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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yo Ho Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me



Edited 4/9: I was asked to link this to Bird's Party

Edited 4/6/10: I am linking this post to the Celebration Inspiration Party over at Under the Table & Dreaming. I made this pirate tablescape for Halloween, but it would also work for a pirate party. Enjoy!


Shiver me timbers!!! It's time for another tablescape. It's been far too long since this pirate gal last participated in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. If you haven't visited her blog, you are definitely a Scallawag. So come aboard and visit my Pirate tablescape, just in time for Halloween. And don't worry, I won't make you walk the plank. Unless you didn't bring treats!!!

Well start off with my first try with my Pirate table for Halloween. Arghhh!!! Not bad, but I wasn't satisfied.


Second & final try, now I'm happier. I switched out the white spider table cloth for a black one. You can't really see the spiders on this one, but trust me, they are there.

Can anyone tell me what else is different between the two?

My favorite thing is the treasure chest.

The pirate plates are plastic & came from Dollar Tree. I love that store!!!

I placed them on my white charger plates that came from Amazon. I love these charger plates. They go with almost all my plates.


The silverware came from Marshall's some time back. I don't remember who the maker is. They were on clearance. So I love them. The white napkins were a clearance item from Walmart. The silver napkin rings I got at Goodwill while on vacation this summer.
The plastic skull candy cups came from the 99 cent only store. I'm using them to hold battery operated tea light candles.

The goblets are from Walmart. I wrapped a skull bracelet from the 99 cent only store around the stem. I got 4 bracelets for 99 cents.
A close up of the skull bracelet. I'm into skulls this year.
A photo with just candle light.

Here is the treasure chest. I love how this turned out. I found the metal chest at a local thrift store for $2.00. I didn't have to do anything to it. It was painted cream on the outside & gold on the inside. I added some creepy cloth as lining. Added a silver pedestal with a skull candle holder, a small silver tray and all my costume jewelry. Well, almost all of it. If a pirate breaks into my house this week, they will have it easy on finding my loot.

Doesn't this remind you of the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland?
A mini skeleton keeps guard over the treasure.

I can't remember where this skull candle holder came from. I have a battery operated tea light candle in him as well. I placed him on the silver pedestal.




I've had the silver candlesticks for years. The crystal bobeches came from Bombay company on clearance. I miss that store. They had the best clearance stuff.

More skeletons keep guard on the table.

Another view of the table.

Did I tell you that I love how this treasure chest turned out?

I need to win the lottery so I can buy real jewels. But it's hard to win when you don't play.

Dead man's chest!!!




Do you recognize this pirate?


Sorry, but no rum will be served at this party. Just pepsi!!!

I've got to run now. Captain Jack Sparrow is at my door. Are you jealous? I thought so. Have a happy & safe Halloween. Jack & I will be handing out candy to all the other little pirates.

But before I go, I'll just leave you with this. Enjoy!!!


52 comments:

  1. Kim, I ♥ your table...you are so creative. That treasure chest is absolutely fabulous! The skull plates are great, too.

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  2. Ahoy there!This looks fabulous. The plates are great and the napkins looked great either way but I do like them better in the 2nd picture!
    My 9YO son would lOVE this.
    Best wishes, NM.

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  3. love that chest full of booty :D

    the spiders scare me though so i like the second table better LOL :D

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  4. What a great tablescape. I love the treasure chest, you have draped it beautifully with all kinds of wonderful things. The skulls and skeletons are really "scary". Have a fun halloween. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I like the first table cloth. It makes the plates and stuff pop!!!

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  6. Wow! Totally over the top fabulous! And while I liked the first table cloth, I love the second one even more. Beautiful job, or should I say, AARRGGHH Matey!

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  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I love this table! This is by far my most favorite tablescape! I never participate in this party, I just look! I need to send my daughter a link to this, because she wants to have a pirate party, and she needs to see how to do it right! She'll love that alot of it is from Dollar Tree, because she's in college and has no money! I just love it!

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  8. Cute table! I like the bracelets around the stems & the treasure chest! Happy Halloween!

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  9. I spy different candlesticks and you put the napkins on the table. Do I win a prize? LOL! You did a great job.

    Actually, I stopped by to let you know I finally got my giveaway posted and it's got a few pops of red if you're interesed.

    Got Wind down there? It's been terrible up here for two days.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  10. Shiver me timbers Kimmy!! I found the treaure map that lead me here!

    Now hand over that there treasure chest, or I'll have to make ya walk the plank!! heeheehee!

    Very spooky and fun tablecape!!

    Happy Halloween!!

    Sherri:)

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  11. I love the treasure chest also, it is so cool with the skelton hanging on the side with all the wonderful bounty inside, love the whole setting scary and piratey..

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  12. Hi KIm !
    I do like the black tablecloth sooo much better - good eye !
    Love the treasure chest and the little touches like the bracelets on the goblets - I am stealing that idea :o) Everything is great down to your dollar store plates and I heart those chargers - job well done and sooooooo spooky !
    Kammy

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  13. Very creative. It looks fabulous. The pirate chest is a perfect centerpiece.

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  14. What a fun table! Love the treasure chest!
    Happy Halloween!

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  15. super fun! Our football team mascot is a pirate- I may have to use some of these ideas for our annual bowl game party. Thanks for sharng

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  16. Super cool tablescape! Awesome job.

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  17. I miss Bombay, too. I used to check out their website once a month. Great find on the napkin rings and I love the idea of putting the skull bracelets around the glass stems.

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  18. I love your table! I love, love, love the chargers. I am putting those on my Christmas list. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  19. How fun! I love the treasure chest, but I think wrapping the skull bracelets around the stem of the glass is my favorite! Great idea - you've got me thinking of ways to dress up my glasses.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. I LOVE your tablescape! Very creative and the treasure chest was the icing on the cake...great job!!
    Jane

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  21. Oh Kim, you are one talented lady! LOVE this table, especially the treasure chest idea. To to cute!
    And I might steal that one for next year. Would be fun with my crown things and things I have because of our last name of Queen.
    Have a Happy Halloween!!
    Linda Q

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  22. The whole fleet will have fun there!

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  23. What a cool tablescape. I adore the treasure chest full of jewels.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  24. totally original & too "cute" for sure, matie!

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  25. Now, that is a fun table! Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek at mine. Hope you'll come back again.

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  26. Kim, what a clever tablescape! I think your treasure chest looks so fabulous. Love all of the extra little touches in this tablescape. And those plastic plates are perfect. Great job! laurie

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  27. Oh Kim, first I love that treasure chest. You are so creative! The skulls around the goblet. So wonderful. You did a great job.

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  28. You have such a talent for display! You could SO do this for a living! Wouldn't that be fun?!

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  29. That is way cute! You have a real knack for setting a fun and festive table!
    Best of luck in my giveaway!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  30. What a fun tablescape - I love it! And mmm... Johnny Depp!!!

    Leann

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  31. Great table Kim! Love all the detail you put into this....and you gotta love Johnny Depp! :)

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  32. What a terrific table scape, just love the treasure chest...oh and a bit of Jack Sparrow too ;)

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  33. A different approach to a Halloween 'scape and I LOVE it! The pirate idea is fantastic and you did a terrific job making it "real". The skull plates are so striking (even if plastic) and that treasure chest is just PERFECT!!! I think I'll go back and have another look at it all!

    DD

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  34. Oh Kim I love your table this week...and what a finish to your post! SIGH!! The heart's pounding!
    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  35. What a cute table! Love those skull plates. What a clever idea about decorating your glasses. I saw severalalloween glasses to use with tablescapes, but they were so expensive! Your glasses are just as cute and you didn't spend a lot of money.
    D

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  36. Kim
    you are truly the Queen!! Love all your mix on this table, the skull & crossbones, and all that silver!!! Love the napkin rings!!
    But that treasure chest is TDF!!!!!

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  37. Hi Kim,
    You did a fantastic job! The treasure chest is amazing ... you really interpreted the look beautifully. I'll bet Captain Jack Sparrow would feel right at home seated at your delightfully spooky Pirate table!

    Happy Halloween!
    Bill

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  38. Wow, you've put together a great themed table setting!

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  39. OMG what a scary table. I love it. You changed it by putting the napkins on the table next to the silverware. You took the 2 black candle sticks off and added 4 glass holders and white candles.

    Love the change. The shinny glass added the extra.

    cindy@stitches

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  40. Shiver me timbers, if Captain Jack was at my door he could have all my goodies. lol

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  41. This is so cute -- I love how your treasure chest turned out! Have fun with Captain Jack -- you lucky girl!

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  42. LOOOOVE your table! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    i live close to you, small world.

    Janice

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  43. This is totally fabulous!

    And I just got those same white charger plates!!!

    Hugs, Lana

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  44. I spotted the differences!!
    You changed the tablecloth, added prism-ed candlesticks and took the napkins out of the glasses!
    I so smart!
    I have a question for you:
    What was the menu?

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  45. Thanks so much for joining the Celebration Party! This table looks like it is straight from a movie scene ~ simply divine! I can totally see Captain Jack Sparrows sitting down eating some grub! This is one classy pirate table! Amazing job!

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  46. That is the scariest, most beautiful table ever! :)

    I'm having a PARTY Link Party over at BirdCrafts.blogspot.com and this would be a perfect post to link up!

    Hope to see you there? It's going until Friday with a "Show off" of the favourites this Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Bird

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  47. This table is fab!!!!! Love it!!!

    Great Job!

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  48. You already know what I think of your party, but here goes again: I LOVE IT!!!

    Who need real jewels when yours look this good! fabulous chest darling! :)

    Check out Bird Crafts to see if you've been featured tomorrow!

    Thanks again for linking up!

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  49. Wow, great table. I am saving this in my Halloween file.

    Susan
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/

    Share it at www.crashthisparty.com

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  50. Hi!

    Your darling party has been featured at Bird Crafts!
    Check it out here: BirdCrafts.blogspot.com

    Thanks again for linking up to my Link Party!

    There's one happening next month too, starting on the 1st Monday and lasting all week
    with a Show Off on the Sunday!

    Don't miss it! :)

    Hugs,
    Bird

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  51. Hi Kim! I'll be featuring your tablescape today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks so much for joining the Celebration Party!

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  52. I am throwing a Pirate Halloween party this year and this is perfect! I won't steal your loot, but I might commandeer those ideas!

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