Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween 2012

This post is dedicated to my son who turns 24 years old on October 31st. He is currently studying English Literature in a Master's Program at university far away from us.
Happy Birthday LMR! 
We love and miss you! Keep up the great work!

Double, double, toil and trouble...
Fire burn and cauldron bubble...
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venon sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.*
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
O well done! I commend your pains;
And every one shall share i' the gains;
And now about the cauldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!
(* my apologies to Shakespeare for leaving out a verse of "ingredients"

Inspiration for this Halloween Buffet Tablescape came from the following items:

A plastic bucket filled with candy - candy removed, it became the witches' cauldron

A bag of spider webbing which became the foam on the witches' brew

This candle ring which usually goes around the umbrella pole of a patio set became the base for the witches' cauldron

A black framed decorative mirror (x 2) becomes an angled table runner

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be linking this post to these fabulous blog parties:
Centerpiece Wednesdays at The Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style 
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home  
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen 
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very spooky in an stunning way.

I love the items you used and how you put them together.

Happy Halloween Birthday to your son.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Now that's creativity! Great job!

Suzan Ross said...

Very nicely done! Will there be children or an adults only party?I ask because I had an adults only party this past Friday(very clearly indicated on the invite)and one couple brought their kids!! Being a gracious hostess,I accomadated the kids as best I could,but I didn't have a lot for them. I did feel badly.I think your buffet would be great for all age groups!

Alycia Nichols said...

Super!!!!!! Absolutely super! I love the "bubbling cauldron" most of all! Very creative, and you did a really great job of spreading it to look just like bubbling! I love the raven in the cage...that really has a fun effect! Great use of items for something other than their originally intended use, too! Happy Birthday to your son!!!

Sarah said...

What a fun, clever post! Happy Halloween.........Sarah

sabri said...

Love it...And The Poem Too :) Your Newest Follower

Becca said...

What FUN (and scary) Halloween dining room. I love it. Your house must have been the fun house for the neighborhood kids when your kid(s) were younger. Love your creativity. Happy Halloween!

Infuse With Liz said...

Brilliant! I like the candle ring with the cauldren and the skulls on it! Very spooky with the hand coming out! Love the poetry mixed in and you captured the candlelit display beautifully!

Judy Bigg said...

So cute for Halloween. Love your decor, great poem, very well done.

Scribbler said...

Such a literary post!

Very cute and well thought out.

Marlis said...

So cute and clever. I love this! great verse, too. Happy haunting. xo marlis

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Great double duty use with the candle ring. All your decorations are fabulous.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, your halloween decorations are unreal. How fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

Very creative!