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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Tablescape.

I am re-running a tablescape that I did for Halloween last year.    This is a fun idea for an easy tablescape, and something the children will love.

A happy Jack-O-Latern, all aglow.

I placed the pumpkin on a cake stand in a bed of faux leaves and surrounded by a variety of pumpkins and corn from the Dollar Tree.

Black tablecloth and orange napkins and candles for a real Halloween color scheme.

The candles give such a pretty glow in the evening.

I've used the little leaf bowls from Walmart to hold the candles.

The black stemmed wine glass and the clear goblet both came from the Dollar Tree.

Each placesetting is set with my everyday flatware, orange napkins from GW and wood napkin rings from Pier One.

The leaf plates came from Marshalls on sales for $1 each.

The black and white plates are also from Marshalls for $1 ea and the white plate is the famous Gibson dishes from Big Lots all sitting on a rattan placemat.

This is the happiest pumpkin, he just loves to be all lit up.

A view of the table all set for some ghosts and goblins to join the table.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits and hope you come back soon.

My son got here from Oregon last night, and I am so thrilled.  We are talking non stop and catching up.  Such a blessing to see him.  Now that guest bedroom is full.  Love that.

I am joining the following parties:
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Pamela at From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace At Home    


  1. I love it! Must look for those black stemmed wine glasses at DT! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I love the black and white plates! I wish I could find some for $1. Marty, you find the best deals.

  3. Marty, your table looks really sweet with the happy faced pumpkin as the centerpiece. You decorated your table with minimal expense and I like that! Pamela

  4. So cute!! Love the pumpkin in the center and the black and white plates!

  5. Love it Marty! So cute and festive!! I love your dishes!

  6. This is such a pretty table & I love that darling pumpkin centerpiece!

  7. Marty, what a cheerful Halloween table! Love it!

  8. Oh Marty that looks so pretty! Love your black and white dishes.
    I know your enjoying having your son their with you!

  9. Oh Marty, this one is great, I'm so glad you posted, as I don't remember seeing it. Beautiful, happy end cheery table and why not elegant too!! I love it.

  10. I love the jack o lantern as the centerpiece. This is so great for Halloween night :-)

  11. The black and white plates give Halloween and elegant boost!

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Enjoy your blog. Your table is beautiful. I've added the follower gadget at the end of my blog and would love for you to be a follower. Thanks.

  13. Gorgeous tablescape, the jack o lantern is so cute! XO ~Liz

  14. How cute Marty! I agree, that has to be the happiest Jack-O-Lantern I have ever seen!! Enjoy your day, Gail

  15. Hello Lady M???

    Wow! Halloween? I am not so over the Summer as of yet. I just started my Fall but I saw the ladies around preparing for the Halloween Party. OMG!!! I will be so late in everything. I am in Beijing & in The Philippines and talking tea and soon wellness §;-) and I am so sad when I know you will be having a cloché party. OMG (second time around)I won't make it... I will be coming back home on the 24th of October,

    Well, hope I can find somewhere here with their clochés UP *LoL so, I can ask and so I can join *giggles...

    Happy mid-week, to you and your dear DH.

    Greetings from a hottie Philippines...

  16. The white teeth of the jack o lantern makes me smile.

    Can't wait for the cloche party!

  17. Wow! You got some real deals! I love those white leaf plates for a buck a piece!! It all makes for a great table. I hope you have a nice visit with your son!

  18. Great deals and I love the black and white dishes and the leaf plates. You get the best deals. I also love the pumpkin centerpiece.


  19. Marty!! I love your ideas on the tablescape for Halloween! It looks fantabulous! :D Love the layering of white and black and white plates. Cute little Jack-o-lantern too. Enjoy your visit with your son.

  20. Cute and classy at the same that. I really like the idea of using the cake stand to elevate the jack-o-lantern. Hope all is well on your end!

  21. Marty, love the tablescape. The pumpkins are still great decorations!

  22. This is the cutest table.. I love Mr. Happy Punkin! The black and white dishes really sparkle on this table.. xo marlis

  23. Cute! Cute! What a fun smiley pumpkin centerpiece. Love the black and white plates, too.

  24. What a fun and whimsical Halloween tablescape, Marty! I love the pumpkin!

  25. Hi Marty, beautiful table! The jack-o-lantern is a great centerpiece, nice job!

  26. Marty I love your jack o lantern tablescape!! Thanx for taking the time to come to my party. Hope your week is going well.

  27. That's a great Tablescape Marty. I love how the pumpkin looks on the pedestal. I don't remember this from last year- I'm glad you reported it!

  28. Super cute! The eclectic combo of textures really makes it work and the candlelight photos are irresistible...I'm going to check my candle supply now!

  29. That IS a really happy pumpkin!!! Most I see have a really freaky, frighteningly evil grin, but yours looks truly happy! This is a table that I think both children AND adults would really like! I didn't see this last year, so it's new to me! Very festive!!! Enjoy your weekend!

  30. I love your table scape, so very pretty and festive! Have a great week end!

  31. Such a great pumpkin for your centerpiece Marty. It really sets off the table. I love the table for adults and I am sure kids will like it too. Great job.

  32. That is absolutely adorable Marty! It totally makes me want to come over for a delicious lunch! Enjoy and Happy Halloween! :-)

  33. This is such a fun yet pretty Halloween table. I really like it a lot! I am glad you did a rerun on it! Sorry so late for visting! Thank you for joining TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

  34. Just lovely Marty! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  35. Hi Marty, I loved your blog. It is amazing.
    These ideas are really interesting for halloween.


  36. That happy jack-o-lantern is the star of this table! SO cute! I have the same black stemmed glasses too. Love the candles in the leaf bowls, great idea. XO, Pinky