Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Eve Tablescape

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Now that Christmas is behind us, it is time to focus on the new year and its resolutions.  One thing for sure is that after packing few pounds during the holiday season, the number one resolution for New Year is that we all want to lose weight. I am more determined than ever in 2010. My goal is to promote the healthy benefits of spices into the American diet. More and more research indicates that including spices such as turmeric into your diet can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. My goal is not to lose weight, but I would like to eat right, do exercise and feel good. I like to walk almost every day and do yoga at least 5 times a week. I hope to continue with  this regime in 2010.

For today’s Tablescape Thursday, I want to share some photos of the New Year’s Eve chapter from my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen. For New Year's Eve color theme is pink with a touch of blue, pewter and white. Whenever possible, I like to include ethnic fabrics into my tablescape. Here I used one of my pink saree to cover the table. I took the contrasting blue fabric from the same saree and attached it to the back of the dining room chairs. I wrapped another saree as drapes for the window. I changed my tapestry to another fabric from my collection. With that, the color scheme for the table is set.
 I set the table with pewter chargers and pewter wine glasses. I used simple white dinner and bread plates. Napkins are made from leftover fabric from the same saree.

Overall view of the dining room


 Close up of the place setting. Notice napkin rings and wine glasses are from Villeroy and Boch from a few years ago. Flatware is from Horchow. Charger plates and salad bowls were from Pottery Barn.  Centerpiece is made from flowers from my own garden. I made napkins from leftover saree fabric. Salad is made with roasted beets and cucumber.

The wine is served from matching wine decanters.

The heart-shaped flute glasses were given to me as a gift from a friend.  The ice bucket is wrapped with fabric and gold threads just to give the festive touch.

Wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.

For more memorable tablescapes and entertaining ideas, please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, from my website,  For the beautiful display of a New Year's Eve buffet, please read tomorrow's post.


  1. Beautiful table presentation!

    My entry, wishing you and your family a fruitful new year!

  2. Oh, to be a guest at your table! Beautiful as always.
    happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. Outstandingly beautiful, Komali! I ♥ your ♥ stemware! LOL It is lovely & works for any celebration. Your tablescapes are always sooo very elegant. Well done!

  4. Lovely tablescape. Congratulations on your book!

  5. Beautiful! The colors you've chosen look so very warm and welcoming! Great use of your sarees...they are gorgeous too! Love all the pewter and your silverware. Thanks so much for sharing...and happy new year!

  6. This is a beautiful table! I love your style!!
    Happy New year!


  7. All of this is beautiful -- much success with your book and wishing you the happiest of new years and looking forward to visiting your tables in 2010!

  8. How special it would be to be a guest at this table! Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

  9. Oh how pretty, you set a beautiful table! I love the flowers on the table that you have chosen! Happy New Year! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  10. Everything looks so elegant. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

  11. I love this color scheme and your fabrics are just beautiful especially on the table! The chairs are beautiful too!

  12. Hello!!! Nice to meet you and congratulations on being published!!!!
    Your tablescape is charming...
    Happy New Year to you and yours,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings..

  13. That pic of the champagne glasses on the tray, makes me want to celebrate right now! So lovely! I like how you wrapped the ice bucket too. Your tablescape is fabulous and so inviting!
    Happy 2010!


  14. gorgeous, love your last shot, fab flutes too~

  15. The entire table is incredible but the stemware is just stunning. Love it! Happy New Year.

  16. Happy New Year to you and the family, best wishes in accomplishing all the goals you are setting for yourself.

    Lovely tablescape, really enjoyable to see who people weave their own family tradditions into setting the scene.

  17. Love your table...very warm & inviting! Love the saree tablecloth & napkins...ingenous!
    I wish you and your family a very happy & healthy New Year!

  18. Beautiful table! Wishing you all the best for a wonderful2010! Happy New Year! Sherri : )

  19. Beautiful! I especially love the wine glasses.

    Happy New Year!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  20. Such an exquisite table!

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Beautiful table and photographs!
    I'm having a little New Years Give away too... stop by and enter if you get a chance...
    ~Really Rainey~