The Christmas décor has not been put away, but we will celebrate 2017 on New Year's Day.
We may not see the new year in (When did sleep become more important than a midnight kiss?), but we have to eat our good luck dinner the next day.
I'm using our silver champagne stems (a wedding gift) for fruit salad. Since I don't like polishing silver, these stay wrapped most of the year, but I bring them out to welcome a new year.
Four of the fruit salad service plates are Wedgwood, Vera Lace, one of my estate sale purchases.
The other four are my grandmother's monogramed dessert plates. This table is a mix of gold and silver, which always makes me think of the children's song, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold." I think it's a good reminder for the new year.
I covered paper New Year's plates with glass dinner plates. I only had six of these paper plates.
On each end of the table, I used another style of paper plate under the glass dinner plate.
On top of the square, silver-colored, bling edged chargers (a Tuesday Morning purchase a few years ago), I've used Noble Excellence Snowflake dinner plates. This border is really kind of purple, but I couldn't get my photos to show it.
In case we want to get wild, there is a party hat and blower at each place setting.
Gold striped napkins in black sheer sleeves are secured with napkin rings with keys. When I used these rings, I was thinking of the keys to happiness in the new year. (As a friend tells me, if you have to explain it, it doesn't work.)
I used our wedding water goblets, Lenox Moonspun. Six diners will use these gold tinted, frosted etched wine stems.
I used to have eight of the gold wine glasses, but I broke one, so on each end of the table, I used stems with black and white swirls.
My mother-in-law's clock is the centerpiece for the table. I printed a clock face to put on the back of the clock.
Beads and miniature champagne bottles and glasses surround the clock.
After I'd taken most of the photos for this post, I decided to add my penguins dressed for a new year's party.
In case we decide to get really wild and crazy, instead of their intended use, two sugar scuttles serve confetti.
My granddaddy's pocket watch.
My grandmother's watch. (I don't guess ladies' watches were called pocket watches - maybe purse watches?)
Chilled champagne serves salt and pepper.
Come back tomorrow to see my New Year's mantel and trees.
Can you believe it is almost 2017? This year flew by. Thank you for spending a few minutes on one of the last days of 2016 visiting me.