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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October Theme Tablescape

It's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch!
Okay I know I'm a day early, but I didn't want miss it.
Since it's Halloween week I thought I'd do a tablescape for my second favorite holiday. I have been known to go a little over the top with party decorations and menu. I've served Diablo Bat Wings....Heavenly Angel Wings.....Moldy Roasted Roots....Ghostwiches......and Zombie Delight. My decorations have ocassionally been found at the specialty meat counter, to the fright of my guests. Party games are always fun. Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Bobbing for Apples..of course., What Is It is a fun game where you put things in plastic bags that are covered by brown paper bags and the participants have to reach inside the bag and guess what it is they feel. You should see the faces when they reach into a bag of gummy worms, faux fur, or Press-on Nails.
This year Halloween falls on a weekend where we'll be celebrating my Mom-In-Laws B'day and a Nieces graduation, so, no party at our house. I've planned a quiet soup supper for 2 after all the Trick or Treators have come and gone. My theme is Haunted House.
These are the components I'll be using.

This 1940-50 aluminum cake plate cover is used year round. I love the acorn motif stamped around the top and the carved wooden acorn knob.

I found this vintage beveled, etched mirror with it's original felt still on the back several years ago in Covington, Ky at the Mainstrasse Antique Market. I use it in the center of our dining table year round.

This Mochaware is of the 60's and 70's. I began collecting it when Jim's Mom gave me her 16 McCoy cups she used as soup cups for all the kids
I try to find McCoy, but some of the peices are other makers too, but they all seem to match.

These cups and dessert plates were also given to me by Jim's Mom. They are marked BLANKEY.
She was given them years ago, but she isn't sure thier exact age. I love the etheral effect of the farmhouse scenes. They were the inspiration of my haunted house theme.

The following photos are of the completed tablescape..........................................

We didn't need a large centerpeice for just the two of us, so I wove ivy and leaves throughout and tucked fresh mums for color.

You saw my Apple Pie server in my September tablescape. This is my Pumpkin Pie server puchased at the same time. I really don't always use it for pie. It works fine for cake too.

This is the view out our Dining Room window.

This is a close-up of one of the 3 plaster 1960-70 houses I've included on the table. I have many others in the collection, but these seemed more haunted than the others.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope you have a frightfully fun Halloween. Now I can't wait to see everyone else's tablescapes. Hope you can stop by Susan's at to see all the hauntingly boo-tiful ideas from all the other participants.


Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a beautiful table. I love your dishes. All of your brown pieces are just perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

I love the farm scene plates! Great job!

Lori E said...

You have some really interesting pieces there. Great job setting them out.

She Was Old Fashioned said...

I loved reading about the different things, what an interesting blog. Everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Dining Delight said...

The brown colours of your dishes are perfect for fall. Your 'scape looks great!


Cynthia said...

Love the pottery. My parents had some while I was growing up. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Mrs. P. said...

Beautiful table. I love the McCoy cups. Terrific job :)


P.S. Scoot on over and enter for my giveaway...not much time left :)

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I heard someone was over here doing some "covetous sobbing" and find this absolutely delightful Halloween music and a gorgeous tablescape! Covetous my derriere. ;-) I love those plates with the farmhouses. Now THOSE would look great in my new eat in k now...the one with the fireplace...heehee. Love all the brown.

dee dee said...

Love the Blankey plates. What a fun Haunted tablescape! Thanks for sharing... Dee Dee

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I really enjoy getting to see everyone's tablescapes. Each one is so unique and different. Thanks for visiting mine & leaving me a comment.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Beautiful! I particularly love the mirror!

Cinderella Moments said...

That makes a gorgeous and cozy table! My table will have rats, eyeballs and spiders... but with pretty plates! LOL!!:D Happy Halloween! Have a blast!

Julie said...

Hi Melody, I love love Love your table... I have about 200 pieces of the brown drip dishes you should come over and check out the table scapes I did with my brown drip...

Bill said...

Nicely done. I especially like the farmhouse plates. My mother had a set of the dark brown dishes when I was a child, so your post brought back precious memories for me. Thank you.

Happy Halloween!

xinex said...

Very pretty! I love the pottery and the transferware...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty brown tablescape -- love the jackolantern grinning on your table as well. This all goes together very nicely.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a lovely fall table!

Kimberly :-)