Happy New Year, everyone!
And what better way to ring in the New Year than with food and junk!
Ok, well, it isn’t all junk. Let’s call this one junk enhanced pretty.
You see, the great folks at Wayfair sent me this GORGEOUS cloche to play with.
(stock changes frequently – there are other cloches if this style is not available at this time)
Truth be told, the cloche was totally drop dead amazing on it’s own with it’s vintage styled wavy glass and wire caged mesh. But you know me… I have to get my junk fix in there, so I simply layered the base with another baking pan
Food needs to come out anyway, so why not incorporate it into your permanent seasonal decor? Hence… a food inspired centrepiece!
I gathered up all my fav galvanized finished trinkets, ready to play.
A clipboard, lined with some music sheets from an old hymn book was a nice neutral start.
Music sheet streamers were quickly created by cutting some pages through a paper cutter…
… then getting twisted around a pencil. So cute!
Vintage bingo cards as a table runner and blue hydrangeas helped further create an icy winter wonderland hued theme. This is New Years after all.
As for our party?
My brother and his girlfriend came by on Christmas, and we enjoyed a centrepiece nearly identical to this one.
It was so nice to chat over the candlelight and munch on the festive treats in front of us. I went to the local deli and added some cakes that went along with my own cookies, threw in a few pistachios, chocolates, oranges and enjoyed quiet conversation over coffee and tea. It was perfect.
Having the centrepiece out during the entire season, fully stocked has been like a gift of it’s own. The extra attention to something as simple as food has made the experience of indulging all that more special.
All because of that sweet little cloche. Did you know this was my first cloche ever?! It is! I’m in love.
It was also fun mixing and matching cups.
This sweet little number is a true blue vintage variety, rescued from a thrift store. The designs are all hand painted. So sweet! It’s delicate crackle finish is precious and it appears to be from Holland.
Tell me this doesn’t spell party…
Friends, I wish for you the most wonderful New Year!
My wish for you is that your goals become so crystal clear, that you’ll know exactly what you need to do to make all your dreams come true!
Thank-you for continuing to visit my junky little blog. Here’s to more amazing junk in 2013!
And food… and more cloches…