Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve Two Ways

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 !


  1. They're both fun tables Daphne, lovin' the elegant one! Happy New Year:@)

  2. Great tables, Daphne! Love the napkin rings, and Happy New Year!!

  3. Two great ways to celebrate, but I'm partial to the black and white scape. Love the watch napkin rings!

    As always, thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays! Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Fun tablescapes! I really like the first one. It is so happy and cheerful!
    Happy New Year!

  5. I love your New Years tablescapes! Great ideas and the napkin rings and perfect! ~Susie

  6. Really fun and really elegant.. Great tables. I love those napkin rings!!

  7. The mobile that inspired the tablesetting is adorable. I loved the whimsy of this tablesetting. Just adorable.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  8. Your table is so fun and just plain cute. I love those napkin rings!!

  9. Oh they are both gorgeous. One is so cheery and whimsical and the other one is so elegant and exquisite. I absolutely love them both. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. Hi Daphne...

    You always set such fun tables, my friend! I loved your cheery New Year's eve table with the pretty heather chargers and bright yellow and red dinnerware! Love your twirly New Years sign...that's awesome! Ohhh...and your dressy table...sooo very beautiful! It is very elegant with the black, gold and silver! Love the Black Tulip was the first time I had seen's gorgeous and certainly sets a beautiful table! I also really liked your frosted sherbet glasses! Thank you for sharing your pretty tables with us...both were delightful!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. Wow! That's the way to bring in the New Year! Fun and Beautiful....both Settings. I really love the HLaughlin Black Tuplips dishes, and of course the Fiesta. I too have the new line of Fiesta and really enjoy mixing it with other settings. Your tablescapes and blog are very inspirational. I'll be back and will be a new Follower. I hope you'll have a chance to come by for a visit to my blog. Nice to meet you here on Tuesday TableTop....Sue

  12. Daphne, I love those clock napkin rings ... both table settings are absolutely fun & romantic.

    Pop by for our CSN GIVEAWAY.
    Have a beautiful New Year
    TTFN ~

  13. I loved both of your settings. So different. Very Pretty.