Candlelight Supper: October 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Memories of the Gulf.... Beach Theme  Summer Tablescape.

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This was a fun table to do.  Brought us great memories of our vacation in Florida.  Wonderful memories of our family.  I would have liked to have done this tablescape outside, but it was too windy the day of photos.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sneak Peak... Day of the Dead Tablescape

SNEAK PEAK:  Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Tablescape.


International Talk Like A Pirate Day Pirate Themed Tablescape

                         International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Here is the link to their Facebook page.

In honor of this day, I have designed a Pirate Themed Table.  Great for Halloween!

Aye...  Now to see our celebration with the King watching over the festivities.

 Thinking of Pirate's of Olde.  Not too fancy, but to make ye all comfy like.  Sit and enjoy. 

Davy Bones, Scourge of the Seven Seas and Pirate King, overseeing the festivities.

(Sword plates and skull and cross bone placecard holders from Pottery Barn.)

Come ye all to the galley for some grog and hard tack!

Booty looted from Davy Bones' Locker
(I bought the treasure chest at JoAnn's, stained it, and added a ledge in there so that I could put a piece of foam inside that I carved into a dome shape, hot glued in all the jewels and coins and placed the mirror and a the tentacle necklace inside.)

                                             Pickin's For All!                                                                    

Pillaged from a Man-O'-War.
(The ships' wheel is from an end table made in the 60's, and I added small table legs to the outside of the wheel, stained them and varnished the whole thing.  That end table had the coolest base, it was a ships' lantern.  THIS ships' wheel was the inspiration for the whole tablescape.) 

Ye bilge rat!  Did ye think I wouldn' find out about yer Skullduggery? Hidin' yer plunder in this two-faced Jack!

(This was a fun craft, this skull is a Martha Stewart, cardboard gift box. You put in little treats as a party favor.)  

                                                                              Bilged on her Anchor!

  *Alternate Centerpiece

To celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day, my youngest daughter called me up to tell me about a friend of hers who would be dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow at Pirate-O's in Draper so we could get a picture of him.  Pirate-O's is a great little store with tons of awesome International/Unique foods and gifts.

When we saw Captain Jack Sparrow, I was shocked by how accurately he portrays the character, even in how he walks and speaks like our favorite scallywag! My daughter and son-in-law (her husband) participate in the charity costuming group called HEROIC, and we love to enjoy those events with them! Their friend, Captain Jack, is also in that group.


I will be posting my tablescape on Tablescape Thursday for Between Naps on the Porch.

To create this Tablescape, I used items from Ikea, Macy's, Pottery Barn, Ebay, T.J. Max, JoAnn's (treasure chest), Disneyland, Williams-Sonoma, Horchow, Home Goods, Martha Stewart Crafts (skull gift boxes, glass glitter, Skeleton, Circle Punch Doily Maker), Pier One, Swiss Days boutique, and last but not least Dollar Tree (I love that place). I got a lot of help on the lingo from International Talk Like A Pirate Day's dictionary featured on their site. (Link towards the top.)

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