I am one of “those people” who likes to take down the Christmas decor immediately following the 25th. After Christmas Day, any remaining holiday decor is simply a reminder of something I haven’t yet accomplished on my to-do list. So, this weekend, I multi-tasked packing, shopping after-Christmas sales, and planning my New Year’s table. Creating this table as I was disassembling Christmas actually made it easier as I knew I wanted to use some of my silver, whimsical accessories.
I set out to create an easy table, utilizing much of what I already owned. With the hectic Christmas to New Year’s transition, I didn’t have the time or energy to plan something too time consuming. I decided to use silver and blue, a typical New Year’s color scheme (and two colors in which I already have a good bit).
I cannot take credit for the idea behind my centerpiece. When I was talking to my mother (as I often do in planning spaces), she said she envisioned champagne with ornaments as bubbles. I have to admit, I wasn’t completely sold as I thought it may be a bit of a stretch to use any ball ornaments I owned as “bubbles”. When I ran into Michaels to scour the near barren, leftover Christmas aisles, I came across a pack of small iridescent ornaments for 70% off. The perfect champagne bubbles, just as my mother had described.
I removed the hook from each and used a couple of larger white ornaments for filler.
While I have other buckets I could have used, HomeGoods had this hammered champagne chiller on clearance for $10. I found it during the same outing as when I discovered the “champagne bubbles”, so it was obviously meant to be. I used a hand towel in the bottom to prop up the champagne and bubbles a bit.
I didn’t want to include actual party hats on my table as I was worried they would give too much of a “Party City birthday” vibe. But, when I spotted these (ok, honestly, I’m not entirely sure what they are, but I think they are lanterns of some sort), I thought they looked exactly like a fancy party hat. On holiday clearance at HomeGoods for 50% off, I grabbed them up.
With my champagne bucket and “party hats” as the main elements of my centerpiece, it was easy to fill in the rest. I had cut ribbon from Christmas gifts we had torn into the day before that I couldn’t bare to part with, and a few pieces of mesh from my tree; I cut them and wove them throughout the center of the table. I also used some mercury candle holders, which can be seen in many of my table designs. The tapered, votive and pillar candle holders here can be found at Pottery Barn.
To make the table a little more fun and festive, I added some silver horns to each place setting, along with black and white paper chevron cups I had on hand. The small candies were also on clearance at HomeGoods for $1.
I also added some silver star confetti. Perhaps my liberal use of the messy snow during Christmas gave me the guts haha
I opted against a tablecloth, but to keep a layered, structured look in the midst of this busy table, I did use two runners I had in my “stock” from Ikea. They are a simple, basic material, but worked perfectly. You can find these super affordable runners HERE.
The tinsel place mats were used in my first Christmas tablescape, as shown in my Christmas Home Tour, I picked up these silver chargers on clearance at Target for about $1, and then I used my fine china which I love using in many of the tables I create. You can check out the Waterford Padova collection HERE and the Waterford Bassano collection HERE. The napkins were purchased on sale at Williams Sonoma (details also in the Christmas tour) and the mirrored napkin rings were last seen on my Copper Christmas Table from Bed Bath & Beyond.
I did use a small pedestal from the Dollar Spot at target to give the bucket a little height. The mesh, ribbon and tulle cover it pretty well.
My wine glasses were purchased at Pier 1 about a year ago; these are the same wine goblets I use on our everyday peacock table. I have a couple of colors of the crackle glasses; you can find those HERE. While a have a few nice pairs of champagne flutes, they are too fragile to be placed on a table and are only used for special occasions between my husband and I. I love using these that my mom picked up at a yard sale a while ago for this occasion.
Just for fun, I thought I would share a few night shots since it is a more accurate time in which this table will be used.
If you have not taken down your Christmas decor, I hope this can inspire you to use some of that holiday magic you already have displayed to create an easy New Year’s Even table.Wishing you all wonderful days as 2015 comes to a close and a very happy new year!
- Dining Table: (84″ in Salvaged Brown)
- Dining Chairs
- Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White)
- Curtain Panels: (98″ in White)
- Rug: HomeGoods- Calvin Klein wool
- Mirror: HomeGoods
- Pillows: Pier 1
- Curtain Rod: (120″ in Antique Brass)
- Lamps: HomeGoods
- Silver Tea Service: Family Heirloom
- Paint: Sherwin Williams- “Lauren’s Surprise”
- Chandelier and Medallion: Progressive Lighting (Roswell, Georgia)
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