Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Arachnid Phobic Beware


Welcome to my Halloween table.

Do heed the warning – ARACHNID PHOBIC BEWARE!

For this evenings post, I highly recommend turning ON the sound.


Spiderlings hatch from eggs.


Each one has eight tiny legs.


A spider has more eyes than you.


Most have eight, and you have two.


A spider has two body parts.


Across its web it quickly darts.


From a spider's spinnerets


Sticky spider silk jets.


Spiders feel the frantic tugs,


Of their favorite food;


…it's bugs!


Poem by Janet Bruno


Hope you have a spooktacular evening….


I’m joining the following memes. Be sure to visit them for inspiration:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties
  • Laurie   at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday

    Looking forward to spending Halloween with you.

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    - The Tablescaper


    A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

    Creepy but very cool! I like the green under the black lace table cloth. A++

    Sherry said...

    Love that you did the green and black! It is gorgeous. Very nice use of color and very fun for Halloween!
    Happy Halloween.

    Kathleen said...

    Looks very webby! I love the color combo, and the tablecloth is great! Have to go back and look where you got it.
    Everything is so interesting to look at!
    Happy Halloween to you and all the little Tablescapers!

    Linda @ A La Carte said...

    Very cool colors. Love the Green, Black and purple!! Fun table!!

    Debbie said...

    OK, the crazy thing is, it's actually a pretty table if you overlook all the spiders! I mean, the green and purple colors are pretty together. Plus, the little witch plates are whimsical.

    But then, the spiders...

    I'm going to have to call my very arachnid phobic sister and warn her in advance because I know she always visits here.

    An excellent job on this!!

    Step inside my home said...

    Love your tablescape! The music is fabulous. And the colors of purple, black and green look great! Beautiful table! ~Susie

    Nancy said...

    You are awesome!!!! Love, love, love it. Can I come to your house and eat at one of your tables? Man, would I have fun decorating tablescaping with you!

    Great design, as usual!


    Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

    Great color combination and fantastic design. Love the web.

    Pat said...

    I love this! Wonderful Halloween table!

    Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

    Beautiful??? Table! You're colors and pics are just amazing, what a fun visit-thanks:@)

    Mary said...

    Love your tablescape! What a clever use of green black and purple to showcase your spiders, instead of the expected black and orange.
    Happy Halloween!

    Marlis said...

    Great poem. I love the colors!!! green purple and black are so elegant and then the whole spider thing. very cool. love it.

    Debbie @ said...

    This looks so great. Love it. I'm lovin' the Halloween look everyone is doing. Your table is amazing and I like the black lace tablecloth....and the stacked plates. Just beautiful!

    Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

    I am not usually bothered by spiders, but I must admit that your eerie music, poem and fantastic photos gave me a little chill! I love those witch hats and it was very clever to use one at each place. Happy Halloween! Linda

    Mimi said...

    LOVE the purple and greens! Cool arachnids...a really fun table.

    Yellow Rose Arbor said...

    Ooooh, scare-wee (as my grandson would say!!!) LOL!

    Very unique! Great job!

    I hope I don't dream about them tonight! LOL!


    Lindy said...

    Another wonderful tablescape! How on earth do you do it? They are always so beautiful -- even the scary ones!

    Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

    Very cool and creepy! Great photos!

    Jenny at Henrietta's House said...

    I love the color combination and the layering of the spider webs. Great table!!

    Be sure to stop by and sign up for my first ever giveaway!

    Happy Halloween!

    Alycia Nichols said...

    Hi there! I AM an arachnophobic, but I still love the table! The purple and green are just fabulous and a great change up for the season. Have a wonderful and safe Halloween weekend!

    Dining Delight said...

    Fortunately, I'm not scared of spiders and LOVED this 'scape! The addition of the green with the purple and black is brillant - perfect alternative to traditional orange and black! I really like the raven by the spider on that web tray!


    xinex said...

    This is really spooky, good thing I am not alone at home, lol. Nicely done!...Christine

    Deb S. said...

    Of course you would make even spiders look FAB! I love the tablecloth with the green underneath. Can a tablescape be beautiful and creepy at the same time? Well, you did it! AMAZING!

    Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

    Ooooh, this is deliciously spooky! I love the color combination of purple, green and black and I love every single detail; the green napkins and witch hat plates are adorable! I love the dark smoky purple glasses and the spider web theme throughout!!!
    Awesome table!

    Andrea (Softer Side of Me) said...

    Love the Colors! Poem and music made this fun. Great attention to detail! I am a new follower! Thanks for sharing! Andrea

    Entertaining Women said...

    Leave it to you to create a Halloween table that qualifies as sophisticated. Love the color combinations. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

    D said...

    I love your green and black spider table. You did a great job pulling it together.

    Patricia Torres said...

    Oh my gosh.. Awesome!! Love all the green, black and bursts of purple... So so impressive!!

    Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

    Beautiful scary treasures here too!

    As a lace lover, I voted for that.
    Lovely, indeed.

    Happy Halloween on TS day.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

    Rose H (UK) said...

    Very atmospheric! Love the witches hats. My dear daughter would run screaming though....

    Rachel said...

    Love all the lime green and purple. Your spider web table cloth over the lime green is to die for! Fabulous creation... thanks for sharing your spooktacular tablescape!

    Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

    Love this! (and I hate spiders!) A great spooky table -- I love the green of those tumblers!

    Michelle Jamieson said...

    What a FUN post! Love the music - I think I'll show my youngest son when he gets home from school today! I'm just crashing the Tablescapes Thursday party today, contemplating getting my feet wet and adding a post of my own... but I might not get to it because there are so many great blogs here to read!!! I'm now following you - looking forward to reading more of your posts going forward :)

    lulumusing said...

    Too much fun! I hope you had fun friends to share this table with.

    Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

    Love this table ... the green and purple is a great combination ... Thanks for sharing.

    Karen/My Colonial Home said...

    Now I am one that is completely and totally afraid of spiders...can't even get close enough to kill one.
    So don't think I could sit down at a table like this....BUT WOW IS IT DONE UP RIGHT...GREAT FUN.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and inviting me to link my photos.


    Pattie T. said...

    I love the spider theme, and the tablecloth and those wonderful witch hat plates. Overall a great look. I never realized just how eerie green can be.

    Daphne said...

    I really, really, really dislike spiders, so it's hard to say I "like" your table ;)

    Wonderful job creating a creepy 'scape! I love the deep colos.

    Carol said...

    What a terrific tablescape! Creepy but classy! Great colors and details. The tablecloth with the green overlaid with the spiderwebby fabric is great.

    koralee said...

    Great Table...I bet this was fun to do!

    Have fun this weekend. oxo

    Barbara said...

    I couldn't wait to see what you had up your sleeve this week. This is just WONDERFUL! I loved the black and green color combination and all the creepy crawly feel. Thanks for your comments on my photos. I appreciated it so much. Happy Halloween!

    Anita said...

    This is definitely a "spidery" post, lol!! I also love the colors you used here! It's a beautiful and fun table!! Thanks for your comments on my kitchen! My husband keeps wanting me to take photos when they are eating a sandwich on a paper towel, lol!

    Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

    Loving this table and the music! Those little witchy hats are adorable :)


    laurie @ bargain hunting said...

    This is such a fab tablescape. I love that spider web lace over the green cloth. The green and black combination looks so sophisticated. How wonderful that you can do pretty, fun, and creepy all at the same time! So many great spiders and webs on this table. The poem and the music were fun too. Thank you so much for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

    Glenda/MidSouth said...

    What a fun Halloween table! I just had a chill. :-D

    Dreamgoddess said...

    I love the green and black used together. Very creepy table - well done!

    Sarah said...

    Somehow I missed this one when it was first posted. Really cute! Love the color combo and the wonderful net cloth.........sarah