I really enjoy working out a tabletop based on one simple item. A Happy New Year mobile found at our local dime store inspired this whimsical tablescape for New Year's Eve.
The placesettings feature Fiesta dinnerware in heather and HLCCA polka dot paired with yellow Harlequin, Ikea flatware and Crate and Barrel cocktail glasses and shaker. I played with egg cups and cordial glasses, because this table works for brunch or supper. Heather is very hard to photograph, so the photos had to be done in daylight to capture this elusive purple hue.
A second New Year's Eve tabletop had a very different evolution. I've admired the vintage Homer Laughlin dinnerware line Black Tulip on the Century shape for quite some time. I've had a platter and a few salad plates for several years. The fall I was able to purchase service for four from a fellow collector. These pieces are debuting for an elegant supper.
The centerpiece includes Fiesta bulb candleholders in vintage ivory and post-86 black. Vintage champagne saucers, Pottery Barn napkin rings and Oneida Cityscape flatware complete the table.
Thanks for stopping by for this final tabletop of 2010. It was a very good year for tablescapes! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, and do come back to the table tomorrow for the first 'scape of 2011.
I'm excited to share these tables for Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper and for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life !