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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.