Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I've celebrated New Year's Eve in lots of different ways over the years. Some much livelier than others.

But I almost always feel like a real celebration is in order. Maybe because it's the easiest holiday! You really have a choice to do it up big or not do it at all.

But whether you have a big pot luck, or just a few lucky friends, it's time to bring out the bling and have a festive table.

Clockface dipping bowls are from Pottery Barn. 

Each of the four is different, and makes the theme easy. I just grabbbed a few vintage clocks and was good to go.

My monogram china always seems too serious for most occasions but zings things up here.

Linens, silver, and glassware are all vintage. Of all tables in the year, this one calls for both old and new elements.

The opening and closing photo graphics are vintage images, and the table place cards are reproduction from Cavallini and Co.

Ready for the countdown!!

CHEERS!! And all the BEST in the New Year!
Ciao! for now!


Visit Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescapes
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Holiday 
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. I've been lusting after those Pottery Barn plates for two years now. Aren't they just perfect?! Wish I had the extra money to get me a set. You've done a super job. Love the sea of votive candles around the champagne chiller. Your guests are going to have a wonderful time.
    Happy New Year.

  2. Very elegant tablescape. It looks beautiful.

  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful tablescape. Love the clocks and all the bling. Happy New Year!...Christine

  4. This is SO beautiful!! I'm in LOVE with your clock plates... And your tray with votives and the champagne just helped me finish off my tray I just prepared this evening (from a mirror).

    Hope to be posting a "timepiece" inspired tablescape for NYE tomorrow on my blog. I found it while in cyberspace =) Stop by to visit... and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    xo Lynda

  5. I was lucky enough to get these plates from one of my sons for Christmas. I just love them and thought they would be perfect for New Years as well (notice my blog header)! Your table is beautiful. Lori L

  6. Your style is so personal and elegant! Love the New Years post - beautiful. Enjoy your New Years celebration. Best Wishes....

  7. beautiful table.. so perfect for new years.. love those bowls~!

  8. Beautiful post. Love the table and yes those pottery barn dishes are to die for.

    Happy New Year to you.

  9. Jacqueline -
    You have a winner here! This is a beautiful post. I agree. I hate to go out on New Year's Eve unless it's to a dinner party in someone's home. Even then, I worry about the drive home. A very small but elegant dinner at home is my preference. See my blog next week!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  10. Hello, you beautiful pictures! The candlelit atmosphere is so special, and the combination of silver with the china and glass, blessings, Rose Marie

  11. Love the clock face bowls. wonderful table images! Have a Happy New Year!

  12. love the clock faces!! I so love your monogrammed china. It's amazing. I've been toying with the idea of getting some myself.. Love your photos. Happy New year to you and yours, may the new year bring you plenty of blessings.

  13. I was thinking about you last night as I perused the newest issue of Victoria that came in yesterdays mail. Your decorating is so much like their styling. So elegant. Happy New Year to you!

  14. I love those clock dipping bowls! Looks like you guys are gonna have a grand time! Happy New Year!

  15. One of my favorite quotes...."Tempus fugit" Love your nod to time with all the vintage clocks. The tablescape is just the right touch of bling with a serving of sophistication. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  16. Oh my, Jacqueline! This brought back memories from 30+ years at your home for New Years Parties!! Long, long time ago! You had a beautiful home then, as you do now. This is a beautiful setting!
    Happy New Year!
    Love, Kay

  17. Just fabulous, JQ! Uncork the bubbly; I'll be right over!!
    Blessings for the New Year, my dear!

  18. Hi again,
    I went to the post you linked to about loving books. Well said!! I can remember charming bookstores from when I lived in Memphis (way long ago!)and then Albuquerque. I remember the "feeling" I had when I walked in them! Especially one quaint children's one there in Alb. Probably long since gone. Kimberly even remembers it! And that bookstore in "You've Got Mail"--the main reason I watch it again and again. Now, to get a reprieve from the rain and dark and gloom, I will go to Borders. It isn't small or quaint, but fills a need. I usually head to the "home" section and escape a while. Thanks for suggesting that post.

  19. Dear Jacqui, you did it again! love love love your table setting and the vignettes are just lovely! elegant is the word! anyhow, am wishing you Happy New Year and thanks you for the sweet comment on my post! thank you again for the cyberfrienship we made!. Wishing you the best 2011.

  20. What a gorgeous tablescape. I think I might need to borrow some of your excellent ideas for tonight. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty table with us :D
    Happy New Year!
    Ricki Jill

  21. Lovely tablescape. Happy New Year!!

    Susan and Bentley

  22. What a beautiful tablescape! I love those clock face china pieces and your monogrammed china is just gorgeous!! I have a few vintage pieces that I have collected too. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ Happy New Year to you and yours!

  23. What a pretty table. Your plates are lovely. Happy New Year.

  24. What a great tablescape, Jacqueline. I love those number plates. Happy New Year!!

  25. How pretty -- very elegant, classic and fun all rolled into one! Happy New Year!

  26. It's been such blessing getting to know you this year... an d I love your blog! may our Heavenly Father bless you and yours through the new year.

    And "may you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
    mind you, and embrace you in belonging.
    - John O'Donahoe

    Hugs and blessings


  27. Beautiful, elegantly festive! Happy New Year!

  28. So fantastic.
    Love the clock face plates and the candlelight.
    Happy new year

  29. Beautiful photos! I just started following your blog and I LOVE That you have photos from Fried Green Tomatoes on your sidebar! That's one of my all-time favorites!!! Happy New Year! ~Destiny

  30. Hi, I found your blog at My Romatic Home. I love your New Years Eve table scape! I would like to invite you to post this over at my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up. I hope you can join the party!

    Happy New Year,

  31. I am just blown away with this awesome post. Those bowls are the cutest things. Love it all


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