Mr Darcy and MeBy Partycraftsecrets
I recently had a dream (it's work-safe fear not); that Mr Darcy, Mr Rochester, and Heathcliffe all met for a dinner party. They were all standing around the smoking-room fireplace chatting about things in a manly-man way, while in the sewing-room (grrr to old-fashioned distinctions) Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre and Cathy Earnshaw were equally 'chatting' away. Once you get the image in mind, it's oh-so irresistible to wonder what each set of people would converse about... now bring them all to the dinner table and invite yourself to the end of the table to partake of roast quails and spinach and dinner-talk.
Make the meal even more memorable, and let Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Emily Bronte to the table, and wow, now you really want to push your plate aside and just listen.
So it got me thinking about amazing dinner tables (like the one I photographed in the Vatican) and of course about party theme ideas. Lists of creative party themes should include an Austen-Bronte Dinner Date. There are some 10 books you could draw inspiration from, the titles, places, people, plots; all could become motivation for party decorations, keepsakes, and more...
So then; who would win in your opinion, in the best of men stakes; wild Heathcliff, fiery Rochester, or proud Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy? Do tell!
PS - I also found a "personality quiz" that tells you which of Jane Austen's heroines you're most like. Turns out I'm most like Elinor Dashwood, from "Sense and Sensibility" who embodies the 'good sense' component of the title. What about you?
These articles might interest you :
This post is part the Travelling Tuesday in the Austenesque Extravaganza at Meredith's Austenesque Reviews. Commenting here and leaving your e-mail address ,... Read moreThe 16 August 2011 by Mariagrazia
Every author has signing stories. Some fun, some less so. Some well attended and others very lonely. For me, my first signing was memorable and then some. It wa... Read moreThe 07 June 2012 by Dplylemd
The other week when the weather was beautifully nice for March, me and Mr D drove to a lovely little pub set on the side of a canal in Hertfordshire for lunch,... Read moreThe 10 April 2012 by Katyscarlett
FASHION, HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
I don't know why, but whenever my babies get sleepy they seem to get exponentially heavier. Seriously they start to drift off and it feels like they have triple... Read moreThe 01 March 2012 by Susiemcbeth
DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
A new T-shirt has been added to the charity AllStephenMoyer Zazzle shop. Do you dare to wear it?Special thanks to Billsbabe ssora for the idea.100% of the... Read moreThe 30 April 2011 by Thevault
I've used random.org to pick up the name of today's winner and ... Congratulations to cyn209 for winning Victoria Connelly's new US publication, Dreaming of Mr... Read moreThe 30 January 2012 by Mariagrazia
Endangered Plant Species Endangered plant species can be found all over the world. No matter where they are located, they all share one common factor that is... Read moreThe 31 March 2015 by Rinkesh
COMMUNITY ARTS & CRAFTS
ON THE ARTS & CRAFTS FORUM
- Why buy handmade? Reviewed by Abdul