Thursday, January 1, 2015

Last Minute New Years Eve!

For those of you that know me well, you know that I have a little Beagle Girl Dog, Sissy, that is the light of my life. She came to me about 5 years ago ,when she was found running in the streets of my little home town, Clarksville,Mo. She is a dear. Sweetest little girl in the world. She loves every one, goes to work with me, helps with tours and greets people every where we go. Well, a week before Christmas I noticed she was not her self. I was so worried about her I took her to the doctor. After blood work and x rays, we found out, that she has some way hurt her back. She has been in a lot of pain. I tried to keep her going, which hasn't helping her, so now she is pretty much on bed rest. Because of her poor health ,I pretty much canceled Christmas. No decorations, no parties and  I basically lay on the floor and encourage her to get better. Well the same was going on for New Years Eve. A good friend called to check on us at 4:00 PM, New years Eve. He asked what I was doing and I said staying home with my baby girl. He offered to pick up carry out and come share the evening with us. I excepted and a time of 6:00 PM was set. I got up and got busy, picked up the beshuttled house, put things a way and set the dining table real fast.

Last summer I went to an auction. It was at a church that had remolded and they were selling some of the stuff they no longer wanted or needed. One thing that I bought were boxes and boxes of old Christmas ornaments. They were still in the original boxes and had the old yellowed tissue around each one. They had discolored and were wonderful, something that can not be reproduced. I bought box after box. I knew I would find a use for them sooner or latter. Well, sooner was for my New Years Eve table, 2014.

I am pretty organized, sometimes it scares me, most of the time it makes me happy. I went to the closet and found a tub marked New Years Eve. I pulled these strands of blue stars out and thought they would add a nice touch, as I was using blue and white china.

  I always keep votive candles around. These were pale yellow and smelled of spring, but they'd have to do. I chose not to use a table cloth, as there was no time. So I used some vintage, soft Damask napkins  and placed them around a Victorian Dome full of wax fruit and flowers. I always use my silver  birds as they are among my favorite things.

It came together pretty fast and I was proud of it. My friends were surprised and pleased when they entered the dining room. The food was good and the company was better. Sissy Dog even managed to get up and set under the table and begged. I have been yelled at by her doctor as she is too fat. What is a person to do? But she did manage to get a bite or two.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. I hope  2015 is the best year ever. Last year was very hard for me, so I for one, am glad to be starting a new one. In closing here is a picture of my sweet little girl. She is all wrapped up in her Christmas throw, a gift from one of her many friends. Happy New Year!!!!