The decor theme was elephants:
and I went home thinking about "the white bone" by Barbara Gowdy. Don't you love those books that live on with you, even years after you read them? The White Bone is the story of elephants... from the inside. Gowdy creatively spins a world in which elephants are the central characters and have an elaborate culture, language, myths, family structure and a grand struggle for survival. As odd as it sounds, these elephants will live on in your memory as friends.