Here Comes 2017!


As I’m winding down from 2016 and getting ready for a new year, I thought I’d get a jump start on the table setting for a New Year’s day brunch.  Last year I did a New Year’s Eve get-together and I thought I’d do a brunch this year.  I pulled a few items I already had around the house to set a delightful table without spending hardly any money.  I wanted to use different plates but didn’t want to buy any, but then I came across these decorative plastic plates in At Home Store and they were perfect! I was able to have a new setting that gave me an semi-elegant look without breaking the bank.  I pulled out my Royal Copley BlackAmoor head vases and instead of flowers I used plume feathers which added a bit of drama to them.


This was the perfect opportunity to use a few yard sale items I bought this past summer, so I chose gold and ivory as my color scheme.  The vintage King’s Crown candy dish  was $5.00


The crystal dish with the gold pedestal and utensils was $10.00.  This bowl set is simply beautiful.  I actually bought it from my neighbor who was selling it because she had no use for it.  She was happy to know I would make use of it because it belonged to her mother.



I lucked up and found a matching bowl to my vintage Georges Briard bowl for $2.00 at Goodwill and paired it with another $2.00 vintage pressed glass cake stand flipped over to use as a pedestal for the punch bowl since it’s a small group.  With all this elegance on the table, it’s hard to believe the plates are plastic.. (chuckles)

nyetable7It has a few scratches but I was happy to take it because it matches my chip & dip set passed down from my grandmother.


The wine glasses were found at an antique store and I’ve had them well over 15 years.  The confetti glasses were from Goodwill and they were $1.00/set of 2.


This may be a bit of gold overload, but hey- it’s New Years! I’m looking forward to having the brunch and partaking in girltalk.  I haven’t planed the menu yet, but I’ll put something nice together and have a new recipe to share with you (I’m sure).  Tomorrow, I’ll add the name tags, napkins and utensils later to complete the look.  But for now I’m happy I did a jump start instead of waiting like did for Thanksgiving :-).   Are you planning an NYE event at your home this year?  If so, I’d love to hear about it.  I’ll check back with you tomorrow or Saturday for my finished look and to wish you a happy.  Until then, happy hunting while your thrift your house into a home.

As always – Smooches!!





7 thoughts on “Here Comes 2017!

  1. Such a beautiful setting. Love every piece. I can’t believe the beautiful pieces you find at those prices, you do have a great eye for vintage décor and putting it together. Very elegantly refined. Have a wonderful time, cheers from me. Be safe…Happy, Happy New Year!!

  2. Morning, Jamala, You have such a good eye for finding things and putting them together. The head vases are incredible, aren’t they? I like the way you used evergreen branches, I wouldn’t have thought of that and they add a winter touch which is so perfect for New Year’s. Last night, I read a book on how and where are Christmas and New Year’s Eve traditions come from and it was so interesting.For example, Noel comes from the French word for News. So Blessed Noel means blessed news. Now, I get it.

    • Thank you Ginene! Yes they are.. sometimes I get the urge to start a collection, but then I realize – I have no place to put them- so I have to make a conscious effort to “leave it alone” but you know how that goes.. sometimes we still manage to give but this year i’m trying hard not to.. Thanks for sharing that NYE tidbit info.. I didn’t know that about it.

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