This past week or so I have been missing the rip, run and raucous roar of the years I spent as a professional wedding designer. Thank goodness I have this blog to purge those feelings because Lord knows my body could not go back to that kind of grueling, back-breaking (literally!), sleepless schedule.
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I’m pretty sure I’ve said it like 100 times before, but I feel compelled to say it again: I have the best neighbors anyone could ask for!!! I was working on this tablescape for my winter 2013 “Art of Tablescaping” class that I teach through MCC-Longview, and up pops Barbara with these FABULOUS napkins!!! Her gift made me reevaluate the table and want to add design elements that would give it a little more zing. So I tore the tablescape down and started over!
The table is covered in a beautiful 90″ x 132″ platinum pintuck tablecloth from YourChairCovers.com. The diamond shape of the pintuck cloth fits right in with diamonds for a wedding!
This is a tablescape that – minus the napkins – could easily fit into any month of the year for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. For a Christmas or New Year’s Eve wedding reception, the napkins are spot on!
The place setting begins with a 13″ silverplate charger. The china used here is Easterling “Majestic” that my Mom gave to me a few years back. It’s staid design of dove grey rimmed in platinum with a white center to break up the concentration of color seemed perfect.
Each place setting has one of Barbara’s sultry, shimmery, beautiful napkins topped with a Moravian star. To see other tablescapes with Barbara’s napkin designs, click HERE and HERE. For the tutorial on how to create them yourself, click HERE for the YouTube video or HERE and scroll down to Tablescape Tip #31 for a step-by-step photo tutorial.
International Silver “Royal Danish” flatware, another gift from my Mom, is paired with Fifth Avenue crystal steak knives.
Mikasa’s “Jamestown Platinum” stemware is perfectly matched with the china.
The centerpiece is a mix of high and low with 29″ silver Revere candlesticks and multi-faceted candle holders in different shapes and sizes. I used rhinestone-studded wax pillars to add shine up high.
I gradually amassed this collection of faceted candle holders from Hobby Lobby and Home Goods over the years. Note how the glow of one of the votives on the table casts light beneath the rose ball. (To see another tablescape using some of these faceted votive and candle holders, click HERE for “Princess Pink Birthday”.)
The dining chairs are covered with silver satin universal chair covers recently purchased from LinenTablecloth.com. I love the way the so beautifully drape down the back of the chair! I used a fancy ornament hook to affix an embellishment of a pewter glass ball ornament, a clear glass ornament, and one of the Moravian stars which enhances the 3-D look.
The buffet behind the dining table is dressed with a huge faux evergreen, pine cone and white orchid arrangement in a beautiful mercury glass pilsner vase. The height of the arrangement helps to bring balance to the tall candlesticks on the table. Other elements from the dining table are repeated here including the rhinestone-studded pillar candles, the faceted candle holders in various sizes and shapes, the rose balls, and the Moravian stars.
The top of the china cabinet also has a few elements repeated from the table and buffet. Faceted crown candle holders hold white rose balls.
Other wedding-related posts on this site:
“Purple & Pastel”
“Roses in October”
“Showered in Pink”
“Fairy Tale Wedding Shower – Princess & the Frog”
“Something Blue Bridal Luncheon”
“Autumn White Wedding”
“Fete Noir et Gris”
“Planning in Purple”
“Love & Orchids”
“Rhapsody in Blue”
“Dinner for the Ladies in Waiting”
I’ll publish a fun, contemporary New Year’s Eve cocktail/dinner party post tomorrow that will also be featured on Cuisine Kathleen’s blog party, “Let’s Dish!”. next Wednesday anytime after 6:00 p.m. CST. Meanwhile, join me and other talented bloggers right now for fabulous Christmas and New Year’s Eve design ideas on Susan’s 276th edition of “Tablescape Thursday”!
40 thoughts on “Platinum New Year’s Eve Wedding”
The chair covers are the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Respectfully, Senator Yvonne S. Wilson (Retired)
>________________________________ > From: Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:08 PM >Subject: [New post] Platinum New Year’s Eve Wedding > > > > WordPress.com >Alycia Nichols posted: “This past week or so I have been missing the rip, run and raucous roar of the years I spent as a professional wedding designer. Thank goodness I have this blog to purge those feelings because Lord knows my body could not go back to that kind of grueling, ” >
I love the entire look. The gray, silver and pewter, candlelight and crystals are perfect together. I love the quilted tablecloth. I have a similar one in a bronzey gold and I use it often. The chair covers, now that puts it over the top!
Love the sparkle and bling of this table, Alycia! So pretty. So much to enhance the light of the table. Love those elegant chair covers and the way they come together at the back. Nice idea to put the extra bling there. Happy New Year to you!!
The tablescape has it all…glitz, glamour, romance, and sheer beauty! I am so happy to see another magnificent table of yours. I am hoping that it means you are feeling better and better each day. The table linens are gorgeous and the chairs are a show stopper . What beautiful gifts from your mom and pretty napkins from your friend Barbara. Between their contribution, your never ending stock of pretties the table just starts off the New Year with a bang!,
Muy elegante! Napkin folds are my favorite part of table setting and yours is a new one for me…thanks. The pin tuck cloths always add such a special toch to any table and having the chair covers to match is over the top. Lucky you to have such a thoughtful neighbor who gifts with something she knows you will love.
Wow!! Puttin’ on the glitz & glam! (I mean Ritz.) Love all the sparkle and bling. You may miss the doing wedding designing, but you’ve not lost it. You’ve still got it goin’ on girl. Happy New Year!!
STUNNINGggggg!!!!!!!!!! I,M so Happy to see U back sweet friend! Hope you had a lOvely C’mas witH your family!
Dearest Alycia, I just don’t know how you do it! You have the most creative ideas and you are always topping the last table. I love the pin tuck cloth and the chair covers…how elegant. Your Royal Danish is always a hit with me and the crystal steak knives are top notch. That china is perfect for this and so many other uses. So glad to see you getting your groove back.
Love ya girl, Ginger
Well, this is just amazing! As a gal that married on NYE, I find this perfect. Those tall candlesticks are stunning and I am coveting that china. Dianne
What a way to bring in the New Year!!platinum style…I love the chair cover.. They look so rich and soft..the napkins, lucky you for having great neighbors… The tablecloth is gorgeous… May 2014 bring you continued blessings and creative skills as 2013 did.. Be safe ringing it in.. I look forward to seeing more from you
Wow! Alycia this is the perfect tablescape for New Years Eve…………I love silver and white and used a lot in my Christmas decorating this year. I just love how the lights reflects from the crystal but I love your chair covers!
Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year. I’m still in the Christmas mode here………….
What an elegant way to ring in the new year! I love, love, love this china! Your flatware isn’t bad either. Ha! Your stemware is just perfect with the entire look! Wow, Alycia, the more I take this table apart, the more I like it! Happy New Year, my friend! Now make sure the champagne is worthy of the table!
Alycia, it just occurred to me that the crown candle holders would be perfect for Three Kings Day! You should do a table for that one! Jacqueline at Purple Chocolate Home has done Three Kings Day tables. I’d love to see your take on it!
Beautiful!!!! I love those tall candlesticks – and those chair covers are gorgeous! What a perfect Happy New Year table! Happy New Year! 🙂
This whole design just looks amazing, Alycia! The chairs look like ladies dressed in fancy evening gowns, and the napkin fold is cool. And rhinestone studded candles–very glam. Just beautiful.
This is a great blinged out New Years tablescape. If I had the money I would be at JoAnn’s today buying silver fabric to bling out my dining room chairs. Everything is just gorgeous.
After touring so many of your other tables, I have decided that I am in love with your blog. Really!! I am so inspired! I thought this table was totally gorgeous but there are so many others that are equally beautiful! Your tables are stunning. I will be back whenever you post. I signed up yo receive your new posts to make sure I don’t miss any. Bravo Alycia, Bravo! We retired (or retiring soon in my case) have a lot to bring to the table, literally!
Oooooo, so much bling in one post…I’m drooling with envy! I have very little silver but DD does. I may have to borrow some of hers soon.
The chair covers are wonderful. I’m off to check out that link. Thank you so much for sharing all the delicious details, Alycia.
Because you teach classes on this kind of stuff, are all your purchases tax deductible??? I sure hope so!
Stunning table! I have a serious crush on the pin tucked tablecloth and the chair covers…and the flatware is awesome. I actually saw some at an antique mall and stood there contemplating it but it seemed pricey for something that was dusty. I may have to search online and do some price comparing now!
I don’t know how you got all your Christmas decorations down go fast and decorated your dining room over the top glamorous for New Year’s Eve. It looks gorgeous.
Absolutely exquisite!! Mom and daughter have a touch of class that is unrivaled. From weddings to holidays this table fits the bill. So happy to see you in your element again.Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New year!!
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Ohhh glitzy, glammy, blingy, dreamy! The napkins are beautiful, I have already pinned the tutorial from one of you previous posts. You are so blessed to have neighbors that have become such good friends! The chairs look like they should be at a grand ball!
Hi lovely lady.
Love the sparkle and bling of this tablescape, So pretty. So much to enhance the light of the table just makes it pop. I also Love those elegant chair covers and the way they come together at the back. I know ever time I come over to see you!!”” You will have some Great idea to put the extra bling there. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.
This is absolutely gorgeous and so very elegant! Those napkins are so neat, I hope we’ll get a tutorial for those! Love those crystal steak knives! You must have been so in demand when you were a wedding planner, everything you do is so beautiful!
I hope 2014 is good to you and you have wonderful health!
I have to send this link to my niece, who loves bling in the biggest kind of way. She would be crazy about it.
As for her Aunt Debbie? She loves it too. My favorite part of all without a doubt is the napkin. I am crazy about the actual tree shaped napkin folded there, and I really love it with the starry bling.
This table is magical.
I love this tablescape because it’s decorated elegantly for New Year’s without the typical, in-your-face, over-the-top glamour with the gold’s and black’s we usually see. Those crystal stars would make fantastic decor for any winter event. Where do you find them?
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!
Hi Alycia Thank you to follow me on my blog.so sweet of you.And about your table you are so creative in whatever you do .love the color and the beautiful elements that you have used.Impressive.Happy New Year To You and to your family.love and hugs.
So elegant. The crystal steak knife is regal. I have a selection of the faceted candleholders, too. I enjoy putting a colorful glass insert inside of them with the candle. It does interesting things with the lighting on the table. The tones of gray are beautiful; they’d also be such a sophisticated New Year’s tablescape, too. Happy New Year! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay
I have been MIA this week while enjoying my family. I missed this amazing tablescape — but at least have it filed away for next year. So sophisticated!
Loving the tablecloth! It is a gorgeous color. I may have to add more to my collection. I turned one of the empty bedroom’s closets into a tablecloth storage area now. But those chair covers wowed me the most! I hadn’t seen those on their site! Oops, looks like I will be spending more money with them – how to choose the color though!
Wow, those steak knives are out of this world. What a fun, fun item. I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!
This is stunning, Alycia. I love all the glitters. How thoughtful and how nice to have a neighbor who know you so well. Happy New year!
Could be my 25th wedding Anniversary wedding on 3rd April. Perfect for the occasion.
So much to drool for in here… Waaaaahhh…
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