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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Parisian New Year’s Eve Party~ Bonne Année

The dining room has been decked out in Parisian pizazz!

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Paper clock faces and gold balls adorn one window while another merrily wishes party goers “Bonne Année”!

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Simple clock faces were found online, printed out on heavy cardstock paper and embellished with glitter.

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The banner was created with the “Harrington” font, size 600, and printed out on old atlas pages. The edges were then embellished with a scrapbook punch.

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The table is set for an intimate dinner party.

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The chandelier got gussied up with vintage French postcard images.

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A birds eye view of the festive centerpiece.

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Eiffel towers under glass.

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Small bits of greenery, old mercury ornaments and garland help to create an erethral effect.

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The back of every chair features a large tulle bow and a clock ornament found at Kohl’s after Christmas clearance sale.

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Each place setting features vintage silver paper placemats, damask napkins and great grandmother’s silver.

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For my beloved: a French postcard favor wishing “Bonne Année” is sewn into a paper pocket that hold kisses of course.

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The children receive similar sweets showcasing seasonal siblings.

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Parisian party hats perk up each place setting.

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Old silver, a scattering of mercury ornaments and crystal garland grace the table top. 

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Let the countdown begin!

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Wishing you and yours a very Bonne Année!


Here’s a sneak peek of Monday’s festive Bonne Année feast:

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Linking to:

The Charm of Home, Common Ground, StoneGable, SSS, Shabby Nest, Tatertots and Jello, Positively Splendid,The 36th Avenue, Jennifer Rizzo, BNOTP, ASTL, Someday Crafts


La Vie Quotidienne said...

How lovely this well planned out, with every detail in place ~ this is going to be a wonderful event! Happy New Year.

Susan said...

Everything looks gorgeous! Your guest will be so inspired by all your wonderful work you did to entertain them.

TRay said...

This is one of our favorites!! NeNe wants to know what time the party starts because she's booking her flight...RIGHT NOW.


--Your Royal PEAculiar

Kit said...

Very nice indeed! A perfect way to ring in the new year. Kit

Connie said...

Your house is where I want to be on News Year's Eve. I wish I had one of those Star Trek transporters, LOL.
Have fun, everything is
so beautiful :)
Happy New Year,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

glor said...

Wow, wow and wow. What a flare you have. Need to stop by more to get inspired. Happy New Year, health, happines and prosperity. Blessings.

Karen Albert said...

Laura everything you plan with such love and perfection. I love the clock faces!

All the best in 2013

Art by Karena

the language of design said...

It must be amazing to live at your house! Happy New Year to you and darling family! Hugs, K-

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Oh my goodness!! That is beautiful. What a way to bring in the new year. I know that your family will enjoy it!
Wishing you blessings for 2013!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love the Persian party hats! Everything looks so inviting and beautiful! Melinda

martinealison said...

Je vous souhaite une année 2013 très créative couronnée de succès.

Une petite pensée pour vous en ce passage très prochain de l'année 2012 à 2013.
Gros bisous.

Art and Sand said...

It is all so beautiful. I love all your clock faces. We usually host the soup course on our street's Progressive Dinner, but we aren't hosting this year so my only New Year's decorations are clocks on the mantel.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Your New Years Table is absolutely beautiful! So many intricate details. Love the vintage french postcards and the scattering of ornaments. Happy New Year!

openid said...

What a beautiful way to ring in the New Year!
Your Friend,

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Laura the detail you put into everything is just so amazing and makes for such stunning tablescapes! love!!!

Auntie Em said...

So pretty! I love the lacy whites with the silver and gold. A beautiful way to say farewell to the old year and welcome to the new.
Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Lorrie Orr said...

Such a pretty table, filled with light and brightness. Perfect for beginning a new year.

Bonne Année à toi et ta famille, Laura!

Julia C. said...

It's pretty. Love the decoration.
Wish you and your family a great 2013.

The Tablescaper said...

Love this! Just beautiful.

I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays.

- the Tablescaper

Ann Krucek said...

Love the clock ornaments on the chairs!! very pretty!! Have a wonderful New Year!

Sarah said...

Wonderful way to usher in 2013........Happy New Year!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You are so creative, you just amaze me. Everything is so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Can;t wait to get together in 2013. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

It is so pretty Laura! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

A Toile Tale said...

Laura --

Soooo charming!

Linda @ A Toile Tale

Marlis said...

Laura, this is so great.. I love the hats! Did you embellish them? Fabulous. Such a pretty table.. have the happiest of years ahead.. xo marlis

Tammy Henderson said...

Wow!!! what a way to bring in the New Year...Everything is just BEAUTIFUL!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Laura,
Your Bonne Annee table was gorgeous and sooo creative. Loved all the clocks, and the glam and glitz, just beautiful. I have some of those lil eifel towers too. In fact, I used them in my TTT posts yesterday, but mine our in our guest bath.

Thanks for sharing your lovely table hon, Blessings for a Wonderful
Bonne Annee to you and yours,
Hope I spelled that correctly
The Bonne Annee! lol

Brian K Yonkman said...

Where did you get the little paper clocks? was there a link to a printable download?