Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Thank you

As we approach the end of 2014 I want to thank all of you who visit The French Hutch, leave comments and visit with me through emails. I am truly grateful for your friendship, encouragement and support. I look forward to seeing you in 2015!

This is a post I shared last year. Since we will be going out for dinner I will not be setting a table this New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share this post that had a high number of page views. I hope you don’t mind and enjoy one of my favorite party tables.

I’ve set a place for you tonight at my New Year’s Eve 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:"

For Auld Lang Syne

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 Eve 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 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 2015!



  1. Emily, so happy you shared this again. This table is full of delights! Love the cups with the clock faces and all the sparkly details of the table.
    Happy New Year, dear friend! All the best for 2015..........

  2. Beautiful table Emily!! Wishing you all the best in 2015...Happy New Year!!

  3. Happy New Year Emily! thank you for sharing this gorgeous table again! Just love your centerpiece and all the sparkle and glam!!

  4. This table is the most beautiful New Year's table I have ever seen! So much silvery sparkle and shimmer everywhere... all that reflection mirrors what we are all doing at year's end I suppose. And your champagne flutes are fabulous! Happy New Year!

  5. OMGoodness, Emily.. this is such a pretty post. Your table is sparkling ~ gorgeous décor! Wishing you a healthy and peaceful year ahead. xxleslie

  6. What a gorgeous NYE tablescape you have created - I love it. You did a remarkable job, wow.

    Have a sparkly fun time - I wish you the very happiest of your new year, good health and joy be yours.

  7. Thanks for sharing the beautiful Holiday table Emily and loved your poems!
    Happy New Year to you and Jim and family!

  8. What lovely sentiments, Emily, for starting the New Year. Thank you for sharing your sparking, glamorous table again with us.
    Happy New Year blessings to you and your family.

  9. Even if this table is from last year, it is warm, beautiful, and intimate.....well suited for a lovely New Years! Gorgeous champagne flutes! Thank you for sharing the quote from Martin Luther as well! Best wishes for 2015!

  10. Wonderful tablescape. It was great to share it again. Happy New Year!

  11. Beautiful table, stunning! I love all your mercury glass collection ad are similar to mine. Also the silver tray and the top hat from my gold table from last year too.
    The champagne flutes look like my Italian hand etched too. We bought ours in Venice, Italy a few years ago.
    Thank you for the sweet sentiments and for the quote from MLK, I will be saving it.
    Happy New Year 2015!

  12. Dearest Emily,
    You too love elegant table settings and appreciate fine French china.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy and above all a Healthy 2015!

  13. What a pretty table! I enjoyed seeing all of your attention to detail, and it was so sparkly and fun and festive!

    Happy New Year!

    Visiting from BNOTP!


    Sheila :-)

  14. Did I say, HAPPY NEW YEAR??? I posted before I checked! :-)

  15. Such a great post...hoping you have a blessed and happy new year. xoxo

  16. Thanks for all your wonderful posts from 2014 and looking forward to 2015. I love mercury glass and lots of glitz too.

  17. This is so beautiful, Emily! Happy New Year to you and yours and may the new year bring us lots of happiness, love, peace and health....Christine

  18. Visiting from BNOTP and am so glad I did! Your NY's Eve T'scape is gorgeous! Love the candlelight pics! Your centerpiece is perfect with the silver ornaments and NY's hats! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  19. Beautiful Emily! I love your New Year's Eve table. You designed a glamorous table so elegant with the mercury glass and beautiful china. Your champagne flutes are gorgeous.
    I know your guests had a lovely time at your dinner. What a delightful centerpiece.

    May your New Year be full of much happiness and good health.

    Roll Tide tonight. We are blessed to be able to watch the game with our son's family tonight. It has been years. Too many to remember when the last time the two men could watch Bama play together. Happy New Year.

  20. This has to be one of the prettiest table settings I've ever seen. So glad I found your lovely site in 2014.

  21. Happy New Year, Emily!!! Beautiful table, still. I love how you used ornament wreaths horizontally on the table and then put more ornaments inside of the wreath...very pretty!

  22. Cheers, Emily! So happy we cancelled our trip to New Orleans. UGH! WHat a game…..

    I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity in 2015.

    Ricki Jill

  23. A beautiful post and I didn't see it last year. Thank you so much for sharing again. It is no surprise that it had many visitors.

    Happy New Year to you and yours,
    Jeanne xo

  24. Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

  25. Your table is dazzling -- I love the wonderful silver ornaments with the lights and oh -- how festive! Very fun mugs, too! Anyone would feel so special being part of your table!

    Happy New Year, Emily! Onward to 2015!


  26. A grandeza dos amigos são como as flores raras: sua magnitude fica para sempre.
    (Cristina Beloni)
    Obrigada por compartilhar comigo este 2º aniversário do blog Algodão Tão Doce !!!!
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  27. Beautiful post, Emily - I hope you're having a wonderful New Year. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and GardenThursday,

  28. This is beautiful Emily! I love as much sparkle as possible on New Years! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

  29. My dear French friend, how touched I am by your comment as I read it this morning. I am still in Blogland, will comment and visit, but I need to spend more time in my private writing life. How moving it is to know we can encourage one another, grow to love one another. I WILL BE BACK. Anita

  30. Happy New Year, dear Emily. We've been in the clouds since our daughter's engagement announcement. Thank you for the lovely wishes, and for joining us in our travels over the moon. ;)
    Your tables are my favorite in blogland, always...and the music of course. ;)
    Here's to a wondrous year, my friend.




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