Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hop On Your Broom and Come For Dinner! Tablescape Thursday

     I had fun setting my table this week. Not only is it my new table, I'm actually having friends for dinner this weekend and we will be using this tablescape. I really planned to set a fall table, but somehow it took an unexpected twist. Maybe someone cast a spell on me...

     I love to add touches of green and purple to traditional Halloween colors. I decided to mix and match the place settings. Some start with a green placemat, others have black. Some of the settings use a black dinner plate (WalMart) and a large Halloween salad plate (Cracker Barrel). Others are a simple black and white combination (both plates WalMart). I think using the round dinner plate with the square salad plate and reversing it to a square dinner plate and round salad plate, every other placement add a bit of interest to the table.

     Spooky orange and purple berries run the length of the table runner. I kept the centerpiece low so my guests could see each other during dinner. The sparkly orange mosaic candles are a recent Kohl's purchase.

The black and white plates jump out
more in the pictures than in person.
Stemware in clear and black finish the look.

     The center of the table starts with a spooky spider web runner. It actually has a large bat in the middle and spiders throughout. Obviously our resident witch took a fall into her caldron (Cracker Barrel), as only her feet are visable.

It appears she lost her hat before falling into her "brew".

Small glittery bats float among the twigs and berries.

I'm not sure what he is...but I wouldn't
want him knocking at my door.

Simple candy corn ribbon tied around black napkins.

The flatware I've had for years, I liked the
gold with the colors of this tablescape.

Another spider crept from top of my china cabinet onto the table.

A closer look at the runner.

By candlelight the table took on a  dark glow.

Look closely, you can see the witch's legs shadowed onto the blinds.

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I am linking today with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop to visit her.
The tables are always wonderful, but they
are really fun this time of year.


dee dee said...

What a fantastic tablescape! I love the mix of plates and salad plates! Your center piece is perfect for this season! Your guests are blessed to join you at this fun table. By the way.. I just love your new table!
Dee Dee

Sandra said...

Sue! I love it! Everything looks fun! It looks perfect! Have a great day!

Sevenbeads said...

Your guests will be dazzled! I love the web table runner.

La said...

What a fun tablescape! Are you serving witch's brew, bat wings, and dirt pudding to your guests? Looks like you've created a setting for a fun feast. Enjoy! La

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love your halloween table!

If you decide to make the run to Troy, I'd love to try to meet you at All About Home. Driving down 79 from Louisiana, you will find antique shops along the way, at Clarksville and Louisiana, etc.

Lori always has wonderful Christmas decorating, too.

Tricia said...

Wow, this table really pops! I know your guests will love seeing all the different colors and the Halloween theme! Love the mix-and-match plates!

Unknown said...

G'morn Sue ~ Your table presentation is fabulous ... so inviting, festive & intriguing. I LOVE it!

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Fun tablescape..., the tealights are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! You have mixed and matched, yet it all ties together...just the kind of table I like very much.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, I agree with you that the tables are more fun this time of year --- and yours is no exception. I would like to sit at your table especially as the lights dim and I would love looking at the mosaic candles and all the Halloween finery. I love the berries too that run down the center. Joni

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just so cute! And I have decided that Cracker Barrell really has some of the cutest dishes and things I have ever seen. Those plates just make that table even cuter. Your guests are going to be delighted.


Sheila :-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great spooky fun table. Your friends will love it. Have fun.

The Style Sisters said...

This is just so amazing. I love all the creepy details. The plates are to die for! Great job on everything. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesdays on my blog and share your ideas with us.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The centerpiece is fabulous! WHat a great idea! ANd I just love all the spooky details.
I have a sign that sits on my desk it says, "STAND BACK... I have flying monkeys and I'm not afraid to use them". (HEE HEE) This would be the perfect sign for your spellbinding table.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun table setting - You are so creative.

Barbara said...

What a fun table! I enjoyed looking at each and every spooky detail.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Cute table! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my table too! come back again sometime and stay! Sandi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What fun you must have had with this one Sue... too bad about poor witchie poo falling in the cauldron... I hope she didn't hurt her big witchie nose!!!

I wish we aussies celebrated Halloween all out.. it is catching on a bit.. Have a lovely weekend my friend.. xxx Julie

Entertaining Women said...

Great tablescape! The black and white plates are an exclamation mark in the composition of your table. Thank you for sharing you charming design. Cherry Kay

Linda said...

Great table! Are you serving a special Autumn supper to go with that table? I love it all!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fun Halloween table you've set. Love your spooky collection on the table.

Abi's Blog said...

So cute and I love the candy corn blog background! Happy Fall!

Brenda said...

I LOVE it all! Thanks for visiting! I am folowing you! It's great to meet you! Your blog is wonderful! Come by and visit anytime!

Deck The Halls of HOME with JOY!

Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! You are so talented at putting different things together and that always intrigues me. You have some delightful Halloween decorations ~ I think you and my daughter are tied for the most unique and fun!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend ~

Dreamgoddess said...

What a deliciously spooky table!

Fiona said...

Wow. U have such amazing ideas. Your table with the mix and match plates is so simple but effective and the spooky decorations are just brill.

Monica H said...

i like to add purple to Hallowen decor too- I'd love to be invited to your house for dinner!

Relyn Lawson said...

Tell me you have found a way to make some money off of this incredible talent of yours??

Drawn to The Sea said...

Mercy me... oooky spoooky!
You're so cute!

Americana Lady said...

Fun table! Isn't October fun? Joan

BrightenedBoy said...

You are just so creative. I can't wait to see what you come up with as we get closer to Christmas!

Kathleen said...

How did I miss this! It is adorable. Love the runner and the plates.
Cute ribbon!

Angie said...

How fun! What a great way to catch the Halloween spirit.