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New Year Brunch Tablescape Features Vibrant Colors and Seasonal Accents

A Light and Bright New Year's Day Brunch Table Setting

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member CourtneyOutLoud from the Lovely Little Vignettes group:

During the winter months, I crave brightness. Some people call it seasonal affective disorder or some other fancy name, but I just know that by the end of December, I want bright, light, and cheery. This need has manifested itself in different ways throughout my life ranging from an inherent need to dress in bright patterns during the Winter months to turning on every light in the house come dusk. Fortunately for my electric bill, this year manifested itself in a need to create a bold and lively table setting for our New Year's Day brunch.

Since most of our friends are parents and a night of partying isn't in the cards anymore, we have opted for a low-key New Year's Day brunch. The gathering is low-key and informal with kids hiding under furniture and the occasional lap dog or two stealing a breakfast sausage. I wanted the table to reflect this mellow vibe but still be vibrant, as the event is the first "official" social gathering of our friends.

Keep reading to see how Courtney achieved this vibrant and mellow vibe.

To achieve this feeling, I opted to go with a color palette of turquoise, purple, and orange — colors you would not typically find on a holiday table. This color scheme allowed me to do two things: one, fulfill my need for punchy colors and two, use a mix of pieces from my collection that wouldn't necessarily "match" on a more traditional table.

In the end, I think the table meets all my requirements and will nicely hide the inevitable spills and mishaps!

Hope you enjoy!


  • Tablecloth: 90-in round cotton Crate & Barrel
  • Napkins: Pier One
  • Dishes: Plates and salad plates are from Anthropologie
  • Champagne Flutes: Clearance pieces from Ross Dress For Less
  • Juice glasses: Pressed antique glass
  • Silverware: a combination of antique mother-of-pearl pieces and everyday stainless steel flatware
  • Flower vases: Ikea drinking glasses
  • Centerpiece: Dollar Store, found objects, and holiday ornaments and keepsakes
  • Mercury glass candle holders: Michael's Crafts
  • Tealights: Ikea

You can see more table settings and other projects on my blog Courtney Out Loud.

Have you created any amazing tablescapes lately? Be sure to share your photos in the Lovely Little Vignettes group!






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seefree seefree 5 years
I love this!!! And I love Courtney and his fab blog!!! Great overhead shot too. I think I need to create a table in this color combo!!xo (hi sugarplum!)
seefree seefree 5 years
I love this!!! And I love Courtney and his fab blog!!! Great overhead shot too. I think I need to create a table in this color combo!! xo (hi sugarplum!)
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