New Year Greetings

I’m ushering in The New Year with

nostalgic Post Card Greetings from the past. . .

Rather than holding place cards,

Reindeer are offering Happy New Year Wishes~

Snowflake napkins, napkin rings,

and scattered rock salt

set the stage for a wintry setting~

I brought my Putz houses~ new but with a vintage feel~ to the table, to echo the snowy scenes of the post card greetings.


Plates- Sophia by Ralph Lauren/ HomeGoods

Beaded Placemats & Napkins /Kohl’s

Silver Chargers/ World Market

Reindeer, Napkin Rings  & Flatware/Target

 May every possible Happiness

be Yours in the New Year!

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  57 comments for “New Year Greetings

  1. December 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    How clever to use old postcards for each placesetting. And totally charming too. I love the putz houses on this table, the silver reindeer, the wreath around the candle. so perfect. Especially with the white boutis backdrop and the beaded placemats.. And the Ralph Lauren dishes,, well they stole a piece of my heart. I hope your New Year is filled with warmth, good cheer and many, many blessings.. xo marlis

  2. December 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Fabulous wintry tablescape. Perfect with your glitter house and silvery pieces.
    I LOVE that you used the New Year cards as place cards…so much nicer than them just sitting in a shoe box, like mine. Thanks for the great idea and Happy New Year!

  3. December 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful, Mary!!!!!!
    Happy & HEALTHY New Year!!

  4. December 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Love how you used those vintage postcards in your tablescape. Here’s to a healthly and prosperous New Year!

  5. December 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I meant healthy New Year!

  6. December 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    All the best in 2012!

  7. December 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    beautiful as always, happy new years to you!

  8. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    December 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Lovin’ your pretty shimmery table Mary! Wishing you all the best in 2012-enjoy:@)

  9. Riet
    December 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Here’s wishing you all the best in the New Year.

  10. Pat
    December 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Really like the soft vintage colors – silvery and the little putz houses are precious.

    Happy New Year!!

  11. December 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    The vintage postcards are so cool! The shimmer of the silver is just right for the New Year! The little houses are beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous blog in 2012!!

  12. December 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    So festive and beautiful! I love the old cards. Hope your 2012 is wonderful!

  13. December 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    The vintage cards and the bling of the napkin rings and little houses are the perfect mix Mary. Many happy and blessed days in your New Year. Olive

  14. December 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Yet another glorious table to usher in the New Year. Your little glitter houses – so cute, and the vintage postcards add a charming touch of nostalgia. The Ralph Lauren plates are lovely! What a treat it would be to ring in the New Year at this table!
    Happy 2012! ~ Sarah

  15. December 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I tried to pick my favorite thing on the table and I can’t. It is just lovely!

  16. December 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Isn’t it fun how the new houses and the new mercury glassware can mimic the vintage. The vintage cards and theme are just so lovely. Pull out a chair for me!

  17. December 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It looks beautiful, Mary! A nice snowy feeling without the mess of real snow.
    I am so happy we didn’t get any yet, last year was enough to last 2 yrs!
    Your vintage cards are just lovely! I wish we would have save my parents collection.
    Happy 2012!

  18. December 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Beautiful way to bring in the New Year!

  19. December 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Very chic setting, so peaceful and inviting:-)

  20. Tess
    December 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Everything about this table is fantastic. The antique cards, the mercury glass, the little house, and especially those wonderful white plates!!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

  21. December 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Lovely as always, Mary. Happy New Year! xo

  22. December 29, 2011 at 1:58 am

    My MIL who has just passed away used to use Greeting Cards for all kinds of things…this really made me think of her! Happy New Year Mary!

  23. December 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I love all those snowflake napkin holders, they set your table off perfectly and all those vintage postcards…just treasures…rock salt is a great snow alternative for perfect snow photo’s. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the love, happiness and success for twentytwelve. xx

  24. December 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Love the vintage postcards. So classic and love the colors. Your jewelled snowflake napkin holders are wonderful. Thanks for such a serene table.

  25. December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    What a great idea to use the vintage cards on the table. I might have to borrow that idea for next year. Beautiful table! Happy New Year, Laura

  26. December 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Lovely…the plates are beautiful.
    Happy New Year, Mary!

  27. Pondside
    December 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Sheer elegance – what a setting!

  28. December 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    The Sophia is the perfect choice for your wintery land/tablescape. I adore the vintage postcards and the Putz houses. I’ve started a collection of chip board Christmas houses for my daughter. So well conceived and beautifully executed….a wonderful eye for design. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  29. December 30, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Love the putz houses and vintage cards! Very cool!! Happy New Year!

  30. December 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Such a wonderful display of postcards for the holidays. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  31. December 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Seriously beautiful, Mary! Seriously beautiful!!! Every little detail is eye candy! “Putz houses”, huh? Never heard of those, but they sure are cute with the little bottle brush Christmas trees on their porch! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and I wish you a safe, loving 2012!

  32. December 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    What a great way to use vintage postcards! I’ve got mine in an album. Now I’m inspired to break them out. They would’ve looked great placed on the mantle’s garland. Oh, well. Next year. Speaking of, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  33. December 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    What a very lovely and charming post! Happy New Year to you!

  34. January 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    What a gorgeous winter table. I love that you used the placecard holders for the vintage postcards. Beautiful dishes…the intricate detail is perfect for winter/snow!!! Happy New Year!

  35. January 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

    How absolutely stunning your New Year’s Eve table looks, I love every little detail.
    Sending all best wishes for 2012.

  36. January 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Ohh, ahh! Great table. Love the vintage New Year’s greetings.

    Happy New Year.

    – The Tablescaper

  37. January 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Such a gorgeous tablescape. I love the greeting cards, perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  38. January 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Great postcards and table cloth. I love the idea of reusing greeting cards! Thanks for sharing. CJ

  39. January 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Oh wow. I love everything here. Especially the snowflake napkin rings…and the vintage reindeer…and the glitter houses.

    Maybe especially the glitter houses.

    I found a wonderful source of them this year and plan to start giving my daughter and my granddaughters one each year as a gift.

    They will have a village to remember me by someday.

    Sending you warm wishes for a year of beauty, creativity and sharing.

    This was lovely.

  40. January 11, 2012 at 2:15 am

    What beautiful, dreamy holiday photos! It’s almost time for Santa! No matter what’s going on, I can’t help but be in a jolly mood!

    new houses for sale

  41. December 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I love the silver and the glitter, so beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  42. December 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful shimmery wintery scene! Since it is snowing here now- it is a perfect setting for New Years! Hope you have a nice one!

  43. January 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    The snowflake napkin rings and reindeer are beautiful!!! I am beginning to think you have a totally different buyer at your Target:):)You find the bEST stuff there!! I think I will RESOLVE to get to Target every week in 2013:):) Love the putz houses, had never heard of them before blogging. Happy, happy new year, Mary!!! XO, pinky

  44. January 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I love this setting.. The plates make me want to run out and spend money… I so wish we had a Home Goods. Your napkins and placemats are lovely in this setting. Love the snowflake napkin rings and the putz houses.. and the reindeer.. This just speaks to my heart! happiest of year to you.. xo marlis

  45. January 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    How pretty — I love your vintage postcards – I have a few ….but your collection is amazing. I adore the vintage feel of your pretty table.

  46. January 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Mary, this is a beautiful table to usher in the new year. Love the touch of vintage with the post cards and the putz houses. Last year a friend hosted a birthday lunch for me, and her centerpiece was a darling arrangement of putz houses. She sent them all home with me as my gift. I didn’t put them out for Christmas, but wanted to save them for January. You are inspiring me with this post. ‘-)

  47. January 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I haven’t seen this post before and am enchanted by your putz houses, they are so wonderful! The entire setting is magical, I think sparkling silver is so perfect for winter elegance. Rock salt is such a great idea~it’s all magic!

  48. January 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Here we are beginning another year of sharing. I look forward to seeing what your incredibly creative mind comes up with in the new year.

  49. January 2, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Mary, Your table is so pretty with the sparkle and the white. I have a weakness for little houses–bird, fairy, or just mini and these are wonderful. My mother used to have some of these glittery cardboard ones when I was little. You’ve inspired me to search for them! Happy New Year! Linda

  50. January 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Seeing this again is another treat! I came over from Tablescape Thursday. Such a beautiful table and I still think you have a better Target then we do:):)

  51. January 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    so pretty, Mary, love all the silver and glitter with the vintage cards!!!

  52. January 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Stunning! I love this table setting, so perfect for the season. The little houses are a favorite of mine and the vintage postcards are a great way to enjoy. I’m sure your guests were delighted.
    Happy New Year Mary!

  53. January 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Happy New Year Mary. You have completed another year of wonderful blog posts and are getting 2015 off to a beautiful start. I think we all love the vintage postcards and all of your lovely silver and glitz on the table. Such a treat for us to see and start the new year.

  54. January 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Mary, I always like to save your tablescapes and savor them like a delicious dessert. This is a wonderful table! I love the nod to Christmas past with the antique postcards. I have a collection from my grandmother that I have saved. I never knew her, but I love to see her correspondence because that has helped me to see the person she was. And these vintage cards are so special. I also like the fact that the very decorative cards are used on an unfussy, yet beautiful table. You just have such a gift of being able to put these amazing tablescapes together. Like the artist you are, you place a dab of something here, a punch of something there, tweak it, and create a masterpiece.

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us throughout the years. While my blogging has been sparse the last few years due to circumstances beyond my control, I always enjoy the bloggers like you who have been so dedicated to the “art” of blogging through the years. I also appreciate you sharing your professional talent with us. You inspire me more than you know.

    Happy New Year, Mary! May yours be filled with all the blessings your heart can hold.


    Sheila :-)

  55. January 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Mary, this is a perfect table for bringing in the new year. I love the vintage post cards and the messages they echo across your beautiful table. The little houses are dear. I’ve packed mine away, but have them handy in case I decide to pull them out for a winter tablescape. It’s very cold and wet here. I’m feeling chilled even sitting by a cozy fire.
    I think I’ll just have to pull on a tartan throw to warm my toes. ‘-)
    Happy New Year, my friend. All the best for 2015. May it be filled with good health and joyful delights. I eagerly look forward to another year with you, Gracie, an Chloe. Hugs ~ Sarah and Sadie

  56. Cynthia Raines
    January 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Love the vintage postcards – how fitting. Snowflakes are beautiful. Happy New Year Mary. Looking forward to a happy, healthy, New Year and of course enjoying your wonderful blog!

  57. January 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Love your sparkle for New Years! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

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