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!!


Zoey said...

Great Halloween table!

This is the first time I have visited your blog. You are a very creative person.

I look forward to visiting again soon.

Brown-Eyes said...

Stephanie...you clever, clever girl...what a totally fun tablescape you did for us to see today! Your pewter cake stand is wonderful...Love it all!
;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Girl! Wow...what an imagination! I adore this tablescape...makes me want to throw a Hallowen party and copy this! Fun FuN FUN !

Connie said...

Only YOU could come up with something this darling and original AND with the music for it! LOL Bree and Autumn are so lucky to have a mom/nana as creative as you, sweet chickee! Of course, Kenny probably rolls his eyes at all this!! Hahahahahahaha,
Smooches for mum,
Ooooh, and do tell the gossip you shared on the way to doctors yesterday!! ;-)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Stephanic, so much fun!!! You did a wonderful job. I just love Fall decor.

Neabear said...

So clever. You had many good ideas to brew up this tablescape. Looking forward to seeing what else you may be brewing.

Myrna said...

Wow! Very creative!! You managed to make Halloween elegant!! :-)

salmagundi said...

Oh, how clever you are! I'm in love with that pewter cake stand and candelabra. Sally

laurie said...

How innovative you are! Cute, cute tablescape. I very much enjoyed visiting your blog, and I'm sure I'll be back. That antique, mirrored thingie is gorgeous! It must be fun to come to dinner at your house. Laurie, a/k/a bargainhunr

bj said...

That is the cutest Halloween table I've ever seen anywhere!! Absolutely precious and you are sooo full of talent ! GREAT job...
hugs, bj

imjacobsmom said...

This is so cool! You are so creative. I grabbed Jacob and made him take a look and he thinks this is cool, too. We're nabbing some of your ideas for a Halloween Party! ~ Robyn

RetiredAtLast said...

Way beyond anything I could imagine, much less do. Can't wait till next week. Fun from start to finish.

Jennifer said...

Steph,I just love your halloween table!My boys would go totaly crazy over it.I saw the vampire vacine at Targets too and wanted to get some when I go back,for the boys.Great table settig.Hugs,jen

decorator101 said...

What a fun party this would be to attend.. I love the pewter cake stand... is that one of the door prizes???lol.. hugs ~lynne~
aka decorator101 over at RMs

KatCollects said...

What a fun and fantastic table, LOVE it, you did a great job : )

Jennifer said...

Goodmornig Steph,I was thrilled to find out you were my swap partner.I'm really looking forward to it!!Hugs,Jen

Shirl said...

Hi Steph, on my goodness what a beautiful post. I love all your fun things on this tablescape. Everything is just more pretty and cute than the next. My grandson's would just love this, I'm going to show them when they come up. They appreciate nice homes and love monster stuff so this is double great for them.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my new blog!
Love You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Becky said...

How fun! Now that is a table full of great ideas.
So cute with Monster Mash playing in the background.
I really liked your pretty blue dish on the wall. I have a small collection of transferware.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Steph!
Congratulations on a new granson!!! When will he be born? How exciting, a little boy in the family! I bet he will be a doll!

LOVE your tablescape! My boys would freak over that! I love the vampire vaccines! I think I will have to get some of those!

I was happy to see you today :)
Big Hugs,

Miss Rhea said...

How cute !! :) Your vampire looks a little like Eddie Munster !! lol !! Love that cake stand !! :)

vickie said...

Hi Step, I've been "out of the loop" for the past couple of weeks.
Your Halloween Table is fantastic. Should be in a magazine. Love your pink Sat. items too, especially the HAND!!! Happy belated birthday to your wonderful Mom.
hugs to you.

jeanne said...

Stephanie, I love your festive tablescapes. A fun take for Halloween. Very clever.


Cathy said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I think the CV feature came out good too.

I just love your Halloween goodies. It's so hard to do Halloween now with a pink house!

xo Cathy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Stephanie!
Delightfully spooky table!!
Hugs, Sherry

Jessica said...

Stephanie~ you never cease to amaze me. You are so creative! Hugs to you friend,


tardevil said...

This is one of my favorite tablescapes for Halloween...if not my favorite. My husband drug home some skull from a yard sale Sat. and I couldn't believed he paid REAL money for it....but you give me hope! Maybe it's not so bad after all! I love the little guy hanging from the china cabinet. He's my favorite!