2021!

There were no local parties due to Covid-19 restrictions so Mr Delight and I decided to make the best of it and celebrate on our own.

I set the dining room table for two with our place settings directly in the middle and taking away the other chairs.  I chose to go with a mixed metals colour palette and used gold, silver and copper on a background of black.

Having the full length of the large table, I was able to create a more elaborate centerpiece.

I had this large "disco ball" type ornament and thought it was perfect for NYE so I set it inside a glass vase filled with gold chips and acrylic ice vase fillers.  The vase was set atop a glass cake pedestal and surrounded by ball ornaments in mixed metals.

A black feather boa was run the length of the table with ornaments and gold coloured votive holders placed here and there.

Party hats in coordinating colours were set at each end of the table. 

 It's hard to tell in the pics but I put the hats on top of wine glasses to give them some height.

Lastly, I added multiple sets of battery-operated string lights along the feather boa to provide some sparkle.

The place settings were done in the mixed metals with black colour scheme. A gold placemat was topped with a copper coloured charger.  Black plates were the base for a gold-rimmed salad plate and black bowl. My copper coloured flatware was the perfect choice.

A gold napkin, gold candleholder and party accessories were added to the place settings.

Martini glasses were used as placecard holders and they were filled with gold acrylic vase filler along with copper and "disco"ball ornaments.

I created these New Year's Eve place cards for us on my computer using clip art and set them in the martini glasses. Just in case, Mr Delight & I didn't know where we should sit!! LOL

And of course, champagne is a necessity for a New Year's Eve celebration!

Champagne and wine glasses stand at the ready next to this delicious steak and crab dinner that Mr Delight prepared for us!

Chocolate Mousse and coffee for dessert.

Although it was different than being able to go out and celebrate with friends, we did enjoy our more intimate dinner for two as a way to mark the end of 2020 and the beginning of what are hopefully brighter days ahead in 2021!

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for checking in here at Dining Delight Your visits and comments on my blog posts and on my Instagram account mean so much to me and I appreciate everyone of you!

 Wishing you all the best in this New Year!

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Gingerbread Themed Tiered Tray

 I hope you've had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying some relaxation during these days between Christmas and New Year's. This is my favourite time of the holidays and it's when I can catch up on everyone's wonderful Christmas blog posts that I've missed.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share how I decorated my tiered tray for Christmas this year.  I chose a gingerbread theme which might actually work well for Valentine's or a child's birthday as well as Christmas.

I found these cute quilted gingerbread people at a local drug store in their decor section and fell in love with them. (I'm not sure it will help you find them but the tag on the bottom says "Groupe Ricochet" and I got them at Pharmachoice)

I started by tying a red/white gingham bow to the handle on the tray.

I placed a Rae Dunn "Yum" plate front and center with the quilted gingerbread people in little white dishes beside it.

 Then in front of that I added some small gingerbread ornaments (Amazon) in more little white dishes.

And two additional gingerbread peeps are standing on their own. 

For the bottom tier, I placed this gingerbread house in the center. (I ordered it online at Michael's before Christmas).  

This quilted gingerbread girl is hanging out next to the house with another gingerbread ornament beside her.

A similar scene was created on the other side with the gingerbread boy.

Small faux trees fill in the background spaces on the tray. Candy canes were arranged here and there in the little white dishes.

The tiered tray sits at the end of our kitchen island and the gingerbread people greet us as we enter the space.

In the background, you'll see I've decorated with a few "street" signs with Gingerbread St up above the sink!

Candy Cane Lane is over yonder.

I stuck the signs to the tile backsplash with small suction cups however, it's not ideal as they have fallen down now and then.

On the far wall of the kitchen, sits my hot cocoa bar which also has a gingerbread theme. You can see details of it in my previous post here.

It's been fun and maybe a bit too convenient to grab a hot mug of cocoa from this area during Christmas. LOL

I'm going to be sad to see my gingerbread people leave when I take down the Christmas decor but until then, I'm enjoying their happy smiles!

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