New Year’s Celebration with a Countdown Table and Tree!


Are you ready to ring in the new year? I set a table by the tree to enjoy the twinkle and glow of the lights for a New Year’s Eve celebration.


The Santas and sleigh ornaments on our tree are packed away and Santa is ready for a little rest and relaxation. . .


I always feel a little melancholy when the Christmas decorations and tree come down.  I decided to redecorate the tree to add a little “happy” in anticipation of the new year and for my sister’s arrival, who was visiting us after Christmas and staying for New Year’s.


Gold and silver ribbon add some New Year’s Eve shimmer along with sparkling ornaments to mix with party horns and tiaras to hang on the tree for a New Year’s Eve celebration.


Clock ornaments on the tree join clocks at the table and on the plates for a New Year countdown.




I found some sparkling picks for the tree on clearance for some silver shimmer and shine and added some New Year’s Eve party blowouts to tuck in the branches.


Gold bands of glittering ribbon hang on the tree reminiscent of streaming party confetti.


Happy New Year tiaras hang on the branches and a hat serves as a tree topper.





And mercury glass votives add some additional shimmer and glow to the table.













Table Details:

Clock plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago, used here 

Chargers, Napkin Rings / HomeGoods

Champagne Flutes / Z Gallerie, several years ago

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

Wine Chiller / retail days

Napkins / Pier 1

Tablecloth / Target

Clocks, clock ornaments / retail days

New Year’s Eve party horns, blowouts, hat, tiaras / Target and Party City



New Year's Eve Table | ©

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!


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  75 comments for “New Year’s Celebration with a Countdown Table and Tree!

  1. Sandra
    December 30, 2015 at 7:37 am

    This is so stunning! Happy new Year to you and yours and thanks for all the wonderful posts and inspiration you gave us this year.

  2. Michelle
    December 30, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Very festive!🎉 Happy healthy New Year!

  3. December 30, 2015 at 8:16 am

    What a sparkly celebration you’ve planned for your sister’s arrival, Mary. It’s such a nice idea to redecorate the tree with festive New Year’s Eve decor. See the tree in the background with your “timely” tablescape puts one into a party mode. I know you’ll have fun sister party time at your house! Happy New Year!

  4. Sue
    December 30, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Happy New Year Mary!!!! What a lovely tree!!!! Have a great time with your sister. And thanks for all your posts throughout the year.

  5. Bonbongirl
    December 30, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Beyond beautiful & classic-Mary!! Happy New Year and thanks for always being a source of inspiration!🎉🌟🍾

  6. Liz Guidi
    December 30, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Wonderful photos with great ideas thanks!

  7. Yvonne
    December 30, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Absolutely fabulous! I look forward to your posts in 2016!

  8. Lanita Anderson
    December 30, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Love, Love, Love your Countdown to New Year’s table…..oh my goodness!! It is so fun and festive, not to mention beautiful!! I love the clock plates and all of the clocks on the table and the tree….. Thanks for sharing so many great photos and wonderful ideas! Happy New Year!

  9. Ellen Stillabower
    December 30, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Gorgeous!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!! Keep the beautiful ideas coming..thanks for all of them!! Happy 2016!! 🍾🍷🎊🎉🎈⌛️

    BTW: I really liked your champagne flutes!! They are elegant!!

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Ellen for all your visits and comments! Happy New Year :)

  10. December 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Mary, Can you hear me oohing over this beautiful table and the sparkly tree as I scroll so quickly through your beautiful post? I’m so far behind on my blog reading but as soon as all guests depart I will pour myself a glass of bubbly and treat myself to a long read of all your recent posts! In the meantime, I wish you and your family (two-footed and four-footed) a very happy and healthy New Year! Linda

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Hi Linda, Cheers to you, enjoy your bubbly! :)

  11. December 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Happy New Year Mary! Your tree is simply brilliant, what a stellar idea to have a New Year’s tree! I’m crazy over all your clock ornaments, and New Year’s party supplies, and of course all the bling and sparkle! You are ready for quite a celebration, your sister is in for a treat! Have a wonderful time!

  12. December 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a cute idea! I’ll take your inspiration for my next New Years Eve party! Have a great time with your sister! Can’t wait for what’s in store on your blog for 2016, Have a Happy and Blessed New Year!

  13. December 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I live in a home for the dissabled in South Africa and have all the time in the world to read your posts, Thank you for them it is very enjoyable informative and has great ideas that keeps my busy reading them, wish I could write better and put all my ideas on the net-but you can DON’T STOP they are great and helps allot of people. Also keeps people like me interested THANK YOU

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Thank you for your sweet comment and visits Anton! Happy New Year :)

  14. Jo
    December 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Happy New Year to you, Mary. Love the idea of the clocks throughout the tablescape. Fun, Festive & Fabulous ideas!

  15. Patricia
    December 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Fantastic way to perk up holiday decorations! Love the switch out!

  16. December 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

    How creative to do a new years tree!!! I LOVE this idea! All the ornaments and elements are fabulous! Your sister is in for a fabulous treat and I am sure you will have a great time together! I wish my sister could have come for the holidays. ENJOY!!! And thank you again for everything you do all year! It is greatly appreciated. Happy new year to you and your family.

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Happy New Year Pinky!!!

  17. Roxanne
    December 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Happy New Year! What a clever, gorgeous idea for your tree. I am taking my decorations down today…it is already dark and raining, so it makes me a little sad too. Every year my husband looks around the “bare” house and says “it looks like we’ve been robbed!” Looking forward to your wonderful posts in 2016!

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Too funny Roxanne, I know the feeling :) Happy New Year to you & your hubby!

  18. Rhonda
    December 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Thanks again for another gorgeous tablescape. I love to escape and dream while I look through your creations whether they be food, flowers, tables & dishes, boats, lakes and doggies.

  19. December 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

    LUSTING over those flutes. I actually remember lusting over them at z gallerie a few yrs ago. Kicking myself for not giving into my “needs” then! Gonna go look now to see what they have now!
    Happy New Year!

    • December 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

      WooooHooooo!! They still have them….guess who has 8 new champagne glasses coming their way???? Clink**Clink!!

      • December 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

        What fun Janey! Cheers to a New Year! :)

  20. Yolie Browne
    December 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Very beautiful! What a nice idea. You have exceptional taste. I love looking at blogs to see how people celebrate our various holidays and yours is one of my favorites. As for me, I come from a Church of England (Anglican) background. By observing the Church calendar rather than being retail driven, we are put in the position of being the eccentrics in the neighborhood – those who observe the 12 days of Christmas. I can tell you it is pretty disheartening to see everything around you go down when you are just getting fired up. But everyone has to march to the beat of their own drum…and you march to yours beautifully!

  21. Julie H from Michigan
    December 30, 2015 at 11:26 am

    What a beautiful tree! I like the idea of a New Year’s Tree. I love all the sparkly golds and silvers. I get so many ideas from you. Thank you for sharing. I also use your recipes. Everyone loved the Cha Cha Chicken Salad I made. Also the torellini and cherry tomatoes served with marina sauce was a hit! It’s all in the presentation…and you present your blog with a lot of love and care!

    • December 30, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Thank so much Julie! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year :)

  22. Judy Ehlerding
    December 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

    This is simply spectacular! What a wonderful idea! You have inspired me to give it a try myself! Thanks so much!

  23. December 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

    A brilliant idea! Mary, you are no doubt the energizer bunny personified. I’m slowly putting Santa and such away for the year, and you are decorating a fabulous new tree. I love this idea! I love the twinkle of the lights, and your tree decked in all this sparkle is the perfect touch for a New Year’s celebration. I’d love to be bringing in the New Year dining aside this sparkly tree.
    How nice that your sister is there to enjoy all this splendor. For me, sister time is very special. There is no friend that I’ve longer than my sister. ‘-) Lucky me that my sister will be back here to help with her grand girls right after the first of the year. Two full weeks!
    Happy New Year to each of you. Sadie sends special doggie kisses!

  24. Virginia
    December 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Mary, Happy New year to you and your family. Your table is beautiful as always and what a great idea to decorate your tree for New Years Eve. I am sure your guests will be thrilled. Makes me want to try something like that next year. Thanks again for your inspiring ideas.

  25. Kathi
    December 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    What an awesome idea to re-decorate the tree with a New Year’s theme. You are just too creative!!! Love it all and thank you for another wonderous year of eye candy!!!

  26. savannah120627
    December 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Lovely! It made me smile.

  27. donley1214
    December 30, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    What a great way to keep the festivities going! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Have a healthy and happy new year.

  28. Sheree
    December 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Mary – How happy and festive, not to mention gorgeous. I enjoy reading and looking over your site every day. So many beautiful things to look at and ideas for party food, cakes, etc. If you aren’t, you should be a professional shopper. It’s absolutely amazing what you come up with! I can’t imagine the space required to hold all these beautiful things. Thank you for brightening my days. Still raining in Georgia–ugh–so I’ve left my tree up for the ambience.

  29. Karen
    December 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Stunning! Thanks for providing me with inspiration over the last year with your posts. Always beautiful, always inspiring. Enjoy the time with your sister. Have a great New Year!

  30. December 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    The New Year always comes so quickly! It is always a bit of a shock. I love your idea of putting a tree near the table to enjoy the sparkle of the lights.
    You are so on the ball! We took off for Cabo so everything is still decorated and will be for a while! I always hate to put it away too. Everything seems to move faster as we get older.
    Hope you have a wonderful 2016 and that it is filled with health and happiness.

  31. Pam
    December 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    What a lovely celebration you all will have! Is it too early to toast? Happy New Year, Mary and thanks for always brightening my days!

  32. December 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Looks like you’re ready to party Mary! Save a tiara for me:@)

  33. December 30, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I can’t imagine how wonderful a party is at your home…such a most exquisite table to usher in the New Year…and I hove loved those amazing clock plates….May you have a most wonderful New Year!!!

  34. Debbie
    December 30, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I would love to share this post on my Facebook Business page or in my
    Interior Design newsletter. I noticed you had recently added a side note to request permission. I think your New Years Eve tree idea is fabulous!

    Debbie Jacobs Designs

    • December 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Debbie, Just click on the FB sharing button at the bottom of any post to share! Happy New Year!

  35. Vikki
    December 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Mary, your pictures and tablescapes are always so beautiful. I love every post you do. Happy New Year!

  36. franki
    December 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Needless to say…IT IS ALL JUST STUNNING!!! THANK YOU FOR YOU!!! franki

  37. December 31, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    This is such a clever idea! The tree, the table…all so spectacular!

    Happy New Year to you & yours, Mary
    Hau’oli Makahiki Hou from the Aloha State

  38. December 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Your clock plates are awesome….and what a fun display. Happy New Year…goes out with a whimper here, we are homebodies and the big treat will be trying to stay awake til New Year. Thanks for the celebration, Sandi

  39. December 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for all your beautiful post during 2015. I have been homebound much of this year due to illness and look forward to each and everyone. May you and your family be blessed with happiness and health in 2016. I look forward to your future posts.

  40. December 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Oh! What a breathtaking post! Every element is dazzling and gorgeous! Have a wonderful New Year!

  41. Paula
    December 31, 2015 at 6:07 pm


    Happy New Year and may it be as beautiful as all the beauty you share with us !! I picture every day a celebration at your home!


    p.s. love the little round clock on your table.

  42. Doris
    December 31, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful and stunning as always. You have such a talent! Always my “go to” gal for inspiration. Thank you as always. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

  43. January 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I ran out of bandwidth yesterday and couldn’t see your post, I see why, it’s mega wattage! First, I was impressed you had put away Christmas, then to see you redecorated the tree, well hats off to you, a happy new years hat! Gorgeous photos :-)

  44. Cynthia Raines
    January 2, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Love the glitz! Very festive. Happy New Year Mary! I will be putting away the Christmas stuff but will leave out the “winter” stuff, (greenery and berries) and some snowmen. The tree will stay up for a week or so with just the white lights, snowflakes and icicles, it’s my “Winter Tree”. The house is just too naked without some decorations and January is so dreary now that all the holidays are over, I need a little “afterglow”.

  45. Darlene
    January 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful, as always. Looking forward to 2016 and all your creative ideas! Love reading your blog.

  46. January 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I love those dessert plates and the tree is to die for.

  47. Gina
    January 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the plates, the tree and everything! Where did you find those adorable plates?

  48. January 8, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Just absolutely love this post. So pretty and dazzling. And the little clocks all over the tree =so clever and sweet. Thank you for posting and Happy New Year

  49. December 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    You hit the nail on the head when you said it is melancholy when Christmas is put away. And you lifted my spirits with the sparkle and shine. It is just lovely.

  50. Gina
    December 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

    What a gorgeous tree and table for New Years! Just stunning! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  51. December 29, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I Can’t think of a prettier setting to bring in a new year, Mary. This tree has all the glitz and sparkle of a champagne evening. Wishing you and your mister and the Chloe and Gracie a very festive New Year’s celebration and good health and joy in the coming year. Happy New Year!

  52. December 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Wow, you are so festive for New Year’s Eve! What a fun way to transition. I always am sad to undecorate too! Have a wonderful New Year’s.

  53. ronnie
    January 4, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Your New Years E
    ve table is stunning! It reminds me of the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland., “He was late for a very important date.” Happy New Year to All!!!!

  54. December 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Mary, I’ve long loved the details of this table. We still have our tree up. Like you, I treasure these last days of the glow from the tree lights and shiny ornaments. Thanks for sharing this again. Happy 2018 to you and yours!

  55. December 27, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Mary, thanks for posting this one again. I see I commented above last year, and the same is true for this year. I would never tire of seeing the exquisite details of this table by the tree. It’s the perfect way to bring in a new year, and the way we like to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We’ve long ago given up attending a New Year’s Eve party. Just don’t want to be out on the road. We’d much rather be tucked in our home, sitting by a cozy fire with the tree lights twinkling across the way. Wishing you a very festive New Year’s Eve be it at home or away, and all the best for joy and good health in 2019.

  56. barbaramantelandtablecom
    December 26, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Oh this is lovely Mary! The clock idea is perfect and your sparkle is wonderful! :) Hope you have a great New Years! 💗

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