Well, sort of! Last weekend my daughter and son in law hosted their fifth or sixth Mystery Dinner Party. The story line was based on Titanic this year. This has become an ongoing tradition that their guests truly look forward to and some have actually been known to call early to make sure there is going to be a MDP. It’s always very close to Halloween and often times the table is decorated with more of a pumpkin/ghostly theme.
With the theme of this mystery being on the Titanic, Angie wanted a more romantic old age theme for the table. She gave me her thoughts and I loaded up my car with all my fun stuff and headed over to help her with this exciting plan. Oh! I do get excited thinking about decorating a table with a theme.
Angie has beautiful gold rimmed china, beautiful silver with gold and the gold chargers, so I added my brown transferware bread plates for the look of a bygone era.
Now don’t look too closely or you will surely notice the bronze tablecloth doesn’t quite fit her table. I had an old finely crocheted one that fit better, but Angie LOVED the bronze and said, “Let’s make it work!” It was pretty. The lighting gives it a silvery glow, but it’s actually a shimmery bronze. I threw the velvet, beaded runner on top and just started layering.
This is the first time I used my silver candelabra recently purchased at a local Junk Jaunt for around $4 or $5. I had white candles in at first, but then dug around and found 2 gold ones she had. The gold took on a much richer look and I was off to find more gold candles to fill the base.
I added the two crystal candle holders from a church sale because of the size of the table. The candelabra wasn’t quite large enough.
The bronze and gold faux fine leaves were added using the colors alternately at each place setting. Gold card holders from a Hobby Lobby clearance sat on top of individual small mirrors to reflect the candlelight. Oh! The feel was divine!!
Lots of votive holders were scattered here and there on the table. I had these little individual salt and pepper shakers that were placed around the table for every two people to share as I had four sets.
A mix of two sets of old butter knives sat across the bread plates. Don’t you think Leonardo would have been pleased to sit here?? :) :) :)
You’ve seen the amber glasses before, also from the Junk Jaunt.
It was QUITE AN EVENING! I’ll share more in the days to come. The costumes the guests came in were fantastic! They always love getting into character and truly have a very fun evening.
Thank you SO MUCH Susan for continuing with Tablescape Thursday. I have really learned to play with my dishes and thrifting finds in a whole new way. It’s really fun to be creative with what we love and to see and get ideas from so many talented bloggers. Go over and visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a healthy dose of inspiration!
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