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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Is Here!


Halloween is almost upon us! I don't think I have ever done a table quite like this one...this isn't my favorite holiday so I don't have much in the way of Halloween stuff. All in all, it came out pretty cool!

The chargers are large solid black dinner plates that are almost bowl-like. The dinner plate is a creamy white with a patterned border, then the salad plate is one of my everyday black squares, topped with a white dessert plate and finally a black and orange appetizer plate with a spider and web.



Rim shot...


I used black napkins with a pale orange gathered from the center and held with a tarnished silver napkin ring adorned with a spider. I first used a black spider, but it didn't show up very well so I grabbed the orange ones. The flatware is Oneida Afterglow.



I found the very inexpensive Tiara Diamond Point tankards at a local antique store. The little ones are vintage Hazel-Atlas black amethyst juice glasses; gift from my sister, Judy, last year.


The centerpiece started with that white stuff that is supposed to be used for webs, but I didn't read the instructions on how to use it. Unfortunately, I made a mess of it, so I just bunched it up in the middle of the table! I have added a ceramic witch with bad makeup (she also lights up), chunky black candlesticks with orange candles, a couple apothecaries with candy corn, the ever-present mini-white pumpkins, two black raven/crow candles and some plastic spider rings.
The most expensive item on the table are the candles...are they ravens or are they crows? They were about $6 each...which made me flinch when I handed the money to the cashier.



Check out the bad makeup...that is exactly what I would look like, if I were to apply it..LOL!





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80 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is sooo cute!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

there's no mistaking the table is set for a halloween feast!....great job.....but i don't like candy corn.....i want an all caramel milky way!..
love ya,
jude

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable, Marigene! I'm glad you didn't read the directions, it came together great!
Lynn

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a cute display! For one who doesn't like Halloween, you sure were able to put together a "frightfully" lovely table.
Great job!
Patti
New Follower

Pat said...

Hi Marigene! Great tablescape. Those spider web plates are adorable. And your candy corn looks beautiful in that container.

Anonymous said...

Another great table.....the black glasses are my favorite! I don't like candy corn, either....give me anything chocolate! Nice job, Mari.
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

Love the appetizer plates!

Magic

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Halloween but really like your tablescape. love, bbb

Tim Gronek said...

I love the top plate that looks like a spider web. Your table makes me think of the old days when I was a child. I love the added candy corn to the apothocaries. That is one of my favorite candies. lol Your table is welcoming in a fun sort of way and ghoulish in another. Way to go!

WhyCuzICan said...

What a festive tablescape! BOOOOO!

Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky party today,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thats creepy cool! Love it--great job, very artistic!

Joy Burkhart said...

For not having much in the way of Halloween decorations, you put together a fab tablescape! Maybe some cheaper candles wrapped in halloween scrapping paper might have worked. I haven't bought candles in so long, $6 is a little bit outrageous! Enjoyed your post!
Visiting from Bunny Jean's.
xoxo
Joy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Marigene, That is a very festive Halloween table!

Those crow candles are cute, and I know what you mean about splurging on them. I want some white owl candles that I visit everytime I go to HomeGoods. Maybe next time...

I have a Kid's Halloween tablescape I will be sharing at Susan's this week ;)

Thanks for joining the party.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop!

Marianne said...

This is so adorable. I'm loving those orange and black cob web plates. Not a candy corn lover but it does look nice on display!
Marianne :)

Sarah said...

Fun table! Those spider web plates are clever. I love candy corn!

All That Glitters said...

Very cute!!! Love all the candy corn!

Joy Burkhart said...

Me, again! Thanks for stopping by! It's so cool to speak with other bloggers across the country (and/or world), to have seen the same sights! Glad you came by!
xoxo
Joy

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh no, not creepy crawly things! ;-) I may have to send my son to your house to help you eat all that candy corn. He loves the stuff!

Monica said...

I love all your glasses. I'm still working on my Halloween table. My little goblets are similary to the diamond point. Hope you can stop by again.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You set a really fun Halloween table! I love those little snack plates and how you carried the spider theme through out! The witch cracks me up, yes bad makeup. Love the apothecary jars with candy corn! I also love the black mugs....very cool!
hugs,
Linda

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Festive table, and those spider web plates are fantastic. I love candy corn, especially the colors! Make sure you wrap those beautiful candles, and save them for future years ;o)

BJ said...

What a fun table, I love it!

Stacey G said...

That is super cute! Can you come and do that at our house? Claire and Julianna would love it!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is so Halloween with all your great decorating adorable Marigene! I love your dishes you did a great job putting this all together.
XXOO Diane

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Came out extremely cool, Marigene! Love the table!

Diann said...

This is so fun and cute! I love those little spider web plates! And the centerpiece is so perfect. I need to get on the ball and create a Halloween tabescape soon!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Too cute! Those spider web dessert plates are adorable! Beware!!!
Fondly,
Pat

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very cute, Marigene! The witch and the plates are great. I love the big jars filled with candy corn too.

Jacqueline said...

This is great Marigene! Your webbing looks plenty creepy to me with all of those spiders crawling out of it! Your spider appetizer plates are great. You did a fabulous Halloween table (even if you don't like Halloween much!) I would be chilled, I mean thrilled, to sit down to this fun table.

xinex said...

Spooky and beauty go together in this tablescape,Marigene. It's adorable! I love all the accessories, so cute!...Christine

Marcia said...

Hi Marigene, glad I found your page. Fun table...and I happen to love candy corn.
Looking forward to visiting.
Much love!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with you, Marigene...I don't have that much Halloween stuff because it's not my favorite holiday. You, however, did a great job of creating a table that looks like you like it, especially with the fun dishes!!! That witch is WAY scary!!!!!!!!! That thing would keep me up nights...but that's the idea, right? You nailed it in the spooky department!!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is fantastic! Each and every single picture is spooky.Love your delightful Halloween settings...yes, every bit of it. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Bella Vista said...

Your table is just adorable. I love those spider plates!!

Barb

Marlis said...

loving your witch!! the centerpiece all fluffed up looks great. I love your salads and the sweet appetizer plates. Love love your table.. xo marlis

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun your table is! Great save with the cob web centerpiece. Love those black mugs! Cute little plates too -- just an all around adorable table.

Kathleen said...

Come into my web,
Said the Spider to the fly
Marigene doesn't like Halloween,
It makes me want to cry!

But she loves the color orange,
Or so she tells Kathleen,
A spider webby table,
Just right for Halloween.

Now what would be the perfect meal?
We'll wear our nicest bibs
It's one of Howard's favorites
A big plate of spare ribs! :)

Meredith said...

Very cute. I love how you used the apothecary jars...so festive!!

Kathy said...

How cute is that? I love your table setting, esp. the spider web appetizer plats. They look wonderful. Kathy

Entertaining Women said...

Witchypoo sets the perfect tone for your darling Halloween tablescape. You'll have a merry, wonderful feast. Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

Lizabeth said...

What a cute table! Those spider web plates are cute! I like the cottony center with the spiders creeping in..great affect! Love your black stemware!

carolinajewel said...

Cute table and I love the crow/raven candles!

Mary said...

Your spider appetizer plates are too fun! I got a chuckle out of your witch with bad make-up :)

Jay said...

wow...love d cliks...
picture perfect..;)
Tasty Appetite

A Perfect Setting said...

This is just too cute!! That witch sitting on the pumpkin is adorable! Very festive and inviting table! I love your black stems, perfect for the look. Candle holders are soo pretty! You did a great job pulling it all together!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Took a quick look...I hate spiders! I am deathy afraid of them...sorry!
Thank you for visiting my blog!I'll come back after the spiders are gone.

Bunny Jean said...

I just came back to say thanks for coming by to see my Kids Halloween Table. I think every square inch of that table was used!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love it all! And I especially like the black tankards and your crows. The crows are fabulous. I bet you will find many ways to use them. Put one on an old stack of books with some vintage binoculars or eyeglasses or old brass desk calendar or old magnifying glass. Thank you for coming by. I have never done the table scapes before and this party and visiting has been so much fun. I see how easy it could be to get hooked on plates. :)

Aimee said...

That is the best Halloween spread I've seen!!! I'm going to have to show my kids after naptime!!! LOVE it! Glad you stopped by and said hi...I'll be watching for your updated chandelier!!! Ha Ha. I'm your newest "follower" ~ visit me again soon!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looking pretty spooky. Great job!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Marigene, you always have the best tablescapes; and this one definitely does not disappoint! i love it!

Babs said...

YOur table is darling. Love the orange spider web appetizer plates and the orange spiders. Too cute. I haven't done a thing for Halloween since we never have any trick or treaters and the grands live out of state. I only have one tiny ceramic jack o lantern and that's it. I'm enjoying your table scape though. Hugs.

Designs By Pinky said...

Cute, cute table! Love the BAD make up:) The appy plates are great! Good job and thank so much for stopping by my blog too! XO, Pinky

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for coming by to visit my little tablescape today. I love your giant apothecary jars full of candy corn! I am a little bit of a candy corn freak, so those were a favorite of mine on your beautiful table! I love the little web plates, too cute. Thanks again for stopping by. Hopefully I'll see you again next Thursday :-)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Sandra

Jo's This and That said...

Cute table! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Jennifer said...

Hi, Marigene! You have set a very fun and festive Halloween table! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennifer

Anita said...

What a great table, Marigene! I always love your glassware though. You must have a warehouse to keep it all in! Love the double napkins too. Thanks for stopping by!!

Anita said...

...and thanks for entering the giveaway!! I know you would set a great table with that dinnerware! And I bet you have pewter chargers too!

Diann said...

Hi Marigene! Just popping back by to thank you for being part of TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a wonderful Halloween table. The little appetizer plates are very special. Will need to keep my eyes open to find unusual treasures.

Marcia said...

Hi again, Marigene, just stopping by to thank you for the birthday wishes for our son. I also enjoyed taking a second peek at your pretty table. Loved it.
Enjoy your weekend.

podso said...

Great Halloween table ! I actually like those raven candles --they look great on the table, and that's good since they cost you a little! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great Halloween table, cute salad plates! Love the fun tankards-enjoy:@)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a fun Halloween table! I love the spider web plates! Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comments. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
-Shelley

Snap said...

Fun Halloween table! Love the witch with the bad makeup! Some days are just like that! LOL! Fun post. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!!

I LOVE this cute tablescape!!

I really LOVE those orange web dishes and the black tankards!!
Thanks so much for your recent visit!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How cute is that, Marigene! My favorite is the appetizer plate..so festive! Happy Sunday...hugs...Debbie

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marigene -- this table is fabulous!! I am loving those little webby plates.

Blessings!
Gail

Vicky said...

I adore your table setting and would love to come to your place for dinner. :-) I am a new follower from The Tablescraper. Vicky from www.messforless.net

Foley said...

Love yor table, spiders and all! Your glass containers with the candy corn add just the right amount of pizazz!!

Bohemian said...

Loving your Seasonal Tablescape! Especially those Vintage Black Hobnail Goblets! I Love Halloween because I find it to be the type of Holiday where you can be as Creatively Theatrical as you desire... resplendant with Fantasy Costumes & delightful confections so the G-Kids and I are all over that! *Winks*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Jordan@the2seasons said...

LOVE the appetizer plates they are perfect for this time of year.

Diann said...

I know, I'm back again! I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on this week's TTF!

Pam said...

Very spooky table. I don't blame you on the spider webs. I bought some to put in my bushes and just gave up on them because it just looked like a threw a tablecloth on them.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are just the most clever one, and those accent plates are too cute!

XO,

Sheila

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marigene, Your Halloween table is wonderful. Love the spider web plates and the crow candles. I'll be happy to take the candy corn that some of the others commented they do not like. Take care and thank you for again for voting for me.
Hugs,
Sherry

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for your sweet visit -- how fun that your sweetie is a twin! I have twin uncles and cousins -- they keep popping up here and there in the family.

Linda said...

Wow! What a spooky table scape!!Love it!

Taunnie said...

Adorable! I love the idea of the candycorn in the glass. I think I will borrow that for next year. BOOtiful!

Mary said...

What a great Halloween tablescape! I know you said the white fluffy stuff in the the centerpiece is supposed to be used for spider webs, but it looks like the witch's cauldron boiled over - very fun and different! Love those crow candles and spider web plates! Happy Halloween! ~ Mary