Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Eve Tablescape

We are ringing in the New Year a day or two early!
I actually had to look up if the term is Ringing in the New Year,
or Bringing in the New Year.
For future references - either one is correct!
We are doing it in style with lots of shiny gold this year!
What better than a gold paisley table cloth to set the tone.
 Stripes, stars and even plaids to add to the mix of patterns on this table.
I even got some polka dots on the champagne flutes in there!
I could not decide which coffee mug I liked better, so I mixed and matched the plaid and the houndstooth.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
ring out the false, ring in the true.
- an excerpt from an Alfred Loyd Tennyson poem

While this past year has had it's ups and downs, I choose to celebrate the ups!!
I hope that 2018 brings you many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the ups!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tablecloth & napkin - Cynthia Rowley - Homegoods
Gold Chargers - I've had forever and don't know where they are from
Star dinner plates - Target about 15 years ago!
Gold striped salad plates - Luxe by Ciroa - Homegoods
 Coffee mugs -10 Strawberry St- Homegoods 
Stemware (both) - Marshalls, several years ago
Flatware - Value City many many years ago before they closed!
Striped votive candle holders  - Hobby Lobby

I am linking up at the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Foodie Friday and Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm

I read and enjoy all the comments anyone has taken the time to leave here.
All are very appreciated!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Love all the gold and different patterns of it! The paisley tablecloth makes a wonderful backdrop to the sparkly dishware and accents on the table. The plaid and houndstooth mugs are fantastic - no wonder you couldn't decide. Best wishes for 2018 Ann!

  2. I love all the gold including the candles. The coffee cups are quite beautiful and the clock just finishes it. A veery pretty table.

  3. I am following you in my Reader and I have pinned your post.

  4. Linda, muito requinte e beleza. Feliz Ano Novo.

  5. What a beautiful and special table for bringing in a new year! I'm crushing over each detail. I love using gold and white for a celebration. I have some pretty ruffled gold dinner plates and would love to find some gold star salad plates as accents. Pinning this for inspiration!
    Happy 2018!

  6. Your table is stunning! I love all the gold and the different patterns. Have a Happy New Year!

    Smashing Plates

  7. This is so fun and fabulous Ann! You have really captured the feeling of an elegant New Year's celebration, and I love your philosophy of celebrating the ups! The mixed mugs are simply wonderful!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Well, I'm glad to have a 2nd chance to see this one! I missed it because I had surgery on the 5th or 6th (who can remember when you're crazy with pain?) and was still all drugged up by the New Year! I barely knew my own name!!! I hope that the posting of your 10 Favorites brings about a surge of views and comments for this beautiful tablescape that would be a shame to miss! I am trying to think if I have ever seen such a pretty houndstooth coffee cup in my life?!! Something about the gold and white as opposed to the more traditional black & white...gorgeous! Who am I kidding...EVERYTHING looks better in glitzy metallics!!! (Except teeth. I am not a fan of shiny metallic teeth!) Happy New Year 4 months late!!!