For Auld Lang Syne

For auld lang syne...

I love this song. I don't quite remember when I exactly first heard it, but somehow it feels as though I've always known it.


I must have first heard it as a chid of course, probably from watching "It's A Wonderful Life". I can still see George Bailey standing teary eyed in his living room, in front of so many family and friends who had been touched by his life, as they serenade him with "for auld lang syne".


When I decided to create a New Years mantel I wanted to incorporate "For Auld Lang Syne" into it.
I ended up writing it on my chalkboard and displaying it on my mantel.


I also used glittery garland and tons of candles. I just received this set of vintage brass candlestick holders for Christmas and I think they look magical all lit up for New Years.


 Delicate white roses are a must on the mantel and I sprinkled some jingle bells throughout the garland.


I love the promise that the new year brings, but also feel the sadness of seeing the old year pass away.


When I was a child I always felt sad the first few minutes of the new year when everyone is cheering, toasting and hugging. It somehow felt like I had lost a dear friend.


As an adult I don't feel that way too much anymore. I always hope for a better year than the last.


At Welch house we like to ring in the New Year with goblets full of sparkling apple cider.


We usually eat around the dining room table with candles lit and the chandelier turned down low.


There are no rules on New Years Eve, we may even eat our dessert first. I love to watch my little boy sip his sparkling cider from the antique goblets.


He thinks its so special to eat by candlelight and sip fizzy cider at the fancy dining room table.



After dinner there will be laughter, board games (candy land) and card games ( five year old level) featuring Paw Patrol characters.


I hope our little boy remembers these simple New Years Eves together and looks back on them with happiness.




I want to wish you all a blessed and safe New Year. I pray 2019 will be a wonderful year. I can't wait to see what is in store for Welch House in 2019.

-Larissa

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  1. Larissa, your New Year is going to be a banner one with everything you've got going for you. Wishing you much success in the days and months to come, and lots and lots of white roses. Love the blog.

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    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Jackie!!❤️🙏🏻❤️. I hope that your New Year is full of blessings ! Thank you so much for your kindness! Happy New Year!!

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  2. So beautiful and magical Larissa, Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Happy New Year sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I wish you a New Year full of many blessings and opportunities!❤️🙏🏻❤️ Happy New Year!!!

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  3. I so enjoyed reading about your New Year's memories and traditions. You are such a good Mommy! Your decor is magical and the year ahead is going to be wonderful for you. I have included your chalkboard and a link back to this post in a New Year's Eve round up I shared today.
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/easy-new-years-eve-decorating/

    I hope you enjoy the holiday!

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