Sunday, December 28, 2008

Inspiration: A shiny New Year

New Year's Eve is almost here! What better time to look and feel like a rockstar. Here are a few ideas to get your place ready for the big countdown as well. Whether you're entertaining 2 or 200, simple touches of silver, glitter, and mirrored surfaces will help keep the holiday spirit going long after the clock strikes 12.

From left to right, top to bottom:
Target's large mirrored candle holder: Perfect for a mantle or tablescape.
Silver ivy panel from A&R: These easily hook together to form a room divider, curtain, or table runner.
Maxfield Charger from PB: Add a little shine to your holiday table while giving guests another place to check their makeup
Jeweled napkin ring from Nordstrom's: These napkin rings can read Hollywood or Victorian. Either way they're absolutely beautiful!
Countdown mantel display from This is a fun little project from Martha's site. to recreate this look at home display a collection of different clocks on your mantle in front of a large mirror. Surround with candles and you've created a fun focal point.
Party City glitter horn: Ring in the new year with these super inexpensive glitter-covered party horns.
A&R table grill: This stainless grill can go from the kitchen to table top. What a fun way to add a little something special to your party. The handled, dishwasher safe bowl can also be used as a serving dish or ice bucket.
Star candle holder from Target: Create a subtle glow with these tea-light candle holders's midnight countdown party flutes: I love this idea! Go to Martha's site to learn how to decorate your champagne flutes with adhesive numbers for a fun way to countdown to the New Year.

For more at home entertaining inspiration and to hear about New Years Eve events throughout DC, check out my posts on

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