Another New Year begins, and once again I am going to spend this day doing the things that I want to do all year long. I’ll be enjoying a nice breakfast with newly retired DH (that’s dear husband for new readers), watching the Rose Parade, doing a bit of sewing and maybe a bit of stamping, making a creative meal and having dinner at a pretty table. I will not be doing any chores, although I may try to get in a walk on my treadmill so I can stay motivated this year. I brought my money in this morning for good fortunes this year too.
My table is set with black and gold for the New Year. We didn’t do a party last night, just spent a quiet evening at home.
The centerpiece is simple, gold candles in my Advent ring, a couple of gold horns, some gold star garland and a big piece of gold ribbon to hold a gold Happy New Year paper crown. All are set on a black charger.
I found these black and gold salad plates on ebay last year, and just had to get them. I’ve been saving them for this table. The design in gold on the black is striking, made me wish I had my friend’s gold flatware to set on this table too. I put them on my white stoneware plates and set the stack on black chargers.
We had dinner at this table last night and will enjoy it today too.
Of course, we have to have some black eyed peas with lunch today. My recipe for Jumpin’ John is like Hoppin’ John kicked up a notch! Do you have a special good luck food for New Year’s day?
What will you do today that you want to do all year? Did you hide money outside?