For the occasion I went around the house gathering things for vignettes and taking pictures of pretty things that reminded me of the Titanic.
I added one of my antique postcards to this vignette because I think the sailor boy is such a cutie and I needed to photograph him somewhere, so why not in front of the Titanic. *winks* The picture is a reproduction tin sign of the Titanic and the ship below and in front of the postcard is a toy of my son's, when a lever is pushed back and the boat is set in water, it slowly breaks into and sinks to the bottom in two pieces, just like the real ship did.
And here's another postcard of this beauty boarding a steamer. She even looks like she's from Ireland with that pretty red hair, don't you think?
Adorning the interior surfaces of the Titanic were probably beautiful gilt decorations similar to the ones below. It is a shot of the front of my antique china cabinet, I thought it looked Edwardian and fitting for this post.
and I brought in my cherub urn from the parlor because it reminds me of the lamp that sits on the newel post of the Grand Staircase on the Titanic...
with its sweet little face.
I brought out this hat because I think it looks a bit Edwardian...
and I brought out these gloves for an "afternoon tea" vignette. The poor teacup used to have its saucer until I accidentally broke it! I bought it on our first visit to the Traveling Titanic Exhibit. It is a reproduction teacup from 2nd class. A good friend of mine gave me the brooch, it isn't antique but I think it looks like it is.
And now for the dining room table! On our second and third visits to the Traveling Titanic Exhibit I bought 4 reproduction 1st class dinner plates and 4 rimmed soup bowls for our table and tried to recreate the table setting from James Cameron's Titanic movie...
I didn't want to spend any money so I did not buy any fresh flowers like the one's shown on the table in the movie, I just used these faux roses I already had.
The plates are actually 1st class luncheon plates, the 1st class dinner plates were dark blue and white with some gold, very beautiful and elegant but I knew they wouldn't look so good with my red floral wallpaper.
Please know that although I am having fun decorating for the week and dining in "Titanic style" I have not forgotten the reality and the tragedy of the Titanic hitting that iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14th, 1912.
Or the final minutes of April 15 when at 2:20 a.m. ...
the Titanic disappeared into the dark Atlantic Ocean. It took only 2 hours and 40 minutes but for those poor souls on board that no doubt must have been the most terrifying 2 hours and 40 minutes of their lives.
Because of all the movies that have been made it is so easy for us to think of it as just that...a movie and we forget that this tragedy really did occur. There were 2,208 passengers aboard that ship, and out of those, 1,496 did not survive. They came from all walks of life. Whether they had only a penny to their name or a million dollars to their name, one thing was for certain, at that fateful hour they all had one thing in common, the will to survive. And unfortunately, many did not survive due to the lack of lifeboats and/or the lack of status. The majority of those who perished were the ship's crew and 3rd class passengers.
Let us take a moment and remember those 1,496 passengers who lost their lives on April 15, 1912.
Thank you for visiting and have a blessed week.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
May his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
and may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
I am joining the following parties, I hope you will join us too.
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy