Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday ~ A Monster Mash!

Tablescape Tuesday ~ A Monster Mash!

Tablescape Tuesday is hosted by our sweet blogger Susan of Between Naps on the Porch, so please stop by her blog here to see a list of other participants!

I had fun designing this slightly macabe tablescape scene today.

Quickly just set out one place setting as I had an appointment, but you get the idea. I started off with ratty-tatty looking old cheesecloth full of holes and then layered from there.

On my antiqued mirrored plateau, I added a pewter raised cake stand, covered it with a shimmery black sequinned & beaded shawl and placed a ceramic skull amid fall leaves on top.

Added a cheese dome atop the skull, & went to work on the ambience. I used a five-arm pewter candlestick with black tapers & then wound black tinsel with tiny purple bats & purple lights around it.

I decided it would be fun to do a vampire & spiders theme, so I used these cute little Draculas in my crystal stemware, & attached a purple glittered spider to the rim of the glass.

The Dracula vampire test tubes come from Target & have red candy pellets inside..."Vampire Vaccine" they are called. Wouldn't these be just too cute as stirrers in some Virgin Bloody Marys?

I had some glow in the dark spiders, so I just dipped them with some tweezers into decoupage medium & then dusted them lightly with some of Martha Stewart's purple sapphire glitter. So easy!

I added a small wooden "Vampire State Building" that my parents gave us several years ago & another small bear Vampire. Isn't he cute?

I purchased some Halloween pens last year so I can't remember for sure where I got them, but I found that the Dracula pen looks adorable in the small wooden coffin that I bought at Michael's & painted black. These would make such fun take home gifts!

I found some fuzzy & glittery spider slap bracelets so that is what I used for the napkin rings. I also added a Count Dracula candy container to the center of my plates & attached another purple glittered spider to the plates, too.

Since I don't have any "Halloween" china (do any of you?) I printed off some bats & then laminated them & cut them to fit the border of my salad plates & attached with double-sided tape for a cool effect. Then I layered a pointed black witch's hat between the two plates.

Glamorous black satin stitched & beaded & sequined roses are very appropo.

Casper Ghost & a metal spider votive holder from Big Lots adds fun touches to the table top.
Any mummy can do this fun tablescape!!

I'm brewing up another fun tablescape scene for next Tuesday so please come visit again!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pink Saturday 9/27/08

Pink Saturday 9/27/08
Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is always our wonderful hostess for PINK SATURDAYS, so after you read my post, please hop over to hers here to see all the other PINK participants today!

My precious mother's birthday was this week, so thought I would share a family pic with you ~ the restaurant we ate at had a beautiful PINK parlor, just the perfect place for a BLOG pic!! I think Bertie & Lorena will like the furniture & decor' of this place!!

Mother's cake ~ PINK of course!! And roses because her middle name is ROSE!

I ordered a special something for my mother from my sweet PRH sister Rhea of Sweet N Shabby Roses & she included several extras in the package for lil ol me ~ just perfect for PINK SATURDAY!!

Our dear PRH sister Katie is a new grammy & we had a virtual shower for her & I won a prize in one of the shower games Rhea was hostess for ~ isn't this "Bless Our Nest" just too adorable?!? Rhea puts her heart & soul into everything she makes & she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! She now has a selling blog here & is our hostess for FIRST FRIDAY sales each month, so please check out her beautiful items!!

She always remembers birthdays, holidays, & everyone's likes & collections, so she also sent me this beautiful porcelain china hand with ROSES on it for my little "body parts" collection of hands!!

Of course it is my new favorite, and nope, Vic, you can't have it!! Vickie has an awesome collection of china hands, too!!

Rhea even included a cross-stitch magazine in my package! I spied some patterns for ROSES, a Santa, & some bunnies that will make wonderful bibs!! And look, on the front is more pretty PINKNESS for today! Thank you, Rhea, so very very much! I love you!

One of my newest little pieces I recently purchased to add to my purse collection.....

And my last piece of PINKNESS for the day, one of my favorite little pin money purses. To the right is a piece I cross-stitched years ago of a bunny, a summer hat, & a pink & green quilt.

I'm off to visit the rest of the pinkness now!

Happy PINK Saturday!

Friday, September 26, 2008


My sweet blogging friend Mary of Isabella's Closet made me my new Halloween banner ~ isn't it just bewitchingly boo-tiful?!?! Click here to see her banners for sale!

All the following items plus more are for sale this week on my selling blog, Angelic Accents a la Carte, so please click here if you are interested in any of these items.

Please visit all the other sellers who are participating in FFM by clicking the red polka dot button on my sidebar. There are some wonderful items just waiting for you!


Saturday, September 20, 2008



Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is always our wonderful hostess for PINK SATURDAYS, so after you read my post, please hop over to hers here to see all the other PINK participants today!

This little pink & white porcelain hinged box is from my own little collection. I just love the pretty dainty highlighted gold detailing on this.

This pink pillow caught my eye on a website, too. Very summery & light, don't you think?

This is a vintage pink sepia toned postcard I found on eBay. I didn't buy it, but isn't this flapper just the most?!?! Said it was postmarked 1931 France. My grandmother could have posed for this picture! There was a time when she wore her hair this way. Weren't those the good old days?!?!

Happy PINK SATURDAY to everyone!!


Friday, September 19, 2008



Today is Friday Flea Market & I have some wonderful goodies for you on my selling blog here called Angelic Accents a la Carte. For some reason I lost my post with today's items & I have to be away from home for most of the day, but when I return I'll try to post the following items below plus a few more!! Please check my selling blog again ~ there are lots of items from previous weeks, too, plus if you click on the red polka dot FFM button on my side bar it will take you to lots of other participants!
Here is a peek at some of what I'm offering this week!