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.

Have a Heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Finally home in February on Valentine’s Day so I can do a Valentine’s Day table, we are usually traveling this time of year. This is a simple table with red and white. I used a few of my vintage Valentine hankies that I collected for a while. The glasses are Waterford Marquis, I have goblets and iced beverage glasses, these are some of my favorites, used in many tablescapes. Tablescapers always want to know where everything comes from so they can replicate the design themselves.

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The red heart napkin rings and napkins came from Pier1 this year and I found the heart place card holders on Etsy. I have had the red metal wreath that is hanging on the hutch for many years. I found the felt heart garland on Amazon this year. Found the small red hearts scatter at Sur La Table on sale.

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Place mats are from Pier1. I found the white chargers at Crate and Barrel a few years ago. They are called Riviera and are made in Portugal by Paola Navone. They are really heavy and the edge design works well with many of my dinner plates. The red heart dinner plate and red heart salad plates are both made by Bordallo Pinheiro in Portugal. The heart salad plate is one of my favorite plates, the design is really unique. The white scalloped plate breaks up the red plates and is called Butterfly Meadow Cloud by Lenox. The red flatware is called Jubilee and it is made by Cambridge. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays and I love this red and white design!

Winter White

Out of the Winter’s Chill

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My daughter wanted to have a dinner party at our house for her friends who live nearby. She had an idea about the tablescape she wanted to do, a winter theme with all white. We tweaked the idea a bit and settled on white and gray with silver and glass accents. I found the tall glass compote at an estate sale and my husband bought it for me for one of my Valentine’s Day presents. My daughter arranged the flowers, she did an amazing job! My daughter’s friend made the darling cookies, they were a great hit with everyone! I found the two crystal candelabras at a local consignment store. They both had been mended so I got a really good deal on them. The candles were amazing, they never dripped. I need to find out who makes them and I will add it here later.

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Love the candle glow!

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It was a bit cozy but just enough room.

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The small silver snowflakes are actually place card holders that we decided not to use. I can’t remember where I bought them or the snowflake napkin rings but you can find similar ones online. The white beaded charger came from Williams-Sonoma a few years ago and is called Antique Beaded. We used my daughter’s china, the pattern is called St. Moritz by Wedgewood. The goblets are my daughter’s as well, the pattern is Kelsey by Waterford. The flatware is Vietri Aladdin in gray and I got it on sale at Bloomingdale's.  During the year they sometimes have really great sales on their flatware. I love the frosted color and the weave design. The silver placemats probably came from Pier 1 a few years ago. I found the snowflake tablecloth and the dotted napkins at HomeGoods a few years ago. I love the way the shiny placemats, napkin rings, and snowflakes on the tablecloth all work together. One of our most favorite tablescapes so far!

Happy Halloween! Best Witches!

For a change I did a purple, black, and white table this year for Halloween. I picked the theme black witches last year and started gathering what I needed. The table runner was made by someone on Etsy and the colors worked perfectly for what I wanted to do. I also got the napkins on Etsy as well as the witch napkin rings. I saw a witch design I liked and asked if they could make napkin rings, I really love the way they turned out.

For a change I did a purple, black, and white table this year for Halloween. I picked the theme black witches last year and started gathering what I needed. The table runner was made by someone on Etsy and the colors worked perfectly for what I wanted to do. I also got the napkins on Etsy as well as the witch napkin rings. I saw a witch design I liked and asked if they could make napkin rings, I really love the way they turned out.

The witch centerpieces came from Pier1. They were a distressed black and I am not a fan of distressed wood so my hubby spray painted them for me, love the way they turned out. The black studded pumpkin is from Pier1 as well as the place mats. Pier1 has good sales from time to time. The chargers are Bormioli Rocco Inca in purple and I bought them on sale on Amazon. Have a few other colors of this one, it is really heavy glass. The picture looks dark but it is a really pretty purple color. Found the purple goblets at HomeGoods. I was able to get 6 at one store and 6 at another one. The black goblets came from Ebay, they are Premiere by the Libbey Glass Company.

The witch centerpieces came from Pier1. They were a distressed black and I am not a fan of distressed wood so my hubby spray painted them for me, love the way they turned out. The black studded pumpkin is from Pier1 as well as the place mats. Pier1 has good sales from time to time. The chargers are Bormioli Rocco Inca in purple and I bought them on sale on Amazon. Have a few other colors of this one, it is really heavy glass. The picture looks dark but it is a really pretty purple color. Found the purple goblets at HomeGoods. I was able to get 6 at one store and 6 at another one. The black goblets came from Ebay, they are Premiere by the Libbey Glass Company.

The silverware is Zaffiro Flatware, I think I got it on sale at Neiman Marcus. Over the years I bought 6 different colors because I love the way it looks. The dinner plate is Fiesta in purple, it is actually lighter in color than the photo shows. The white plate is more for spring tables but the butterfly design is hidden. It is by Lenox and is called Butterfly Meadow Cloud. I think I found them at HomeGoods. The black plate is by 10 Strawberry Street, I think it came from HomeGoods as well. I looked and looked for months for a plate with a witch on it but I wanted black and white only, no orange. Lots of witch plates but none black and white. I finally found these on Ebay, Crate and Barrel sold them a few years ago. I bought the black house place card holders on Ebay but they have them at Target, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. It all came together finally, worked on this one for a long time!

The silverware is Zaffiro Flatware, I think I got it on sale at Neiman Marcus. Over the years I bought 6 different colors because I love the way it looks. The dinner plate is Fiesta in purple, it is actually lighter in color than the photo shows. The white plate is more for spring tables but the butterfly design is hidden. It is by Lenox and is called Butterfly Meadow Cloud. I think I found them at HomeGoods. The black plate is by 10 Strawberry Street, I think it came from HomeGoods as well. I looked and looked for months for a plate with a witch on it but I wanted black and white only, no orange. Lots of witch plates but none black and white. I finally found these on Ebay, Crate and Barrel sold them a few years ago. I bought the black house place card holders on Ebay but they have them at Target, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. It all came together finally, worked on this one for a long time!