Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Time For A New Year - Tablescape

Just a little more time left and 2010 will fly out the
door and 2011 will ring in.

It is a time of celebration deserving attention
and care.

A little trick of the hand
 and a Badgley Mischka napkin becomes....

A rosette....

The perfect place to nest a little souvenir time piece

with its adorable watch chain hanging off the edge.

I promised to show you my new flatware that was
my Christmas and birthday present.

A Horchow exclusive that Mrs. Claus happened
to find on sale - Padova silver plated flatware.

What a treat it was to play with these pieces today.
Flatware could become as addictive as plates - oh no!

The table is all set in crisp black and white with silver accents.

It is a romantic table for four set in front of the fireplace.

A candle chandelier dripping with crystals will add to the
romantic setting by the fireplace.

My black goblets go very well with this table.

Gunmetal gray chargers are topped with black
checkered plates, then textured white plates finished
with a matte black bowl.

Pull up some black leather chairs and the table
is complete.

The details of these pieces are just amazing.  I adore the
finials on the end of each piece.

The center of the table is filled with sparkling baubles.

One more look at the layers.

The fireplace is lit and so are the candles, let
the old year ring out and the new year ring in.

It has been such a treat becoming a blogger in 2010.

Everyone has been so supportive.

I must take a moment to thank my supportive
husband.  I realize that husbands of tablescapers
are amazing men - they have to be!  My dear
husband loves to look at my posts (but he is
always saying I need to do the same for his work!)
He has never complained and likes everything I
do - that makes it a lot of fun.

I have loved coming to know so many of you and
think of you as dear friends.  I would love to meet
you in person and know that I would love you even
more in person. 

 May 2011 bring you joy

I will be ringing in the New Year

Chargers - Z Gallerie
Checkered plates - Home Goods
Textured White Plates - Tai Pan
Black goblets - I don't remember
Padova flatware - Horchow.com
Time pieces - local boutique
Linens - Badgley Mischka
Chandelier - Tai Pan


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.



  2. what a beautiful table!! wish I was a guest at that party!

  3. Your New Year's table is so very special. If God approved of coveting, I'd be drooling over the new flatware. The texture of the white embossed plate against the graphic of the checked plate is marvelous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  4. Let the celebration begin! Beautiful table, cute napkin folds and I love the shot that has the stockings peeking in the background! Happy New Year Jacqueline, wishing you and your family all the best:@)

  5. Hi Jacqueline........

    EEN HEEL GOED EN GEZOND 2011 !!!...


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    WARM HUGS FROM ME ........

  6. Your flatware is absolutely gorgeous and your tablescape is stunning! What a way to ring in the New Year! Thanks Hubby for being so supportive! Your wife brings us all so much enjoyment and pleasure and WE LOVE what she does as well! SEASONS GREETINGS! xox

  7. You have totally out done yourself this time. Beautiful, Amazing and Fantastic don't even begin to describe it but it is what I came up with...LOL

    Happy New Year Jacqueline!!!

  8. The new flatware looks great..and I love the timepieces..I have the same nice husband about blogging:)
    You have a real gift w/ your tablesettings.

  9. This table is awesome. Sooo creative. Have a Happy New year, Ginger

  10. Hmmmm - - - is your birthday near Christmas? Perhaps you share it with me? Mine's tomorrow!

  11. I don't there is a more stunning color combination than black and white. Happy New Year! La

  12. Hi Jacqueline! Oh, your table is more than beautiful! Love your black and white checks and what a table.
    thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. What a beautiful table! I too am a dish girl. Just wish I had more room to store all the beautiful plates I see! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  14. Jacqueline, I'm at work on our New Year's Eve table and one for the following Tuesday when I'm hosting a 90th birthday luncheon for my aunt. I'm using a black and white theme as well. I wish I could find some of those fab watch favors. Haven't seen anything like it around here. I do plan to use some hour glasses in the centerpiece. Still working out the details. Wish I had you here to offer your creative touch. ;-)
    Your table is so elegant and classic. I loved what you had to say. I feel the same about my sweet husband and his willingness to put up with all the dishes around here. I also feel blessed with my friends that I've encountered through blogging. I look forward to another year.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  15. Wow!!! This is one incredible table. I love the graphic aspect! LOVE this table... your flatware is gorgeous. The whole table blew me away... off to look for my bearings...

    Happy New year!!!! I am delighted you blog and that I found your blog, it's been an amazing source of inspiration.

  16. STUNNING! I am a huge black & white fan! This is gorgeous!

  17. Jacqueline,

    I don't know how many times I said "OMG" as I was seeing your pictures!

    You're a very chic woman, you know?! :-)


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  18. I love the black and white and the clocks, lovely!! anne

  19. Wow! What a stunning tablescape! I love your new flatware!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    ~ Tracy

  20. Your black & white table is festive & FUN for ringing in the New Year! LOVE your new flatware! Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year :-)

  21. I just love the flatware. I want them too. You have such a beautiful blog. I will be back often to visit. Happy New Year!

  22. Loved seeing your new silverware on your table -- this is a darling tablescape. My husband is always interested in seeing how the table is set too. Every now and then, he'll even point out something and say -- you should use that in one of your tablescapes. Happy New year -- looking forward to seeing what your table hold for us in 2011!

  23. This table is very special. I love the black and white napkins in the lotus fold. The flatware is stunning.

  24. Now this table is a masterpiece! Where do I begin... the mix of color and pattern, the GORGEOUS flatware, the great rossette napkin, the centerpiece or the time pieces? All elements go together so wonderfully to create al memorable New Year's Eve table.
    One of my new favorites!

  25. What a beautiful table. Love the flatware and the timepiece. Just stunning. It makes for a great New Years color scheme.

  26. I have never set such a beautiful table in my life!
    Love it!
    Have a pretty day!

  27. So, so pretty! I could just BREATHE that flatware in...it is gorgeous!!!

  28. Beautiful table! Wishing you a happy healthy 2011!

  29. I honestly LOVE LOVE LOVE your tablescape! No only is it gorgeous ~ It's GLAMOROUS too! Best wishes to you and all you do in the upcoming NEW year!!

    xo Lynda

  30. Happy New Year to you too! Your table looks beautiful, as always. I love the baroque pattern.

  31. Wonderful presents! I have been eyeing on them at Neiman Marcus. Your table is set so beautifully. Happy New Year, Jacqueline!...Christine

  32. Times Square has nothing on you, what a beautiful table! I can just imagine the sparkle by candlelight! That pattern is so unique on the silver and the heft of those pieces adds to the beauty. Looking forward to another year of new friends, new experiences and wishing you health, happiness and happy blogging!

  33. Cool table! Very edgy and hip! Love the new flatware from Horchow. Way to go Mrs. Claus. You have a talent for layering to create an overall effect. Looking forward to your 2011 creations. Happy New Year! CJ

  34. Oh what a way to usher in the New Year!!! The little pocket watch is the perfect touch, but your new flatware is amazing. I have admired it many times on their web site. Your photos are magnificent and really bring all of the detail to life.

    Happy New Year. I'd love to have you join us for Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  35. I LOVE your table! Black&White is SO Sophisticated! Perfect for New Years Eve...Kind of like a tuxedo for your table... You always have the BEST of the BEST!!! I LOVE visiting, it always makes me smile...
    Happy New Year,
    Hugs, Donna

  36. What an incredible table. You were after me on Susan's post today so I came to visit. You have a beautiful blog. Happy New Year!

  37. Loved all your tablescape. The black and white is just gorgeous. Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  38. What a beautiful tablescape. You are so talented! I can't wait to ring in the new year with you! This year has been a wonderful one.

  39. Oh Jacqueline, what a perfect table. Everything is beautiful, but that flatware - oh my! absolutely stunning! I've never seen anything like that. What a wonderful gift. All of your black and white looks so polished, and I love the little watches. laurie

  40. Stunning as always! A Blessed New Year to you and yours!! Kerri

  41. Absolutely stunning! I adore black and white and the mix here is incredible. LOVE the checked plates, the napkins...all of it.

    Best wishes for a very Happy New Year! So glad I found your blog.


  42. What a fun table, yet glamorous, too. Your mix of black and white is amazing and your table is so special. It is a work of ART!

  43. Absolutely beautiful! I just love your tablescapes- the black white and silver mix in this one is delightful and LOVE that flatware! Wow! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ Happy New Year!

  44. Jacqueline, I loved scrolling through this beautiful post again, and I am so glad you linked it to Favorite Things. Hope you have a great 2011! laurie

  45. Your flatware is so regal and shiny! How cozy to have the table set up in front of the fire. Wish I could have been there:) Happy Birthday!

  46. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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