I’m a little bit late with bringing this blog post to you since New Year’s Eve is only in a few days.

Nonetheless, I still wanted to share with you how easy it is to create a look like this for a New Year’s tablescape in just a few minutes.

I already own most of the items I’ve used on my table, many of which you’ve seen me use multiple times.

When I create a tablescape, I often turn to my staples – classic silver and white china, gold flatware, basic napkins, classic napkin rings (when I use them), and crystal stemware.

My china and crystal are both forms of our wedding, and they have dressed many tables over the years.

I pulled together my collection of silver and crystal candle holders – also which you’ve seen many times before as well.

Come and have a seat at my New Years’ tablescape and let me know what you think! 

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New Year's tablescapeelegeant New Year's tablescape I wanted the look to be clean and crisp, and to flow with our Christmas decor, which is still up.

I plan to take it down soon, but since it’s still very alive and well, this New Year’s eve table is a natural extension of all of the metallics and blues throughout our dining room and the rest of our home.

If you had the chance to see my Christmas tablescape (see it here), you’ll notice that the pillows, Christmas decorations, and ornaments are all basically the same.New year's dining table I even kept the blue velvet runner that I made from my Tonic Living fabric (get it here) and used it as the base for the light blue runner you see.

I’ve used this one several times as well – like a tablecloth and gathered loosely down the center – it’s actually a curtain panel if you can believe it – I use all kinds of textiles for my tables.

Look around and see what you have, a scarf can do the trick just as beautifully!lighted candles on dining table I ran two gold sequinned runners in the opposite direction, which I picked up months ago on sale.

Classics that are perfect for holiday entertaining.well-arranged dining table

classy dining table presentationFor the centerpiece, I kept it super simple – staggered candles in varying heights in crystal and silver, all nestled in a bed of clear acrylic beads and snowflakes.

All of which I’ve also had for many years! I don’t throw much away when it comes to staples like these, you always have a use for them at some point.

That doesn’t mean our basement is not overrun with tablescape accessories and pillows haha.

I have what you’d call a warehouse down there, now if I could just get around to organizing it – that’s another thing altogether!combination of metallics paired with all of the crystal and glass I love the combination of metallics paired with all of the crystal and glass for an elegant and simple table that sparkles.New year's tablescape New year's tablescape

New year's tablescape New year's tablescape New year's tablescape New year's tablescapeI wanted to keep the feeling of the table light, airy and fun.
New year's tablescapeThe clear beads emulate ice and paired with the silver and light blues, it’s perfect for a winter/holiday-themed table.New year's tablescape New year's tablescape New year's tablescape New year's tablescapeNew year's tablescapeHere are a few evening shots as well – it truly is magical in the candlelight – I love how it all glitters and shines.New year's tablescapeNew year's tablescape New year's tablescapeNew year's tablescapeNew year's tablescapeNew year's tablescape

I hope you enjoyed my quick tablescape tour, and I also hope you picked up some easy tips for your next New year’s tablescape.
If you’re entertaining this New Year’s, I know you can pull a look like this together in no time.
Just take a look at your staples, and add a little sparkle with some metallic and glass accents.
I will be back in the New Year with a roundup of 2017’s top blog posts, so stay tuned! Until then, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and fabulous New Year!
All the very best in 2018!









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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Than you very much, Kathryn, I really appreciate that so much! Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for popping in!

  2. Tamara, it’s so lovely! The mix of metallic, the crystal, the shades of blue! Simple and elegant! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Haha yes, that makes sense, I wasn’t thinking! Still, ten feet is awesome! I would love a bit dining room one day, I can only imagine the possibilities!! Thank you for your sweet words, Joni, you are so good to me! Happy New Year, my friend!! xox

  4. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you Trace!! So happy you like it! I love that pop of navy too, just a little extra detail to ground the table :) xo

  5. Traceyvachon says:

    Beautiful as always and I love the idea of that dark blue runner underneath with the edges showing. Looks very classic and elegant. You know how
    To set a beautiful tablescape xoxo

  6. joanmechlin, joni says:

    lol, my table is closer to 10 feet but I like the longer overhang of the 144″ cloth. Yes it is fun to decorate. You have provided many beautiful tablesetting hints so please don’t stop sharing. ๐Ÿ’™

  7. tamaraanka says:

    Joni thank you so much my friend! I’m happy you like it! I can’t believe you have a 12 foot table, wow!! That must by one fun table to decorate!! Happy New Year as well, wishing you all the best in 2018!! xox

  8. joanmechlin, joni says:

    Your tablescape is beautiful, Tam. I like your idea of using a curtain panel as a runner. Will definitely use that idea because I have to purchase 144 inch tablecloths which aren’t always easy to find. Looking forward to seeing your 2018 posts. Happy New Year!

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