Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011!

To ring in the new year, a friend of mine decided to organize a small sit-down dinner which the Fiance and I hosted at our apartment. We've been lucky to have beautiful cloudless weather here in Seattle lately, however, it has resulted in some very icy and cold days. It is such weather that inspired my tablescape for NYE 2011.

I am a huge fan of tone-on-tone, especially white-on-white. I know many people think "Booo-ring," but I love clustering a lot of different white objects together, pairing various textures. I combined my love of whites and taupes with metallics: silvery-gold vintage metal trays as chargers (thrifted, naturally!), some glittery white branches for some dramatic height, and a couple of mosaic-ed candle holders that provided a little more sparkle than the typical votive holder.

This was taken right before dessert, so the napkins are
a bit askew, and the wine levels are lookin' a little low...

Combine these three pieces with a smattering of various white objets d'art collected from around the house and you have your tablescape! Surprisingly, the white branches didn't block anyone's line of sight too much. I'd say it was a successful evening that echoed our recent weather quite well.

New Year's resolutions?
1) Learn to say "no" instead of adding things to my plate that I simply don't have time to do (even though I want to do them so badly!).
2) Save, save, save for our wedding.
3) Keep my desk clean. :)

What about you? Any resolutions you'd like to share?