As I think I already shared, one of my bestest friends from the biggest little city is up for the New Year's holiday. We enjoyed a pretty amazing brunch yesterday, and typical Tracey-form, I was all about giving the table a more-is-more touch.
My Mom was joining us, so I needed hats and horns for four of us....
Coordinating party horns completed my glittery papercrafting...
I used my chalkboard painted chargers, with my white dishes, and thrifted champagne glasses. A wine box filled with gold and silver ornaments, vintage clocks, (I collect them, so this was an easy find around my cottage.) and a couple of homemade Happy New Year paper flags, and it was starting to look like a party.
I set a stack of cards I made with reflective questions near my place setting so we could look back on our year together. (It was fun. Remembering highs and lows from the past twelve months in all sorts of categories is harder than you think...)
I finished things off with gold curling ribbon streamers dangling from the chandelier above, and stood back to admire my handiwork.
It makes me happy to foofy up little things around the house, and I often wonder if people think I'm a bit of a loon for this. They quite possibly do, but with so much ugly, scary, senseless, awful things happening in our world these days, a little glitter and tulle and old bookpage art can be a welcome escape. I for one, am so grateful for the life I have and the people in it, and I plan on sparkling up every single day of 2017.