A Bit Late Thanks to Hurricane Zeta

Welcome to the 615th Metamorphosis Monday, a blog party sharing fabulous Before and Afters!

Nope, it’s not Thursday, so please don’t link up your table settings to today’s Met Monday party. This is not exactly a Before and After, although this table did survive Hurricane Zeta! 😉 My computer almost didn’t, though. Zeta fried its “power supply” despite it being plugged into a surge protector. Thankfully, the company that built my computer was able to repair it. Yay!

Since I already have a table in mind for this week’s Tablescape Thursday, AND since the longer I wait, the further away from Halloween we get, I thought I’d go ahead and post this table that I created but was never able to post due to Hurricane Zeta. A little late but hope you enjoy this table setting anyway.

These photos were taken at random times during the week I set this table, so some photos were taken at night and others late in the evening just before sunset.




I love this David Carter Brown pattern called Pumpkin Hollow. I found the plates on eBay many years ago and the orange dinner plates are from Dollar Tree quite a few years back. If you love this pattern, you’ll find the plates available here: Pumpkin Hollow.

I love some of the serving pieces they made to go with this pattern. Those are also visible at the above link.


The wine glasses were a find in A Classy Flea many years ago. Sure do miss ACF, still can’t believe it’s gone.

The water/tea glass is Noritake’s Breeze Clear, available here: Breeze Clear Glasses. Unfortunately, I don’t think this particular color is available right now. I love their regular clear glasses, too. They are so sturdy and comfortable to hold. Love the swirl design!


Twig flatware is from here: Twig Flatware. This particular pattern/design of twig flatware is no longer available, but they have some new twig flatware at that link that’s really interesting.


Love this Pumpkin Hollow pattern! The bark-edged chargers I’m using in this table are currently available here: Bark-Edged Chargers.


I kept the centerpiece very simple for this table. I love this lantern and don’t use it enough. I’ve had it so many years, I don’t remember where it’s from now. If I’m remembering correctly, the pumpkin napkin rings are from Pier 1 many years ago. The velvet-edged napkins are also from Pier 1. The plaid napkins were probably from HomeGoods or Pier 1…having trouble remembering now.


The velvet green tablecloth was another find in A Classy Flea many years ago.




After dark…spooky!


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  1. Fun table, Susan! Never too late! Love the velvet edged napkins!

  2. I love that lantern as the centerpiece. It looks really pretty with the candle glow. And that glass pumpkin is pretty, too. I also like these David Carter Brown plates because they’re not too scary looking, just seasonal and festive. Do you remember where you got your plaid napkins? Great colors for fall.

    I’m glad you finally got the chance to post this tablescape, Susan. I hope you’re feeling well and strong and that you have a great week.

    • Thanks, Pam! I was just trying to remember. I’ve had them a few years now so don’t remember for sure. If I had to guess, I bet I bought them in either Pier 1, HomeGoods or Marshalls. I need to visit HG and Marshalls, haven’t been there in ages. I just don’t enjoy shopping with a mask on…buying almost everything (including groceries) online these days.

      • Thanks! I thought they may have been from Pier 1. That whole fiasco just makes me so sad, and mad! I like the green in the plaid. That’s just how autumn is. Beautiful oranges and reds, but always still a bit of green mixed in. And I don’t blame you about the mask. Fortunately it’s not really an issue where I am. The whole mess is just ridiculous. Btw, you find the funniest things. That dinosaur eating the gingerbread house and the little gingerbread man running away … it’s so cute. I wonder if little ones would find it funny or scary. And the TreeRex made me think … I wonder why nobody thought of that before?! Seems like such an obvious pun, now that I’ve seen it. 😀

  3. Thanks Susan! Love your Halloween plates and I have the same pumpkin napkin rings, still love them and oh how I miss Pier 1~ on to Thanksgiving!!

  4. Thanks for the party Susan. You really have had one thing after the other coming at you. Hoping you have an uneventful, peaceful week.

    XO- MaryJo

  5. What an elegant spooky table! A nice send-off to Halloween! 😉 So glad you made it out the other side of Zeta – with any luck, your weather will settle down and let you get on with it! Take care and thanks so much for hosting these great parties!

  6. Jackie Allen says

    I love those plates!!!! Do I dare get another Halloween set… hmmm maybe in a weak moment. Thank you for posting – The table is so inviting. Would love to have some of the mummy meatloaf I made while sipping some dark colored Bordeaux. Missing Halloween season.

  7. I love the lantern, whether spooky or not it just is so pretty. Plates are fun too. I love Halloween but now everything is put away getting ready for Thanksgiving. Nice to get one more shot of decorations!

  8. Those plates are cute! I would love them in my tablescape stash

  9. Beautiful table….I love the twig flatware!!!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  11. Love this warm, cozy-looking table, Susan. All the elements go together so well—-from the chargers to the darling Halloween plates to the plaid napkins—-just everything! Bravo! You’ve certainly have had your set of challenges lately. But if anyone can prevail, it’s YOU! I bet you’re looking forward to your family spending Thanksgiving with you. There is nothing like those squeals of joy from the grandkids. Unfortunately, I’ve had to tell everyone I can’t host this year. There would be 20 of us, and that isn’t going to work in these Covid days. I’ll miss the grands terribly…..Enjoy your Thanksgiving. I may be celebrating in the summer!!

  12. I wondered what the flatware pattern is that you used with your 12 days of Christmas dinnerware (in your Nov 7 post). It is very lovely. It gives an antique vibe to me, which I love ! I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas and interesting products.

  13. Darlene Gardner says

    Love your table Susan. Those David Carter Brown plates are always tempting me on Ebay (but I already have 2 sets of Halloween plates, so . . .). Anyway, as usual your table is gorgeous!

  14. Tina W Reynolds says

    What a wonderful table! Makes me realize that I just don’t get on task with my Autumn table settings. I hope things have settled down for you after Zeta and pneumonia. This year has certainly been one for the books for all of us. I have enjoyed seeing the things you bought at your favorite flea market. Too bad it is gone. I also had a favorite and was able to get so many nice things there at such fine prices. Part of the fun is bringing things from many times and places together into new arrangements. Take care, Susan. Fall is fading where I am, but in your area it lasts a bit longer and is a bit brighter!Enjoy it!

  15. Franki Parde says

    ALWAYS a good time @ one of your special dinner tablescapes! This Halloween I went “all out” and decided to do a family dinner Parde party! It was such a fun evening (all dressed in black, I got face masks, etc.) and even “the teenagers” played along! franki

  16. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share a post all about the season of thanks and sharing my latest project: my vintage camper decorated for fall. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

  17. You always have the best tablescapes! Lots of fun posts to dive into this week. Hope your week is a special one. Thanks so much for hosting, CoCo

  18. Oh no, ACF is gone! I always enjoyed your shopping excursions there and appreciated you taking ‘me’ (and your readers) along. ☺ On that note, miss Pier 1 as well. Your tables as usual are creative and beautiful Susan so thanks for the inspiration and sharing. -Brenda-
    P.S.: First time in fourty-seven years because pandemic regulations, we didn’t give out Halloween treats at the door which I really missed doing. Instead; made and packaged Halloween themed homemade sugar cookies and gave to the kids to share with their family that ended up to be a big hit, so not all was lost.

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