Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boo, from Texas!

Ready ghosts and goblins to find your way to the less Tricks and more Treats. I found a vintage style fabric at JoAnn's with sweet scenes of children dressed in costumes for Halloween. This began the point of reference for making a tablecloth as a background for the theme of the tablescape.
Fortunately, I discovered these satin quilted pumpkin shape place mats at Home Goods to give texture to the setting. The orange flatware is adds a matching element.


The dark bronze place plate picks up the brown and blacks shades of the autumn trees in the vintage cloth.


The curve of the orange round dinner plate echoes the shape of the pumpkin.


A surprise idea is presented in the contrasting black and white colors and shape of the cobweb and spider salad plate by Mesa. Look for a repeat of the cobweb design elsewhere on the table!


Happy shining face of Jack o' bowl shape pumpkin gives you a toothy smile.


All the elements are displayed together in the place setting as a repeating theme of a vintage Happy Halloween with smiles and scares!


Adding a scary dark black pumpkin goblet with a laughing orange Jack-o'-Lantern face for imbibing of a taste of the Witch's brew.


Following a creative moment, I dressed the Jack-o'-Lantern towel as the body with a screaming ghost head tied on with printed Halloween ribbon creating arms and legs.


A second creature was born with the same body and appendages but the head of wide smiling jack pumpkin with button eyes.


The third creature has the same extremities but the head is a greened eyed black cat with pointy white and bright red mouth. All of these creepy characters have the ambition of a nontraditional napkin.


The luck of finding, at Tuesday Morning, the vintage style pumpkin head man grasping the pumpkin and the woman carrying her basket adds to the happiness with the joyful smiles on their faces. The center is a silly three pumpkin jack-o'-lantern with tree limb arms carrying engraved with Trick or Treat.

The vintage style HALLOWEEN blocks have costumed caricatures playing instruments and dancing.............

probably to tunes from old scratch records.


More pumpkins with jolly ghost head and craved Boo, sit side by side of the cobweb black pumpkin.

A happy Jack says TRICK or TREAT with his sign, while a wily back cat pumpkin waves the jack-o'-lantern wand.


Adding autumnal yellow and orange hues with the potted mums, gives a colorful arrangement to the table.

The metallic wire jack-o'-lantern pick highlights the shades of the flowers in the fall bouquet.


Greeting you to come sit with us at the Halloween table are the friendly but a little spooky characters styled as those of time gone by. We will toast our goblets to memories of old and fun times in the present!


Well A BOO To You and Trick or Treat, Too!!!!!

9 comments:

Monica said...

I love all your layers. What great napkins you created. Very nice. I'm from Texas too but Far, Far, Far west Texas. Thanks for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is so cool!!! The caricature blocks are a great detail! The fabric on the table really intrigues me. For some reason it reminds me of the Susan Sarandon version of "Little Women" that came out in the late 90s. I think of when the girls were in the attic performing their skits. Very nice!!!

Marlis said...

I love that fabric.. what a great starting point.. your pumpkin placemats are fun too. I love your napkins! wow they are cute. Your display is pretty too. xo marlis

Marigene said...

Cute table...♥ the spider web plates!

Entertaining Women said...

Your fabric was a marvelous inspiration for your darling Halloween table. Thank you for inviting us to your amazing party. Cherry Kay

Jo's This and That said...

Neat table love the colors! Cute cat.Thanks for sharing,Joann

Anita said...

Oh I LOVE that fabric!! That is a great inspiration piece. We don't have a JoAnn Fabrics near here, so I have not been in years. Used to love it thought when I lived in DC. Thanks for entering the giveaway and for stopping by!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks so festive! Thanks for sharing. Love your space.
Hope to see you on my blog:)