As I get older, I am finding I have different likes and dislikes.
I don’t know, maybe they were always there but I kept them hidden in the back recesses of my mind.
I say all of that to say this:
I DON’T LIKE SCAREY!!!!!!
Yep! I am the one who hasn’t seen all the different SCAREY movies….and with no intention of seeing them.
I must have gotten scared as a little kid or something.
Even my Halloween costumes were not SCAREY.
Back then, we made our own and didn’t have access to ready made Costumes or the money to buy them.
So I would trick or treat in a home made gypsy costume (made up of an oversize skirt and blouse and lots of bracelets, bangles and beads) or an old white sheet with a “Casper” Happy face drawn on with black marker and round cut-outs for my eyes OR I’d go as a hobo in a pair of jeans with holes in the knees (hmmmm, was I “trending” then?) and an old flannel shirt, smudges of charcoal on my face and carrying a stick on my shoulder with a red bandana “sack” tied to the end.
I know, how unoriginal …..and boring. But definitely NOT SCAREY!
Today, I want to share my 2021 Halloween table and it is not SCAREY….and most of the pieces that make up this tablescape were purchased quite a few years ago.
I started off with a tablecloth that looks sorta like a spider web.
It would be more definitive if I had used a white tablecloth underneath but I liked the wood tones of the table showing. (there is a matching mantle swag but I can’t find it, I’m trying to get more organized as my stash has gotten out of hand.)
The Wiccen Lace dinner plate is from 222 Fifth purchased a long time ago when we bloggers went wild and almost everyone bought these sets. LOL
The salad/dessert plate is Angela Staehling Sketchbook Series by Magenta. (I believe I got them at Home Goods many full moons ago).
I put cute little dippers with orange handles on top of the plates.
The Fall ceramic name tag holders are from Temptations.
There are 6 different shapes, red and green Leaves, Acorn, white and orange Pumpkins and Pinecone.
Next I added Orange handled flatware that was a Bed, Bath and Beyond find when they had sets of different colored handled flatware. I believe that was 17 years ago. I know I bought blue, green, white, purple, red and black then too! I remember because a friend and I were shopping during our lunch hour and when I picked up all those sets, she thought I was crazy. She said she had one set of flatware and she used them for every occasion. LOL
I made the plate stack simple as is the rest of the table.
No charger or placemat or extra plates.
No fuss no muss!
You will also notice I used fresh fruit in bowls around the table.
Fresh apples, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp and Red Delicious.
Fresh Bartlett Pears are at one end of the table.
The fruit are not only good decor items, they serve a dual purpose as good eats too!
The gold water glasses are from Pier 1.
One of the first meals I prepared for the Captain, I used these glasses and I remember telling him that they were from Pier 1 and they did not have them in stock anymore. And of course as he was helping me clear the table, he knocked one off the counter into the sink and it broke. My set of 8 became 7. LOL !
Isn’t it neat how we remember different incidents in our lives?
I used orange napkins and instead of putting the napkin in the Autumnal napkin ring, I sat the ring on top of the napkin.
I’ve included some evening pics to show the glow….Luv it!
The orange/rust candles are Luminara which are mostly what I use these days. I set them atop glass candle sticks.
I have the candles in many colors and I love to set the timers so they come on and go off at separate times of the day.
Most people think there is a real flame.
The wheat stock centerpiece is also from years gone by.
The little “spiders” were a dollar store purchase.
I used one of my cheese boards for crackers and pumpkin spread from Trader Joes.
And that my friends is my Trick or Treat tablescape for 2021.
Please check out the other talented table stylists listed below.
Have a Blessed month of October and Fall Season!
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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