Sunday, April 10, 2016

Boarding the Titanic

Hello everyone! Today is April 10th, and back in 1912 the Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage. Every year we set our table for what we call Titanic week. Well guess who came to set sail with us this year? 
(we're holding our boarding passes)



Yes, Bernideen! 
As many of you know, she and her husband have moved here where I live and we have been worshiping together at Church every Sunday. So after Church today she and her husband came over for a Titanic dinner. (sorry about the blurry photos, hubby took them!)



I used my plates that I bought from a Titanic Exhibit several years ago.



The lamps are PartyLite and I bought them at a flea market several years ago just for my Titanic table. They are similar to the one's on the James Cameron movie.



I always use the same things each year, I know kind of boring, but this year I have something new (old) to share with you that is very exciting! At least to me it is!
Can you see what I added to this photo that wasn't in the above photos?



YES, this silverware! And it isn't just any silverware! It's White Star Line silverware!! I found it at our last sale and was very excited indeed! The sale was for a 90+ year old lady who had lots of her mother's and grandmother's things.
See the White Star Line flag emblem?



Aren't they neat? The fork has definitely been used a lot, it's a bit beat up.



They are silverplate and were made by Cunard Elkington and Sons of Birmingham, England. Not sure which White Star Line Ship these were used on. Titanic? Olympic? Britannic? I don't know. I do know that the White Star Line was in business from 1911 to 1935. Oh, if only silverware could talk!

Below is my teacup from a Titanic Exhibit, but the saucer got broken. :( 
And my son's Titanic toy ship that he used to play with all the time.




If you would like to see another one of my Titanic posts, you can click here and here.

Thank you so much for visiting today and have an eventful Titanic week. 
Please let us take a moment and remember the many lives that were lost that fateful night when the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean. 
(my daughter made the below floral arrangement at school)



I want to thank Bernideen for featuring my Daffodil teacup and garden.

I am joining the following parties this week...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
TEACUP TUESDAY with Martha
BTTCG with Bernideen
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann, Carol and Jo
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon, Cecilia, Tuula and gals
FIVE STAR FROU FROU with MiMi
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

39 comments:

  1. Gina,
    How wonderful for both you and Bernideen to have a blogging friend living close up!! And what fun the 2 of you can have together!! Your table is lovely!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a great idea - - I look forward to more Titanic postings this coming week.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dear Gina:
    I take terrible photos so I knew it would be that way! I noticed my eyes are rather blood shot - that's sure appropriate! Ha! We sure had a lovely time at your home and enjoyed the wonderful food! Your home is lovely and your family so gracious! What a treat!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is so exciting that you two have met up and are enjoying going to church together and dinner. What a wonderful community this blog world is!
    That is so amazing that you found that silver! Wow! Very exciting. The table is beautiful! xo Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Gina,
    Everything looks so lovely Gina. Those titanic plates and silverware are such treasures. How wonderful that you and Bernideen can attend church together. You both look beautiful! Have a Happy Week! Karen

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gina, your Titanic theme is fun. Love the silverware find. What a score!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful meeting of you and dear Bernideen and you both had a great time together at a Titanic dinner party. You look lovely too, ladies!
    The dishes and flatware are awesome!
    So lucky you two bloggy friends live near each other.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    FABBY

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Gina- What a cool tradition! I've always been fascinated with the Titanic since I was a little girl. Strangely I have never been able to make myself watch the movie! This silverware find is amazing!!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Michele

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Michelle and thank you so much for your visit and comment. You have got to watch the movie, I love it! I think I will try and watch it this evening. Have a great week!
      Gina

      Delete
    2. Gina this is so cool! Your table is beautiful! Enjoy the movie! I love it also!

      Delete
  9. This Titanic Party looks wonderful. I've never been to one. You have done a really nice job. I have had an interest in the Titanic for years!

    ReplyDelete
  10. How funSo glad you two could do this together! And the White Star flatware is a treasure! Love all posts about that iconic ship...loved visiting the museum in Belfast and their last point of land on Cobh, Ireland. thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a grand idea! The silver is a amazing find and just completes the look. I am sure it was a enjoyable lunch.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a special event each year. And to get to share with Bernideen is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You and Bernideen look wonderful in your poised pictures with your passports to pretend land of back in the Titanic days gone by.
    You are so lucky to find that silverware and I loved seeing it in person. I have been playing with the buttons you gave me xoxo
    I know your table looked wonderful and Lidia flower arrangement is so pretty
    I know Bernideen was thrilled to see your beautiful Victorian house
    I am sorry I missed your Birthday however there is such things as belated Birthday's, so Happy Birthday

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a special event! I love all the special details at your table.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What fun for you and Bernideen to be together!! I loved seeing all the detail of your table. Yes, the flatware was such a lucky find. I'm sure your Titanic party was an enjoyable time spent together.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, how awesome Gina, that you have the flatware from the White Star line, and the china is beautiful! Cool that you and Bernideen are close together and can visit, especially since you also have similar interests. Such a beautiful floral arrangements by your daughter. . .

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a wonderful post, Gina! I think it's lovely that you and Bernideen have been able to visit together. I am impressed with your Titanic tablescape. Not too many folks have those pieces of china. The silverware is wonderful too and your son's ship is perfect! Lots of fun here. I also wanted you to know that I featured your post from last week at my party today. Have a beautiful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a fun dinner, Gina. That titanic is one of those dramatic stories that never end.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  19. How fun! I loved themed parties and blogger meetups so I enjoyed your special Titanic dinner with Bernideen. Thanks for sharing, Gina!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had to hit "reply" in order to leave a message on your site. It doesn't seem to be working for some reason.
      I want to say you are so fortunate to have a set of silverware such as this, can't imagine there would be many left. So neat!
      I have always been fascinated by the monster of a ship and read everything I can find on it. I looked on you tube and see there is some old found footage from the line, the site says it's real anyway, sure looks to be.
      A lovely table set and what did you have for dinner?
      I found a site that has some copies of the menus used on the Titanic and want to copy and frame them to hang in my dining room. Sort of neat to read.
      Betsy

      Delete
  20. How great that you found the silverware! My sisters and I went to the Titanic exhibit when it was in Houston, Texas a few years ago and it was fascinating. My sister, a 6th grade Reading teacher, does a Titanic day for her classes each year. She and the other teachers dress up in period outfits and each child is given a boarding pass just like at the exhibit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your visit and for telling me about your Exhibit visit. That is great that your sister had Titanic day for the students, how fun!

      Delete
  21. Thank you for sharing this at No Place Like Home, Gina. Your daughter made a beautiful job of the floral arrangement.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a cool idea. I would set sail with you. I'm always up for a fun voyage and dinner party.

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a great idea! I love the silver and the dishes.

    thanks for sharing with SYC.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I never thought to have a Titanic party ~ what a fun idea. I have a friend who collects dishwater from RR lines and from restaurants, but have never thought of collecting vintage dishes from cruise lines. What a joy it must be to have Bernideen for a neighbor too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    ReplyDelete
  26. How wonderful to find the cutlery and to be able to use it at your dinner party. I wouldn't worry about being boring - I have never heard of a Titanic party before, what fun :)

    Diana

    ReplyDelete
  27. How great that was that Bernideen and her husband got to join you for Titanic week. I love the silverware!

    Dianne

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such a fun idea Gina and you had the perfect guests ;) Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

    ReplyDelete
  29. How fun that Bernideen was able to come join you! Your table is set beautifully and that silverware is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a wonderful party,If there is a life before this one I think I was on that ship.
    I love to read about it .It is my favorite movie
    I have a couple things from the exhibit . That flat wear is the best I have seen absolutely gorgeous Laura
    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh how FUN and LOVELY!!! :-)
    How nice to meet a blogger friend, and the end up living close together!!
    You have made a beautiful setting and a sweet time together!! :-)
    Many blessings and warmth, Linnie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh my gosh Gina! How VERY special! A piece of history in your own home. Thanks so much for sharing this at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gina this is awesome! So much fun to visit with the both of you! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hello Gina. I've featured this wonderful post at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Very special indeed. I hope you'll join me again. Love, Mimi xxx

    ReplyDelete
  35. Howdy Gina! So glad that yall can now get together!----what fun! I lovve the gorgeous table you set. Did you like the movie?

    ReplyDelete