Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

 
It's this time of the week again when we get to play and also this time of the month when we get to post scary but cute things.
 
Today, I decided to combine ghosts and witches. I found these placemats at Kohls while in FL last week.
 
We are expecting my stepdaughter Kerri and her family today from Florida, and I think the kids, Noah (7), Zoe (5) and Holden (3) will probably enjoy seeing this.
 I have had the witch for 2 years now, just stored in the dish room in the garage but today, she got to come out for a while.

 I placed her sitting on a double wire spider tray rack and she is very comfortable feeling at home there.

 Took out my Wicked S & P shakers from Ross from last year. She does not look so wicked since she has that big smile.
 Pewter like witch hat candle holder I found at TJ Maxx on clearance. I think it was $5.99.

 Since I somewhat child proofed the house already, in preparation for the grandkids' visit, which includes turning the cabinet of drawers full of napkin rings faced to the wall, I could not get to the other napkin rings, so I used these rustic tin birds that were kept in the china cabinet drawer.
 I combined the amber Iris goblets (love the bubbles) and black wine glasses. I hardly use these amber glasses because I forget them a lot of times since they are out of sight, stored behind plate chargers in my plate charger cabinet in the laundry room.
 Do you see the purple spider?
 There it is!
 
 I elevated the witch hat on a copper bowl.
 

 Eeeowww! There's that spider again!
 I found this cute little ghost thing in the Dollar store.
 Dinner plates from Homegoods in Cape Coral, FL that I bought last week while visiting my daughter.
 I thought they would go so well with my German made black and white ghost plates that I bought for my classmates' visit. So, even if they are heavy, I placed them in my hand carry suitcase and struggled to lift it up on the airplane overhead bin. Of course, it was stuffed with more breakable items. It is so annoying that a Tracy Porter teapot and a big candle holder broke, in spite of my very careful packing. The problem is I had to take a small connecting flight to Baton Rouge and the airline personnel had to take this luggage to store it somewhere during the flight, and you know they are not very careful in handling bags.
 
Anyway, we called ourselves "Spooks" in College (and we still do) so we use ghosts a lot.
 Acorn S & P shakers, tin bird napkin ring holding a black and white napkin.

Thanks a lot for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my not too scary tablescape. Thank you so much to our hostesses for always throwing these wonderful parties!
Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathleen's Let's Dish
Kathy's Home and Garden
Tablescape Thurs
Richella for Grace at Home
Katherine for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Honey's potpourri Friday
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday
Mandarin Orange Monday

47 comments:

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your grandchildren are going to love your Halloween tablescape. I know I do!!!

Scribbler said...

This is so cute! Your grands are gonna love it!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh honey, I love these tablescape, it's spooky, but cute!! I bet all your children will love it, I know mine would and me too! I love the dishes, they're adorable. The witch is the element here, such fun!!! I did mine last year with my orange plates and black ones, so this time I went for silver, white and black. I enjoy, like you, tablescaping for every season and holiday, lol..
Big hugs,
FABBY

Alycia Nichols said...

Don't you just hate it when the baggage handlers break up your stuff??!?!?!! It makes me SO mad! Even with your most diligent packing efforts, they somehow manage to tear up your stuff. Pitiful!!! Anyhooo...what a fun table! Your grandchildren will really get a kick out of it! That has got to be one of the classiest spiders I have ever seen! If that was the kind hanging out at my house (and they were spinning cobwebs made of diamond dust), I wouldn't mind having them around at all! :-) Great idea to turn your napkin ring cabinet around. Little hands just LOVE to play with those!

Infuse With Liz said...

Wow that is some witch! Her nose is too funny! Love the plates and so sorry to know the teapot handle got broken! That pewter like hat is so cute- what a great accent! I think your grandkids will love it--I guess it's no fun childproofing the house but better than having to get upset when they find things they shouldn't!
Great table!

Marlis said...

Christine, I love this very spooky but child friendly table. The witch is great. And the plates are just fabulous. I do love the placemats too. So sorry about the broken items.. such a bummer. Have fun with the grands.. xo marlis

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, this is so cute and the children will love it. YOur dishes are fabulous and the witch is great. Hugs, marty

Linda Primmer said...

Hi Christine, Your table is fabulous. Llove the plates and that witch is perfect. Sorry your tepot is broken, it does make you sick. Love your whole theme with the spiders and all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the witch. The table setting is really cute. I just love all of your collections!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, I love the placemats and laughed when I read that mesaage. LOL Me thinks that someone likes Halloween as much as the wee folk, correct?

XO,

Sheila

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your cute Halloween table Christine! Lot's of fun and I'm sure the kids will be thrilled:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those cute ghost plates -- I know your grands will love this!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Cute Halloween table! So perfect for children.
Beautifully placed and very elegant!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kim, USA said...

You are very creative Christine it is indeed very spooky.

Kim,USA

Sandra said...

Love those cute little ghost plates! A very cute table! Happy Halloween!

Bernadine said...

What a nice grandma you are! I imagine the delight on their faces when they see the ghosts and witch. Great deals you found. You have a nice way of making your house guests feel welcomed and special.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine,
I just say your table is looking quite Halloweenish and ready for entertaining. Cute witch, I like that nose! And love the ghost plates! Have fun! Gina

Ann Krucek said...

Cute Halloweeen table! Ironically I am ready your post as I am sitting in an airport with six plates all wrapped up in my carry on luggage!! Hopefully they will make it home safely. Hope you have a scary good time with your grandchildren!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a fun table! I love the ghost plates. Nice choice with the amber goblets, too. They add a nice touch to the table and they are beautiful. The grandkids will LOVE this and the care you have taken to make a special table for them to enjoy. Have fun with them!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

It is a great not so scary table. I love the goblets.

Entertaining Women said...

Such a fun table for the kids. Lots of eye candy will keep them busy exploring your darling tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Dolores said...

Oh Christine... you are such a beautiful person.... inside and out!!!

Thank you so much for your faithfulness to me

Your home and family are so beautiful!!!
Love,

Lulu said...

What a very fun table. I love the eat, drink and be scary! There's no way the kids won't think your table is a great place to be.

mail4rosey said...

This is totally awesome, every bit of it!

I found you on Katherine's Corner and I'm following. Happy Fall season!

Katherines Corner said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful weekend xo

Marigene said...

Your grandkids are going to love your festive table! Have a great weekend with them.

Barbara F. said...

I LOVE love love this tablescape, Christine. You're grandbabies will love it, too. Kohl's has such cute stuff. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays. xo

Sarah said...

Christine, this all so cute. This table is full of wonderful touches and details. Love those napkins! I've a few witches who live here. Perhaps they'll gather for a tablescape soon. ;-)

The Tablescaper said...

Love your table. Wonderful flatware. You make me laugh to think of the napkin ring cabinet turned around.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Love your table. Wonderful flatware. You make me laugh to think of the napkin ring cabinet turned around.

- The Tablescaper

AshTreeCottage said...

What a wonderful table. I especially love the ghost plates!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is such a fun table Christine! The kiddies are going to be amazed!
My house has become totally toddler proofed again since Addison is here so much.
It's just for a short time and so worth it!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

What a wonderful and scary world ;:OD) you have made!!!

laurie said...

Cute table, Christine. You have some great plates for H'ween, and it is so neat that you can also use some of them when the "Spooks" come to visit. I bet those children were squealing when they saw this table. laurie

D said...

Adorable table, Christine. Love those plates!
D

Judy Bigg said...

Oh such a cute table, love the ghost plates and your beautiful flatware. Too bad about the broken pieces, the witch is too cute.

Chris Twyman and Angela said...

this is an art installation!

Liza said...

Beautiful, not scary at all. :)) I love the witch S and P shakers. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Chubskulit Rose said...

I like your witches, they're very cheerful!

Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday (MoM).
My MoM entry
Have a great week ahead!

sabri said...

Xinex..Love Love Love....The Halloween Tablescape...Hope You Enjoy Your Beautiful Family's Visit...

Pattie T. said...

Great table! Those placemats are just too cute. Isn't it fun to get out all of the Halloween goodies every year?

lorik said...

What a fantastic environment you have created! You have turned your dining room into a work of art! Of orange art - and halloween of course too:)
Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Sherry said...

Really cute Christine! Thanks for joining me at HSH!
Sherry

Kathleen said...

Love your witch, Christine! Keep them away from mine, they are not a good influence! The plates are adorable, the whole table is!

mississippi artist said...

So cute! I know the grandchildren loved it.

Baby Gutierrez said...

This is cool! The alignment of things is perfect as always! Enjoy your Halloween! Sure the kids will luv the decors!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Spoo-tackular ! How cute. I didn't get to Halloween this year so I'm getting ideas for next year. I love your ghost dishes, what a hoot!

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