I spotted a tablescape for New Years over on Rate My Space that not only inspired me ~ but I have to share with you. It was featured by HGTV's Design Happens blog contributor Kayla as a part of her New Years Eve party plans post. The Timepiece Tablescape was conceptualized and design by a Rate My Space user mypointofview (aka Elizabeth Maxson). Elizabeth is also a former shop owner, writer, and photographer, who shares her creative spirit through interior design on her blog The Adventures Of Elizabeth. Her Timepiece Tablescape is so thoughtful, charming, creative, simple and elegant. Here - see for yourself...

She displayed a collection of vintage clocks on the mantel.

Tins she found at Target and used for a made up
game called: Remember When?

Her French fireplace mantel was covered with old books, clocks and a French gumdrop fringe shawl.
Her New Years Table for two was actually "an old table that when covered, you'd never know."

She used sap buckets from a hobby store to hold candles.

Elizabeth created a cozy setting for a quiet evening for two to end the year.

Elizabeth's Timepiece Theme used vintage clocks, watch faces and parts. She says "the little space was only 6' x 7' , has a worn, tattered and elegant look with an old world feel. Very inexpensive to do!"

Definite inspiration for next year! I've found a new collection to hunt & gather! In the meantime, if you wanted to create a similar look, you could also utilize this clock face ornament and free pdf download I found earlier this December over at the blog Bargain Hoot to create your own - but similar look.

It's almost  t i m e . . .  I actually took down and packed up the tree yesterday afternoon. Although most of the holiday decor is down, I did leave up a few pieces of bling for a festive restyle for New Years Eve... I'd like to share, but for some reason, they aren't uploading from my phone. Hopefully for tomorrow, they will.

Happy (early) New Year!!

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  1. So gorgeous Lynda! Those tablescapes are definitely inspirational! Happy New Year!

  2. A very pretty table, and two beautiful rooms! I love that we get a peek into the bedroom and it matches! Thanks so much for bringing that to our attention!
    : ) Meg

  3. So very striking and quite mesmerizing. What a beautiful surrounding and fun concept to ring in the New Year. Love the shawl and gauzy fabrics used to cover the table. Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with lots of love, light, good health, success and happiness. xo

  4. Happy New Year too Pam! You're very welcome Meg ~ Glad you enJOYed it!

    Isn't it mezmorizing Developing Designs?? I just adore it! Elizabeth has a wonderful sense of charm, style, and rustic elegance...

    :D Lynda

  5. Oh, how flattering to have my work mentioned on your post. Thank you for letting me know and thank you for sharing it. What a nice way to end my year. Love your blog - will be spending a lot of time on it.

    All my best,


  6. thanks for posting this inspiring design. Great job with your blog! Love the quote at the top of the page. Happy New Year! CJ

  7. What a beautiful start to 2011~ Love this look. Happy New Year.



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