Tuesday, December 31, 2013


For Auld Lang Syne

I’ve set a place for you tonight at my New Year’s table, along with places for loved ones and friends from long ago. So please join us for a toast at the stroke of midnight as we remember days gone by, and look forward to the start of a new year. In the words of Robert Burns, let’s sing that sweet song:

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

New Years Tablescape

I love to use mercury glass and all that glitters. It shimmers and sparkles with candlelight. Glitter is my new favorite color!

A touch of blue for a pop of color.

A centerpiece using my glass ornament wreath. I filled it with silver baubles and starry string lights.

Coffee anyone?

A silver tray filled with champagne flutes for the ringing in the new year.

Welcome be ye that are here,
Welcome all and make good cheer,
Welcome all, another year.
                             ~author unknown 

And here’s to you, old friends and new alike. Saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in 2014!


Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who into man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth!
                          ~Martin Luther


  1. Happy New Year! Such pretty and sparkly table setting!

  2. Such a beautiful way to start the New Year! Thanks for sharing this, and may all your wishes come true!

  3. Gorgeous table! I love the mercury glass and ALL that glitters:) The gold rimmed plates are so pretty.

    Happy New Year and wishing you and your family all the best in the coming year!


  4. Your table is gorgeous! How I'd love to have a seat there! I especially like the fun time-cups. Perfect!

    Much happiness in 2014!

  5. Your tablescape is lovely and very elegant! I love your mercury glass collection.

  6. Gorgeous, Emily! I really like the clock cups and roman numeral clock edges on the plates--perfect for New Year's. We had a music gig early last night, and then went to a friend's party to ring in the New Years!

  7. So Beautiful! Your centerpiece is stunning and love the glow of the candles. It all looks serene yet festive - perfect for reflecting on the old and celebrating the new! Enjoyed seeing the Martin Luther quote too. Happy New Year!


  8. Just gorgeous! I too love the bling and sparkle, especially during holidays. You have so many stunning pieces, your champagne flutes are so delicate and I love your clock mugs and plates. Happy New Year Emily!

  9. A beautiful table, I love it. It is elegant and refined, congratulations.
    Happy new year for 2014.
    Good evening.
    Do you speak french ?

  10. Nice table setting. I hope you had a very happy new year.

  11. Wow! Amazing table...LOVE your centerpiece and all the sparkle and your monogrammed linen. Happy New Year!

  12. A grandeza dos amigos são como as flores raras: sua magnitude fica para sempre.(Cristina Beloni)
    Um lindo e abençoado 2014!!!
    Beijos Marie.

  13. How pretty! I love the silver, white, and gold…especially the mercury glass! I hope y'all have a healthy and happy 2014. Happy New Year!


  14. Your table is so pretty and I adore all of the shiny objects that you used. I love your gorgeous champagne flutes and the Happy New Year hat on the centerpiece. I hope that your 2014 is just as spectacular, as this table - Happy New Year!!

  15. Hi Emily! Your table is absolutely gorgeous!! The champagne flutes on the silver tray are just beautiful. I would love to sit at this sparkly table with the monogrammed linens and interesting cups! Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you. Linda

  16. Your table is beautiful, Emily! Love the pretty champagne flutes and the mercury glass. Thanks for joining the Open House party and I hope you have a wonderful 2014.

  17. What a beautiful post- a very Happy New Year to you- xo Diana

  18. The table is beautiful, but those flutes stole my heart! Dianne

  19. Looks like we used the same color scheme, your table is so beautiful, cheerful and elegant. happy New Year to you and your family, Emily...christine

  20. So very pretty!! I love your dishes and am swooning over your champagne flutes!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  21. So very pretty! I love your dishes and am swooning over your champagne flutes!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  22. Bwahahahahahahaha! I love that: Glitter is my new favorite color!!! I guess it's been one of my favorites for a long time, too, so I'm on board with ya, sister!

    That was a cool idea to use the wreath that was already laden with baubles and then fill it with even MORE baubles. Very pretty!

    This table is gorgeous, and I love that you extended all the pretties to the buffet behind the table. It just makes the room look fully dressed and perfectly balanced. I'm with Dianne: Your champagne flute and wine stem design is remarkably beautiful!!! I could just sit around all night holding an empty glass...just because they're so pretty! :-)

    The votives are perfect for this table with their glimmering rims, and the clock dishes are fun! I wish I could find some. I saw some at Burlington a couple of years ago but left them there. How profoundly stupid was that??!?!??! Haven't been able to find any in my price range since. Darn it! I'll know better next time! Get it? Next "time"? :-) :-) :-)

    Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Emily!

  23. Bonne et heureuse année ainsi qu'à tous ceux que tu aimes.
    Gros bisous

  24. Beautiful table...love all the glitter and sparkle. The clock cups are great!

  25. Hi Emily,
    What a lovely, sparkly table for 2014, with wonderful sentiments. I set a picture of my beloved hubby, along with a candle, to cherish our 43 years together. Happy New Year to you, dear friend. xo

  26. Happy New year to you ! Emily, you set such a sparkling table to start the New Year! Beautiful

  27. Oh, my word ! I love those champagne flutes! Happy New Year Emily!

  28. Hi lovely lady.
    It's been a long time no see. Your Tablescape for New Years is Gorgeous as always. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014 New Year.


  29. A very lovely Tablescape! I love all the sparkly elements and the flutes are gorgeous!

  30. I'm so glad to have a seat at your lovely table and look forward to all the others we share in this new year.

  31. Beautiful! Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

  32. beautiful table scapes - Happy New Year!

  33. Beautiful tablescape! Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. -- Jan

  34. I love your sparkle and bling....my favorite colors, too. :)
    Happiest New Year.
    xo bj

  35. Dreamy. I absolutely love every detail, Emily. The centerpiece is gorgeous and the clock themed cup and saucer is PERFECT.
    Thank you for saving me a spot at your table. It's my honor.
    Happy New Year, friend.

  36. WOW Gorgeous post ! I love all the pics and Oh boy I do love the the singer's voice

  37. Your table is gorgeous! Would have loved to share a toast with you. May your new year be blessed.




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