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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NEW YEAR’S DAY DINNER

New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
In my “neck of the woods”, we have a “good luck” meal on New Year’s Day.  It must include black eyed peas and cabbage.  I add sterilized dimes to the black eyed peas.  The legend is that, if you get a dime in your serving, you will have good luck in the new year.  Of course, if you bite down on a dime, you’re not starting the new year with luck!
In case you think I’m one of those efficient people who have already put away their Christmas décor, I’m going to be honest and tell you that I removed the snowmen that hung from these winter wreaths and replaced them with New Year’s paper plates.
Christmas 2014
Christmas still resides right next to those new year’s wreaths.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
With the exception of the “good luck meal”, I apparently like to live dangerously on New Year’s Day. 
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Confetti is offered in a bowl on a side table, and...
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
A tray contains vintage party noise makers.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Each dinner table even offers confetti.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The napkins are tied with gold tassel ornaments, which guests may take home.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Confetti weighs in the scales in the center of the table.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
There are a few different types of tassel ornaments.  (S-h-h-h, don’t tell my guests…I got these ornaments in a box of Christmas décor at an estate sale one time.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
There is confetti weighing in the scales on this table too.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Blue and white shades sit on top of wine stems that have battery powered candles in them.
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
And yes, there are even scales filled with confetti on the children’s table!  Have I lost my mind?
New Year Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Thanks for welcoming the new year with me.  I don’t plan to post again until 2015!  Hope to see you then.  
This post is partying with Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

11 comments:

ellen b. said...

Happy New Year dear Laurie!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laurie, We have black eye peas on New Years too. Instead of cabbage I cook collard greens...only hubby and dad eat them though. Happy New Year and best of luck in 2015,
Hugs,
Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tables are absolutely stunning as usual, and yes, we have to have Black Eyed Peas.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year !

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's official, Laurie! I'm coming to your house if you give out ornaments! A girl after my own magpie heart.

Love the table! Love it! Love it! Love it!

And the noisemakers are so cute. I, however, would be scared to hand out confetti in that gorgeous cup. I would put it on a high shelf and guard it jealously. ;-)

I had to laugh about the dime being sort of a backhanded prize if you bit into it. What if you SWALLOWED IT??? You know there are folks who gobble food down whole. And I am married to a litigator so my mind immediately goes THERE. LOL But far be it from me to rain on a fun tradition. I mean, people bake babies into King's Cake, and I have gotten the baby before. A dime is a lot better than a plastic baby. A dime you can spend for more goodies. ;-)

Love to you and a very Happy New Year filled with blessings...

xo

Sheila :-)

Denise Marie said...

SO magical!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Beautiful! Love the centerpiece and your blue and white china.

Chubby Chieque said...

Have a blissful 2015 with you loveones, Lori.

Greetings,
/CC

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, Your tablescapes are stunning and I love the weights filled with confetti. Also just love your blue and white plates.
Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with many blessings. Thank you for a great and inspiring year of blogging. Looking forward to many more fun visits.
Joy to you!!

Candy S said...

I love your blue and white plates. They look so fresh to my eyes after seeing so much red, green, and gold over the last few weeks. The scale centerpiece looks awesome too, I am really getting really hungry for some black eyed peas after reading this.

Gwen said...

Like the Christmas decor and the vintage nose makers are a nice touch.