Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Eve Ball with Alexander and Charlotte

I want to welcome you to my first blog post! I'm still learning my way around posting, but I hope you'll enjoy my first effort. Since my blog is new and we're beginning a New Year, I thought I would share my New Year's Eve table with you.

I'm tickled pink to be joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her wonderful Tablescape Thursday.

New Year's Eve at my home was a quiet family night. My DH, two youngest daughters and I had a lovely late dinner and then played games until we rang in the New Year. Dinner was shrimp cocktails, grilled steaks, fries, salad and rolls. Dessert was apple pie served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Although my family's evening was an uneventful one, not so for Alexander and Charlotte. Can't you imagine them at a glitzy, sparkling New Year's Eve ball? Just at the stroke of midnight, Alexander escorts Charlotte out onto the balcony to toast the New Year under a luminous full moon. Sounds like fun, doesn't it! Alexander and Charlotte's evening at the ball was the inspiration for my table setting.

I wanted to bring a little of Alexander and Charlotte's New Year's Eve glitz to my table. Such a stylish gentleman would most certainly have been wearing a black top hat as he arrived at the ball. Charlotte was a vision most lovely to behold in her ball gown. She rests her gloved hand delicately in Alexander's as he smiles and invites her to dance. Can you see her jewels sparkling in the candlelight as Alexander twirls her around the dance floor? Do you hear the tinkling strains of the waltz as the musicians play?

When it's time to dine, Alexander politely pulls out a chair for Charlotte and she sits down to a layered place setting of silver beaded chargers, black dinner plates, white with platinum trim salad plates, and cocktail glasses. Black napkins and silver horns tied together with black and silver ribbon rested on the plates. Black diamond point goblets, crystal champagne flutes and silver flatware completed the setting.

Alexander and Charlotte would surely have dined in elegant style at their New Year's Eve Ball. Wonder how many courses they had? Can you envision how the soft glow of candlelight played off the beautiful ball gowns and jewelry of the ladies?

Sigh...I want to be Charlotte when I grow up. I want to wear beautiful jewels and go to the ball.

As we say goodnight to Alexander and Charlotte at the end of the ball, they send their wishes to all of you that you have a spectacular New Year filled with much love. Also a little sparkle and glitz never hurts either, now does it?


Kathleen said...

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Jeanette said...

Love the picture in the header! Your table is just lovely. Your story put such beautiful images in my mind. Your first post is just amazing! I look forward to more of your posts.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Lovely table for the New Year! I love all the glitz and glamour with your black, silver, and crystal. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Kathleen said...

I emailed you with an idea..hope it works!

Sarah said...

Welcome to Blogville and to Tablescape Thursday. Your table with all its glitz is beautiful. Good luck with your blog. I'm adding myself as a follower and look forward to more great posts! ~ Sarah

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a wonderful story and tablescape. Your dear young guests must have felt so special! You did a wonderful job... and it's your first blog! Kudos to you!!! Such a fairytale table.
I'll be looking for more from you. I'll visit again!

Dining Delight said...

Hi Dream! Welcome to Blogland! Your blog looks great and I know it isn't easy to set one up - took me a lot of trial and error. I love your idea and story behind your New Year's Eve tablescape - adds so much to just dishes set on a table! The hat, tiarra, necklaces, horns, etc all add to the pretty dishes and silver items. Love it! I've missed being on Holidays and must get back there soon! So much to do, so little time!


Liz said...

Stunning! Very pretty!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Welcome to blogging!!! About time you found your way here and I'm looking forward to many of your fab tables...:o)

Mimi said...

I ♥ your bejeweled creative and oh, so elegant!

Maria said...

So elegant and chic~ Would love to enjoy this special tablescape~
Have a restful Sunday! Maria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty! This looks perfect for starting off a glitzy New Year -- hope 2010 will bring lot's of tablescapes or yours our way.