When the Clock Strikes Midnight. . .

Hello my friends,
Do you mind me asking, "what were you doing when the clock struck midnight and 2017 came to an end?


Were you nestled all snug in your bed fast asleep, or were you up celebrating?
Our table was set and we were ready to party with family and friends.
If we had been having a formal dinner we would have dined upstairs, but since we were having finger foods and playing games I decided to host it downstairs.
That way we didn't have to lift that heavy typewriter off
 of the table.  :)

Some of my blog friends have the cutest clock plates.  I don't, so I did my best to make do.  I set the table with black and white dishes and topped it off with a clock face.  This is one I picked up at a thrift store.  If I had been hosting a party upstairs and wanted to use them on all of the plates you can buy them at Hobby Lobby.

I bought the foil bags last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby as well.  They would be fun to fill with New Year's wishes.

I used a simple snowflake goblet to tie in with the b&w.




This old Underwood typewriter is one of my favorite vintage items.  I bought it from one of my friends yard sale about
10 years ago for $25.

Paper clocks and garlands that I made in previous years are sprinkled around on the table.



And who doesn't watch the clock and count down the seconds on New Years Eve?
I gathered a few from my collection and added them to the table.


Mason jars spray painted gold add a bit of bling.


I decided to leave the green garland on the chandelier and hang assorted winter themed ornaments from it.


Ice skates, snowflakes, pine cones, and skis.






And what was I doing when the clock struck midnight?  I was giving my sweetheart a smooch and sipping on Martinelli's sparkling cider.

It was the first time in years that I didn't bang pots and pans.  But there sure were a lot of fireworks going off in our area.

I'm looking forward to putting '2017' behind me and welcoming a New Year!

Wishing you all the very best!!
hugs,
Jann

I'll be sharing with these fun parties:


26 comments

Anonymous said...

Jann, oh I love your tablescape! Those clock faces are adorable! I was fast asleep all snug in my bed. I tried but couldn't make it past 10:30. Happy New Year!

Connie said...

What a lovely post!
We had company in the afternoon. They left about 6:30 and Steve and I both fell asleep in front of the TV. We woke up at 11:30, so we stayed up to kiss in the New Year! That's called celebrating, to two old geezers like us, LOL.
Happy New Year!
Connie :)

Louca por porcelana said...

My husband and my sons didn't let me fall asleep,so at midnight we were giving a big hug(in eight arms!)under a incredible and super moon and many stars in the sky...My parents were with me at home,but they went bed early(their tradition since I was a child!).Happy New Year,Jann!

Debby said...

We were in bed but woke up at midnight with all the firework hoopla. The husband had to work the next day. Happy New Year and I LOVE your photos. I really need to get a better camera! :-)

Rose L said...

Cute decor!! At midnight my friend, Randy, called me and we talked til 3:30 am!!!! We were supposed to go out but he got sick a couple days before....darn!

Sylvia said...

Jann, I was in snuggled in bed as I had plans for the next day. The fireworks went off at 9:00 pm here and it was so cold all outdoor festivities were cancelled. I understand there were some who braved the cold to see the fireworks but they were recommending watching them on the city's Facebook page.

I attended a get together yesterday New Year's Day with my aunts ahd uncles representing my Mom who does not travel that far these days. We played scrabble and had roast beef with all the trimmings for dinner. I drove home with the full moon lighting my way. It was great! Sylvia D.

Jeanie said...

This is so pretty and such fun! We were at friends' home and it, too, was lovely and well decorated. But you have them beat! By a mile!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Sleeping---after a sweet goodnight kiss. We stayed in from the freezing cold. This is a lovely post, I love all the clock faces, though I'm not fond of time continually marching on. Have a happy new year!

Ksunshine52 said...

Dang Jan! Your decorations were great! You must have a good time setting things up and getting ready! Can't wait to see what ideas spring forth in 2018!

happyone said...

We were in bed sound asleep. 💤

csuhpat1 said...

I was watching Miracle. Happy New Year

kate steeper said...

snoring and wishing the dreadful 2017 was over

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Jann, I want to party with you! You sound like you had a really good time and you prepped your party table and room to make it so beautiful for your guests. Thanks for the inspiration for next year.

Snap said...

Wonderful party, Jann! I snuggled with kitties, under the covers, with a glass of Prosecco. "We" made it to midnight on the east coast and called it an evening. Happy New Year!

Happy@Home said...

We were playing the longest game of Uno known to man and speculating as to whether it would be finished by midnight. Ha! We did take a break to blow a noise maker and have a smooch. This was the first year I had no decorations up... just the Christmas tree lights. Would have loved to be at your table where the decorations were gorgeous. Your guests were in for a treat.
Happy New Year to you,Jann.

Hula La said...

Wow! What a lovely post! And such a festive New Year celebration! Thank you for sharing! Time waits for no one...let us all make the very best of every single moment in time! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sarah said...

What a cute New Year's Eve table, Jann! We don't do anything special for the evening, but your table inspires me to up my game next year. Happy 2018!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy New year, Jann! Your decorations are very festive! My husband and I stayed home and watched the ball drop in Times Square, NYC, on TV.

Pam Richardson said...

I hate to admit but I was fast asleep! Your table is so festive and fun! Wishing you the best year ever, Jann!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am always in bed by 10:00 no matter what is happening around the world! I'll find out in the morning! Now, if I were invited to your fun party, I would stretch my bedtime a little! Great fun decorations.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
What a charming New Year's tablescape!! LOVE it!! I ALWAYS stay up to watch the Ball drop unless I am at work and then I usually find a room with a TV on in it to watch it. Joe is usually in bed!! LOL!!
Thanks so much for ALWAYS stopping by an for taking the time to comment!!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!
Hugs,
Deb

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, I adore your table and the clocks! One year for New Years I decorated with clocks as well and loved it. This year me and my man went to Charleston SC as it was part of my Christmas so we spent New Years there. Well, I meant I was going to stay up till midnight which I usually do not on New Years. My sweet man feel asleep around 10:30 that night. I watched hallmark movies and drank coffee! But I made it till midnight. In which I gently leaned down and gave my man a kiss on cheek as I whispered, "Happy New Year". Happy New Year to you Jann. Praying this new year brings you blessing after blessing. Hugs and blessing, Cindy

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