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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  1. The new plates are beautiful and so appropriate for the one day a year celebration. The spider stickers are a good idea too. The whole table is very fun with black and silver and a tinge of gold. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Love the orange and black table. The plates are pretty neat by themselves with the spooky scenes. Love your centerpiece!

  3. You have really set a mood!
    Great job,

  4. I love those spooky plates, they are so unusual, scary and spooky, love them

  5. What unique plates. I think the Peach Lustre works nicely as a border. Very festive table!

  6. It looks great. I love the Halloween plates. I would have wanted them too.


  7. Yes--I love it with the lights off. My favorite plate in the collection is the one with the bats--love it!!

  8. Those black dishes are very unusual. I see that they are Fitz and Floyd... I will have to check them out. They really add a nice charm to your SPOOKY TABLE.

    Don't worry... I also have trouble getting my table ready in time. In fact I am the very last one on the list... so far. I think #96!?

    I am just now working on my Foodie Friday and will be way down the list there too :0

  9. I love those plates you found at Dillards! I love how you layered it all! I can never get my table done in time either! By the time I get my daughter down for bed...I'm ready to go too!! Thanks for sharing your spooky Halloween table!!
    Maddycakes Muse

  10. Like your spooky table. The Halloween plates are really different from any I've seen. You'll have fun with these for years to come.

  11. WOW, THOSE PLATES ARE AMAZING! I've never seen anything like them..Very Halloweeny..:)

  12. Those plates are too cool. I haven't seen anything like them before. I love them : )

  13. Wow! Everything blended together perfectly! You did a good thing buying those plates!! Everything looks great! -April

  14. Great tablescape. I glad you liked mine too.