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Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Eve Tablescape

Here are the plates I made yesterday....
 I can hardly wait for it....the noise, the yelling, the kissing, throwing confetti and screaming....Happy New Year!
 It's no wonder out of all my tables, the entire family was most excited about this one. Even Stan said twice that he loved it.
 It's festive, it's fun and for me...over the top. It's glitters it shines, it sparkles.... Just like our hopes for the new year to come.
here I  added bits and pieces from last year. Clocks down loaded from google and glitz-ed up with glitter. I always print on Kodak picture paper for glossy thick printouts.
                               My New Year's Eve Top-hat Center Piece
 Originally purchased this paper mache hat to make a snowman hat. Well, I never had time to tackle that. So, it's my little New Year’s Eve top hat. Guess what? They still had these at 50% off in Michael's yesterday!!!!! The minute and hour hands were also on sale at Michael's for 99 cents. I glamed them up with diamonds and pearls!
My place marks were printed out form Tom Kat Studios...they were for Champagne glasses...but I re-purposed them here. I used silver Christmas bulbs...again on sale at Michael's yesterday. The four place markers came to $1.

 My New Year's Eve hats were purchased at Belair (local supermarket) for 25 cents after New Year's Eve last year!)
 We plan on going out to dinner and coming home for a yummy dessert....just the four of us.

 My disco balls were also 50% off in the Christmas sections of Michael's. A total of $3 for three big bags. They were mixed in with royal blue and red....
 I have a feeling someone will end up wearing this.....I  promise if it's me I'll have someone get a picture ;)


 I am think cheese cake might look good on these plates.......

 I added sticky dots to the Champagne flutes and sprinkled the with silver glitter. The were easy and are very cute on the table. Hard to get a good picture with a light back ground.

 You can see them here against my red wall. They are fun and pretty and easy to do. I used Aleene's Tacky Dot Roll. Double sided sticky dots. They are easy to use and will quickly peel off after the party!
 

Okay.....I know it's just the four of us, but time to plan a balloon drop!!! Monsieur Stan really gets into this!! Did I mention I LOVE New Year's Eve?

Do you cry, like me  when you hear, Auld Land Syne?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne. 

                                                Happy New Year!!
                                                   Gros Bisous,

                                                         Karen
I am linking up with:





http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/





37 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table you have set!... here's wishing your new year is just beautiful... you make everything so much fun for your family!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie PS Looking forward to you in that hat!!! and yes, I always cry at that song...

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    1. Thanks, Julie Marie! I ave the Champagne chilling now and I am eyeing the hat!! I'll have my camera ready! Not many photos of myself!!! So we'll see! :)

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  2. By all means...take photos of your fun! I love your decorations! Our tradition is to take a midnight walk! I can't wait! Happy weekend!

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    1. I am really going to make an effort to take pictures! You know Christmas came and went and I hardly got any pictures of my family....I need to do that. A few more of myself as well for the New Year! Happy weekend to you too!!!
      Karen

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  3. Wow I love it, so many fun details ... I expect you will have a blast .... love the plates and top hat best of all!!

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  4. Your NYE tablescape is AWESOME! I thought your plates you made yesterday were great, but to see what you have done with them - WOWZA, lady!

    I can definately understand why your family loves it, so do I!!!

    Well done and may this new year be your very best EVER.

    And yes, absolutely I cry everytime I hear that song. I love Dan Fogelberg's version of running into an old girlfriend, and it playing in end too- gets my teary every time I hear it.

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    1. Oh man. Just watched this video with my husband. I always liked that song, but really listened to it this time. Tears streaming down my face. My husband (7 years younger than me and French) had never heard it. Just watched the video together with Champagne. :) So so good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sYu12PdqVI
      Thanks, Michele!

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  5. I LOVE IT!! Your tablescape looks amazing and your plates - stunning! I can see why your family loves it :)

    Happy New Year to you, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Awww. Thanks so much! I think we all love to make noise, wear hats and be loud too! Looking forward to the whole evening! Happy New Year to you too!!!
      Karen

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  6. I love your settings!! You did such a pretty table-scape. I think it looks so festive and fun. Happy New Year.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie! It does feel festive and fun. Wishing a very blessed New Year!!!
      Karen

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  7. Karen, your New Year's Eve table is awesome. I think it's sweet that you set a beautiful table for your family to come home to for New Year's Eve. Shows how much you care! Every detail is darling. Have fun and Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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    1. Thank you so so much, Sarah!! I do love to make the holidays special for the kids. It's rubbing off on them too, as I see how much it means to them and their clear memories of the years past. They love New Year's Eve. We have silly string and will be getting some poppers, etc. I am sure that's a big part of the fun for them!!
      Happy New Year!!!
      Karen

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  8. lovin those adorable plates! oh to be so organized!

    thanks for sharing, and do pop over when you have a moment! would love to have you.

    michele

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    1. Thanks, Michele!! The plates were very easy to make! Lucie got to make her own plate and had fun wit that. I need a picture of the plate she made as well! Your blog is gorgeous. I popped over and I am following!

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  9. Perfect New Year table setting! I love the plates. Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for visiting my blog. Wishing you a truly unforgettable New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia!! I had fun making my New Year's Plates. Very easy. Happy New Year to you too! I hope you have a great New Year's Eve!!
      Karen

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  10. So lovely!! Love your plates and all the details! Great table setting!!
    Wish you and your family a Happy New Year!!
    Vesna

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  11. Very nice this table setting!!
    Happy new year!!
    Elisa

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    1. Thank Elisa! Happy New Year to you too!!!!
      Karen

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  12. Karen,
    What a festive table. Looks like a great New Years Dinner Party!
    Happy New Year!
    Pat

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    1. Thank Pat!! I hope it's festive and fun enough to keep me awake until midnight!!! We'll see! Happy New Year!!
      Karen

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  13. Oh Karen! I was wanting to do a New Years table, but honestly I just didn't want to cook another big meal! What a fabulous idea, to go out to eat and just serve dessert at home. I am going to steal this idea from you! Thank you! I just love everything about your festive table, but I especially love that most of your items were bargains! What a great idea about the sticky dots and glitter, I'm going to steal that idea too! I might not do all this stealing until next year. Now that I know, i would like to search for some festive silvery plates. What fun! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  14. OH I soooooo love this!!! It is absolutely WONDERFUL and I am sure the dessert will be picture perfect too!!!! : ) Your bargains are awesome! Thanks for sharing all of this with us -- it gives me MUCH inspiration! : ) Sending hugs and wishes for a picture perfect NEW YEAR!!!!

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  15. I must have gotten some of my clock face ideas from you because I spotted the red St. Etienne's on the table. I did a "clock" mantel this New Year's. I love your clock plates and might look for some white plates to make some.

    Everything is beautiful.

    Happy New Year

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  16. Thanks for all the fabulous tips and where to purchase them.. which I will do for next year!! I adore the top hat in the center that adds a bit of color to your setting. And the disco balls?? So much glitter, glam and fun!

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  17. Yes I do. So many....many memories back over the years. So many hopes for tomorrow and wondering s hat the new year holds. Just love your table scape and the care and thought that went into it!! Joan
    Ps especially love the glasses against the red curtains!

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  18. A gorgeous tablescape in honor of the new year..love all the silver glitter and clock dishes, stunning!! The top hat centerpiece is fabulous and all the elements you've used for this great creation. May you have a wonderful, happy and healthy 2013.
    FABBY

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  19. I love it! What a fun table setting, the dishes are fabulous and I adore all your little touches.

    Happy New Year!!!

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  20. Oh double Wow! A totally beautiful table! Kit

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  21. What a fabulous new years eve tablescape! Love the silver glittery candlesticks and the clock dishes are funtastic! Love it all...beautiful! Wishing you all the best in the New Year.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  22. Oh my gosh Karen, I love this table! Those plates are darling. Where on earth did you find them? The hat centerpiece is so fun and I love the glittery dots you added to the table. What a fun and creative idea. I too get emotional when I hear that song. Have a wonderful New Year!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  23. This is gorgeous!! I have chosen you as today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day. I love all of your ideas. I pinned this so I can remember it all for next year.
    http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2012/12/new-years-tablescape-feature-of-day.html


    Pam

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  24. What a great table! Thank you so much for sharing. What did you use to make the plates, icing? so wonderful, love the whole thing!
    Diane

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    1. Icing! That would have been fantastic! I love it when restaurants do that with Chocolate for special occasions. I used Sharpies. There is a way to bake them and make it permanent. But, come to find out I think it has to be the Sharpie paint pens. I washed Lucie's plate she made today and it ran. So, I either need to turn up the heat and bake longer and maybe at a higher temp. They also make porcelain markers. It's really fun. I would look for porcelain marker!! It was fun to make them. :)

      Happy New Year!
      Karen

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  25. Hi Karen, When I opened your post I was immediately drawn to the plates, and then I saw that you MADE them?! They are fabulous and your table is beautiful. It looks like you set the festive mood perfectly. Hope the balloons dropped at the right moment and that 2013 will be a wonderful year for you. Linda

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  26. Delightful! Love those plates, such fun. SO many great touches you added!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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