Friday, December 30, 2016


Thank you

As we approach the end of 2016 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 2017!

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 again, it 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 2017!



  1. How thoughtfully beautiful, Emily! Happy New Year, friend.

  2. Lovely post! Are you going to a Peach Bowl Party? We hosted a Cotton Bowl Party last year, but this year we're just planning to watch it with the family and chill out!

    Happy New Year, Emily! I wish you happiness, health, and lots of fun in 2017!

    Ricki Jill

  3. Emily, this table sparkles with your personality and gorgeous in every detail. I will joyfully raise a glass of bubbly to you, dear friend. Here's to a healthy and happy 2017.

  4. I hope your hostess doesn't see this post before you arrive or she will feel totally compelled to up her game, no matter how grand! Everything in here says "festive," "beauty," "sparkle" and "joy." Not to mention totally gorgeous!

    Here's to a happy new year and another delightful year of our online friendship. May 2017 glisten for you!

  5. Stunningly beautiful Emily! It's so 'you'!

    Thank you for being such a wonderful blog friend and may you have a healthy, happy New Year!


  6. Glitter and sparkle are my favorite colors too, Emily! Your table is breathtaking, Love your centerpiece and sideboard tree, just gorgeous! Have fun watching the game at your son's, we are nursing colds and will watch it quietly at home. Happy New Year and Go Bama!

  7. Emily, this is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle on the table. I'm glad you shared this again. If I saw it last year, I've forgotten. Those champaign flutes are exquisite, and I love your clock cup and saucers. I also love the Martin Luther quote. Wishing you a healthy, happy, and blessed 2017!

  8. Happy New Year, Emily! Many blessings to you and your loved ones. Gorgeous table and details as usual.

  9. Happy new year! Looking forward to our continued friendship in 2017...


  10. Happy New Year! Gorgeous table. We had our usual New Year's Eve crab cakes at our fancy black and gold table setting while wearing our sweats and yoga pants. Very elegant!

  11. I do hope you enjoyed your New Year's Eve out. Thank you for sharing your favorite table with us, it is worth repeating. Wishing you all the best in this New Year.

  12. Your table is stunning and I'm glad that you shared it again. Hope you had a wonderful night out for dinner. It was my son's birthday (the one that lives with me) and I also had my little granddaughter spend the night. Happy New Year, dear Emily!

  13. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2017 Emily! Your table is amazing!

  14. Lovely post !! Thanksss
    Happy New Year

  15. This was such a beautiful table, it was worth sharing again! Happy New Year!

  16. Ahhh, there's that music I enjoy so much. I wish I knew how to add a music player on WordPress. Maybe I'll challenge myself with it. :)
    Emily, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I've attempted to respond to your email twice but I keep getting a failed delivery response. Not sure what the technical glitch is, but just wanted you to know. Thank you so much for your emails and comments. Looking forward to staying in touch in 2017.
    Happy New Year again.

  17. Happy New Year and thanks for your continuing support over the years!

  18. I was traveling and missed this post. Your dining room is so festive for the New Year party and so elegant. It is very beautiful. Love the music too.
    Every element is stunning. Glad you reposted.

  19. Dearest Emily, you haven’t missed Victoria! It’s tonight at 9. Beau’s thrilled. teehee ☺️

  20. What a great new year table! I love those champagne flutes!! I found my Auld Lang Syne sheet music 2 days ago! Lot of good that did me when I was photographing New Year! I really need to organize for the new year! Thanks for your sweet words on my post! Have a great week!

  21. Hello Emily, just a quick visit to let you know that I've sent you an email, but since I had tech issues last time with your address I hope it goes through. If you don't find anything from me in your inbox, please email me.
    Thank you, and have a lovely day.




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