Candlelight Supper: The Nightmare Before Christmas Tablescape

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tablescape

Welcome to The Nightmare Before Christmas Tablescape






Two of my little granddaughter's love, love, love this movie.  Lily who is almost three asks me to watch it with her almost everytime I see her.  She loves to sing and dance to the words and music "this is Halloween".  She thinks that is the name of the movie!  She is very used to costuming as her parent's participate in a group called "Heroic".  It is a charitable organization.  They cater to charities.


The top plates (ceramic) in the plate stacks were some Disney produced quite a bit ago.  Each one has different character's from the movie. 











My tablescape is based on what I have seen in the movie.  I have tried to replicate some of the many amazing details that Tim Burton used.

Even the Mayor who wears a badge proclaiming he is the mayor I have been able to copy.  The satin Mayor badge is really a picture frame that I picked up a few years ago from my favorite pharmacy/gift store at their annual sidewalk sale.


To mimic the arbor to Jack's house, I used an arbor from my yard.  Filling it with pumpkins and garlands with hanging bats.


This count-down clock to Halloween and Christmas that is in a couple of scenes in the movie and hung at Disney parks from Halloween to Christmas.  I made this a few years ago.  I purchased a 48" lit Halloween wreath from KMART online for a super low price.  Decorated with ornaments and I "we" cut a circle from light-weight wood.  Painted it white, used a vinyl spiderweb and months instead of numbers, as is in the movie and Disney parks.  The hands are bat wings and run backwards with a reverse motor.   




I made the pumpkin this year using Bat ribbon, ruffled ribbon, which I ruffled and glued a black finial on top for the stem.








     Sally's cupboard.  Filled with drought's for her concoctions.  


                                       Inside the little cupboard.





I gave to Sally my old spice rack.  She painted it black and relabeled the bottles to suit her taste.




This bottle is special.  Layered with the magic black and gold layers for an especially strong potion.

                           Some old Witch parked her broom.  


The broom is large and I couldn't get the handle in the same photo as the brush.  The handle has a hanging spider.








A spooky candle is lit for Sally to read her Spell book so she can use her magic to put her creator to sleep and see Jack.








Jack gave Sally a lovely bouquet of flowers, to say Thank You.....





Our drinking goblets with bone stir sticks and candy snakes from IKEA


This adorable layered rice treat is from one of my favorite places for amazing chocolate treats.  The Truffle Cottage.  I have placed some candy frogs from IKEA on the pedestal.  Sally loves to use Frog's breath to cover the Deadly Night Shade soup.



You have to have a Gargoyle for The Nightmare Before Christmas.  I have had a couple of Gargoyles in my yard for years.  I got them on a trip to one of my favorite places, Kansas City, MO.  At there weekend city market there is a person that sells cement decor and they are amazing and oh so reasonable.









The large Sally and Jack figures are from Walgreen's.  I purchased mine last year but I think they have them every year.  The were $25.00 each at full price.  Jack hangs at 6 feet tall.  Sally is about 5 1/2 tall.  They have lots of detail, even cute shoes.  Sally's dress is adorable.  I feel like the price was reasonable.

   Have a Wonderful holiday season the is fast approaching.


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Love Eim! Everything looks Amazing!!! I wish I had all of these items! You are So So Very Creative, I am Amazed! Wow, Just Wow!!! Love, -Jaclyn Merriam

Anonymous said...

So cool. Everything looks so Incredible together. My favorite movie Ever, I have watched it many times. You are very talented! What a fun party this will be!
LizBethany Williams

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Valerie, this is absolutely amazing. So many wonderful details. Love your pumpkin you created with bat ribbons. The plates are a blast! I could go on and on. Fabulous!

Estelle's said...

Just WOW! This is SO creative and fun! You have decorated nooks and crannies with such unusual and fun Halloween decor! It is so festive and I know you are going to have a fun-filled Halloween!

xinex said...

This is amazing, Valerie! I love all the details. The plates are fantastic....Christine

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wow, you have certainly paid attention to every little detail - How fun this must be for your visitors (If they dare!) Enjoy your halloween!

Pam Richardson said...

Valerie, what a creative genius you are...the details are unbelievable! Wow,, I know your granddaughters love it!

Sandra @ Dinner at Eight said...

Wonderfully creative! Your guests must feel like they stepped into the movie! (Which I also like to watch...)

Crystal Grandeur said...


You are so creative. Your G-daughters must be very happy for picking up this theme. Love them all.....Love.. Sujatha:)

Emily Roberts said...

"Nice work, bone (mama)." "For it is plain as anyone can see, (you)’re simply meant to be."
We love your Fantasmagoric masterpiece.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh Valerie, your details! Amazing! I haven't ever seen this movie, and I can only imagine the fun you've had recreating the scenes- I love your patterned pumpkin and the one you embellished! All the potions and eerie touches and that countdown clock! It's all too fabulous! I actually thought of you yesterday when I walked into Home Goods and saw a life size Halloween carriage for sale driven by a skeleton! It reminded be of the things you have in your stash! Happy Halloween!
Jenna

susie holler said...

Valerie you have one of the most creative minds I have ever sseen.yu are amazing with your ddetails. Hope your granddaughters love your table as much as we all ddid.ove susie