Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Happy Halloween!



     I don't know which is more fun, playing with my dishes and creating a table for Tablescape Thursday or visiting all the other blogs and seeing the gorgeous table settings. Please visit our host Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and check out some of the other participants. You won't be disappointed.

     This week I decided to have a little fun with my table. I set it for a simple Halloween dinner for four. I changed my table this week from my glass top Crate and Barrel table to my grandmother's antique oak table. I thought it looked "warmer" for winter. Now, if I can just remember where we put the leaves when we moved here 6 years ago.

     I am learning that having patio doors near the dining room table isn't great for pictures. Even on a gray day, it does strange things to the lighting.


     This was a simple way to get a Halloween look without spending a lot of money. The white dishes and the flatware are what I use every day. The black salad plates are from Walmart ($1.25) and I can already picture a black and white table coming in the future.  The "placemats" were made from inexpensive fabric that I simply cut into rectangles. The candy cups are great little sauce dishes that I got a few years ago at Crate and Barrel. My glassware I bought at Macy's. It is hard to see in the pictures, but there are black dots in the glass.

     For napkins, I used a package of "bar towels" that I found at TJ Maxx, tied with a bit of candy corn ribbon. I like the way the texture added to the casual setting.

     In the center of the table, a black placemat, a few gourds, some candy corn and pumpkin tealights cast a glow on my "not so spooky" pumpkin guy and some BOO blocks.


     I think it turned out fun, festive and affordable. I wish my kids were home to enjoy it!

44 comments:

Lexie said...

so cute! i love the little gourds!

koralee said...

Ok...you inspire me...you must have oodles of dishes and your creative ideas are amazing! xoxxo

g said...

Oooh, it's getting to be that time of year! With our first rain of the season, it really feels like autumn.

Our Halloween in Southern California is often flavored with Dia de Los Muertos decor and food, and I'm looking forward to some of that.

Someone's Mom said...

Lexie-thanks! They are cute aren't they?

koralee-have you looked at the other Tabletop Thursday tables? OMG, most of them are so fabulous. I thought I had a lot of dishes until I saw all the things some of the others have. Now, I just want to go get more things!

g-Why don't you do a table setting with some of those items. That would be a very interesting table!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OK girl I'm been coming by here since you started your blog and have yet to find out what your name is...I can't call you Mom now and girl sounds so silly...so give it up...Now I love this table you did this week looks really cute girl...Oh see I called you girl again ha ha!! Love the ribbon you found to match the fabric...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Charisse and Holly said...

Fall is just my all-time favorite time of year to decorate for. Your table is great! Thanks for sharing those great pictures. I'm still working on how to get my pictures to look good on my blog. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Someone's Mom said...

Gloria-I posted on your blog, but I'll answer you here too. My name is Sue. I try to sign my name to comments, but sometimes I forget. Thanks for the kind words, this one was fun to put together.

Someone's Mom said...

Holly-most of the time I just upload my pictures as I take them. On occasion I go to picnik.com and you can do really great things to your pictures there, for free.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A fun "boo" tablescape -- Love your Halloween look.

Teri said...

Your table is "boo-tiful"! I love it!

FrugalMom said...

You sure know how to put charm on a table. I thought I had done good, when I found new place mats at the dollar store, but I am definitely lacking your skills.

BrightenedBoy said...

Your children are so lucky, as are you! We really do shape our psychological state through our controllable physical environments, and I hope to one day keep as beautiful a home as you.

It looks wonderful! Great job!

Someone's Mom said...

Frug-I'm sure your placemats will hold up after you wash them. Mine will probably fringe themselves away. I actually went in our dollar store yesterday. I had only been in there once a few years ago. It was fun.

BB-You are so great for my ego. Believe me, my son and I have had a very stressed relationship over the past few years. That parent/child relationship has ups and downs forever I think. I'm sure you will have a very nice home of your own one of these days.

Maria said...

How wonderful your table setting is!
I hopped over from Koralee's... This looks like a fun meme! I'll have to visit every Thursday!
All the best, Maria

Someone's Mom said...

Maria-thanks for the visit and the comment. I'm new to both blogging and this tablescape fun, but I'm having a blast with both.

Sue

Mimi said...

I love your Halloween table...really cute placemats with the candy corn!

Julie said...

Love your table...
xoxo
Julie

She Was Old Fashioned said...

This is really sweet! I love it. You did a great job on this TST! thanks for sharing!

The Bloom Girls said...

Really cute! I am sure the kids will love it when they do get to see it!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your table setting...it is so festive for Halloween. Your antique table looks wonderful!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your table setting is great for halloween, love the colors..you are very creative...

Maddycakes said...

Great table. Love the sauce cups with candy corn. Using a towel for napkin-love!
Maddycakes Muse

honeysuckle said...

A very fun and creative table for this season. Love the candy corn theme. Thave a great weekend!

Someone's Mom said...

Thanks everyone so much for stopping in for a visit. I appreciate each and every one of you. I will be returning the favor!

Sue

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

I love it! You know I am digging the candy corn right? Yummy. So cute and yet so elegant. Great job.

She Was Old Fashioned said...

HI Sue I participated in the Tablescape Thursday, you posted at my out door Wed.
Here is the direct link.
http://www.she-was-old-fashioned.com/2009/10/tablescape-thursday-2-village-lenox.html
I can see how that can confuse people having the out door Wed at the top and Tablescape Thursday under it. That's because blogger is new to me and I don't know how to change the dates when I make up my post ahead of time. I will have to go read about that. I have a lot to learn about blogger. I like wordpress better, well my own that I can control of my own domain. I am a control freak I guess. Thanks for visiting my out door Wed though that was sweet. Have a wonderful day!

Lori E said...

I like that you didn't spend tons of money on all the pieces. Inexpensive fabric, bar towels. Good thinking. Really a fun themed table.

You Are My Fave said...

I love fall decor. Candy corns are so great.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love your table, it's so fun ! Thanks for stopping by and for following, really appreciate it. I can remember your name because that's my mom's name. ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Once again, thanks for all the kind words. I appreciate each and every one of you.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

wow that is so wonderful--I love the wooden table!! The napkins and placemats are such clever ideas and love the ribbon you found for the napkins!! The centerpience area is great. Where did you find the blocks?

once in a blue moon... said...

very cute!

ellen b. said...

What a very cute Halloween table. Those placemats are very cute...

Deanna said...

Hi there!
Your table is adorable!
Love it. You've set a great table for Tablescape Thursday.
I like your every detail,
d

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a lovely fall table setting with all the colors of the season displayed so beautifully! Love it!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

nannykim-I got the blocks at Home Goods. They also had some similar ones at TJ Maxx.

Thanks everyone!

dee dee said...

Sue,
What a fun tablescape! Love the boo blocks and the bar towel napkins- how creative!
Dee Dee

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

You've got another commenter....!!! I just got home from work....I usually comment late. Your table is really cute! I love that fabric you used for the placemats. Great job!

Debbie Pearson said...

It looks so festive and ready for Halloween. Love that you made your placemats.

Sherri from Lavender Fields said...

Hi Sue.
Thanks for the nice comments that you posted on my site! Your table looks wonderful all done up for Halloween. So many neat ideas. I just love your creativity. Take care: ) Sherri

Miss Janice said...

Boo to you! Love your tablescape and those candy corn mats:)

Sarah said...

Cute table. Your candy corn theme is so cute and perfect for Halloween.

Kathleen said...

How cute! I love your candy corn ribbon..I need it for my table..:)
What a fun table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Kathleen-Walmart!