Monday, May 27, 2013

Downton Abbey Tablescaping Adventure

“I should hate to be predictable.”  Mary to Matthew at the alter.

The tablescaping teamwork adventure was such a fun experience!   We ended up in third place trailing the HGTV tables but you couldn't have asked for a more exciting and fun teamwork exercise.   Thank you to everyone who offered amazing advice, photos and blog links.  We incorporated so many of the details thanks to your suggestions.  Our team worked hard discreetly tying in many of our firm's values and culture and while I'm afraid those details were overlooked by the judges but we couldn't have asked for a better team assignment.  Everyone pitched in.
We personalized our chargers each of them reflected our work or a firm value.

Our shirts were amazing and each of us had a quote from our favorite character on our backs.
The centerpiece is one of my favorite things about the table.  I spent a week hunting down colored papers that would otherwise have been thrown away in an effort to recycle.   It took three of us 4 hours to hand make the paper flowers and arrangement.   Each of the candles, napkins and place cards were creatively written to combine our firm's core values and that of Downton Abbey.  No detail was overlooked.
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Though we didn't win, all of us enjoyed the process and the competition.  The weekend was full of lots of learning and training but it was nice at the end of the sessions to go out on the lake for a relaxing evening.  


  1. Congratulations, your table looked so imaginative.

  2. Looks splendid . . . I liked your implementing your core values on the tables and the plates. Lovely . . .

  3. What a fun project! Congratulations on a job well done and beautiful.

  4. Well done!! What a lot of work that must have been. I love the photo of all of you relaxing by the water.

  5. Your table looks wonderful! A lot of work, but a lot of fun. Can't beat that!

  6. Awkkk....I feel like a failure, I've never watched Downtown Abbey!