I mean can you say over the top doesn't begin to describe this thing!
AMAZING and pretty cool huh!
So how did I do this? Welllllll it involved climbing a 75 foot tree and a hacksaw.
My husband tells me if I bring in any more 'dead things' he's going to protest. Yet there he was up in our maple tree cutting me dead branches. I told him that I'd climb the tree and cut them down, possibly this is why he joyfully agreed to climb a 75 foot tree to get some dead things??? IDK.. If you follow or have read past posts you know I'm a huge klutz.. SO if I'd have climbed the tree I would have fallen or broken something - (do you see my evil genius at work here?).
But he climbed the tree and got me several dead branches then brought them all inside and helped me decide which 2 we would use for the chandelier décor. He then proceed to even decorate by standing on the wobble table while I directed him like the evil dictator I am! He did all the webbing and hung the crows, spiders and the owl. He just placed them where I told him, what a great guy!
Once he climbed off the rickety table he looked at it and agreed that I was right... spectacular and down-right cool! BUT BIG.. I mean I've got small rooms but 20 foot ceilings and this thing is big.
I think that dressing a table is like putting make-up on your face - either highlight the eyes or the lips but not both. So the chandelier is my eyes and the table is my lipstick... simple yet Halloweenie.
I host a Halloween dinner party, partly because it is my birthday... (Happy Birthday to me!) and partly because I like having dinner parties. I guess hidden somewhere inside my DNA is a 1940's housewife.
I dressed the table 2 ways to show you. Now you could add a placemat for effect - a black one would be soo great!
First up a bit of a more fancy place setting.
I've got some wine glasses with purple, not black (yep they are purple) bottoms... A simple plate and themed salad plate.
I opened a paper napkin and placed it on the plate for more Halloween effect AND the napkins match my tablecloth.. how did my INSTAGRAM friend @2bluikiddos know? (must follow her on INSTAGRAM!)
Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate it! What do you think of my table or better yet what do you think of my chandelier!!!?????????
Can you believe I got that skeleton garland at the Target dollar spot for $3.00 and they are METAL people, METAL! So cute!
So let me give you some sourcing. I'll try to do that going forward - thanks for the feedback!
Okay here we go.
Chandelier - Home Depot - they don't carry it any longer, sorry.
Dead tree limbs - my maple in the back yard
Crows hanging from the dead tree limbs - dollar store
Owl hanging from the tree limbs - Michaels a few years back
Spider webs - dollar store
Spiders - dollar store
Tablecloth - Target a few years ago
White large plate - Bed, Bath and Beyond, Thompson Pottery
Small black and white bird plate (casual setting) - Mary Carol (Mary Carol Garrity - Nell Hills)
White cup - Bed, Bath and Beyond - Thompson Pottery (I got it with the plates as a set)
Purple glass - The Pioneer Woman (Renee Drummond) Wal-Mart - seriously like $2.50 a glass and they are HEAVY!
Small black and white written plate - set of 4 (2 of each saying) - Home Goods last year
Stemmed water glass - Stein Mart
Stemmed purple base wine glass - sorry antique handed down from my Great Aunt
Silverware - Sorry I don't remember that pattern but I know they are Oneida 18/10 silverware and I got them at Macy's
Paper Halloween Napkins - TJ Maxx
Lanterns - Kirkland's last year (they still sell them)
Dark colored beer growler - Bristol Brewing Company here in Colorado Springs... Laughing Lab anyone?
Halloween 'flowers' in the growler - Michael's last year.
You know, you CAN do this in your own dining room - yes you can! I'd love to see everyone's dining or other rooms decorated for Halloween. Please drop me a note I do answer and read everything.. I even apply the feedback you give me! Thanks and keep it coming.
Next week I will share the INSTAGRAM Halloween swap 16, what I got and how I decorated with it.
Halloween is almost here!! I CAN'T WAIT
Again, thank you so, SO much for reading.
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