Thursday, October 18, 2018

when Halloween nears -- witches appear!

Welcome! Come on in! Halloween's not far off, so join us 'round the table inspired by Shakespeare's song of the witches.

"Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble."    

I like to use the traditional Halloween colors of black and orange, leavened with white and minimal accent colors. Four colorful salad plates, each with a different design, sit on white plates.
    


Where did all the spiders come from?
    



In the center sits a silvered container with faux roses and carnations.

Cute ghosts wave at the witches who have settled on graphic black and white napkins .

I've used my favorite spider web tablecloth, bunching it here and there for casual texture.

Soaring above the table is a fabulous witch on her broom, obviously enjoying herself!




The candle holders were retrieved from their usual spot on top of the kitchen cabinets. I love their aged, ornate look, appropriate for a witch's table!

Those pesky spiders are scampering across the books of spells and potions.

The footed bowl holds who-knows-what!

I borrowed G's vintage decanter and tray from the bar area. The color is a perfectly ghoulish purple.

Matching glasses will no doubt serve mysterious potions.



I played a bit with her portrait, mimicking an old daguerreotype.


You might like to see my other tables at Ready for Potions and Spells and Spiders and Crows.

Happy Halloween!!


Table resources
Dinner plates | Noritake 'Ranier'
Salad plates | Sakura 'Haunted Hideaway'
Flatware | Wm Rogers either 'Daybreak' or 'Elegant Lady'
Cauldrons | Crate & Barrel
Decanter, wine glasses | Farber Brothers 'Krome Kraft' (mid-century, chrome, various colors of Cambridge glass)
Flying witch | Pier 1

Sharing with:
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Follow the Yellow Brick Home
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Life and Linda
The Freckled Rose
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Amaze Me Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
The Dedicated House
Confessions of a Plate Addict 
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Worthing Court
Stone Gable 
A Stroll thru Life
Celebrate and Decorate
Let's Add Sprinkles