Showing posts with label HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Halloween Table

I’m hosting a club meeting at my house tomorrow night, but I’m not sure anyone will dare eat anything. You'll soon see why.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I know that we are all praying for those who have been affected by the horrible storm on the East coast and for those who are trying to assist in the aftermath.

This is a post from my archives, originally posted in October, 2010.

I wore a witch hat; little brother wore a sheet.
I held his hand, and we slowly crossed the street.
witch hat
As I rang the door bell, he yelled "Twick or Tweet"
Don’t you think he’s just sooo sweet?
As the door slowly opened, we heard moans and creaks
And a very loud voice said...

Something about that candle lit table didn’t seem right,
And I was really glad we had our jack-o-lantern light.
She said, in a voice that shattered the night,
"You don’t need that candle to light your way;
My house is really just as bright as day!"
And then with a puff, she blew out our light!
Oh my, she said, you dropped your treat bag!
I hope you’re not frightened by this old hag!
bag Look, I’ve captured the ghosts in a cloche and a jar,
And that ghost who is loose won’t get very far.
captured ghosts Oh yes, I hadn’t noticed - another ghost is still free.
I’ll soon capture him too .. just wait and see!
ghosts in jar Now just reach in that cauldron, and get you a treat.
Those skeletons can’t get you -they don’t have any feet!
cauldron No, that’s not a swirling cauldron I’ve got.
Perhaps you don’t like that candy a lot.
cauldron swirl
My dearies, I do have more candy over here.
Yes, that sign does mean that a witch might be near.
163 Just take that scoop from the witch’s hand,
And scoop you some candy as fast as you can!
M M WITCH Oh My, you are looking a little forlorn!
Perhaps you’d like a bit of candy corn.
hand Oh, that hand on top? Don’t you worry about it.
That was left here by someone who ran away in a twit!
Okay my dearies, I see nothing will do,
Unless I turn on some lights just for you.

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I think I’ve done everything for you
That any good hostess could do.
I’ve offered you treats, and I’ve turned on the light.
Now go fill up your bags, and I’ll just stay very quiet.
Did I scare you? Even in all of this bright light?
You  think a good hostess shouldn’t give you a fright?
I admit it--most of the time, that would be right,
But scaring guests is permitted on Halloween night!
I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch; Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper; and Sunday Favorites at Happy To Design.

Thank you so much, kind friends, for putting up with my silliness. laurie

Monday, October 24, 2011


One reason I like baseball is that I can watch a baseball game and eat at the same time.  If I get up to get a snack, while watching most sports, I inevitably miss the touchdown or the basket.  While I’m stuffing my face, I hear everyone yelling and cheering, and I know that I missed another exciting play.  But baseball gives me plenty of time to stuff my face snack and still catch most of the action.  I’m sharing our snack supper table for Saturday night’s World Series game.

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crackers in mugs

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shoe spreader

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Cucumber sandwich spread; Arkansas Caviar; Baked Pimento Cheese spread; Cinnamon cake.

 I’ve had almost everything on this table too long to remember where I got most of it.  I did recently purchase those cute dessert forks from an on-line source, Zulily (which normally sells children's clothing).  The maker is Amici.  I also recently purchased the melamine silhouette Halloween plates from a Christmas store.  The maker is Glitterville   The witch shoe spreaders and the devil cake stand were gifts from a friend

Thank you so much for coming to visit me.  laurie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


  full tbl China Pattern:  Certified International © Pamela Gladding

I served a green salad in the bowls and spaghetti with meat sauce in the deep square plates.  I don’t think Mrs. Robinson (my high school home economics teacher) ever told us about the placement of the pasta spoon, so feel free to let me know if I have placed it incorrectly.   

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 For the salad course, I replaced the tree with pumpkin mugs filled with a choice of  salad dressings. salad course

 Dessert was ice cream and cookies, so the cookies became my centerpiece. dessert course

 I fell in love with these trick-or-treater ornaments at an estate sale.  As you can see on my serving table, I also liked the boxes they came in!est sl orn

Pumpkin card artist: Karen Harvey Cox of A Scrapbook of Inspiration.

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The caption on the bottom of the little cutout pumpkin-head girl is:  “Meet me at the patch Pumpkin”.


Flatware pattern:  William Rogers “Eternally Yours” @ 1847

As usual, I’ve had everything on this table too long to remember where I got most of it.

I’m linking this post to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Between Naps On The Porch,


and to Seasonal Sundays, hosted by The Tablescaper.


A big thank you for coming to visit my blog.  I really hope you’ll come back Friday to link to my weekly event, “A Few Of My Favorite Things Saturday”.  laurie

Monday, October 20, 2008


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) hosts Tablescape Tuesday, and although I am not a tablescaper, since everyone seemed to be having so much fun being a part of Susan's party, I decided to join in the fun. Do not judge Tablescape Tuesday by my tablescape. As I said, I am not a tablescaper. Please go to Between Naps on the Porch for directions to all of the real tablescapes in blog land. Actually, I prepared this post to join Tablescape Tuesday last week, but decided it wasn't worth posting. I just hadn't deleted yet. I am in the bed, sick now, so I decided I'd go ahead and post this, since I am not able to come up with something new.

For Halloween, my table is bewitched:

The witch centerpiece was given to me by a neighbor who crafted her from Readers Digest pages. This witch cannot remain on my table, because my grandchildren are frightened by her. (Her face IS kind of frightening). Normally, during the Halloween season, she stays in our game room, because our grandchildren seldom go in there.Of course, on my blog, even a tablescape posting comes with a story... The fabric covering the cake stand that the witch is on is an apron. My dh, knowing that I love tablecloths, bought a huge box of what he thought were tablecloths at an estate sale one time. (He had gone there to look at tools.) The top two items in the box were tablecloths. The remainder of the box was filled with aprons! I have enjoyed using them in various ways and even tie them around my chairs sometimes. (You'll probably see that in a later post). The little gold salt cellars belonged to my grandmother. I was so surprised when I found that Susan also enjoys salt cellars. I thought I was the only one who used them.

Glass plates are one of my favorite tools for tablescaping. I am a china nut and have a lot of china, but not for every occasion. A glass plate allows me to turn any plate into something fit for the occasion. In this case, I used a paper napkin under the glass plate. The bottom plate is from a set of china that I bought years ago at an outlet store that was going out of business (so you KNOW they were inexpensive!).

Look, the witch will give you a broom ride for a mere 50 cents! Guess inflation hasn't hit the witch community yet. (Of course, THEY don't have to buy gas). I have used these paper napkins as a coaster. The glasses were also bought at an outlet store. Nobody was buying them (probably because they have to be hand washed), so they had been marked down to $1.00 each! I only bought four, because my cabinets are bursting at the seams now. But I do wish I had bought more. They are just so much fun.

For napkin rings, I hot glued a witch ornament onto a "fallish" ribbon.


I sure hope that mouse doesn't get our dessert before we get to it!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my bargains on my bewitched tablescape. Now, go back to Between Naps on the Porch to see some really great tablescapes.

laurie (bargainhunr)