Monday, October 24, 2011

Spiderella Tablescape

This grand old dame takes center stage on
todays Spiderella table.

With all of her glitter and sequins and fluff
I am sure you are not surprised that she would
be one of my favorites when it comes to spiders.

Now that's a face that could scare anyone.
(Let's be honest here, I really, really, really hate
spiders, big and small, but the spiders that
came to the dinner table tonight, I can live with them!)

The grand dame has called all of her little minions
to come and join her for this spookified table.

It's purple and orange and spiders tonight
with matching candy corn.  (Didn't know it came
in purple too!)

And we have moved into the formal dining room,
nothing less for the fine old lady.

They almost seem to stand guard over
their nest of corn.  Do you dare to steal
some off the plate?

(Watch the fangs guys!)

How about these buzzard leg candlesticks
in purple bling?  They match our Spiderella perfectly.

Of course, she rates the beautiful
purple bubble glasses for tonight's setting.

A view of the lady from the top.

Better make sure she doesn't crawl around
the house anywhere.

The table center also has metal haunted 

a favorite spot for creepy crawlies.

And one or two bats for good measure.

(All with bling bling outfits too - this is a
fancy dinner party.)

A purple charger starts the place setting,
topped by a ruffled purple dinner plate,
then a textured white smaller dinner plate
and a ruffled orange salad plate completes
the lush stack.

Fringed purple napkins with a napkin ring 
fashioned from a Halloween floral accent
the place settings.  Black flatware complete
each setting.

Our creepy crawlies alternate between orange and purple.

So glad you came to dine with us.  

Tonight's dinner menu  was

We also threw in some 
"green salad" from two posts ago
(remember the Green Slimed Popcorn?)

We invited 3 
neighborhood witches 
for dinner while their parents
were out of town.

They were delightfully

(So they said.)

begged them to stay,
but they had to fly on home.
(They did tell them parents ALL about
their fabulous Halloween feast!)

The grand dame Spiderella and her
creepy crawlies want to go party with


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  1. You must have more storage space than I have living space. You have the coolest stuff! What a fabulous the spiders on the plates...I so would not touch any of their candy corn. It must take you so much time to do these tablescapes. They are absolutely perfect. What an great way to end my mischievous night. The joy continues.

  2. Who knew spiders could be such fun dinner guests! This is a great Halloween table -- love the centerpiece spider too. Just adorable (if you can think of spiders that way....only this time of year!)

  3. Oh this is so cute! I love your Spiderella! The spiders with the big legs are so cute and the matching candy corn- how cute! Your fang guys, buzzard leg candlesticks and witches and rats are all so cute! I love your stack of dishes...great colors!

  4. Where oh where did you find those spiders that are holding the candy corn? And, no. I didn't know there was purple candy corn. Does it taste the same? I also love the ruffled edge plates, esp the orange ones. I don't have any plates with ruffles. You must have so much fun.

  5. I love all of your themed tablescapes- you must have a blast creating them! The spiders and other spooky friends are so much fun. You are so creative! :)

  6. You have cast a speel over me with this fabulous Halloween table! The spiders are wonderful and I have never seen purple candy corn. Oh how your young guests must have LOVED this but I think WE appreciate it just as much! Your creativity is boundless. LOVE every bit of this!!!! XO, pinky

  7. I do enjoy my visits house must just be amazing!!!

  8. You have the cutest things ever!!! I love this old grand dame, what a face! I didn't know candy corn came in the color either...amazing! ;D

  9. This is a fabulous table, Jacqueline...I know it is about spiders, but the bats are adorable! I love the buzzard leg candles...they are pretty cool...have never seen any like them. Thanks for has been a fun few weeks at Purple Chocolate Home!

  10. You just keep this stuff coming! Love the Halloween bling. Your house must be THE place to be on the 31st!! xo

  11. What a lot of very scary and elegant guests!
    I don't like spiders at all because they like to bite me - and only me!

  12. You have the coolest Halloween decor! You have stuff I've never seen before and let me tell you, lol! I love looking at Halloween decor! Please tell me your secret! Pretty please!

    Happy Fall!

  13. You are so clever! And I got so tickled over the name Spiderella. You always have such fun things for us to see.



  14. Cute table Jacqueline! Love the spiders that you have the candy in and of course a little holiday bling for napkin rings is always a good thing-enjoy:@)

  15. This is a beautiful table! Whimsical yet beautiful at the same time.

  16. Jacqueline, you are a big kid at heart. Where DO you find all these wild and spooky things, especially in purple?
    Maybe you should have house tours for Halloween, the adults would love it as much as the kids.
    Thanks for sharing your spooky creative side.

  17. Spiderella is amazing. So classy and elegant how just just plops on the pedestal with her mignons at her feet! I love this fun table. The purple and orange looks so good together. Ditto the first comment, you have the most fun stuff! Have a creepy crawly happy halloween! xo marlis

  18. OMG!!! your table setting looks amazing!! I love all your Halloween decor, just gorgeous :)


  19. What precious accessories!!! And coordinated together perfectly! :)

  20. Wow, I had no idea there was such cute spider decor and accessories. How cute and how fun is this. Love it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. This is just too clever. I can't decide if the lady spider is pretty or creepy, but she is a wonderful centerpiece. You always have the perfect things for you tables. Love it!

  22. Love it all! Those candlesticks are perfect. So many incredible things to see ~ you are so creative.


  23. Your posts are fabulous! I love all the perfect for you & Spiderella.

  24. Purple~Purple~Purple...Everywhere! I've never seen PURPLE candy corn! LOL You are having so much fun with all your creative ideas this season. I've really enjoyed seeing each one. They just get better & better. You are amaZING!


  25. Oooh...spooky and festive! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  26. Your Halloween table is so whimsical it's hard to get creeped out. Love all of the purple :)

  27. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Tablescape with the Spiders. I also love the purple with the white and orange dishes great Idea for your Halloween party.
    Maybe you can come see my Tablescape for Halloween. I also love Spiders...
    XXOO Diane

  28. Hi, sugar... I dropped back by to snitch some of that candy corn when Spiderella wasn't looking. Thought I might get some of the pink and purple kind, but no go! She was too quick for me. LOL!

    You really, REALLY outdid yourself.



  29. I would love to go shopping with you!

  30. Such total fun! I'm with you, I hate a real large spider, but these are just amazing. So much fun. I'm sure your neighbors told their parents all about it. I bet they couldn't stop talking about it.

    - The Tablescaper

  31. A different, fun table. Wonderful job on all the spiders. Those feet candle holders made me laugh.

  32. Cutest table ever and I'm not even a fan of Halloween! Those spiders are adorable.

  33. Those candlesticks with the feet are a crack up!


  34. I just adore Spiderella!! And those purple candle buzzard legs are really something!!

    Another fantastical post!!



  35. Who wouldn't want to sit at this table?!? Love the leggy spiders and their matching candy corn:)

  36. Well how cute is this!! Miss Spiderella is something!! And those glittery purple candles with the feet are soooo very cool (love the bubble glasses as well). Daddy long-legs in the candy corn is also just darling! Great job!!

  37. Where do you FIND this stuff???? This is just fabulous and I love the addition of the purple (who better to do this?) to the Halloween palette. Adorable...Happy Halloween!!

  38. You have the most amazing Halloween things! Full of character and fun! I loved looking at each and every detail!

  39. Fantastic! Love the creepy spider legs and setting them on the plate sorta creeps me out but, they are cute! LOL! I love how you found candy corn with a purple stripe. Very fun! Thank you very much for linking it with Home Sweet Home!

  40. Bonjour Jacqueline
    I want to wish you "Happy Halloween"


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