Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve

Our holidays were busy, with family visiting over Christmas, then a couple of days in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl and to celebrate our 39th anniversary.  We were glad to get home yesterday and have a quiet dinner, just the two of us, on New Year's Eve.

I decided to set the coffee table, in front of the fireplace, even though it was way too warm for a fire last night! The pretty flowers were an anniversary gift from our son and daughter-in-law, who celebrated their first anniversary the same day.

Since it was New Year's Eve, I decided to use "the good stuff," our wedding china and silver, plus some crystal champagne flutes.  I also wanted to use the new napkin rings my daughter gave me for Christmas.  Aren't they pretty?  The creamy color is perfect with my Lenox Windsong china.
Here's a closeup of the coral Gerbera daisies and peach roses.  I like the contrast with the light turquoise of the placemats and napkins.
Here are a couple of overhead views.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner (prepared by my husband) and an early bedtime.  Staying up till midnight is not for us!
I will be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch later this week. Thank you for visiting me this week!


  1. Beautiful tablescape. I am such a lover of blue! Your daughter did a great job in choosing the napkin rings. They are the perfect touch with the china.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. What a pretty start to 2012! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for your always sweet visits.

  3. Such a pretty, calm tablescape to end a busy year and celebrate your anniversary. so glad you've had time to tablescape again.

    (Sic 'em Bears!)

  4. We celebrated our 37th on the 30th.. and we don't stay up for NY either! Your windsong is the same age as my Snow Lily. and I still love them both. Your table is wonderful. Happy Anniversary and Happy new year too! xo marlis

  5. Beautiful and kind of romantic tablescape and just for the two of you... and cooked by your hubby, what could be better?! Have a very happy Anniversary. Our anniversary is going to be Feb. 25th., 37 years too! Happy New Year dear Tricia.

  6. I just love the name of your blog! LOL!

  7. Beautiful, I just LOVE your napkin rings!!

    Blessings to you and your family in 2012.

  8. Simple but very elegant! Happy Anniversary Tricia! Love the flowers and the napkin rings too. Happy New Year too!...Christine

  9. Happy Anniversary! We celebrated 43 years on December 21...Yikes! Beautiful tablescape that I know was filled with wonderful memories. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  10. Tricia, the napkin rings are just gorgeous. Happy Anniversary.

  11. Your wedding china is very similar to mine. We just celebrated 35, so I think our choices were quite in vogue! What a sweet little dinner for the two of you. Happy New Year!

  12. Happy Anniversary!

    You dropped by our blog and left a lovely comment so I thought I would check your blog out. So glad I did. Very cute stuff. We are following you now.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Eldarose from

  13. Table for 2? That's absolutely, romantic in my world.

    I love every details of your settings. Even the table joined the fun, isn't it?

    Turqouise is so amazing. Loving it!

    Happy NY---

    Wishes from Stockholm,

  14. Tricia...

    Happy Anniversary! Your table is so romantic and pretty. Perfect in front of the fire! Of course, I atill love your sterling, but those champagne flutes are gorgeous. Your flowers are such a beautiful color!!!

    Thank you for stopping by (I guess my silver is a "poor woman's Chantilly!!) and yes I can't WAIT for DA!! My m-in-l lives in England and has seen it already. She said there is even a Christmas episode!!! I record each episode to watch over and over to absorb EVERY detail. Thank you for your generous comments on my blog! Can't wait to see how you enjoy DA.

  15. Very, very pretty! Love the colors together. Table for two? Drat! I look like I copied you, lol!

  16. Hi Tricia,

    It's so nice to see you blogging again! This table looks so pretty. Your new napkin rings are just beautiful and so unique. I've never seen any quite like those. They do indeed look perfect with your china and linens.

    I also love your candlesticks and champagne flutes. My husband and I decided New Year's Eve that we need to get some champagne flutes (maybe before next New Year's) :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and anniversary. Happy 2012 to you!


  17. Dear Tricia, I came back to invite you to my first one year anniversary of blogging, for which I have a giveaway and love you to enter. All you have to do is visit and comment on the giveaway, that's it! Thanks. Hugs,

  18. Lovely setting, such a pretty blue. Happy anniversary!