Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Glitz, Glam and SPIDERS!

SPIDERS!  You are asking yourself how do they fit in with the glitz and glam?
I thought I would tone it down this week for Halloween and make my table a little more elegant, but the kid in me must have spiders..ewww!
 So please, come and join me for some Bat Wing with Drip sauce for an Appetizer. We will be have a Butternut Squash Spiderweb Soup with of coarse, Spider Rolls. Dinner will be served at the bewitching hour.  Chicken Parmesan Hand served over Brain Noodles with Garlic Bone Breadsticks. Dessert will be The Great Pumpkin Patch Cake. Bone Appetit!


White polk a dot tablecloth : 2 yards of material
Silver Placemat:  Khol's
Glass Charger Plate :  Several years ago at Wal-mart
Red Glass Charger/Dinner Plate :  Wal-mart
Crystal Dinner Plate: Princess House 21 years ago
Beaded Napkin Ring:  Khol's
Silver/Grey Napkin:  Khol's
Toile Napkin: Made it myself from left over material
Silverware:  Oneida 'Tuscany"
Smoke Glass:  Dollar Store
Red Stemware: ebay

Martini Glasses:  Wal-mart
Flamless Candles:  Wal-mart and CVS
Crystal Candlesticks:  Wal-mart
 Centerpiece: Feathers, Vase (was clear but I frosted it),  Mirror: Ebay find
Little White Plates: T J Max
Spiders, Spread Knife, Mosaic Vase: Michaels
Silver Pumpkins: Michaels....I sprayed them silver and the one I glues crystals on it.
Picture Frames? Internet find
The Letters "Eek" : An internet find
Spiderweb Coasters: Target
Initial Coasters: Khol's
Rose is a red silk rose that I sprayed painted black
Bentley the Butler: Kirklands
The pumpkin that Butler is holding is a funkin pumpkin that I cut the top of, sprayed silver, placed a bowl in it to hold the ice for the wine

Don't forget to stop by Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday!


Happy Halloween to all of my new friends!  Thanks for stopping by and looking at my table!
Best Wishes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Bones About It

Another Halloween table for you to enjoy.  This one is No Bones About It


I have been expecting you.  Please, come in and grab a libation and have a seat.  Bone Appetit!

place mat is a round mirror, then a red charger plate, a black and gold dinner plate and the luncheon plate.

centerpiece is a grapevine wreath with silk red roses that I spray painted black

I dripped red candle wax on the bone candles to give it an eerie  affect

a creepy cloth with a spider web overlay is what I used for the linens.

Found the chalk board at Kirklands web site.  I didn't have a picture frame for it so just taped it on black foam board.

Don't forget your ice cubes!

setting the mood.......

Wine station

red goblets are an ebay find......

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spootacular Purple and Lime Green

      As Halloween approaches upon us, I am slowly getting ready for my favorite holiday.
It has been a eventful shopping extravaganza! On Halloween night, a dinner will be served to my hubby and I after the treats have been passed out.
      Once I figure out what we will have, I will post the recipes and assure you that it will be creative!

Since I am new to this, I hope to be able to create some awesome table scape's with valuable information for you to do the same.  I have found Between Naps on the Porch and Nancy's Daily Dish which have inspired me to be creative and share.
     I started out on the table with a old pillow sham from a comforter set that I have had for many years. Since I also like layers, a creepy cloth in white ( found in any department store that sells Halloween stuff as I call it) is underneath a black pedestal. I placed glittered (glitter from Martha Stewart collection) bugs, flies and mice on the cloth.
     My  centerpiece is Styrofoam skulls from your local craft store and glitterized them with Martha Stewart's glitter. The white plate was a TJ Max find for $3.00 a piece!  The cloche and mice were ebay finds. The candelabras are from Wal-Mart and so are the flamless candles.

      My charger plate were a Wal-mart find a few years ago around Christmas time. The dinner plate are a TJ Max find.  I found these cute lime green plates in the shape of a spider web and thought they would go great with the purple chargers.  The place card was a sale item (gotta love those) at Michael's. My test tubes are filled with flavored jelly beans, which I believe is marshmallow and the stickers on them I printed out on the computer.

Check out the fly on the plate.  Shoo fly........shoo!

My placemats and napkins I made from material I bought off the internet and the ribbon on the place mats is by Midori and the colors are black and yellow.....yes, yellow.
I found some smoke color and green glass at the dollar store that I thought would go well and hubby likes the smoke ones because it is a "man handling" kind of glass.  He is not found of stemware!
I thought this silverware went well with the theme because of it design. The silverware is "Tuscany" by Oneida.

The witch hat plates and spreaders made great little bread plates. Make sure you check out your local craft store for great finds!

eye ball appetizer anyone?

 Fake green apples with those plastic teeth the children love to put in their mouths are added for color and texture.  More mice and bugs added to the table for a spootacular setting.
     I hope you have enjoyed my green and purple theme and please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear your responses.

     Watch for more upcoming themes and events especially during the holiday season.!

Best Wishes,