after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Monday, October 31, 2011

a spooky table for Halloween...

Welcome. I think I have finally figured a few things out about decorating for the holidays. I like it best when I incorporate what I have and just add a few things. I used to be so happy when I could put the Halloween things away. There was just too much stuff going on, especially the vulture, hung on the pull of the ceiling fan. He went round and around all month.

My sweet WB got these dessert plates from Pottery Barn. I am still pining over the skeletons plates that I didn't buy two years ago but I sure do like these.



This tea set and tray is a bit unusual. It is silverplate over copper. Because of the wear, the copper seems to glow through. Arizona is a big copper producer and I wonder if it was made here.








Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, Home Goods opened near us. He was irresistible to me. Unlike the vulture, I will be sorry to put him away.







Thank you for joining us.


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11 comments:

hannah said...

Hello again Barbara,
What magnificent displays for you halloween party.
Although I would prefer not to find a skeleton in my drink :-)

Dotti said...

Barbara ... you have the MOST magnificent table settings! You should do an online class.

Angie said...

Okay... These are ALL amazing photographs-with perfect depth of field, and wonderfully festive to boot! What lens are shooting with here? I want one! LOL... :) Love your photographs, Barbara!!

Marigene said...

Great Halloween table, Barbara! Your new little fellow is fabulous, love those eyes and smile...

Mary said...

Hi Barbara~ I barely resisted those PB plates~ I love how you've paired them with the tan, black & white! I also love the whimsy of your new acquistion~ HomeGoods near me has proofed to be lethal to my wallet :)

Oliag said...

This is marvelous! Love those plates your husband bought for you! For the last 30 years I have hung bats from the blades on my porch fan...my children will not let me stop:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Barbara!

This table is just absolutely adorable! You did a FABULOUS job, and that little guy is cute as can be. I can see why you hesitate to put him away after Halloween.

XO,

Sheila

lulumusing said...

And I like that you keep your table simple enough that I can actually imagine eating there. As always, your photos do great justice.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How absolutely cool this post is! I love the theme and the black and white color scheme. I also like those dishes...this is great!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the Haloween dishes and the tarnished silver with the skeleton...wow...so darned cute....

Entertaining Women said...

Saw the dessert plates at Pottery Barn. They add a wonderful touch of sophistication to a Halloween tables. Thank you for inviting us to the party and for stopping by my post for a visit. Cherry Kay