As the start of a new year draws near I look forward to savoring each and every minute left of 2011, a good year for the most part.

via Better Homes and Gardens

I thought I might offer these images/inspiration for those of you with plans to entertain family and/or friends on New Year’s Eve.  I find the table settings warm, inviting and they offer an easy transition from Christmas themed decor to a New Year’s celebration with very little effort.

via adventures in tartanscot

via Fitz & Floyd

via Pottery Barn

via Southern Living

via Pottery Barn

I also want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy our chats and your blog-friendship.  I hope 2012 will be a positive year for all of us.

We can head through the gate…

Walk down the lane, even in inclement weather…

via adventures in tartanscot

…and embrace what comes with an open heart.

*I threw in the image of the puppies because the picture represents such innocence and exuberance…something we all could use more of from time to time.

via Sweet Paul

Have a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve and I’ll see you all next year.