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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome to my web

Welcome to my web, but do not be scared. 
It's a friendly place to be,
at this table set for you and me.


The dishes are just like celebs
on this tablecloth made of webs.





I invited my best friends you see, 
with their beaded legs, don't flee!

This charming find is holding high
a Mikasa votive won as a prize.

Black pebbles make a great base
for the votive to keep it safe.
Jill Gurule sent Senor Huesos
who is lost without his missus!
We left her in Santa Fe,
So we'll have to go back another day.



A gnarly tree is center stage
with die cuts that are all the rage.
Mr. Spook came from far away
so that he too could come and play.
 





Darling plates await the salad
Each one sings a different ballad.
Beneath the tree a tray peaks out
another spider here to give a shout.
Skull chargers stacked with dishes,
Wedgwood, Pfaltzgraff to fill your wishes.
Oneida came to save the day...
While pumpkins and crystal dare not play

Votives are a perfect place; 
for spiders to highlight their space.

Come on in and find your space, 
check the markers for your face.






As dusk casts it's luminous glow
I hope you won't just go!!
Glad you came to enjoy the sight,
and hope you leave without a bite!!!


Cast:
The friendly spider host - The Dollar Tree
Tablecloth - TJMaxx
Napkins - World Market
Pumpkin wine glasses, skull chargers, tombstones - The Dollar Tree
White dishes - Wedgwood Windsor
Halloween plates - Pfaltzgraff Halloween 2009 & 2010
Web votives; ghost pillar - HomeGoods
Crystal votives - Mikasa Cheers in swirl pattern (thanks Mikasa!!)
Black Candlestick - Big Lots
Crystal goblets - Mikasa Park Lane
Oneida Stainless
Gnarly tree - Michael's
Die Cuts - QuicKutz
Bead spiders - United Market Street

I'll be linking to Table Scape Thursday's at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to run by and look at all the other treats in store for you this week.

37 comments:

Kuby said...

This is a spectacular wonderland and I love your poem!!

Debbie said...

Your Halloween plates are just adorable! I had fun looking at all of them. My favorite part of the whole table was that tree in the centerpiece. Very creative and fun!!

xinex said...

This is so awesome, Marlis! Beautiful, whimsical and spooky. Love the poem too!...Christine

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis -- what a fun and whimsical table. Those Pfaltzgraf plates are so fun -- I's loving the mummy. I love how the candlesticks look like a round orb. Also love the black candlesticks. The spiders are such a fun touch too. Joni

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You created such a darling table, and I really enjoyed your clever poem, too! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Halloween holiday!
Cheers, Andrea

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun table-love it! The plates are just too cute and the Mikasa votives are beautiful-enjoy:@)

Sherry said...

Marlis,
This is fabulous! I love so much! Love the tree, the dishes, the lantern, and it was very fun. You did a great job with this table.
Happy Halloween!
Sherry

Pat said...

Wonderful Halloween table, Marlis!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, I love your friendly/spooky table! I think your candlesticks match my mugs--wish I had seen them! Your centerpiece tree is wonderful and the poem is so much fun! Happy Halloween! Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Ooooh, scary, but really well done! You have so many unique Halloween things, from that spider web tablecloth, to the chargers, ETC! Great job!

Happy Halloween!

Katherine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How spooktacular! Love those bejeweled spiders!

Pattie T. said...

I love those Halloween plates! I had no idea Pfaltzgraff made such a thing.

Jacqueline said...

Wonderfully scary. The spider webs are fantastic. I love, love, love the jeweled spiders crawling up over the plates. I NEED those! They are almost truly scary, almost realistic. I would love to sit down to a meal, but I bet there might be a spider missing when I left!!!

Marlis said...

Jacqueline, the spiders are from Katherine's Collection. I've looked on line and can't find them.. I loved them too.

craftyles said...

I love the Halloween plates with different scenes on each one. Cute tree and spider webs. Wonderful scape!

The Tablescaper said...

Luv'in those phatastical spiders. Wish they would spin their way over to my my web.

- The Tablescaper

Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

LOVE your plates and the jewel spiders!! What a great table!

Be sure to stop by to sign up for my first ever giveaway.

Happy Halloween!

lulumusing said...

Marlis, my friend, you've got the spirit and your webbed table looks like a most fun place to be.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what an awesome table, I love all the decorations and the colors.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Love the table! Those bead spiders are my favorite. So unique!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

Mary said...

I got ensnared in your wonderful web of a tablescape! Love those skull chargers :-)

Celly B said...

Great table--those jeweled spiders are fabulous! I also love those Halloween plates. I like Halloween tables that are cute, not gruesome, and those plates are adorable!
Thanks for stopping by and for the birthday wishes!

Laura said...

Marlis-
This is all amazing.
What a gift you have-
in writing as well.
Well done!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Maria said...

My favorite Halloween table, ever!!!! I have the same tablecloth and now you've given me some terrific ideas to try out! Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This is a wonderful table! I love the centerpiece and the jeweled spiders!

Donna

Kathy said...

Amazing dishes and accessories! Quite a terrifying table!
Kathy

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Love your "friendly" Halloween table, Marlis! Your creative spirit really shows through in this one! Love those Halloween plates. And thanks for your visit this week!

A Perfect Setting said...

Love your Halloween tree! Great job putting everything together, so cute! I enjoyed it!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Cute table just a little too many spiders for me! lol

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my gosh...I LOVE those beaded spiders! Those are so cool! I've never heard of the place you bought them. I'll have to go online and check it out. I hope you and yours have a really fun Halloween weekend...spiders and all!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a fun post! What a coincidence that we both did rhymes for our tablescape this week. Yours is so cute, and so your table. Love those salad plates and the pumpkin goblets. All of your spiders and webs are great! Well done! laurie

Marlis said...

Alycia, United is a grocery store!! the brand is Kathryn's collection.. good luck, let me know if you find any!

Barbara said...

This table is just SO much fun! I love all your detail. You have some wonderful treasures.

Anita said...

Oh Marlis, this is just fabulous!! I have seen those crystal glasses and did not know what they were, and I find out they are Mikasa??? I love those especially!! And the plates are just adorable!!

Deb S. said...

I dont like to call spiders gorgeous, BUT these ARE! Love them!
Your table is a TREAT! Happy Halloween!!!

Dreamgoddess said...

What a wonderful table! I love your plates and the gorgeous stemware. Your Halloween tree is a cute touch.

Beth said...

Marlis, Your table is spook-tacular! I love the jewelled spiders and most of all, the salad plates. The total look is put together beautifully!
Beth

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