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Friday, September 17, 2010

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me. Encore.

Shiver me timbers!!! It's been far too long since this pirate gal last put together a tablescape. And Donna over at Funky Junk is having a special catagory for tablescapes this week for her Saturday Nite Special blog party.

If you haven't visited her blog, you are definitely a Scallawag. So come aboard and visit my Pirate tablescape, just in time to get you in the mood for Halloween. And don't worry, I won't make you walk the plank. Unless you didn't bring treats!!!

My favorite thing is the treasure chest.

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

I placed them on my white charger plates that came from Amazon (again last year). 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 last 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. And sorry, they were a purchase from last year as well. Everything in this tablescape is from last year.

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.

But before I go, I'll just leave you with this. Enjoy!!!
And for those of you who are regulars to my blog. Yes, I cheated. This is actually my Halloween tablescape from last year. But I just love this tablescape & I had to share it again. I hope you don't mind.

Besides, Chari over at Happy to Design has a blog party called Sunday Favorites. We are suppose to repost something from the past. So there!


  1. I Love this!!!! I am so excited that you reposted this. I was telling my daughter about a tablescape with a cool treasure chest that I saw on a blog, but couldn't remember which blog. Surprise! It was you!! This is so amazing. You are so creative!You really did a great job on this tablescape. Thanks again for reposting!~Ames

  2. Your pirate treasure chest looks amazing! I can't get over how fantastic it looks. I adore it! Great tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG! Kim, this is the best themed table I have did a fantastic job putting it together. That treasure chest is so fabulous! I love that you have used crystal and silver with the plastic...those skull plates are are the bracelets you have wrapped around the are just so creative. Have a great weekend, girlfriend!

  4. Kim, I so happy you shared this table again. It is full of fabulous details. You pulled togethe one fantastic themed table here. The treasure chest is such fun, as are all the skull details. Bravo!

  5. Your pirate table is amazing, Kim! It deseves to be reposted. I like all of the thrifty finds, the treasure chest is so cool. I was just just at Disneyland last night, they just decorated it for the holidays in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" theme. It took us 40 minutes to get on the ride. There were a million billion people there, so we didn't stay to go on "Pirates", as we normally would. But your table definetly reminds me of the ride. Take care, Mary :O)

  6. Very cool tablescape! I brought treats, can I have Capn Jack Sparrow? lol.

  7. Kim, I stopped in to see this fab tablescape again tonight. Hope you'll stop in to see me over at the QCI blog where I'm sharing a tea party for Sunday Favorites.
    ~ Sarah

  8. Kim,

    This is such a great tablescape! I may have to try to duplicate this for my boys...even though they are grown they love Pirates of the Carribean!! You have so many wonderful details and jewels on the table...would make any pirate jealous! Thanks for the eye candy and yes I love Jack Sparrow!! Have a great Sunday!!!

    Miss Bloomers

  9. You never disappoint where Halloween is concerned! I will NEVER forget how you decked out your house last year. WOW. And this is equally so! You have an amazing touch for putting things together. VERY cool tablescape indeed!

    (send Jack my way when you've had enough of him...)


  10. Love it! I'm planning a pirate captains table this week. Hope to see you Thursday.

  11. Very fun and scary tablescape. You know how to add whimsy with elegance. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great way to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day! I have ne' seen such a glorious settin' o' piratey goods.
    I am going to add a link to you on me own post. (Pirates steal.)

  13. I never saw this last year and am so glad I did this year!!! I am usually not into Halloween decor much but your tablescape looks classy and elegant even though it is Halloween! I just love how you used only black and white and the treasure chest is not only a great idea but you've filled it perfectly, again keeping your colour scheme. The crystal bobeches on your candlesticks just "make it" in my opinion. I'm going back to look again!


  14. Oooh aarrgh me hearties! I'm loving this :o) What a great idea, looks fabulous.

  15. Hi Kim...

    Girlfriend, I don't remember seeing this tablescape last glad that you posted it again for Sunday Favorites!'s awesome!!! Definitely deserving of a second showing! I do declare that this has got to be the most exquisite pirates/halloween table that I've ever seen! Ooh...I was eyeing all that pretty loot in "Deadman's Chest"! Love, love, LOVE that crown necklace with the keys! Ohhh...and I spotted a beautiful fleur de lis as well! Love it! Kim, you always do the most creative tables...this was a real treat!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  16. Quite an amazing table. Must be a blast to have dinner at your house at Halloween. The treasure chest is superb! Great, great job, even if it was from last year.

  17. This is fabulous!! The treasure chest with all the jewels is my favorite! Good job!


  18. Just found your blog. OMG I love your decorations. I'm so into skulls this year and loving the skull plates! Your whole tablescape is fabulous!!!!!

  19. Kim,
    I don't do much with skeletons for the fall decor, but, if I did, I would absolutely copy your treasure chest centerpiece. It is awesome!!!

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

  20. Absolutely my favorite Halloween tablescape I have seen thus far this season!