Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Tablescape


I'm one of those that is always saying, "Gosh! I can't believe it is the last day of the year!"  Are you one of those?  It sure feels like time flies, isn't it.

I'll be home with my family waiting for 2013 to arrive, my kids love to wait until midnight to greet the new year, after that they go to bed.

In order to do a mini celebration I dressed the kitchen table for the occasion, a New Year tablescape.

I used a plastic tablecloth to draw a clock on it.   I taped the tablecloth to the floor, and with a wooden ruler that I previously drilled some holes into, created the circles.

I used a helping hand in the center of the circle to keep the ruler from moving, and traced each of the three circles.



Then, it was time to draw those easy Roman numerals, simple lines, no need for stencils or stamps, just a little ruler!  And let me tell you, this is the most INACCURATE clock I've ever seen!  Some spaces are bigger than others  :)  but, that's OK .



Here it is all finished and ready be cut out.



After it was cut out, I couldn't wait to put it on the table on top of a real tablecloth.



Cute clock napkin rings made with ribbon and charms, bought at Michael's, completed the theme.




Some more bling and we are ready for our little celebration!

















HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!



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41 comments:

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Awesome!!! I LOVE the tablecloth idea especially!

Marina Pérez said...

Wonderful Idea Cristina, I love your table, you are very creative, thank you for sharing it and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family

Marina

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, that's such a pretty tablescape, and I love the table cloth! You're always so creative. Great pictures too. I hope you and your family have a happy new year!
Debbie

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous tablescape! The clock tablecloth is amazing! Your are such a creative person! Happy New Year!

Mel Mac said...

Another brilliant idea. You just ooze creativity. I am happy to have met you this year Christina; thank you for sharing with all of us.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Brilliant idea - and a lovely table setting - Happy New Year!

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

great ideas, and it looks old regency glam but totally functional, perfect!
Bonne annee!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

Such a fun idea! The clock is genius :)

Just Spiff It said...

You are so clever. I always know when I see a new post from you it is going to be good. Happy New Year!!

Decora Adora said...

Cristina !! Qué buena idea!!! El lápiz que tu usas es permanente?? Es especial para géneros?? Qué marca??? Me encanto!!! Quiero desearte un feliz 2013 y me encanto haberte conocido a ti y a tu blog. Ojalá este 2013 podamos seguir compartiendo juntas
Cariños
Angelica

Anne said...

Love this idea - and you've pulled it off so fabulously. Awesome!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is a great idea! Looks fantastic. :)

Kristin Cadwallader said...

What a fun idea, Cristina :) Happy New Year! xo Kristin @bliss-athome.com

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I am in love with your tablecloth! The clock theme is so clever! Elegant and sophisticated - the perfect table setting :)

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- That is SUCH a fun and cute tablescape. What fun you have with your sweet family-I'll bet they just love it. Our kids are all in the adjacent state-the two daughters and their families anyway...and hubby is on call here so we really can't do anything. However, I will sit and watch a lovely old movie with some bubbly (can't drink with meds I am on) and enjoy the quiet of the last night of the year.

Happy, Happy New Year to you-I am so glad to have met you here- xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

Is there a word for "beyond love it"? I did a clock mantel for new years, but your tablecloth is fantastic.

Happy New Year

Lorena said...

Feliz Año Cristina!!! Quedo lindisima la mesa, me encanto la idea del reloj!Un beso

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablecloth is fabulous and the little clocks for napking rings are fantastic. What a great tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Nici Higby said...

I love it! This is soooo creative with the clock face on the table. All the other touches are fun too. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my "Time" mantle. I appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful 2013!
Blessings,
Nici

Delia said...

Cristina, your tablescape looks awesome! You are extremely creative...wow! This is a bit late but may I please ask the color of your curtains, and where they were purchased. I, 've wasted so much money trying find the right gray color for my Livingroom. Yours seem perfect. Thanks.
Delia

Delia said...

Happy New Year!

Cristina Garay said...

Thank you so much everyone! Delia, The curtains were custom made while on one of my trips to Colombia S.A. Unfortunately I don't know which kind of fabric or the exact shade of grey they are.

Delia said...

No problem. Thanks for responding. They flow very well.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Such a unique idea to do a clock for the tablecloth - and it helps that the table is round. Your little napkin holders add a nice touch as well. Great pics, Cristina. Happy new year!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is just too cool! what a great idea to celebrate the countdown for the New Year tablescape!!

Lori Lucas said...

You win!! Most creative and cute New Year tablescape. It makes mine feel all frumpy! Great job. Lori Lucas

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Brilliant! Love this idea!! Happy New Year!!!!
Karen

Gretchen said...

it looks wonderful! such great ideas :) my kids would love that.

Patty Antle, Indiana said...

What an adorable table for your family. I imagine the kids LOVED it!

betty p said...

I loved the clock napkin rings; SUPER CUTE! I just became a follower of your blog. I would love for you to visit my blog at Maddiebella Home and follow it as well. I hope you enjoy it. I'm new to the blogger world, and am enjoying every second of it.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Aren't you brilliant! I adore the clock tablecloth and the napkin rings are wonderful.

Have a lovely, peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Marti Cooper said...

That is the cutest table I've ever seen! I love the clock ideas! Thank you for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

I wish you a Happy New Year with lots of fun crafting!
Marti

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is such a great idea, and I love it even more, because I'e never seen it before. "Fresh" is hard to come by these days on the internet!

Thanks!

Tammy Henderson said...

Loving all of it! You did a amazing job! Love how it all flows together from top to bottom!

Denise said...

What a terrific idea! I'm using that one next year for sure. THanks for the tutorial.

Cristina Garay said...

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Meeha Meeha said...

Such a creative idea! I love it more than I can say! And your pics are picture perfect :)

Bonnie said...

WOW!!!! You are winning the prize for creativity. This is so impressive. GREAT JOB!

I will be pinning this for sure. A+++

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a fabulous idea and table!
Jenna

Seaweed and Raine said...

AH-MAZING! I am so keeping this idea tucked away for another day. You are one clever cookie! :)
Sheree

Tausha said...

This is freaking fantastic! I love all the little details of the tablescape as well. You rock!

Happy Weekend!
Tausha
sassystyleredesign.com

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