Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year's Eve Setting for Two

Happy New Year!  We spent a quiet evening at home alone with some music, conversation, great food and wine.  It was a very pleasant evening!
Thought we would dine by the fire, but with a sixty-degree temperature, a fire would have heated things up a bit toooo much!

The roses were on special at Fresh Market, and they were so beautiful and such a great price, I couldn't pass them up.

I've been watching these salad plates (Galaxy by Sahura) for a year at a local antique mall.  When they were finally priced at half off, I couldn't resist!  They are paired with simple white plates with gold rims that were purchased at Pier 1 years ago, and a larger black-rimmed charger plate from a kitchen specialty store.

I found these champagne flutes in a closet still in the box, never used.  I purchased them years ago at Tuesday Morning, they are Vincennes by J. G. Durand.

These beautiful napkin rings were a Christmas gift from a dear friend.

After appetizers of cocktail shrimp, pecan-cheddar spread with strawberry preserves, and smoked salmon (I was full after this) we had a salad of romaine, strawberries, grapes, feta, and toasted walnuts with a blush wine vinaigrette, lobster tails, crab cake, and spinach squares.  Our wine choice was Sebastiani Cherry Bloc.  Too full for dessert!

First light of 2012!

Thanks for stopping by!    I wish much happiness, joy, prosperity, and good health to all in the New Year!

Linking up today with The Tablescaper


  1. Beautiful! I love the menu. Happy, healthy 2012 to you, xo

  2. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow this is Gorgeous !!!! You did a Beautiful job putting this one all together for a Tablescape for two.. I love it all!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful New Year with your family sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

  3. Such a gorgeous way to dine and what a lovely dinner menu. I felt like I was right there with you. :)

  4. Beautiful...Happy New Year!

  5. What a beautiful fireside (without the actual fire!) setting for two! I love the sparkle of all the surrounding and background twinkle lights. Your china works so well for the occasion and the stemware.....bravissimo!!! I am so glad to see you enjoyed such a gracious New Year's Eve celebration. Happy New Year!!!

  6. This is just beautiful! when can I come by! LOL!!! Happy New Year!

  7. Just a lovely table and a delicious sounding menu. I love the sparkle and I especially love the lights on the table. I think it's wonderful that you did this for just the two of you. Dianne

  8. Such a charming, intimate way to greet the New year! Lovely, lovely table!

  9. Just the perfect way to usher in the New Year. Love your table for two. The food looks as magnificent as your table.

    - The Tablescaper