Candlelight Supper -Decorating,Tablescaping and Gardening

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Elf Shoe Tablescape

                         Elf Shoes the Tablescape!





You see a lot of Santa boot themed items, which are adorable.  But I wanted to do something a little different so I designed my Tablescape with Santa's cute little helpers...the Elves.


Part of the centerpiece, some Paperwhite flowers.  I like to plant the bulbs or tubers on top of decorative rocks or gravel.  I love the organic feel and the look of the bulbs showing.  You can put moss around the base or plant in soil.  I added a couple of Elf Shoe picks into the arrangement.



I have 4 different Elf Shoe salad plates.  Photo's below show each style and design.










         A large Elf Shoe bowl to display some of the Elf Shoe cookies.



Each place-setting gets its own little matching Elf show bowl.  I am using this as a bread plate with the added Elf Shoe butter spreader.  Each of my 4 spreaders is a different design.  The spreaders match so well with the Elf Shoe plates.







For a runner I found this amazing 7" wide gathered cotton ribbon.  I have never seen anything like it!  Purchased at Thanksgiving Point Emporium.  Unfortunately they closed the Emporium after 22 years.  It will now be another museum at the Thanksgiving Point Institute.  They have some incredible facilities and gardens on their land.  But I will dearly miss the Emporium and the friends I made there.


A little Elf Shoe stocking from PB Kids that they sold years ago to hang on the back of a chair to hold a treat or small gift.


A little elf napkin ring with either a red or green cap.

















I have made a photo collage of all my adorable Elf Shoe cookies.  Made for me by my friend Deanne Taylor.  She is so creative.  I am amazed by all the designs she comes up with.  She does such gorgeous and stunning Wedding cakes as well.  Deanne made 4 of them to match the plates, the others are her own design.  The cookies are large, measuring about 4" x 6".  I love them!



Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my Elf Shoe Tablescape.  Feel free to leave a comment below.  Each one will be read and much appreciated.
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Some of the sources for these items.  White charger, Pier 1.  Green dinner plate, Dollar Tree.  White salad plate, Tai Pan Trading.  The Elf Shoe plates I have had for a long time and are from Boston Warehouse.  The Elf Shoe bowls I purchased from a grocery store, Harmon's.  Glasses, Home Goods.  Flatware, World Market.  Elf Stocking, Pottery Barn Kids.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Have a Wonderful Fall Season


This pretty lady will see you next year for Halloween.  She came to a party and the party lasted too late.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Doom Buggy & Mama + Haunted Mansion Wreath 2016





Last year on my Blog I did a post about a Doom "Bugy" with my Haunted Mansion License Plate and Doorbell.  With the Disney Haunted Mansion in mind.  See it here.

This year as promised I have added upon this theme.  I have made a Mama Skeleton to push the buggy.   Plus one other skeleton, that is kind of a flirt sitting on a park bench. 
This scene is part of my outdoor decor.  Unfortunately I got very few photos outside.  The wind has been blowing for 3 solid days and I couldn't compete with the wind blowing everything about.   So... I moved everything inside until the wind calms down.



I have also decided to show my "The Nightmare Before Christmas countdown wreath".  This is my version of the one hung on the top porch in Disneyland every year at the Haunted Mansion.  



I had also been working on a Hearse with a Ghost Horse pulling it along, or maybe flying along.  You know Jack Skellington delivers presents in a coffin sled.  See it here.















Mama is carrying her little handbag from Kirk's Folly.





       She has such beautiful Spider Web eyelashes, don't you think?


          Wearing her self portrait cameo.  Made especially for her.













I made the cane from a piece of bamboo sprayed black and used a dollar store skull for the handle.








                                  Every vehicle has to be licensed




The skirts are a hoop skirt from IKEA children's costume area.  Not only does it look like bones but gives a Victorian detail.  It came in a cream color.  I randomly sprayed it with black paint for a grayed look.  Over that is a layered tulle, net, and organza skirt.  Short in the front and long in the back.  The back has a built in Bustle.




             A black velvet jacket with satin lacing down the back.



I added some jeweled lace trim on the shoulder with of course a spider for a little dress-up trim.


A black lace parasol helps complete the look of a Victorian lady.


Lace up boots with lovely lace trim that matches the lovely lady's blouse.




                       Don't let the Zombie flamingo crash the show!


                                        A little blush on the cheeks!







Thank you for visiting today.  Please leave a comment, they are much appreciated.

Some sources:  World Market, Zombie flamingos.  Hoop skirt IKEA.  Bustle skirt, dress trims, cameo, & hat, Ebay.  Jacket is my own.  Jewelry, manicure Dollar Store.  We made the clock.  Outdoor bench.  
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