A New Year’s Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Welcome to the 227th Tablescape Thursday!

My friend, Bonnie, rang in the New Year with a wonderful dinner party.  Bonnie said, “The day started out on a beautiful note…. with snow!”   What a gorgeous view!

Beautiful Snow Scene in the Mountains

Let’s go inside where it’s nice and warm.  The table is all ready, even the chandelier is decorated for this celebration.  And look!  It’s the Blue Hour!

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Bonnie’s dining room is so beautiful silhouetted against that Blue Hour sky.  You can read more about the Blue Hour in this post: The Secret of the Blue Hour

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Bonnie decorated the chandelier with party streamers and a little clock.  Do you see the clock hanging from the bottom of the chandelier?

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Remember the Pottery Barn clock plates we fell in love with in this picture from Bonnie’s New Year’s table last year?   (Table can be viewed here: Elegant New Year’s Eve Table Setting)


Well this year, Pottery Barn had them in black.  I saw them on the PB site this year but I’m still yearning for the original cream plates.   Still hoping PB will bring those back one year.  Do you think they are listening? πŸ˜‰

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

The black clock plates are gorgeous in this setting with the black chargers.

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Beautiful stemware!  Notice the clock place card holders…so perfect for a New Year’s table setting.

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Love the bow tie napkin “rings.”    Bow ties would be great for any table where you wish to add a little romance and elegance.

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates

Thanks to Bonnie for sharing her beautiful New Year’s Eve Table Setting/  Happy 2013!

New Year's Table Setting with Pottery Barn Clock Plates


Pssst:   Here’s a little tutorial for making your own Pottery Barn Clock plates:  Pottery Barn Clock Plates: Make Your Own



You’ll find additional knock-off tutorials under the DIY/Knock-offs category at the top of the BNOTP home page.

Clock salad plates – PB, this year
Dinner plates – “Antique Lace”, by Mikasa
Chargers – Pier 1
Crystal – “Gallia” by Rogaska
Pearl Flatware – Ross
Bow Tie napkin rings – Found at the coast years ago.
Linen, crystal hurricane – Marshalls

Looking forward to all the tablescapes for this Tablescape Thursday.

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  1. It is a Happy New Year. We have so much to be thankful for.

    Thank you for your inspiration and dedication to host parties for us to enjoy. Love this Tablescape. It is so elegant. I would feel so special sitting at this table.

  2. Susan,
    I adore this New Year’s Eve tablescape!!!
    “Mr. Ed” and I have been toying with the idea of having a New Year’s Brunch for 2014!
    Some great details…love the clock plates, clock accessories and the clock placecards!
    Thank you, dear friend for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week!
    I always come away filled with inspiration !

  3. Susan, what a fun table. I’ve been wanting plates like this for awhile. I’ll either find them or the fabric to make my own. Thanks so much for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne~

  4. That is a beautiful room, beautiful tablescape and of course I love the blue hour. The room looks so warm, cozy and inviting. Love it! Have a great day.

  5. Gorgeous and appropriate dishes for this tablescape, Susan. All your clock details are prefect for it. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this great TT party. May your year be wonderful.

  6. I don’t see the link today to join the 227th.

    • Summer, it’s at the very bottom of the post. Just look for the other links and after the last linked tablescape, you’ll see the blue “Add Your Link” InLinkz button. Click on that to add your link. Let me know if you don’t see it.

  7. I have seen the clock plates a lot this year and of course I have serious clock plate envy…I am going to try your tutorial to make some, ENDLESS possibilities here! I made your Pottery Barn shell knock off chargers this summer and I love them! Thanks so much for all the great info and ideas!

  8. What a beautiful table! I love the plates. Hope 2013 is a LUCKY year!

    I had trouble getting on again, but took the risk of getting the little frog and miraculously, it posted
    using Google Chrome! Yeah!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I just loved the Governor’s mansion. Wow! Makes me tired just thinking of it. We just got home from 2 weeks away so Christmas is all up and staring me in the face!
    Better get to work.

  9. Your friend went all out with this table, and I’m betting she knew how much you would appreciate it. There’s lots of other eye candy in the photographs as well.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! What a beautiful New Year’s table! Maybe someday when my kids are older, I will be able to set tables like that. Have a great day!

  11. Everything about it is gorgeous! The room, furniture, tableware, etc. And of course The Blue Hour! I LOVE those clock plates, too…and I immediately thought…Oh no, Pottery Barn?? Too expensive! Thanks for the knock-off info! Wishing you a blissful 2013, Susan!

  12. Wow! Bonnie always goes all out for new year. This is stunning. I really like the black clock dishes….Christine

  13. Wow, what a great table setting. Your home and table is always so inviting!
    Thank you for sharing with us…showing us how,

  14. Happy new year Susan. The blue hour is so dramatic. Those clock plates are darling. I also love the cream ones. Bonnie’s home is lovely and warm. I especially love the dressing of the chandy…..Gorgeous way to start the new year.

  15. Loved your post Susan. My friend Phyllis (AroundrHourse)got me hooked on blogging. I read yours every week but never commented on them – now I know how, but I have followed you for years. Thank you for all the wonderful blog you have done and I look forward to seeing more.
    Thanks you much, Mary

  16. I Love It!!!! So elegant! I like all the little clocks scattered around the table and my own heart clock nearly stopped when I thought a spied a spider on the table, but it was a black coil!! πŸ™‚
    The black clock plates teamed with gold and then black, looks stunning. Cute idea for the bow tie napkin rings.
    Happy New Year Bonnie, thank you for the tablescape and also thank you Susan for hosting.

  17. Spectacular setting for a really special evening! Please thank Bonnie for allowing us to see all her beautiful items & the ways she so artfully arranged them. Truly inspirational!
    Thanks for continuing to host TT for so many years, Susan. Its nice to be back to play with the gang. I didn’t have a specific tablescape to link to today but I did a recap of my year. I hope that is okay. There ARE some dishes & tables & food in the post, so I hope it qualifies. If not, feel free to delete it & I will understand fully.


  18. Thanks, dear friend, for sharing my table and for hosting TT every week. You’re an inspiration to us all with your beautiful blog! Thanks, too, to your readers for their kind comments. Wishing everyone a happy New Year! xox

  19. Leslee in TN says

    Beautiful picture display! I too like ‘last year’s’ PB clock plates better. They are less formal looking to me, than the black with gold face clock plates. I’d never seen either before seeing them here. But would love it too if PB would bring back last year’s… I’d definitely invest in them! Thanks for your blog, I enjoy it so much!

  20. Beautiful tablescape! Thanks so much for hosting!

  21. Susan, I somehow missed seeing the PB clock plates this year. Need to see if I can still find them. Black is perfect for my cupboards. πŸ˜‰ Bonnie’s table is festive and elegant. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

  22. Susan, Bonnie always has the most elegant tablescapes. That New Year’s Eve tablescape this year could almost fit in for a Marti Gras theme; add in a few more jewel tone colors..Beautiful! Bonnie never disappoints her followers.. Thanks for sharing this with us. Love the way she fan folded or pleated the napkins last year and put the black glitter mask as a napkin holder. Love the black bow tie too. She finds the most unique items to use in her Tablescapes. Have you and Bonnie ever thought of doing a book on all of your tablescapes. If Phyliss Hoffman can do it, you can! Did you do a article one time on napkin folding? Seems like I remember something like that. Does it have to be certain fabric napkin that will hold the fan pletes? Have you ever purchased anything from Wayfair? I see all their ads popping up. I think I see a trip to PB in the near future for me.

    • Betty, you are so sweet! Wouldn’t that be fun…a book! I have posted about various napkin folds…you’ll find them all here: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/napkin-folding/
      I’ve read that linen napkins are great for holding a shape. I haven’t purchased from Wayfair before but they do have some great looking things on their site. It’s time to check out the spring stuff, isn’t it? I’m going to try and be good this year since I bought so much spring bunny stuff from PB last year. πŸ™‚

  23. What a great New Year’s tablescape! So many inspirational ideas!
    I can’t decide if I like the black plates best, or the white, both are wonderful!

    Thanks for hosting!


  24. Susan, I adore your friend, Bonnie’s home! Her table is magical. Thanks for the how to on dishes, I gotta try it! Huggs, Dianna..oh and the view ourt her windows..sigh!

  25. Bonnie’s table was just beautiful….love those clock plates!…and what a beautiful view she has!!

  26. How lovely her home is, I adore the plates! Everything is so so wonderful!

  27. Diane Strickland says

    Susan, thank you for sharing this fun New Year’s Eve table. I am always impressed that someone like Bonnie finds the time, during the holidays, to plan and execute a wonderful party like this one. With all of our family events, I usually run out of time!

  28. Susan, I must come out of “lurker-dom” and leave a comment! I have enjoyed your blog/tablescapes all season, after finding you accidentally on Google. I was getting ready to decorate for the holidays, and goolged ‘decorations for home’ and your blog appeared. I thought I was Alice down the rabbit hole!!! Delighted doesn’t nearly cover my excitement. Wow…. you mean there are folks out there who love decorating as much as I do and know how to put pictures up to share???? Needless to say, I used several ideas from various photos, of yours and other folks, and got many compliments on them. The ONLY problem is this re-activated my dish love and the search for more began again. My sweet hubby and I had to have some major discussions about spending and storage. The blog by entertaining ladies and her Garden friends luncheons is my other favorite…. but ladies….. I spend waay too much time sitting here daydreaming, and not enough time doing!!! Okay, if this posts, I’ll be surprised…. I’m not that computer-great and have no idea, nor desire, how to blog. Please just don’t go away, or retire, or get sick or anything…. you would make a lot of folks very sad!!!!

    • Oh Vicki, your sweet comment just made my day! Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad you came out of “lurker-dom”…love that expression. πŸ™‚ I rarely buy dish sets now since I have quite a few. Now I just usually buy salad plates and pair those with my other dish sets for a whole new look. That also helps save on money and storage. I have to be totally smitten by a pattern to buy it now…gotten pretty picky over the years since storage is limited. Awww, thanks Vicki! I don’t plan on going anywhere, don’t you worry! Thanks so much for being here reading…that’s what keeps me blogging! πŸ™‚

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