Not only did she deliver a beautiful scheme, she went above and beyond with the whole concept. The Proust Questionnaire was used to create thought-provoking, conversation-inducing place cards.
A stunning William Yeoward crystal vase was filled with white hydrangeas, white roses, and fresh cranberries.
Gilded ornaments from the Danbury Mint topped each place setting.
Love this Hope ornament...
No pinecones on the table yet here...I like it both ways.
The salad plates are Royal Crown Derby Black Aves Gold. The dinner plates are Raynaud Marie Antoinette. The flatware is called Absolu from Williams-Sonoma, it's my everyday stainless.
We subbed out the Black Aves plate with an inexpensive alternative from Anthropologie...it was on sale for $8!
Glassware mélange...Lindsay's vintage basketweave highball and gray wine glass (from World Market), and my crystal (was my grandmother's).
This elephant is walking with its trunk up which Lindsay brought because it is meant to symbolize good luck and optimism.
Lindsay even brought over this wonderful True Grace candle...it smells divine, but is a light enough fragrance to burn it while there's food around.
Are you hosting any meals for Christmas or New Year's? Lindsay's tablescape makes me wish I was! We have other plans for both days, but maybe I'll host a just-for-fun brunch after the holidays. Whatever my next party may be, I'll definitely be using the Proust Questionnaire...I just love that idea! Tomorrow I'll share more tidbits from Lindsay's brunch scheme including a few recipes and a fun playlist, so stay tuned!