Happy New Year blogger friends. it is time to say goodbye to 2012 and to welcome the year. As we bring closure to this most difficult and testing year, I cannot help to feel thankful and fortunate for my blessings. As I sit down to write this post, I am thinking of all the significant events which took place this year. And although I try to focus on the more positive things that occurred, it is the very unfortunate and life changing events that I remember most. And so in welcoming of 2013, I pray for peace, tolerance and unity for all of us. I also pray for kindness and for our families to be more connected and united. May your homes be surrounded by love and prosperity in 2013.
Moving on to a more celebratory topic. I am sharing our New Year's Eve table. She is all dressed up for this evening's grand celebration with a kiss of reds, gold and even a little hint of turquoise...It is all so refreshing. I started with My Mikasa china in the Park Lane pattern with tones of orange reds, cream and little black accents.. I really love this shade of red. It is so flattering, especially at night, with candlelight. Everyone looks glowing.
I used a table topper with peachy red and gold tones. Gold scalloped chargers, napkins and napkin rings from Pier 1, Mikasa Glassware, and Oneida Silver plate flatware. Of course I had to go over the top with the accents. I used my crystal candelabra, candle votives, roses in a vintage champagne bucket and Gold tone cherub candle holders purchased many years ago.