Welcome to the 318th Tablescape Thursday!
It was a dark and stormy night….well, actually it was more like a dark and rainy day but dark and stormy night sounds a lot more fun and creepy for our Halloween table setting. It was a tad too chilly to set a table out on the porch this week so we’re dining inside in the breakfast room for Tablescape Thursday.
We aren’t dining alone, we have lots eight-legged friends for company. Buwahahahahahhaha. They’ve even spun a tablecloth for us! For the napkins I chose both white and plaid napkins, alternating which one was on the outside for a little interest.
The Halloween plates are by Sakura and are called Haunted Hideaway. I think I found them in Home Goods but it could have been via eBay, hard to remember now. You can see them a bit better in this Halloween tablescape (shown below) from last year.
After falling in love with Marie’s beaded-spider napkin rings in last week’s Halloween table setting, I ordered some on eBay. Hard to see but they have a black teardrop-shaped, faceted-jewel for the body and lots of beaded legs.
The black scaredy cat glasses are from Overstock dot-com. You’ll get a better view of those in just a second. Let’s check out the centerpiece.
I’ve had this little haunted house for many, many years. It’s one of my favorite things to put out each year for Halloween. I found it in Costco around 12 years ago. Used to, when you pressed the skull on the right, an evil laugh erupted. It may have played some scary music, too…can’t remember exactly. I noticed it has stopped working. I need to check and see if that part runs on a battery and maybe it’s just dead. I love all the silly details on this haunted house. There’s a bat on the gable, sculls and pumpkins all around, an owl in the tree and lots of scary ghosts. 🙂
There’s even a black kitty on the roof which ties back to our stemware for this table setting.
A view of the back…I chose twig flatware for this week’s tablescape since it kind of mimics all the scary trees around our haunted house.
Just as I decided to light up the house, the sun came out for a bit. lol Bad timing. That’s okay because I have few nighttime views to share, too.
To make the spiderweb tablecloth, I stretched spider web stuff all across the table and taped it with clear tape underneath the table and under the plates where it isn’t visible. I also hooked it onto the wicker parts of the base of the table.
I made a similar cobweb tablecloth for this Halloween table setting back in 2009. I placed a string of lights underneath the table that year.
Our table all aglow after dark…
Check out the cat’s eyes on the glasses, isn’t that a hoot! I hadn’t noticed how awesomely scary they could look until I lit the candles.
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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