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slighty OT: decorating ideas

Postby rosewood39 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:35 pm

Hello, I am on a committee for a group and we are going to have a big event in the spring and the head lady decided on a victorian mystery dinner for it. Does anyone have any ideas, links, etc that would help me with what to do, how to decorate, etc? Anything would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:23 pm

Dear Miss Rosewood,
I don't have experience with this, I just wanted to let you know, boy that sounds like fun! I hope you have a great time.
My only suggestion might be, use real stuff, such as silverware, crystal not glass, you know, not "modern" materials like plastic.
I realize that is not saying much, but linens instead of paper napkins.
I know there are others here who will give you much better advice.
Enjoy it. Don't let it stress you.
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Postby Erin » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:35 am

I know there will be those who disagree, but when I think Victorian decor, I think feminine and LOTS. Lots of flowers, dried flowers and foliage, knick-knacks, gilt framed art and mirrors, candles on the wall, candles on the table, chandeliers, oil lamps with cut glass globes, decorative fruit bowls. I tend to imagine dark wood furniture and side tables, and not a single plain wall. Stripes or floral wall coverings, dark plush carpets. And I think Miss Cindy is right. Linens, china, crystal, and nice flatware if you can. Sturdy wooden chairs and tables if at all possible. Finger bowls and tea sets. I know it sounds overwhelming, but I think there are a lot of places where "cheats" can be used. Good luck, and let us know how it's coming! Sounds like it will be lots of fun!
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Postby unfinishedprojects » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:34 am

Maybe book a Victorian B&B or historical house for the event? Probably costly, but most of the decor and atmosphere will already be present.

A nice touch would be to provide all of the the guests with their own 'calling cards'.
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Re: slighty OT: decorating ideas

Postby JosiePartida » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:01 am

I think keeping it simple always gives a look of sophistication and also it brings good ambiance. Choose carpets wisely and some crystals art piece with good quality curtains.
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Re: slighty OT: decorating ideas

Postby Corsetière » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:20 am

I just purchased this book (it is still on its way to me)-

It is highly praised as a great source for Victorian interior design inspiration. Used copies are only $5. Might be helpful to you?
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