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Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween Tablescape No.2

While most everyone else in blogland is moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, apparently I am still stuck in Halloween!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted Halloween Tablescape No.1, click HERE, with the promise that I had a second table also that I was going to post the following week, but I was having some issues with Blogger taking FOREVER to load up my pictures, so I didn't do that post until now.




I used the same Halloween placemats as in the last table, and also the orange plates, but paired them with my black transferware plates and another black plate.


This table has a much more scary look. A skull centerpiece, complete with crow and rats!



This large skull is made of foam; it is usually sitting on the dining room table during Halloween on top of a wreath of black roses and red flowers. (I like to stick two flowers into the eye sockets also!) For this table I wanted it to be raised, so I placed it in my silver chafing dish. A hungry rubber rat is looking for tidbits.

I took a few other things from around the house to add to the center of the table.



I love this fun shot glass. It shows a ghost holding a martini, while an owl looks on......probably wondering where his martini is! I used it here to hold a handful of foil-wrapped eyeball chocolates.

At the other end of the table, some old books with appropriate titles (and another rat!) make up the rest of the "centerpiece". Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural I bought for Erik a few years ago and Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetary Symbolism & Iconography is mine that I often take with me when visitng old graveyards.

I don't have linen napkins that are black (or orange), so here I have cheated and used paper ones.


Lets break down the plate stack!
Black transferware dinner plate.


Underneath I have these appetizer plates. I have a set of four; they are all black but have different designs on them. These were from Target about 10 years ago.

Orange plate on top.




We can have some "Hallowine" with dinner. This is actually a drink that is served warm.


















For dessert we could browse the "candy buffet" on the sideboard!



Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be joining these parties:
Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
and
Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!









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8 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your Halloween tablescape is just urneal. So much detail and you are so creatie. Great fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Susan Hawthorne said...

This is a delightful table. I love the black transferware. Susan at Romancing the Home.

Kathleen said...

Great table! Rats and skulls!:). I hope your guests enjoyed all your great touches! If you can't find black napkins some cheap white ones, or some old whites that are stained and a box of Rit will do the trick! But if you didn't say they were paper I wouldn't have known!
I hope you will join in the table challenge , it will be fun. I am digging out the books today to get some ideas!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! I guess, I will be having a nervous breakdown while having dinner here §:-)

I am so frighten and a bit of a "chicken". Bad experience, I guess.

But Lovely table. Kiddos will enjoy in your beautiful home.

Happy day,
/chie

Marigene said...

Cool table!

Entertaining Women said...

If God looked kindly on coveting, I would definitely covet your gorgeous black transferware plates...and the silver flatware is so gorgeous. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your perfectly creepy table. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Neat idea to use your Royal Stafford "Hayride" dishes!!! The black in them has that element necessary for Halloween, while the fruit and hay convey the autumn season. The perfect marriage! I'm using mine for one of our Thanksgiving tables this year. They really are a year 'round wonder, aren't they!? Fun to see this Halloween table!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I'd be thrilled out of my skin to sit down for a meal at this table! You have so many very cool pieces to work with. Love it!

-Pam