Planning a table for an low-key, intimate New Year’s Eve dinner party can be a little tough. We had a super sparkly table last year, and I am considering a similarly blinged out table for this year’s celebration. (Click HERE to see last year’s post, “Ringing in the New Year.”)
For those preferring something a bit more subdued before the noisemakers come out, here’s an idea table that just might fit the bill.
I used some of my favorite TJ Maxx creamy white dishes with scrolled rims atop the polished silverplate chargers, but just about any nice white dishes will do.
International Silver “Royal Danish” sterling flatware adds to the formality of the place settings.
Godinger‘s “Chelsea” collection crystal stemware.
White linen napkins pulled through heavy crystal napkin rings from Z Gallerie‘s 2010 collection.
Reflective silver 14-inch, 5-branch candelabra dripping with crystal bobeches grace the center of the table. If you have concerns about fire safety like my husband does after THIS fiery fiasco last summer, reduce the risk by using metal case candles (also referred to as mechanical candles) such as these from Paradise Candles. Not only do they up the fire safety ante, but they save your nice linens from wax drips.
This look is also appropriate for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, adult birthday or a little something special on Christmas Eve.
I’ll post this year’s actual New Year’s Eve dinner party tablescape next week…if I can decide exactly what I want to do with it! 🙂
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!!!