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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Amaze Me Monday
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The Dedicated House

Confessions of a Plate Addict  
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
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Savvy Southern Style 
A Delightsome Life 
French Ethereal  


  1. Great Halloween decoration!Such fun!Hugs!

    1. Thank you, so glad you liked it! Happy Halloween

  2. Wow I really enjoyed this! I love whimsical colorful tables like this. Love the witches on the napkins and all the creepy spiders!

    1. Thanks so much, Liz! I like to have fun at Halloween and these just called to me!

  3. What an awesome Halloween tablescape ! I love all the great attention to detail and accessories you display here.

    I had fun looking at this spread.
    Happy Halloween and thanks for the sweet visit and birthday wishes.

    1. Thanks, Fabby! I found the flying witch and had to design a table around her, lol.

  4. Love the spider web tablecloth. Looks like you are going to have a witching good time on Halloween!

    1. Thank you! We will have a great time! Happy Halloween

  5. It is always so imaginable fun! I love Halloween and your images are so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann! Halloween is definitely about having fun!

  6. What a great Spookylicious tablescape for Halloween ! I love those plates and all your details are awesome. I love your bugs all around it and the spider table topper, I too love to add bug around it, lol..
    Happy Halloween ahead.

    1. Fabby, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. I was wandering through eBay one day and found these plates and immediately thought of my witches. Happy Halloween

  7. Sandra I love your tablescape and the salad plates are perfect. I used them last year in a tablescape and I have seen others use them and I never tire of them. Great job and thank you for sharing your link on our Celebrate Your Story....You were the most clicked on link of the bunch. Congrats
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

    1. Thanks, Kari, you've made my day! I liked this one especially since it leaned more towards the fun side of Halloween.

  8. Hi Sandra,

    You've created a perfectly creepy-crawly Halloween table! I love Shakespeare, but am afraid of spiders. ;) I forget about MacBeth being a good story for this time of the year.

    Your dinner plates are so pretty, and the salad plates are just plain cute! Your flatware looks a lot like mine. You did a great job with this table; it's so creative. Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!



    1. Denise, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. My husband jokes that I'm the designated spider handler at our house, so you're definitely not alone! I enjoy making fun creepy tables for Halloween so I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for visiting


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