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

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)