I’m a little bit late with bringing this blog post to you, since New Year’s 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 form 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 table and let me know what you think! *Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – while I make a small commission on these items, it’s no extra cost to you!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 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.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 – as 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!I ran two gold sequinned runners the opposite direction, which I picked up months ago on sale. Classics that are perfect for holiday entertaining.
For 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!I love the combination of metallics paired with all of the crystal and glass for an elegant and simple table that sparkles.
I wanted to keep the feeling of the table light, airy and fun.
The clear beads emulate ice, and paired with the silver and light blues, it’s perfect for a winter/holiday themed table. Here are a few evening shots as well – it truly is magical in the candlelight – I love how it all glitters and shines.