Mixing metals on one's person or on one's table or in one's house -- always a subject for lively discussion among the design-oriented. Hardliners say "Never" and creative types say "Always!" There is a current movement in design which melds fashion and interior design -- you have only to read the design blogs or the design magazines to be aware of this. With this concept in mind, I decided to translate to my table one of my favorite winter-time fashion looks: winter white (in rich woolens and silks for clothing, fine china for the table) accented with gold, silver and pearls. Translated for the table, it means what you see here -- an eclectic mix of what I have had for a while, into what I hoped would be a stylish mix for a New Year's table.
Because those of us who follow a Christian calendar accept that the Feast of the Epiphany on the 6th of January signifies the official end of Christmas, we do not snatch our Christmas decorations down on the day after Christmas -- or even in the case of some I know, on the very afternoon!
My goal is always to get everything out by that date, but truly, it may be longer before everything is actually packed up.
From Sweet Husband and me -- Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for being my loyal readers and followers and commenters.
Linking to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.