Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 New Year's Eve

My hubby and I will celebrate New Year's Eve at home tonight - just the two of us.   We're  past the partying stage, and  prefer to welcome in the New Year in the comfort and safety of our  home.  I bought a bottle of bubbly [in our house that's alcohol-free Sparkling White Grape Juice!] to go with our shrimp  cocktail while watching the crystal ball descend in Times Square, ushering in the New Year, 2013.  

More photos from Steve & Sharon's NYC trip... A billboard advertising the Russian Tea Room on 57th Street.

And a photo of where they're staying while in NYC.   Isn't it a beautiful brownstone residence?
The President and Director of the ministry under which the house is run, has a tea ministry at NYC hospitals.  I don't know the details yet, but I'm looking forward to communicating with her, and I'll be sure to share the information.  Steve is an ordained minister, and this house is available to those involved in church ministry when they come to NYC for a respite.

Now back to New Years Eve... I was inspired by the New Year's Eve tablescapes at The Nest at Finch Rest blog and Between Naps on the Porch, and decided to come up with my own New Year's Eve tablescape.  I love Michelle's clock plates, but was unsuccessful in tracking some down for myself.  My friend, Angela, at Tea with Friends blog, is an excellent sleuth, so maybe she can help me find them by next year [are you reading this, Angela? ;-)].  In the meantime, I was able to find clock plates at Burlington Coat Factory [of all places], and they'll do just fine for tonight.

I borrowed hubby's pocketwatch to help carry out the theme.  
 Happy New Year!



  1. Hi Phyliss, I've enjoyed getting to know you, too, this past year. We're home with three of our grand kids. I do love your table that you've set. Hopefully, you'll find the clock plates that you want. Happy New Year blessings to you!!

  2. I like the clock plates you found, and you created a lovely table scape with them! Happy New Year!

  3. Yes, I am reading, if a bit late, ha! And I will be happy to look for the clock plates like Michele's. I think you came up with a lovely substitute, though!


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