29 October, 2009

Halloween Tablescape

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday. Click her badge on my sidebar to see other tablescapes.


I purchased the tablecloth, basket for the centerpiece, table runner (which is bunched up under the centerpiece), the plates and the goblets at thrift stores.


The basket is layered with raffia, beaded gourds, dried corn and silk maple leaves. I love the ghost candles. I don't know how much longer they will last since I do burn them when we eat.

Look at that comical paper cat looking on.

The candlesticks were my mothers. I spray painted them black and wiped off the high points so the silver shows through. That jack-o-lantern is a napkin ring I slipped down over the candle. There is a ghost napkin ring on the other candle. The little ghost figurine is a favor from a banquet I attended.



The ceramic pumpkins were my mother's. The individual little pumpkin soup toureens were hand-made (not by me) in a ceramic workshop.

19 comments:

NM said...

This is a lovely tablescape. I love the pumpkin accessories and your Autumn colours. Everything looks perfect.
Best wishes, NM.

Kathy said...

What a clever lady you are. I never thought to look in thrift stores for holiday type pieces. I think I need to check these out.

Kammy said...

Caaaaaute ! Love the little tureens....they would match my big tureen...
Hugs ~ Kammy

Allison Shops said...

Cute little tureens. The cat is an unexpected, perfect touch!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a lovely table. I love the centerpiece, it is so pretty and the little pumpkin tureens are just stunning. Everything is lovely. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I think those little pumpkin turreens are treasures. How wonderful that they are handmade! Everything looks so festive.

Glad you liked the burlap. Did you pull it on your hubby?

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is so cute,Karen! I love that you burn the candles. Wonderful tablescape!

Rettabug said...

What a treasure you have in those handmade individual little pumpkin soup tureens! They are just wonderful looking as is your whole TT.
Beautiful job on creating a warm & fun table. :D

♥ Rettabug

Janean said...

i enjoy the sweet, funny side of autumn...like the paper cat. so cute!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How great that you have individual tureen pumpkins! So clever to use the napkin rings around the candles to turn them into H'ween candles. Lovely tablescape. laurie

ellen b said...

Love those pumpkin tureens. Very nice. You put together a great Halloween table. Have fun this weekend...

Jeanette said...

The tureens are lovely. The entire table just works together so well. You are so creative.

nannykim /spindlecottage said...

very cute--I just love the cat!!

Joyce said...

Little tureens are so adorable:) Happy Halloween.
Joyce

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

This is a very nice Halloween tablescape. I love the paper cat. The pumpkin tureens are great as well.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a darling tablescape. I love your centerpiece. I have yet to find time to do a fall tablescape..guess I'd best get on it huh? lol.. Happy Halloween.
hugs ~lynne~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those are just the most darling pumpkin tureens. Very pretty tablescape.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very cute! Those candles are so cute and the pumpkin tureens are so adorable!

Manuela

{ L } said...

What a FUN and FESTIVE table this is!! I love the pumpkins. :)