|In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten |
on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life.
|A common good luck food in the southern United |
States, black-eyed peas are thought to bring
|In Germany, Ireland, and parts of the |
United States, cabbage is associated with luck and
fortune since it is green and resembles money.
|Thought to resemble coins, |
lentils are eaten throughout
Italy for good fortune in the New Year.
|Long associated with abundance and fertility, |
pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and
other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.
|In North America, Asia, and Europe, people eat fish to |
celebrate the new year. In some countries,
people associate fish with moving forward
into the new year since fish swim forward.
|Coco Snowball recipe found here|
|Black and White Table by "Celebrations at Home" click here for more details|
|Water Bottle labels|
|Caviar on Toast Points|
|Oreo Cookie Tower with Sparklers from Martha Stewart|
|Blake Lively ~ Great Scarf|
|Miranda Kerr ~ Cute and casual airport look|
|Nicole Richie ~ California Winter chic|
|Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ~ Simple & cute|
|Olivia Palermo ~ Love it all: The bag, jacket & tan jeans|
|Pippa Middleton ~ Warm & cozy|
|Kate Middleton ~ Love the Duchess|
|This elegant Christmas dinner features a neutral palette |
of golds, silvers, and creams and emphasizing texture.
|The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent |
of a pineapple, a symbol of Southern hospitality.
|Hand-crafted place mats made with inexpensive wallpaper, |
are paired with gold-edged china and simple flatware.
|An antique mirror maximizes the light cast |
from votives nestled in birch candle holders.
|A hollowed-out log is filled with roses, hydrangeas, |
and Leyland cyprus for a luxurious yet earthy look.
|The informal hutch is decked with vintage pieces such |
as the glass-bead wreath, reindeer figurine,
and mercury-glass candlesticks.
|The lustrous mother-of-pearl napkin rings |
(made from taffeta ribbon looped through vintage belt buckles) .
|Repurposed drawer knobs make eye-catching place card holders.|
(To secure the cards better, replace stock washers with wider ones.
|Spicy after-dinner eggnog garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon, & nutmeg|
are served with cookies on a silver tray.