Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween (2009) Re-Visited

I'm still working on this year's Halloween Tablescape so thought I'd re-post last year's in the hopes that some of you missed it as I was a new blogger then.   
Of course, I will be linking up to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.  I'm sure there will be lots of very scary 'scapes to check out!

I started out with more of a "cute" themed table but it gradually changed ....

...into a more sinister 'scape.  I got Ms. Witch last year at the half price sales after Halloween and decided to make her the centerpiece of my table.   She is guarded by two ever-watchful black ravens perched high on some Partylite candle holders.


Mr. Delight helped me set up some different lighting for this shot and I like the effect created on the table.


The skulls that flank Ms. Witch are some I have had
for awhile now.
  I put a tealight inside to give them a spooky glow.

I cut off the black spider in this pic but he is waiting to see what evil potion is being poured into this glass.
  A "possessed" skull is screaming inside the other glass.
 (glass looks dusty but really, it is the lighting!)


I used some black/white swirl plates on black chargers.


The napkins are graced with some lovely cut off witches' fingers.

More light to see what evil lurks....




A closer look at one of the skulls


Are you frightened yet?


Happy Halloween! 

17 comments:

Becca said...

This is lovely and spooky all in one! You create some of the most beautiful tablescapes ever! Your attention to detail, layering, textures and whimsy are simply amazing! I love the skulls in the glasses and your witch is one of a kind! Thanks for sharing with us! *Becca*

Pat said...

Looks wonderful! I love it! Looking forward to your 2010 table, too.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Those screaming skulls are creepy...and very effective! This is a great table. I don't have any scary stuff...no skulls around my house. I scare too easily!

xinex said...

Spooky is the best way I can describe this, Martha. You are very creative...Christine

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Love this tablescape! That witch as the centerpiece is fantastic!

Jenny said...

What a spooky, festive and creative table -- everything looks fantastic!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

I just joined blogging a few weeks ago, so I had not seen this post. Glad you reposted it! Those screaming skulls freak me out!!! Great spooky table!

Sherry said...

Oh your table is really neat. I love your witch, your, black tablecloth is gorgeous, and I love your not so scary spiders-they are really cute. What a fun Halloween table!
Sherry

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Pretty spooky!!! I don't remember seeing this last year, so glad you reposted. I love it!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Yes, I am very frightened! I'm trying to do a friendly ghost table too, but it does turn sinister so fast! Must be something in the air! Nice lighting effect with help from Mr. Delight! Linda

Entertaining Women said...

Just the perfect degree of creepy. :) You have a great eye for design. Thank you for sharing your amazing tablescape. Cherry Kay

Tess said...

This table is great!! Very Halloween-y but not creepy. The pumpkins at the place settings are adorable!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! So many fabulously spooky details! Love it! Can't wait to see this years! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, I always so enjoy seeing your tables. This one is just wonderfully spooky! I love, love, love your witch! She's simply spellbinding and the skulls add the perfect touch. I love the dishes you used and the black rose laid across the salad plate. You always put so much effort and detail in your setting. Fantastic job and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you are batting 1000. Great eye for just enough. Hard thing to learn...michelle

Sandy said...

Love all the details. Your witch is wonderful. I am amazed at the way you incorporated all the elements and its looks great! For some reason I don't think mine would turn out like yours. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.
Sandy

Kathleen said...

Hi DD,
I am sorry I haven't been around! Thanks for your visit and the get will wishes!
That is a delightfully spooky table!