Candlelight Supper: International Talk Like A Pirate Day Pirate Themed Tablescape

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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Alyssa said...

So glad you met Robert with us and we got to hang out that day mom! Your table looks AWESOME! *steals all the things* ;-)

Candy S said...

My Goodness Valarie, You are so talented at creating tablescapes! I love this pirate them. The treasure chest and the Captain's wheel are most impressive. Bless your little heart lady, I just love this table!

xinex said...

Love your pirate themed table, so full of whimsy. I enjoyed the old buildings in Romania and the food but I like Budapest the best. The view of the buildings and water there are just spectacular!...Christine

Tea in Texas said...

WOW! This a fabulous pirate tablescape! I love your Day Jones in the scene. The centerpiece is full of so many creative pieces and I must go back and view again. I love the layers in your place setting especially the sword plate.
Please, take a peek of my Lemon Zest post this week!
Have a great tablescape!


Cynthia said...

We enjoy "Talk like a Pirate Day" at our house too! Your tablescape is amazing-so many details!

Anonymous said...

What a super idea! I love this table and everything about it. That pirate's chest is it all...

Unknown said...

What a wonderful table as always Val how do you find this stuff like the tentacle necklace? AMAZING that's what your tables and you are.Susie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a lovely tablescape, packed with whimsy and fun. Love the pirate theme....very different. You always have the best collections.

Decor To Adore said...

A truly fantastic tablescape! I laughed at the skeletons crown!
Have a happy Labor Day and a wonderful week.

Crystal Grandeur said...

A nice table for the season. The pumpkin with the skull is cute. Funny to see the skeleton and truly a Pirate table. Have a wonderful day Valerie. Stop over to see what i have this week on blog. Hugs Sujatha:)

Jacqueline said...

I love your table! I love Pirate O's too! The Martha Stewart craft is fabulous and so is your skull jar!
What a great collection you have, especially that croc with its jaw wide open! Perfect table fer International Talk Like a Pirate Day!