Schumann Wild Rose

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween 2 - Spiders

Spiders are a much maligned insect. They are definitely ugly. They do not make good pets. Their webs are never welcomed. But they make a great addition to a Halloween table (that is - if they are plastic.) Pat and I decided to use these hairy little guys are the starting point to our table this week. Admittedly, Pat wasn't as enthusiastic about them as I was, but like the "trooper" that she is, she gathered up dishware, flatware, glasses, and yes, spiders for the tablescape. Her daughter was over for a marathon run this weekend through the redwoods - naturally, we got her involved in helping us.

So - we began with the web. Spiderweb placemats from Target were an inexpensive beginning. Black Waechtersbach dinner plates, tangerine Fiestaware luncheon plates, then lemongrass Fiestaware salad plates followed by black Fiestaware bread and butter plates were stacked and held a napkin with a fantastic spider napkin ring (from Pier 1 this year.) By the time we were through, we had used several dozen spiders that helped make a fun and, we think, an attractive table.
Over view of the table.

Close up of the place setting.

This is the fabulous spider napkin ring that we took the table colors from.

Popular Treble clef flatware from Gourmet Settings were the perfect choice.

These Spider lanterns were found at Ross this year.

A lemongrass colored Fiestaware vegetable bowl holds one of the guests of honor.

Black Metlox candle holders holding orange tapers were added for color.

Pat chose black water and wine glasses by Riezart from

One last look.

Spiderweb placemats:  Target
Flatware:  Treble Clef by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Black Waechtersbach Dinner Plates:  From Tuesday Morning and Replacements
Fiestaware:  by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's, Macy's and Replacements
Napkins:  Handmade by Pat
Spider Napkin ring:  From Pier 1
Black Glassware: by Riezart from Replacements
Metlox Candle holders:  From eBay
Orange Tapers:  From Michael's
Black Spider Lanterns:  From Ross
Black gnarled tree:  From Robert's (a local gift store out of business)
Spiders:  From Michael's and Dollar Tree

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