Whether it’s Wassail in the U.K. or Glühwein in Germanic countries, New Year’s toasts for good health are a long-standing tradition. In fact, wassail, from Old English, means “goodhealth” and wassailling dates back to Medieval days.
Today the beverage is more likely to be champagne, but your guests still need a place to rest their glasses between sips. And there’s no reason to have boring tables. How about one with an antique map embossed on it? Or one with a rustic rainbow effect from different color stains for an eclectic look? If you’re short on storage, look for one with drawers or cottagey baskets included. If you want the ability to move the table depending on your party needs, look for one on casters or wheels to make it easy. The increased popularity of sectional furniture has created a demand for smaller side tables, and there are plenty of options.
Occasional tables also add space for holiday sparkle with candles, greenery, ornaments, or even special collectibles. What could be merrier?