Sunday, November 17, 2013

Victorian Dinner Party #13

Lighting was key to providing atmosphere at the dinner party. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I was fortunate enough to be able to borrow an iron chandelier from a friend, which I hung over the centre of the dinner table. Lit with ivory candles, it was a beautiful touch and tied in with my tumbling leaves motif in with my china pattern.

 A view from above... and a view from below, which shows the pair of blackbirds perched there.

And another larger blackbird who has alighted on this lamp, covered in black lace.

Bits of black lace were strewn about or strategically placed by friend A., who was a god-send, helping me with last-minute decorating and preparations. Thanks for the help A!

A pair of black gloves joins a blackbird and black lace.

Along the dinner table were votives with a silver mercury glass feel to them.

And in the corner of the room, were some dollar-store lanterns whose motif looked the part, and when lit with batteries, were surprisingly effective.

Above, the lanterns shining in the dark, and below, how they look in a lighted room.

And here, looking very handsome when placed in front of this appropriately themed painting.

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