Elegant New Year’s Eve Table Setting

Welcome to the 175th Tablescape Thursday!  Can you believe this is our 175th Tablescape Thursday?  Wow!  That’s a lot of fabulous tablescapes when you consider how many are linked here each week.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you talented ladies and gents who share your amazing eye for detail and beauty.  It’s so wonderful to visit your blogs.  The world just melts away for a while as I lose myself in the wonderful table settings you create.

My friend, Bonnie, graciously shared the table she created for her New Year’s Eve celebration with friends.  I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.   I have this thing for clocks so this table setting is one of my faves.  The chandelier got a touch of whimsy or should I say, it’s “chimerical.”   (See the earlier post today.)  Do you see the pocket watch draped above?

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

What a festive way to welcome in 2012!  Love the black, gold and cream color scheme.

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

Clock salad plates are from Pottery Barn, last year.  Love these!

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

What a great idea…using a bow tie as a napkin holder.  Perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

Bonnie used masks as well.  Fun!

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

I’d love a set of these clock-face plates but a quick check on eBay produced nada.

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

The vintage look of the clock plates goes so well with the centerpiece.

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

Bonnie, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful table!  What a grand way to kick off the new year!

Pssst:  Since those fabulous Pottery Barn Clock Plates are no longer available, I decided to make my own.  You’ll find a tutorial for making them here:  Pottery Barn Vintage Clock Plates: Make Your Own

New Year's Tablescapes Table Settings

Dinner plates – Butler’s Pantry
Clock Salad plates – Pottery Barn, last year
Glasses, placemats – Target
Linens, Chargers & Flatware – Marshall’s
Napkin rings; Bow ties for the gents, Masks for the Gals – Avery’s, many years ago

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  1. AshTreeCottage says

    What a fabulous New Year's Eve tablescape. I may just have to copy it for next year. Happy New Year Susan and thanks for hosting!!

    Susan and Bentley

  2. What a lovely table for the New Year!! Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year to you!

  3. Susan, thanks for sharing Bonnie's beautiful New Year's Eve table. Fun plates and clever details.
    Thanks for hosting this great party each week. Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  4. What a beauriful, fun and whimsical tablescape. It looks so festive, just a perfect table to greet the New Year!…Christine

  5. I have been waiting for those plates to come to the outlet, but they haven't. They do have lots of the 12 days plates marked down though!
    Fun table!

  6. I LOVE everything about the tablescape except the black glasses.

  7. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Bonnie did a great job. Those clock plates are really great!

  8. Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes says

    Bonnie's table is great! I love how she used the masks and bow ties for napkin rings; what a cute idea! I also really like the black champagne glasses. The colors Bonnie used in her clock theme table are lovely. I bet they had a fun time at this table!

  9. Hibiscus House says

    Just Beautiful!

  10. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Great, elegant and whimsy tablescape! I love the clock plates specially, that is different and all the decor is terrific! Thank you for sharing and hosting Susan.

  11. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says

    Happy New Year, Susan! What a spectacular table to ring in the new year! Bonnie did a great job! Thanks for sharing; and thanks for hosting this great party each week! Glad to link up!

  12. The Tablescaper says

    Great table! Your friend did a spectacular job. I love the clock plates. So fun.

    – The Tablescaper

  13. Guess we will both be looking for these plates.. they are perfect. The table looks so wonderful to welcome in the New Year. Thank you Susan for hosting this lovely party every week. You single-handedly bring womens from across the globe together to celebrate each week. Thank you and may all your dreams come true in 2012.. xo marlis

  14. Erin @ Life's Little Delights says

    Absolutely. Stunning. I love the regal black and gold (not just because I'm a Steeler's fan) and especially the PB clock plates. I am headed out online to see if I can find a set or 2!

  15. Designs By Pinky says

    Bonnie, as we all know has enough dishes to host a party every night:):) LOVE the clock face plates, I'd like some too! Thanks to her for allowing you to share and thanks to you for hosting. I am still putting Christmas away so I didn't get a table done this week:( XO, Pinky

  16. hong kong property says

    really lovely.
    the champagne glass looks really awesome!

  17. handmade gifts says

    Great ideas for New Year table! I love it. Happy New Year!!!

  18. Oh my, is this unique! But Bonnie always comes up with some great stuff. You and Bonnie could write a great book on your beautiful tablescapes..HINT! HINT!

    Love the table linens..the colors are so rich looking..What a great idea to use bow ties and glittered mask for napkin holders! Who would have ever thought of that?

    Please Thank Bonnie from all of us fans!

  19. Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There says

    Oh wow, I love this! I like the dangling ribbons they make it so festive! The clocks are such a cute addition and those plates are awesome! Those neck ties and masks are the cutest napkin rings!! Awesome job!

  20. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says

    LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE IT! She did a fabulous job- absolutely amazing!

  21. It's beautiful!

  22. Tracey@Breathing English Air says

    What a wonderful idea. It all looks so good.

  23. Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl says

    Stunning, Susan! I love the streamers and those clock plates are wonderful! Perfect for the occasion!

  24. Pam~ Virginia Retro says

    What a gorgeous table! I'm especially loving the clock theme!

  25. the clock as centerpiece is a wonderful idea…have a great happy new year, hugs, Flavia

  26. Those plates are so awesome. I don't even remember seeing them last year. Perfect for New Year's Eve.

  27. It looks beautiful. I too may copy that next year for ours.

  28. Miss Merry says

    One of my all time favorite tablescapes. My grandfather was a jeweler and watch repairer. I have inherited all his school boxes from watchmaking school and also my grandmother's and mother's collection of antique clocks and watches. Although my mother did lend part of her collection to a library once for a New Year's display, I never thought of a tablescape – and this one is SUPER! She would have loved a collection of the watch face plates. Thank you so much for sharing this special table.

  29. Fabulous New Year's design. I always think of black and silver, but now am inspired to do a table in black and gold. Clock plate envy; I'll check out the site on how to make my own. Thanks for hosting! ~CJ

  30. What a fun setting! The chandelier decorations really make the table special, and those clock plates are adorable!

  31. h. m. settoon says

    what a clever idea and how perfectly executed!

  32. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What a fun table Bonnie did! I love the clock plates and the masks and bow ties she used as napkin holders. Great idea with the clock in the center! The ribbon hangs just perfectly to give that celebratory feeling.

  33. Curtains in My Tree says

    I really like those plates with the clock face never have seen those around
    You always have a great table

  34. The Decorative Dreamer says

    I love Bonnies tablescape! The clocks used for New Years are perfect and those clock plates are one adorable find! How fun!

  35. One More Time says

    Love the plates…actually the whole thing…AMAZING!

  36. Nann from At Nann's Table says

    Love Love Love the tablescape. How creative is that!!! Its beautiful! Am going to Sharlottes Reflections to see how she made her plates. They are just darling!And I want to make some too.

    Thanks for hosting Susan. I love participating. Being such a new blogger it has helped me to get established. You are one in a million and I so appreciate you!


  37. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks, Nann! ♥♥♥

  38. I so appreciate you sharing my table with your wonderful readers, Susan! Thank you all for your kind comments. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  39. I love your tablescape and decided right now that I'm planning a late supper for New Year's Eve 2012!

  40. Beautiful inspiration Susan…The plates are so sweet. This table is a wow table. I hope you take a moment to stop by. I don't think you have even stopped in my blog. Happy New Year!

  41. J'ai tout simplement says

    A sua criatividade em decoração é inspiradora! A sua mesa está linda Susan.Um feliz 2012 para você.

  42. I also have a crown that had too many holes for my taste and I filled them with fake stones.

    Annie v.

  43. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says

    What a beautiful table setting. I just love the Pottery Barn plates. The room, the table and the decorated chandelier are stunning!

    Love your blog so much that I placed your "button" on mine so that my readers can stop by and visit!

  44. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Shirley, thanks so much! Appreciate that…so nice of you to do that. :)!

  45. Envoy-ette says

    Bonnie did a FANTASTIC table! Love the pocket watch, the ribbons and the bow-tie was the PERFECT touch!
    Thanks Susan for continuing this wonderful blogging opportunity!

  46. Hi Susan! OH, my goodness! Bonnie's table is fabulous! One of the most festive I've seen. Can you not convince her to start a blog?
    Happy New Year!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  47. perfectly gorgeous ! Happy 2012

    – KAT –

  48. Kerry Rossow says

    What a razzle dazzle NYE table!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  49. A Cottage in the Clouds says

    So festive and original! Love it.

  50. Susan what a great theme for new Years, I love it!! I wish Pottery barn still had those plates!

    Wishing You and Yours all the Best in 2012!

    I hope you will enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily.

    Art by Karena

  51. ….and here I come…late to the party. What a glorious tablescape, I'm just in awe.

    I love the clock centerpiece idea. So unique!

    God bless and have yourself a wonderful 2012 sweetie!!! :o)

  52. How festive and clever your table is! I love those clock plates! Just at PB today and they are having more great sales! I am sure your guest had a wonderful NYE celebration and how could they not…that table setting rocks!
    Happy New Year!!!

  53. OneTwoTwo Designs & Co. says

    *tear* I just saw those "clock" plates on an episode of How I Met Your Mother and since then I have been going crazy looking for them, and once again on a search I am bought back to your site. I will now be stalking Pottery Barn for those plates

  54. OK so I’m just a weensy bit late on the comment…here it is Labor Day, Monday and I’m just getting around to posting :O)
    Well I love this Table setting and “Must” make these for my New Years Eve party this year for the new kitchen! Thank you Bonnie for such inspiration and thank you Susan for hosting and posting!

  55. I am very interest in buying the pottery barn vintage clock plates, please contact me @ [email protected]

  56. Screendoorgirl 3 says

    What a special, beautiful table! I, too have a thing for clocks and watches. I love that ribbon on the chandelier. So simple yet striking and festive. I can’t wait to try it. I love it so much , it’s pinned onto my Chandeliers board !! Thanks for a great post.

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