It's been too long since I did a tablescape. Mostly because I normally do the tablescape on the dining table located in my living room. Less traffic there, so the table stays nice.
But a little while back my hubby brought home his latest project to work on. Which is rebuilding a baby grand piano. So right now, the keyboard to said piano is sitting on the table I normally decorate.
So if I want to decorate a table, I now have to use the one in my family room/kitchen area. I actually love this table more than the one in the living room. It's just the family room/kitchen table is normally piled high with stuff.
But I decided to clean it off & decorate it for Halloween. Plus I wanted to show off the number plates I picked up at Target a few months back.
The table & chairs were actually my Great Grandmother's. I think they are from the 20's or the 30's. They sat in my parents shed for about 20 years before I rescued them a few years back. Unfortunately, it was in bad shape. But hubby & I fixed her up. I wish I had taken before photos. You would be amazed at the transformation. Someday I will do a post & show better photos of this beautiful table. But that would mean I would have to dust the bottom portion, which is a pain. And hubby does need to redo the top again.
That is why I covered it with this spider web lace. I picked up this fabric from Tai Pan Trading back in September. It came in a package of 5 yards for $12.00 (on sale). I made a table cloth with part of the fabric. I used this same lace to cover a couple of my pumpkins.
On top of the spider web lace I placed this skull damask table runner I had picked up at Kohl's. I got it on a 50% off sale, plus I had a coupon for additional 30% off. Got to love Kohl's. The only thing that would have made this runner better for this tablescape is if it had spiders instead of skulls. But I do have skull plates stashed away in the attic from last Halloween that will go perfectly with this. But you will have to wait until next year. At this point, I'm not getting down my old Halloween stuff.
I've been so crafty this Halloween. I don't normally make things, but being broke is quite a motivation. I made this black spider web out of black card stock. Martha showed me how. Martha's was better, of course. But then, she is Martha.
I was going to put glitter on mine, but got too lazy.
I did glitter up some plastic spider rings. Placed some on my candelabra.
I didn't use any name cards as this table setting is for my own family of four. I just assign them numbers.
The spider web napkins came from Home Goods. I think they were $5.00 for four napkins. Right in my price range.
When I first saw the number plates at Target, I knew I had to have them. It took me awhile before I actually broke down & purchased them. I wanted the number canisters too, but they were too pricey, so I passed. The salad plates were more affordable.
I did make these spider web votive holders. They were left over from my parents 50th wedding anniversary a few years back. And no, they didn't have the spider webs on them for my parents anniversary party (in case you were thinking, "What kind of people have spider webs at a 50th wedding anniversary party?"). I just added the spider webs for this Halloween. I used a toothpick & white glue to draw on a spider web. Then I covered the glue with black glitter.
Looks like I need to brush off some more glitter. This was such an easy project.
I was on a roll making spider webs. I decided to make more. I picked up a dry erase pen from Dollar Tree & drew spider webs on my little glass hurricanes. Best part, it wipes right off after Halloween. Love it!!!
I placed the smaller glass hurricane inside a larger one. The smaller ones came from Dollar Tree last year. The larger glass hurricanes came from Walmart about 5 years ago. I think you can still find both at both stores.
I then used candle stickum to stick the hurricanes on top of a large crystal candlestick to give it some height.
The large candelabra in the middle I've had for years. It was originally silver, I painted it white & then distressed it. Added some acrylic crystals and garland. The black tapers came from Michael's. The glass tray below is actually the top portion of a cake pedestal. It broke off the base & I've been too lazy to glue it back together.
That is not entirely true. I did use E6000 glue but it did not hold. I need something stronger. Until then. I'm using it as a tray.
I'll shut up now & just let you look at photos.
I did use 2 glittered spider rings on the base of each goblet. I like how it gives it a little spooky bling. I love the look of glitter, but it gets everywhere.
Well I hope you enjoyed my tablescape. I always have grander plans, but then I get too lazy, or procrastinate too long. So you seem to get the watered down version of my vision.
But I'm still happy with the watered down version. I hope you are too. Let me know what you think.
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch