NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - My New Years Eve Tablescape

Who wants to spend hundreds of dollars out on the town for only one night? That may not the wisest choice in these times. But ~ you can create your own special evening at home with your special someone. Send the kids to grandmas and ring in the New Year with a little romance!

styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


Plan a simple menu. Shop at your local gourmet or Fresh Market, and splurge on a special dinner for two. Jumbo shrimp for shrimp cocktail, lobster tails, petite fillet mingone, and fresh asparagus for the grill, and tiramisu for dessert with flavored coffee or Godiva chocolate liquor.




styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


Use what you have - bring in that quaint bistro table just taking up space in a corner on the patio. Jazz it up and make a cozy setting for a dinner for two. Pull together all black and silver elements you have - even some non-holiday items could work - and see what you can come up with. Silver, black & bling holiday decor just went on SALE, so you can also buy some accessories to do double duty for you this New Year's Eve and next Christmas.


styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


I started here with a simple 36" round folding table. I added a black satin tablecloth. To help define the place setting, I placed silver leaf chargers with a black dinner plates. For added shine, I layered it with a square glass salad plate to be used to hold shrimp cocktail (which can be presented using a martini glass). Mirrored ball tree ornaments made a great napkin holder as well as adds sparkle. For more bling, I add mirrored tile squares placed in a strip under the flatware. I separate some of the squares to make mirrored confetti for the table. Stemware for water, wine, and flute for champagne added more shine and height to the table.


styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


Simple wooden folding chairs can be made comfortable by adding coordinating dec pillows. The table can be brought in from outside, and placed in front of a mirror, to add depth and candle light reflective quality. Existing holiday d├ęcor can be minimized by removing and editing some - or just go ahead and pack it up now! The de-cluttering of Christmas will help give the space its warm glow. A mirrored and glass candle holder can work as a simple centerpiece.


styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


Use what you have - bring in that quaint bistro table just taking up space in a corner on the patio. Jazz it up and make a cozy setting for a dinner for two. Pull together all black and silver elements you have - even some non-holiday items could work - and see what you can come up with. Silver, black & bling holiday decor just went on SALE, so you can also buy some accessories to do double duty for you this New Year's Eve and next Christmas.


Holiday 2008

Most Christmas decor - minus the tree - has been
removed to still maintain a refreshed holiday look.


Holiday 2008


Don't forget to also rest up to refresh yourself for the evening along with presetting your ipod on a genre: smooth jazz. Set your on-demand on a fireplace… and get ready to have a wonderful New Years Eve with your sweetheart, in the comfort of and safety of your own home.

styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


styled & photographed by Lynda Quintero-Davids


Enjoy a warm and wonderful evening at home...
Happy New Year!!




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15 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Lynda!!
    Great tablescape...........very classy and elegant.

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  2. Thanks Jill!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    woo-hoo!

    :D Lynda

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  3. Lynda, this is beautiful and classically simple and elegant! Thanks for the sparkle and shine tips and for the ease in making it happen! I just love these pics! Happy New Year to you and your DH and have a lovely, peaceful, romantic evening in this glorious setting! Cheers! Debi

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  4. It was always a pleasure to visit you in RMS, but here it's even better! As always a stellar decorative idea. Beautifully done my friend.

    May you be blessed this coming New Year.

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  5. ...Or...do as we do, put on our jammies...grab a pot and wooden spoon to clang...and head out in the yard with the kids and the bro and the grandma and the dogs and clang away.

    Yours sounds (and LOOKS!) much more elegant, I must say!

    Wonderful New decade to you...Lynda with a Y!

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  6. What a great inspiration! Thanks for all the ideas. Lovely blog you have :)

    xo,
    Crystal

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  7. As always, your tables are exquisite! Lori L

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  8. With a gorgeous tablescape like that, who would think of going out to a "boring" restaurant with the standard white tablecloth and single candle?!! Love all the sparkle against the black! Great inspiration!
    Happy New Year!
    DD

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  9. Thanks everyone!! Have a Happy, Healthy and Safe NEW year!!!

    xo Lynda

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  10. I got stuck at the menu for a couple of minutes . . . that sounded wonderful! I love the whole look of your Living Room, it looks very swanky and perfect for New Year's Eve. May you have a very happy one!

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  11. HI Lynday,
    Love your table....so sleek and elegant. Your room definitely fits your table style...did I say I loved it?
    Happy New Year.
    Maryrose

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  12. Sorry for the typo :) on your name

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  13. Love it!!! Loves festive, intimate & just the right thing for a cozy New Years Eve.

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  14. Thanks for stopping and taking the time to comment Maria, Matrose, Kim!! Happy New Year!!

    xo Lynda

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  15. What a pretty glitz and glam New Year's table! Wishing you all the best for 2011!

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