Candlelight Supper: The Skull of Midas Tablescape

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Skull of Midas Tablescape

Skull of Midas

Whether you want to admit it or not, if you are a "Tabelscaper" you are already thinking of Halloween.  

 This tablescape was an easy and quick one to do.  Hopefully giving you some simple ideas for a fun Halloween table.  Just a plate stack and a simple centerpiece of a Dollar Tree skull that I covered in glitter.  Set upon an urn that I already had, placing a black plate on top of the urn to hold the skull.  Just think of any pedestal you have, if not black or the color you want just use some inexpensive spray paint and paint away!  I just used a neck scarf for a runner.  Any scarf or piece of fabric would do.     

This is a Tablescape I did last year.  I never shared it on any other websites.  So I am re-posting.  Please feel free to leave a comment below.

The black and metallic gold skull plate from Z Gallerie was my inspiration for the tablescape.  I purchased the plates in 2013 but they are still available.  They have them with a silver skull as well.  I think they are beautiful.

I always try to have a take home gift or special party favor at my parties. I found some cute small gold glittered Party Cracker Poppers and included them at each place setting.  "Christmas Crackers" are my most favorite party favor.  Everyone loves the "pop" and to wear the silly crepe paper hat, read the joke or riddle and keep the little prize in each one.

View of the complete Tablescape on a forty-eight inch table.  Just perfect for 4 people. 

Close-up of the Urn that I used for supporting the centerpiece.  Purchased at Hobby Lobby some time ago.  It has a jeweled lid, which I removed to put the golden skull on top.

My favorite all-around black bubble glass.  From the Martha Stewart line at Macy's.

I used a black scarf with golden skulls as my scrunched up runner.  The urn from Hobby Lobby with a Martha Stewart black plate on top to hold the skull.

Love, love, love this beautiful skull.  He came from the dollar store.  I bought several.  Amazing what you can do with a dollar store item.  Just a plain tan plastic skull.  I brushed on Martha Stewart Glitter Glue with included brush.  I used Golden German Glass Glitter and sprinkled it on.  I really love the results.  German glass glitter is so lovely.  They have this glitter available in either the stained glass type glitter which is made from clear glass or they make it from silvered glass which is stunning, because no matter what color you get it in the color ages and acquires such a gorgeous patina over time.  This glitter is more substantial and has such a depth and sparkle.  Should not be used by children.

This is my flatware purchased several years ago at a department store called Z.C.M.I.  Now closed after many years in operation.  Google to read about this department store.

I will be sharing this for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I love comments.  


Chloe Crabtree said...

I saw this over on G+ and headed over to check out this tablescape! It is great! I would love it if you would stop by and share it at my Celebrate it Sunday Link Party! You can link up anytime before Friday, or wait a couple of weeks until we really get into Halloween! I will be sharing this and pinning, it is a fantastic tablescape for Halloween.

Barbara said...

You are right! I am already thinking about Halloween. I just love your plates. I keep telling myself that I won't buy any more holiday specific dinnerware but these are sure tempting me. I like all your little details. Now if it would just cool off, I would really believe we are getting closer to Halloween!


What an amazing table and I love the skull plates, so unusual, I've never seen nothing like it. I love Halloween as is my birth month and so my mom in Astoria-NY, my hometown; used to make little Halloween parties for me any given day in Oct. as she knew I'd be Trick'o'treating the 31st.
Every element in your setting is awesome too!


I pinned it to my Halloween board on pinterest.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Outstanding fun Valerie. I have those gold skull plates too. They are so elegant. Great job on putting everything together.

Thelma said...

I love your Halloween table setting. Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness! So Hard to Pick a Favorite Of Any Of Your Tablescapes... I Just Particularly Love This With Halloween Being So Much Fun! This Is Amazing As All Of Them Are! Thanks For Sharing! Will Be Looking to Be Able to Purchase Some Of These Items! So Cool And So Much Fun!!! -Jaclyn Merriam

Anonymous said...

This Tablescape Is Just Amazing! You Are So Awesome! Would Be So Lucky to Be Able to Be at One Of Your Parties! Love Everything! -Francine Wathen