Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes, January 6th!
What? You say as you look at your calendar….Isn’t this the last day of January?
Has she gone daft?
I will try to answer that question for you.
You see I happen to love a mystery.
You see, I happen to love a mystery.
AND I happen to love solving mysteries and when I join Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, I am really on a high. (that might cause you to snicker to the inside joke here for those of you who know Sherlock Holmes)
What? you say he is not real?
Noooooooo, say it isn’t so. Of course Sherlock Holmes was a real character….so please don’t burst my bubble and call him fictional.
AND his birthday is January 6th and he lives at 221B Baker Street, London England.
I love the way Sherlock Holmes’ mind works in solving mysteries.
I had worked all this up and with all the happenings since the 6th of January…this is the first time I could present this tablescape.
So, I have been collecting different pieces to set up a tablescape and I still have a few more that I would like to add but on January 6th, we celebrated Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday by having a Sherlock Holmes mystery dinner. I had the two silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes from a summer garage sale.
The place setting started with a rattan charger and a beaded dinner plate topped by a red plaid salad plate with the silhouette of a deer in the center. I also used red water glasses with an antique feel.
I assembled items from around the house…like the brown plaid sheet blanket becoming a tablecloth.
I also used antique flatware to sit atop a beige linen napkin.
Binoculars, candle in a tin holder, tea pot, and a suspect list joined the other items.
I had old rusty keys that seemed perfect for part of the centerpiece, along with magnifying glasses and a glass beaker filled with an amber liquid (tea).
A globe and old books were temporarily removed from the Captain’s office and placed in the center of the table.
A felt lined “book” with secret compartment holds money and jewelry.
What was the food you may ask?
I believe Mrs. Hudson at 221B Baker Street would have prepared the following as I take a few liberties from the books “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” and ” A Study In Scarlett”:
Clear Beef Bouillon Soup
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts & Bacon
Lettuce Wedge Salad
Scarlet Red Velvet Cupcakes
So, my dear readers….I hope you enjoy my Sherlock Holmes Tablescape for his January 6th Birthday!
It is elementary my dear Watson.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Have a great and glorious day…