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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Have you started thinking about Halloween yet? I am re-posting a Halloween table from last year, because we will be into Halloween season before you know it. Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Our breakfast room is difficult to photograph in the best of circumstances, but my camera broke, and I am using my daughter’s camera.  My camera and I had learned to get along with one another, but I haven’t developed much of a relationship with my daughter’s camera, so please excuse the pictures.
Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The yellow plaid placemats were still in the package when I bought them at a yard sale years ago.  I have again used my black and white polka dot melamine plates (Moda Home) that I bought at Tuesday Morning. 
Bargain Decorating with Laurie
On top of that, I’ve used an orange and white polka dot salad plate (Bistro Collection by Amici) and a white leaf-shaped salad bowl (Clay Art).
Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
I used my metal jack-o-lantern napkin rings to hold the black and white polka dot napkins.  I used a mixture of orange and black handled flatware.
Bargain Decorating with Laurie
See what I’m talking about?  This salt cellar and pepper shaker, and the little sauce server are orange pumpkins.  My daughter’s camera made them look like pink tomatoes.  I know—I’m the one who set the settings on the camera, but I’m tellin’ ya, this camera is not my friend.  I bought this little set at an antique store years ago.  The only mark is a “made in Germany” stamp.

Halloween Quimper-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My witch plate (yep, she’s got a BIG bum) is Quimperware from France, which I ordered on-line a few years ago.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Witches (with even bigger bums and beer bellies too-I don’t know why those brooms don’t collapse under their weight) fly along the border of the tablecloth, which I’ve probably had for about ten years.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
At one end of the table, I’ve used some more Halloween d├ęcor.  The vintage looking black cat is a reproduction, gifted to me by my friend, Susie.  I have a tiny lamp behind him, and when it’s on, the cat face lights up.  I couldn’t take a picture with the light on (because this camera is not my friend).
Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My sincere apologies for my feud with the camera.  Hopefully, I’ll have a more friendly camera soon.  It was good of you to stop by.  laurie
I’m linking to Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


Anonymous said...

Halloween is stark around here. I do have a few things that could work but the most I usually do is put out a pumpkin so the kids know to stop by for candy. You did a good job with that camera!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good - cute decorations. I probably won't put anything out for Halloween unless know the Grands will be here. ou did great with the camera. I never made friends with mine either. :/
Looking forward to the cooler temps, but not the storms "they" say we may have.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your decorations are adorable - I especially like the checked pumpkin!! Love your table and the little pumpkin condiment set is so sweet! said...

I love that fat witch tablecloth! They look so happy!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Pretty decorations.The fabrics are beautiful....Have a great day...Love sujatha...:)


Beautiful table, perfect for Halloween in a sweet way!
I love ALL your dishes and table topper.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, what a wonderful table for breakfast. I love your tablecloth and the darling chubby witches. Your dishes are very striking and you know I love the black and white.
I have not thought about Halloween but your decor is an inspiration.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Cute table! No I haven't put much thought into Halloween yet. I'm still working into some fall ideas. It's so chilly here today it feels like fall is already here.

Candy S said...

Witches, and pumpkins, and leaves... Oh My! I daresay that I have been eyeing up at my ceramic pumpkin and gourd collection and thinking maybe I will do some early fall decorating today. I did buy some fall plates today at the HomeGoods Store, I guess I am getting into the Fall mood.

Unknown said...

I adore this table it is so cute probably because I love anything in polka dots and love your black and whites. trying to do a Halloween tablescape using candy corn plates if you find any please let me know.Susie

Unknown said...

I have that same tablecloth. I finally found some Halloween plates, though I was only able to find 4 of them. I can hardly wait to use them.