I always love the week between Christmas and New Years. If I’m home without company, I take down Christmas decorations and start the new year with not only the proverbial “clean slate,” but a clean house as well. If, however, I am blessed to have after-Christmas company or am traveling, that just has to wait a little longer. This year, it has to wait.
After a quiet “table for two” on Christmas Day, Renaissance Man and I drove to North Carolina to visit our youngest daughter and her family (aka Little Man and his parents). We’re playing and working on some DIY projects they wanted to tackle, so today’s post is a tablescape inspiration board — because I’ve had no time to tablescape! (I hope to show you some DIYs soon.)
This week, my inspiration was a vintage card I saw on Etsy. I hadn’t realized I was ready for some “softness” after weeks of the “heavy,” vibrant (but beautiful!) colors of Fall and Christmas. Apparently I was.
Clockwise beginning at vintage card: New beginning ornament, floral plates, monogram H stemware, King’s Crown claret wine goblets, “Red Dazzle” tablescape, vintage linen mosaicwork towel
As 2011 draws to a close, do you find yourself thinking you wish it wouldn’t end … or that you’re soooo ready for it to be over — because it’s been a VERY long year? I’ve felt both ways through the years. Where does today find you? However you feel, 2012 is just around the corner … and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!
A clean slate on which to write
our hopes and dreams.
Less time and energy on things;
More time and energy on people.
All of life’s best rewards,
deepest and finest feelings,
come from people–
people like you.
Best wishes for safe celebrating as you bring in the new year!