Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Not Too Spooky but Cute!

I am afraid of real ghost but I love whimsical white ones. I even like Casper. When I was in College, I belonged to a group called Spooks. We still reunite every 2 years or so, in fact, we are planning to have another reunion here the summer of next year. One of them is even planning to fly all the way from the Philippines.

This tablescape is dedicated to them.
I was watching TV last week while snuggled into this Halloween fleece throw when I suddenly a light bulb flashed in my head and I thought, "I could use this as a tablecloth!". And so I did!




The dinner plates are one of our everyday dishes. They are plain orange and plain green. The salad plates are Biltmore's "Holland Platinum".


I saw these spider webbed placemats at Homegoods, more than year ago in Fort Myers, when my daughter had a baby.
I used black goblets and green wine glasses.



The plate chargers are mercury glass and have roses around the border.


I have had these plates since I lived in Florida. They are really sturdy. I like their distressed look. They came in orange, green and a white with striped green and orange. I mix and match them and they have been my everyday dishes for years and they are still in perfect condition, and to think that I bought them at a dollar store in Florida.


a ghost tealight candle holder




I brought this fruit basket from our Charleston trip. It was only $5. I wish I had more room in my luggage or I would have bought more to sell in my booth.



I bought the cookies from Homegoods in Pensacola. I think they are so cute and I cannot get myself to eat them, lol.


















I have dinner plates matching this black and platinum Biltmore plates but I wanted to add some fall colors on the table that's why I added the orange and green dinner plates.



Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you like my spooky cute tablescape.


I am linking with the following garcious hostesses:


Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri at http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting, lovely ladies!

51 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, Christine!

I popped over to your other blog and saw a peek there. Enjoyed seeing your friends, too!

XO,

Sheila

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute table Christine! Love the orange and black and it looks like you're all set for Halloween dinner-enjoy:@)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Looks great Christine. everyone will love it.

J'ai tout simplement said...

Olá Christine! Sua decoração de halloween ficou bem temática! ficou fofa. Um bom restante de semana. Abrç!

Pat said...

I love this Christine! Great halloween table!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

OK, I think I am back in business here Christine. I adore your table. I think it is classy with a touch of Spook. I think that is so neat you and the girls still get together. Enjoy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The table is adorable. At first I thought you had some Cheryl's cookies on the table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine! I love the Biltmore Holland Platinum pattern! It's so cool, but so hard to come by. I think they only manufactured it for about a year and then...poof! Gone! You are very lucky to have it! Your chargers are out of this world beautiful!!! I have NEVER seen anything even close to that! Gorgeous!!! This table wasn't spooky at all...just gorgeous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D Christine, this Halloween tablescape is too, too cute!!! LOVE the ghost votives!

Sarah said...

Cute rather than spooky is what I like. Great job! ~ Sarah

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Christine this is a fabulous table setting ! I love how you create your tablescapes, and this one is so much fun.
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Debbie said...

Christine, this is wonderful! You made it pretty but even more, it's a HAPPY table with all the whimsical ghosties. I love those black goblets. I've never seen anything like them.

And the cookies in the center piece are adorable. I wouldn't be able to eat them either.

At least for a WHILE...

Richard Cottrell said...

Another fun and colorful table. You rock the table setting world. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Laurel said...

Looks great...great idea to use the throw for a tablecloth :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Dolores said...

I love your cute spooky table....your dishes are so pretty together.....and those cookies are way too cute to eat.....

Phyllis said...

What a special treat to see your fantastic table all decked out for a haunting experience.....giggle. Your ghostly tablecloth is just the perfect anchor for your accessories. I like the china setting on the colored dinner plates, and the green crystal wine stems are stunning.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun table. All with a little flair of elegance :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

The Tablescaper said...

Great table Christina. I particularly like those napkin rings.

Have fun celebrating.

- The Tablescaper

Marigene said...

I love that you used your Halloween throw as the tablecloth on this festive table! Those Biltmore plates are lovely.

All That Glitters said...

I just love this cute table scape!

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful whimsy with just the right touch of elegance here and there. The Biltmore accent plate is gorgeous! I don't much like the bizarre approach to Halloween, either....but yours is darling. Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

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

CHristine!!

Your tablescape is so perfect for the season and I love that you used the fleece throw!! Great idea!!

Hugs,
Debbie

D said...

Hi, Christine,
I really love this cute table.
You and I had the same idea about going "cutesy" this year. I absolutely LOVE your idea of using your throw as a tablecloth. It's perfect!!
D

Laura Wilkerson said...

I love your snuggly table cloth and those ghost cookies are just too cute!

Traci said...

Great tablescape. It's so festive!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GORGEOUS Chritine!! I love that ghosty tablecover :)

Blessings!
Gail

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a spooktacular tablescape!

I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

cindy said...

I love your tablescapes theme, the black goblets are a good touch. Everything is so Halloween i'm back for another look.

Jen said...

I adore those salad plates. They add such an elegant touch!

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, it's just spooktacularly beautiful.

God bless ya and have a remarkable day!!! :o)

Barbara said...

I just love your Holland Platinum plates! They are beautiful! I like the way you mixed it up on this table. Happy Halloween!

Elaine said...

You have a great Halloween table! I really like the placemats and how your "tablecloth" shows through. I couldn't eat those cookies either! I agree, your table is definitely cute! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a fun table Christine. Love that you used the throw for a cloth and those place mats are great. I'm really drooling over those green stems and those chargers. They are gorgeous! laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Such great and fun table Chris, I specially love the chargers myself, they're so elegant and will go with just every china. This china is beautiful too. Your grands would just love this table although I don't think they'll feel sorry for the Halloween sweets, lol! Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend.
FABBY

soraya3 ღ said...

Hi friend love your post thanks for sharing...loves soraya

Lady Linda said...

I think your table is just so fun. The ghosts all look friendly, so I think you're ok...so fun, thanks for sharing.

mississippi artist said...

Very cute-great idea to use the throw for a tablecloth.Wow I love those mercury glass chargers!

Marlis said...

Christine.. Love your table.. so ghostly! your salad plates are remarkable. I do like the colored dishes, they add the perfect punch of color to your table..Your placemats are perfect and using the fleece throw was a great idea.. The centerpiece is magnificent.. great bowl! super table.. xo marlis

Deanna said...

Such a fun table!
Have a wonderful week-end....it's Friday!
d

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very cute! I love how it seems so friendly and cheerful! I love all the color combinations you used as well. That throw was a perfect piece to bring it all together so well! I love it!

Linda Q said...

Great table, I love all the layers of plates, color and texture to it all!
Linda

Amy said...

Oh yes, very love and cute. I'm afraid of the spooky and scary stuffs of the Halloween decor...although that's what Halloween is for! :P I prefer yours WAY BETTER! :)

Tanya@takesix said...

Christine, you table is sweet. I LOVE your fleece throw!! Such a cute table. You are all ready for Halloween. My halloween table is a cute one as well...I'm not into the scary part of Halloween!

Sarah said...

What a festive setting! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see you next week~

Sarah

Lizabeth said...

What a great idea with the Halloween throw! It made a perfect foundation for your tablescape! Love your layered plates and flatware! Your centerpiece is cute, love the idea of the basket fool of goodies!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine your table looks SPOOKTACULAR!! Martina

the cape on the corner said...

what a spectacularly spooky scape! love those web placemats.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Christine, This is a wonderful Halloween table! Love the fleece you used as a tablecloth. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

Luncheons at the Junction said...

This is a truly bootiful tablescape - love all the pretty accents. Thanks for sharing

Sherry said...

You had the perfect plates for this! Pretty and fun! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

maica said...

..you know what i really amaze to all of your blogs..
..you got the attention of many readers..
..two thumbs up!

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