Itsy Bitsy Spiders

I did a table setting for a charity event this week. I picked a theme that I have done before but my table is a long rectangle and this table was small and round so I had to rework things a bit.

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The theme is black widow spiders. Ironically we have them in the back yard and I hate them but it makes for a fun table setting. I have to admit looking at the beaded ones crawling up the cloche makes me shudder just a bit. I found them on Etsy, that site never fails me when I am looking for accents for my tables.

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I found the spider plates on Etsy, I love those spindly legs! I bought the black glass plates somewhere while we were on vacation a few years ago but I can’t remember where. They are made by Luminarc France. They were really cheap so I bought white ones as well. The dinner plate is red Fiesta, I actually use these plates for my every day dishes. The flatware is made by D & D Inox in Italy. I bought it at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales during a major sale a few years ago. There are similar patterns available online now. This set pops up quite a bit in my table settings. The charger came from Crate and Barrel a few years ago. I love the way it kind of looks like a spider web here.

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The black widow spider place card holders came from Pottery Barn a few years ago. I have ants as well. It is blocked in this photo but there is a red hour glass on the back. A couple of the beaded spiders are actually pins that can be worn but I don’t think I would ever do that! I would keep thinking it was a real spider!

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The spider glasses came from Etsy, the same person who did the small spider plates. The red goblets are my Waterford Marquis. I seem to use them constantly in table settings lately.

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The quilt topper was made by someone on Etsy, it matches the theme so well. Everything just kind of came together after I saw it and chose the colors. I bought the vintage white damask napkins on ebay. I found the spider web napkin rings on Amazon. I have started looking there first because sometimes shipping is free.

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Can’t remember where I bought the glass cloche, I have had it for several years. The stand is white plastic, I love things that are plastic and more difficult to break! Can’t remember where I found it. I keep lots of candles on hand, different colors and sizes. This tablescape was very popular at the show. A few people told me it was the best one there so I am pleased.