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Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year!

We are going to a small party for New Years eve tonight, but I will have the kids over for New Years Day.....

I'm going to have the appitizers set up in the small dining room.  I thought a Paris theme would be fun!

I decorated the buffet with vintage clocks and a Ringing in the New Year tree....we got a light dusting of snow last night that you can see thru the window!

H cut some branches from the snow ball tree in the back yard ....
I potted the branches in a silver champagne bucket.

I decorated the branches with some bell ornaments...

so we could....

Ring in the New Year!  

I put some vintage clocks on the buffet, some clock parts,  

and Eiffel towers

In the corner, I made a wine bottle holder from a stack of three milk crates.   H bought them at a yard sale this past summer for $20 for five...

You will see the bottle of chocolate wine on the right is's my favorite !

Here's the vignette on the top of the milk crates. 

I took out the Christmas cards that were strung on these  picture frames and hung some clocks.

Here are two more milk crates stacked and filled with the pink poinsettias that I have enjoyed all season...they still look beautiful.

I have a vignette set up on the pass thru to the kitchen... 

I have some cheese ornaments and Paris themed decorations..

I filled the beverage dispenser with Mercury glass ornaments and hung a  blingy P  from the candelabra

I hung a Paris sign at the end of the table....

The table is set up for the finger food we will have tomorro.  We will have a dinner late in the day in the big dining room.  It is still decorated for Christmas!  We are having the traditional "lucky" foods....Pork (baby back ribs) , greens (for prosperity), and of course black eyed peas!

We will "graze" and play games on New Years day...You all know how much I love flowers, so I am looking forward to the Rose Parade in the morning

Well, Christmas is behind us.... 

The presents have all been opened and the Christmas cards  delivered....

The Christmas tree  in the background will be taken down later this week.     I am excited to start a new year and want to wish all of you a blessed and happy 2013!

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  1. Penny, Wishing you health, happiness and living your dreams in the New Year!


  2. Penny have a wonderful time tonight!Everything looks lovely! Wishing you and your family many blessings in the year to come!

  3. Bonne année Penny!... everything looks just beautiful... love all of your vintage clocks, I am crazy about the beautiful old ones... wishing you a most wonderful celebration and looking forward to more of your exquisite posts in the coming year, xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Happy New Year to you, Penny. You do things so beautifully. Blessings- xo Diana

  5. I want to come to your News Years Day party-looks like a party I would love! And we have the same last name so it is almost like we are family!! Have a Happy New Year!


  6. I absolutely loooove your chalkboard in that beautiful frame! It is ahh-mazing.
    Happy New Year!

  7. I love that white frame and the Paris sign! I'm sure the day will be very special. Just found you on Cowgirl Up and plan on following. Hope you can stop by sometime!


  8. Penny, That frame is gorgeous! Have fun at the party and with your family tomorrow. I wish you a wonderful 2013.
    xx, Sherry

  9. Penny everything looks wonerful, but Love that Paris sign!

  10. Penny,
    As always, simply stunning!!

    Wishing you a very Healthy and Happy New Year!


  11. How fun is this. Your paris theme is wonderful and all of your decor is unreal. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Hi Penny! Your tablescape looks gorgeous!!!!The paris sign is wonderful. Again...HAPPPY NEW YEAR!

  13. Lovely vignettes for your party! Wishing you the BEST in 2013!

  14. Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

    Have a great day!

  15. so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your fun New Year's Eve theme...vintage clocks and Paris go beautifully together!

    Blessings for 2013!

  16. Happy New Year, Penny! What a beautiful Parisiene new year's table you have....Christine

  17. So unique and beautifully done. I'll have to figure out a way to get an invite for next year!! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  18. There's gorgeous stuff everywhere I look.. LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  19. Hi Penny! your vintage decor is simply lovely! Gorgeous framed 2013 - but I can't take my eyes off of your hanging stained glass - it's beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

  20. Great job with the Paris theme! I LOVE your chalkboard and clocks!

  21. Your Paris theme is so much fun with the clocks and everything you did to be festive. Good job. Happy New Year.
    xo, Jeanne

  22. Love your stain glass. It looks so pretty with the light behind it.

  23. Looks like a lovely party.. have the happiest of years ahead.. xo marlis

  24. Such a romantic home! Just beautiful.

  25. Everthing looks lovely and festive! Happy new year!!

  26. Love all the decoration details! Happy New Year to you too!
    Love, Olga

  27. Hey, Miss Penny!! Come and check out my latest post on my Christmas blog. I paid you homage, girl!!


  28. Lovely decorations everywhere! Thanks for linking to Open House!

  29. Penny your tablescape is adorable! I am going to Paris for the first time this year and so I'm all about your cute Paris decorations!
    hugs, Linda

  30. Hello...I'm visiting your blog for the first time via Pink Saturday. It looks like you have a beautiful home. The pink poinsettias in the milk crate are my favorite.

    Happy New Year!

  31. Happy Pink Saturday!!
    And a blessed 2013...I know God has good things for us this year..stop by "My Sweet Prairie Home" and take a look around...

  32. Very pretty - happy new year!

  33. you have a beautiful home. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

  34. Your home is so creatively decorated ~ lovely ~ wonderful post and trust your Eve party went well and New Year's Day with family was a delight ~ Happy New Year to you ^_^

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

  35. Oh you have so many beautiful things here and such pretty details! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a wonderful day!

  36. I’m a new follower! I saw your link @ It’s a Party. I also host a party on Wednesday’s. I would love it if you would stop by and share your talent and creativity with my friends @


  37. Oh Penny, what fun! I LOVE the 2013 chalkboard and frame and all the fun goodies you used to decorate your table.

  38. Hi Penny ~ Happy New Year!
    You put a beautiful welcome together to ring it in!
    Love the chalkboard!!

  39. Everything is always so pretty here! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  40. It is beautiful and so much fun! You have such awesome ideas!!
    Hearts to you,

  41. Those high heel plates are so FAB!!! Thanks for sharing at the HUmble Brag!

  42. What a fabulous post!! I love those heel plates!! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time! Would love if you could please add our party link to your post - much appreciated!! Have a great week!

    1. I am so sorry for the oversight Heather! I must have got! Got your button added! Hugs, Penny

  43. Another amazing and inspiring post! You brought in the New Year in style. Everything looks so beautiful. I love that gorgeous frame with the chalkboard. Sorry I'm late doing my rounds this week. My first week back at school has slowed me down. :) Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  44. Your home is very soft and pretty!
    You must love the holidays!
    THanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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