Happy New Year to All!
I have always considered New Year's Day as part of Christmas and am so surprised when I read about how many people have already started taking down their Christmas decorations!! It seems so strange to me when you consider the amount of time and energy that goes into putting them up.
Mr. Delight and I are firm believers in celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas (and even longer!) and we are only on the 6th Day right now!
With that in mind, I'm showing my Christmas Tablescape which many of our guests said could double as a New Year's 'scape because of the white/black & silver colour combo I used.
We had 12 guests for dinner and it was a challenge to have a sit down meal but we were determined.
By using two tables linked by some plywood Mr. Delight cut with a rounded edge (covered by tablecloths) and some stacking chairs from our church, we were able to fit everyone in nicely.
I used 5 light-up Christmas trees, 3 glittery ones and 2 shiny silver ones down the length of the table.
Clear Christmas tree plates were used for dinner buns or some guests put their salad on them.
I alternated between black and silver chargers at each place setting.
My shiny silver penguin on a silver tray with two other trees served as the main centerpiece.
Some other views...
Rather than passing so many dishes around the "over-decorated" table, we opted to have everyone take their plate and help themselves to the food served buffet-style on our island and kitchen table.
Wishing you all the best in 2011!
And remember, there's no rush to take down those decorations! Sit back and enjoy them for awhile!
I'm linking this to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!
Acrylic napkin rings - Avon
Acrylic light-up Christmas Trees - Avon, Cooper's Foods and Sears catalogue
Glilttery Silver Trees - Home Hardware
Silver Penguin - Home Hardware
Shiny Silver Trees - Pharmasave Drug Store
White Plates - Pier 1
Clear Christmas Tree Plates - Pharmasave Drug Store