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This is stunning. One of my favorite holiday tables this season. I too suffer from over doing it and I am looking at my NYE table and thinking I should remove some stuff :). Dianne

Entertaining Women

Glad to find your post. I've been hit and miss with reading blogs lately, but I've missed you for some time. This table is so you...with or without a preponderance of design elements. Glad to see the Coalport Admiral. I'm a huge fan of so many of the Coalport patterns. Your table is gorgeous, and I adore your console design. A beautiful and functional piece. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

South Shore Decorating Blog

LOVE the gold and cream color scheme - it looks great!

al vignolini

I love it, nothing like some gold to grab and hold your attention!


I am I am.. ready for less color.. but having a dinner party tomorrow evening and reason took over. I cannot possibly put everything up and be ready for a party.. so it stays another weekend. :-(!!! Love your simple centerpiece. When things are this gorgeous, less is definitely more. Gorgeous pairing of the dishes. Just fabulous.. xo marlis


Elegant and calming tablescape! Love all the neutrals...Yes, a tablescape can be overwhelming and you do need to step back to refine it. Love all those dishes. Happy New Year!

Alycia Nichols

Hi there! Long time no talk to!!! I hope your Christmas was a good one! It is always a challenge to balance the decor to steer clear of the flea market look. I like to keep the eyes entertained but not overwhelmed. Fine line there! I think that using neutrals with a single metallic as you did here really helps to tone down and ease toward that scaled back look without the table looking "skimpy." Of course, it'a all a matter of taste because some people love a skimpy table and some love one creaking and groaning with decorative accouterments. I always keep my guest list in mind and try to work from there. I'm not going to please all of the people all of the time, but it sure is a start! :-) Beautiful table, Summer! Your good taste is definitely showing here! Happy New Year to you and yours!


Beautiful post! Gorgeous settings.
Hope you had a dazzling Christmas.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

A Very Happy New Year to you and yours!

Greetings from Singapore~ Sanghamitra

Franki Parde

Lovely!! Where, may I ask, did you find the beautiful crown used in the centerpiece?? It is perfect. franki (fmparde@gmail.com)

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