Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Celebration

New Year's Eve reminds us of the fleeting nature of time and the need to carve out moments to reflect, celebrate and simply spend time with friends. Our tradition includes good friends coming over for cocktails, sometimes dinner and then a night out to ring in the new year surrounded by local community. This year following a home party, we attended a local restaurant, Giovanni's, where the owner took to the stage, wearing chef jacket and sporting a dry martini, to croon songs like Springsteen's Pink Cadillac.  GREAT NIGHT WITH GRAND FRIENDS!

Artist Sonya Paz watch designed with bold shapes and vibrant colors exploding with energy and whimsy.  That's what I want for 2011!

 Sarabande by Royal Doulton strong graphic lines, contemporary and elegant at the same time.

 Z  Gallerie Puccini martini glasses, red outside with silver etching inside. Magical!
 Simple cheeses, crackers and bread to tide us over to the meal that will last until 1 a.m. Yikes, that's a long night at my age!

 Ruby and Bella supervise the festive planing.  They could not be less interested.
 Wine glasses in various sizes hold votive candles in small glass containers. Twinkle, twinkle!
 Wedding china, Sarabande by Royal Doulton features a weighty platinum outer trim, a black border with an inner band of intertwined circles, and an additional platinum inner verge line. Still love this pattern after 33 years.  Silver chargers and simple flatware, pattern Avalon.

Aren't these Puccini Martini glasses festive? The bright reflective metallic glasses are intricately etched with a peacock patterned.  Instant party!
I wish you a reflective, festive, loving and creative 2011. Throw in some whimsy and the year will be GRAND!Thank you to Susan for hosting us on her relentlessly innovative blog, Between Naps on the Porch.  I'm looking forward to a year of exploring the blogging world of inspiring designs, tablescapes and more!  Who doesn't love peaking into the lives of the artistic designers making their homes into art?  Keep posting and raising the bar on home entertainment.  Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. CJ, what a lovely tablescape! Do you know, my wedding china was Royal Doulton, too, and it's called Royal Gold. I still love it after 32 years! It still makes me heart sing, just like Mr. Magpie.

    Hoping you have a marvelous holiday and a wonderful year to come.

    Happy New Year!


    Sheila :-)


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