Friday, December 27, 2013


It's been a while since I've sat at the keyboard to check-in, but I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the holiday season! As the New Year comes upon us, I hope you are at ease, without the pressure this season can often bring. I wish for you the time to reconnect with family and friends, reaping all the benefits of your efforts for the past year. Some of you may be on the party circuit for the New Year while others may be looking forward to a pause or celebrating at home. I dream of calling out for Chinese take-out/sushi! In my book, this is not settling. Alone or with friends, keeping it simple can be stress free and lots of fun.
I had a lot of fun pulling this table together for this Sushi inspired New Years table. I didn't purchase anything, I only used things that I've collected over time. Hunting and gathering throughout my home always reminds me of what I have and how I can make it work in other ways...that's the fun part!

A patch-work Asian inspired piece of fabric was used for a tablecloth. The gold tray was bought at a yard sale this past summer for $2.00! Normally it lives on my credenza. The lavender glass candlesticks I purchased at Anthropologie several years ago.
Loving this glass votive gift I received at Brimfield, from Rue La La! I used paper and cloth napkins for multi-use and contrast. White square plates add a bright spot against all the color. 
Gold French ribbon is tucked under each plate...just because. 
Amethyst and malachite colored bento box bowls for miso soup, compliment the amethyst glasses.  
Different  chop sticks at each place setting.
Teacups for green tea and small leaf bowls for wasabi and soy sauce.
These are one of my favorite pair of chop sticks. The more worn they become, the more I love them!
Okay, so maybe I'll have to order some flowers along with the take-out! Ha! Willow or and orchid would be nice! 
I hope you've been inspired to have a festive New Year 
how ever you choose to spend it! 
Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Years! Love the collected look of your table setting!

  2. Thanks so much Terri!! Happy New Year to you!