Simple Centerpiece to Ring in the New Year

After a wonderful Christmas Day dinner,

the Christmas dishes were washed and put away for another year.

I wanted a simple centerpiece to ring in the New Year.

I chose white flowers.

Flowers to give the feeling and illusion of new fallen snow.

White Hydrangeas-Housepitality Designs

Beautiful white hydrangeas seem to fit the bill.

Love the way they look against the colorful sugared fruit tree.

White Hydrangeas-Sugared Fruit Tree-Housepitality Designs

There were these beautiful white roses at the market

and I thought they would be a perfect compliment to the hydrangeas.

White Hydrangeas-White Roses-Housepitality Designs

White Roses-White Vases-Housepitality Designs

I had a set of three white vases that I acquired several years ago

on a great after Christmas sale. (75% off) They were a part of a collection

which also included these angels, that are usually in the guest room for Christmas.

Angel vignette-Housepitality Designs

I strived for more simplicity in my decor last year.

I think I achieved it for the most part.

However, I think I need to work on that a little more.

I have always been a “collector” and it is hard to teach this old dog new tricks!

White Hydrangeas-White Roses-Housepitality Designs

I want to take this time to wish you all a most Happy and Healthy New Year and

to thank you, my readers and friends for your support these past years.

As my granddaughter would always say, “You make my heart happy!”

Hope you all had a most wonderful Christmas too.

I am going to miss this sight soon ..

Christmas Tree at Night-Housepitality Designs

Happy New Year All!! Here’s to a most wonderful 2017!

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  1. I’ve really enjoyed visiting with you and enjoying your gifts of decorating and creating a home. You have a wonderful family and wonderful friends, it’s hard not to be jealous of you! I wish you a wonderful and happy new year (for some reason I can’t capitalize anything, sorry). My oldest son gave me a cold for Christmas, so i’m just being lazy and enjoying hot drinks and pinterest. yahoo!

  2. Love the freshness of the white flowers!

  3. So beautiful and I’m gonna miss the lights of my tree but I’m excited to figure out how to decorate Happy new year.

  4. Beautiful shirley! Sorry, my caps aren’t working. I love your granddaugther’s saying. The last pic of your tree at night is beautiful!

  5. Carol Griffin says

    My caps are not working either. Anyway……this is absolutely beautiful, so serene and timeless! By the way, saw the beautiful, tinsel stars in your Christmas posts and forgot to ask about them, where did you get those? They look vintage but, if not, would love to find them for my decor next year. (the tinsel stars that are on the table with your angels)

  6. The white flowers and pretty vases make a wonderful centerpiece! I have enjoyed all of your posts this year and look forward to seeing your posts in 2017!

  7. Beautiful, as always, Shirley! Hope you and your family have a Healthy, happy New Year! (caps not working.)

  8. Linda R Schmidt says

    So beautiful, happy new year.

  9. Shirley this was the first year I was sad to take down my Christmas stuff! Usually I can’t wait to get it gone. But this year I really did pare back my decor and it was “just enough”! Christmas is gone from my house and I’m ready to re-think my decor in the house for these chilly Michigan winters! Keep warm,and happy new year! Rebecca

  10. arrilla Milby says

    Love all the white. Your tree is lovely and I’m sure you will miss it when it’s all packed up and put away…but memories will always linger on. God bless and may 2017 be a joyful year for you and yours.

  11. Beautiful! I love white flowers this time of year. Happy new year!

  12. Beautiful arrangements Shitley! You make me want to go out and get some white slowest. Happy new year to you and your family. Im on my cell phone and for some strange reason it won’t let me capitalize? Oh well?

  13. I looked closely at the shelves to see if I spotted your Maine purchase.? Here are lots of good wishes coming your way for a very happy 2017.

  14. Happy new year dear Shirley! I don’t know why but your comment section won’t allow me to use capital letters anymore – weird! Anyhow, all my best wishes for a happy and successful 2017. XOXOX

  15. AH yes…three Angels…three vases! A collection! It’s hard for me too…especially around Christmas, and all those ornaments! (for some reason I cannot capitalize my letters?). Wishing you a healthy and Happy new year too! 😉

  16. The white flowers look beautifull. I would hate to take your tree down down too! Enjoy! I keep mine till Jan. 6. Happy new year!

  17. Always pretty in white and Happy new year!!

  18. The white flowers remind me of snow too, pretty. Thanks for all your 2016 beautiful blogs. Looking forward to your 2017 blogs! Wishing you and family a happy new year.

  19. shirley, not sure what’s up but I can’t type an uppercase letter in the comment section today. I’ve left comments on other bloggers posts with no problems. My blog is having all kinds of issues, so maybe it’s connected to that when i try and comment. btw I swear i can smell the roses right through the computer screen, lovely! Happy new year!

  20. Shirley, those white hydrangeas and white roses in the white vases are stunning! Absolutely magnificent. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  21. The white hydrangeas and white roses in the white vases are just beautiful! Happy New Year, Shirley!

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