Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spooky Halloween Table

Sorry I missed last week, but life is crazy here.  It seemed that Thursday was gone before I knew it.  I am trying to get a jump on it by getting this ready Wednesday evening.  Maybe one day I will figure it out.  I look forward to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at "Between Naps on the Porch.," so I am sorry I missed out last week.

This Halloween table has been "brewing" for some time now.  I am excited that I finally get to show it to you.  I found this spooky plates by Fitz and Floyd at Dillards and wrestled with whether or not I wanted to buy them.  Halloween is after all only once a year, but then I would buy Christmas plates, and Christmas is only once a year.

The plates were in four spooky designs.  Witches, and bats, and ghosts and skeletons - oh my!

I really didn't have any appropriate glasses for such spooky plates, so I found these horn shaped mugs at a local antique shop. 

And paired them with black flutes found at Hobby Lobby.
The brass candle holders are part of a set I picked up at a garage sale.

I wanted appropriately scary napkin rings, but after the other purchases, decided to "make" napkin rings.

 I found some sparkly spiders that were stickers and put them on  my silver napkin rings.

And a cute cauldron filled with candy corn.

The centerpiece was tricky...I wanted something spooky.

So I put black silk roses in a vase with black and clear rocks.  It is sparse but I think more would look less spooky.  The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby.  I wanted to use really tall tapers, but the candlesticks hold a larger candle.  A very helpful clerk suggested I use the black rocks to hold the candle in.

I had Fire King Peach Lustre plates and dessert bowls, so I used them.  They are kind of light for orange, but it still looks pretty good.

I found these black plates with a pebbling effect on the rim at KMart a while back, and of course my silver chargers.
The finished project.

But a spooky table isn't as much fun with the lights on, so...

Happy Halloween!

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