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More Good Will Finds, After Christmas Sales and Decorating a New Year’s Table!

Just like our Christmas, we are staying home for New Year’s Eve also. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be special!

Of course, I want to set a beautiful table. We are also planning a buffet with appetizers instead of a more traditional sit-down dinner. As an accompaniment to our dinner, we will be serving wine and champagne. Some activities we have planned are a car tour of all the houses with amazing Christmas lights. I went online to get the list and there are one hundred and forty houses featured in the Rochester area. We are sticking to our immediate area which has about fourteen houses to see. After seeing the houses, my plan is to either play games or have a movie marathon. However, I have just been made aware of a Michigan college football playoff game being played on New Year’s Eve. I am not sure how this is going to play out, I will let you know.

In the meantime, I went shopping yesterday not only for the after Christmas sales, but also for inspiration for the New Year’s Eve table. Let me just say, it was definitely a good day!

My first stop was Good Will. I saw this storage container on a table and was curious as to what was inside.

The price was good. One of these containers alone cost at least fifteen dollars.

Look what I found! I could not believe my luck!

All the ornaments are glass and in perfect shape. There are also really beautiful hooks for each ornament. What a score!

Next I went to Joann’s. All Christmas décor was on sale for seventy percent off. I saw this flocked garland and really wanted it, but was hesitant because of the way it can shed. I did the shake test and to my delight there was no shedding. I grabbed six.

So lovely!

I was excited to see the sale extended to candles. I had my eye on these mercury glass Christmas trees but was not willing to pay full price. Seventy percent off was a different story. I bought two!

I had not decorated my chandelier fully for Christmas. I had a few icicles hanging that I had purchased from the Dollar Tree. I decided to add my new finds to Zhuzh it up!

Adding the garland and silver glass ornaments along with the icicles took it to the next level.

I also added silver balls to my dried Boxwood wreaths.

Now that the chandelier is done, on to the table. I wrapped the silverware in beautiful cloth napkins I had found earlier in the year at the Memorial Art Gallery Arts and Treasures sale and set them at each place setting.

So simple yet elegant at the same time.

The plates, Champagne and flutes will be on the buffet.

These themed champagne flutes are from Waterford Crystal each one represents a traditional toast… Love, Happiness, Peace and Prosperity.

Like I said low key, but still special!

I bought crackers for each person. I have never used them before I hope they work!

Happy New Year to All of You! Here comes 2022!

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