Thanksgiving at the Junction

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Eve at The Junction

New Years Eve here in The Junction is like most anywhere else in the country. We still have snow from the Christmas weekend storm, so winter feels as though it has taken hold. We are all tired from a Christmas that seemed to come too soon after Thanksgiving, and for those of us who returned to work for just the two or three days in between - and I speak from what I know - it came a little too fast.
 However like time, and the marking of time, the day approached and I geared up for another 'holiday'.

New Years is a time of reflection. We look back on the past year and review. The highlights, the good times, the 'what ifs', and try to put it all in perspective for the upcoming year.
Hmmmmm,  not unlike my Tablescaping adventures!

For New Years Eve, I thought of reflection - in the silver, white and crystal theme I chose.
 Also like my wishes for the New Year, I wanted it to shine even though there were only going to be the four of us, I wanted it to be special and meaningful.
 Again, so similar to what I think we all wish for in the coming year

Welcome to -
 New Years Eve at the Junction

This setting reminds me of a Winter 'snowscape'

An all white damask Ralph Lauren tablecloth sets the theme

A silver candelabra lights the setting
with white candles -
the only light in the room

Crystal D'Arques Longshamps wine, water
and champagne flutes lend sparkle

Silver chargers and Oneida silver plate
 provide the glow

While white napkins trimmed with a silver band
 and a snowflake ring for bling add additional shine

The china is Noritake Adagio
Our wedding china selection

Closeup of china pattern and platinum band

I love the shape of this tea cup

Buffet with champagne punch
Super easy and so yummy
(Recipe to follow)

Close up of water pitcher
 and a little more sparkle

A birds eye view of the entire table

Thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy your visits!
I wish you all a very Happy New Year
 filled with love, peace, joy, health, wealth and happiness.

This week I will be linking to 
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper
Between Naps on the Porch with Susan
Join us for many more beautiful tablescaping inspirations by
clicking on the links in the sidebar

Champagne Punch Recipe

1 Ltr. Champagne (well chilled)
1 bottle of sprite or 7-Up (can be diet if you have a New Years Resolution)
1 can thawed frozen Minute Maid lemonade
1 cup sugar (again, you can try Splenda - let me know how it turns out) 
1 8oz package frozen strawberries



  1. Your table is just beautiful! I love your linens and the silver is such a pretty pattern. Have a Happy Healthy New Year!

  2. Totally love those square silver chargers!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try that cause I like simple recipes. Thanks for it. Your table is stunningly beautiful. I love everything about it, the china, the chargers, the napkin rings, every detail!...Christine

  4. Such a richly appointed table. Just gorgeous. I love when we can pull out all of our "good stuff" and show it off. Your's is very very lovely. I am so taken with the decanter you have your champagne in. Wow! And thanks for the recipe. I'm bookmarking it for my next fancy affair!
    Happy New Year.

  5. What a stunning table!! I have to say your pictures are really stunning as well- they really capture the delicate features and rich textures you have on the table, and make us feel like we are joining you for a New Years luncheon! WELL DONE!! Beautiful!! P.S. Love the holiday decor on the sideboard as well!

  6. Hello...

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE your New Year's table, my friend! It just sparkles!!! Love your beautiful china and the table linens and centerpiece are sooo very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous table with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party!

    Warmest wishes and Happy New Year!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  7. Oh my goodness! This is truly a lovely tablescape! I love the linens and those napkin rings are awesome! Beautiful decanter. I just copied off your punch recipe. Thank you!

    Oh...I truly love your wedding china. Thank you for becoming a follower of mine. :) Looking forward to sharing more dishes and other posts.


  8. I love those chargers!!! and your wedding china is quite beautiful. Your table is perfect for such an auspicious occasion. I love your napkin rings too.

  9. The Adagio is lovely, and the square chargers are so effective. You have a wonderful eye for design. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tablescape. Cherry Kay

  10. That looks beautiful! Your wedding china is lovely!
    A very special table.
    Hope all is well and this weekend's storm misses NJ and NY! :)

  11. So very pretty! I love your napkin rings; they look so "substantial" rather than some of the thin metal ones out there. Great find!

  12. Very pretty! I love the infusion of black to break up the color. Everything is just as festive as a New Year's Eve celebration should be!!! Sorry you got pummeled with all the snow. It somehow missed us here in the Kansas City, MO area for the most part. (BIG sigh of relief!) Thanks for stopping by my place earlier this evening. I appreciate your sweet comments! Have a great week!

  13. Beautiful setting!! I love the silver chargers. I never saw square ones before. Neat!

  14. What an exquisite table. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a New Years dinner. Love love love those chargers, they are so unique. Your wedding china is beautiful as well. I still have mine too, after 40 years, and it looks similiar to yours accept it is with greens and greys and I still love it as much as the day I chose it!!
    thanks for sharing your very creative and beautiful table. Don't you just love anything pretty!!
    Blessings for a Wonderful New Year,

  15. Lovely wintery table. The contrast against the dark runner and greenery is just stunning. I had those goblets years ago when we were first married (31 years now) and I have no idea where they ended up. They look just gorgeous and made me smile remembering them.

  16. What a lovely, wintry table. I just love your china! It has such beautiful colors. I am sure it looks lovely any time of the year. Your goblets are just gorgeous.

  17. What a gorgeous table. Just lovely.

  18. This is just beautiful! I love your chargers and your champagne punch container. How special you whole table setting is.

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