Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Jack O Lantern's Dinnerscape

I can't believe how quickly time is moving along lately.
Is there really only 1 week until Halloween?

Before you know it, we will all be under
the magical spell of Christmas!


Please join Jack for a little dinner.....


I just realized this is a fairly thrifty tablescape.


I used my black & white checkered tablecloth again.
Purchased at Kohls. 


Dotted chargers:  Hobby Lobby, on clearance 60 cents each
Orange dinner plates:  Dollar Tree
Black appetizer plates:  Oneida Outlet
Napkins:  Etsy shop, Urban Style Stitches
Napkin Rings:  Given to me by my Mom
Black Flatware:  Cambridge, Home Goods
Goblets:  Kmart


For my centerpiece, I borrowed my sister's Jack O Lantern.
She made this in ceramics in the late 70s,
but hasn't decorated with him in years.  
Luckily, she was willing to pull him out of storage for me.
The little Treats glass figure is from Kohls. 
My Mom bought it for me last year.   


The salt & pepper shakers were on
clearance last year, and are from Target.



Jack says, "Enough with the details...let's eat!"

Linking to:

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


40 comments:

Annmarie Pipa said...

your decor must always make eating even more fun!!

Victoria said...

How cute is that! Do your kids still trick or treat? It's been years for me since my boys did.

Yes, Christmas will be upon us before we know it. We got rid of most of our stuff before we moved, due to space constraints, so I get to buy all new stuff this year...weeeeee!!!

Jo May said...

I would be honored to set down at this Jack-O-Lantern's scape...Gina this is defiantly a "treat" not a "trick".
What's for dinner...let me guess,"pumpkin-head soup",teehehe.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love this tablescape Gina! Especially those s&p pumpkins from Target, love holiday S&P's shackers! The plates sure were a deal for .60 a piece!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

How totally ADORABLE!

And thriftily done makes it even BETTER!

I love how you put everything together.

Now tell "Jack" to be patient or the mood music you put on for your dinner party will be something from The Smaashing Pumpkins, haha.

That's what he gets for being ungentlemanly, bwuahahaha.

sweet violets said...

How cute is that!!!! I love it, what fun!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gina this is adorable! I love the black and white with all the orange pumpkins! You found some great deals on clearance items! Hugs, Linda

Barbara F. said...

How cute is this? Love all of it. Why doesn't your sister use her cute ceramic pumpkin?? I am a real throwback, I pull out some ceramics from the '70's each holiday, especially my jack o'lantern. :) xo

TheMoonAndMe said...

Very cute. I really like the dotted chargers with the orange plates. Dollar Tree? REally? Sweet!
Jack's happy face made me smile.
Kelly

Kerin said...

Darling tablescape!
How fun for you all to have a Halloween dinner together, around that table :)

smiles :)
K.

Blondie's Journal said...

Cute, cute, cute! I bet the kiddies loved it! I didn't realize Halloween was next week...I need to get candy!!

XO,
Jane

Debbie said...

I love the checked table cloth with the black and white polka dots. For some reason, that just sets off the entire table. I haven't done a fun and whimsical table this fall. You make me want to whip out the pumpkins before it's too late.

Andie Jaye said...

again, you amaze me! love the combo of polka dots and gingham!

Chatty Crone said...

I just LOVE that - so bright and crisp.

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Everything looks quite festive. I just love October and I can't believe it's almost over. Fall just flies by ~

xo
Pat

ImSoVintage said...

Your table is adorable, Gina. I love it.

Ann Krucek said...

I love the mix of the checked tablecloth and the polka dot plates, it makes for such a cute table!! I used the same goblets! Good taste!! I just think they scream Halloween!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Love it, Gina! The orange looks great on the black and white tablecloth! :D

xo,
RJ

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You sure can pull a darling table together with thrifty finds and loaned family pieces. I am definitely a collector and an accumulator but I sure don't have a lot of tablescape pieces on hand (and I know my Mom doesn't, she never entertains!)

Ana said...

What a sweet and fun tablescape Gina. Looks like you are all set for Halloween....Your mantel looks amazing too.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Marlis said...

Awww, here is the tablecloth I keep thinking i have and I don't.. It's wonderful with this setting. I love the pumpkin. I remember doing ceramics too. This is really a pretty table. Love the polka dot chargers!! xo marlis

kitty said...

I have that same tablecloth, too. Those chargers are adorable and look so pretty with your $ Tree plates. What a festive, fun table.

Maria Elena said...

Gina, I love you Halloween table! So, so pretty! Love the goblets and the dishes look so pretty with the black and white chargers. You always have the best inspiration for table settings!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Way too cute to be spooky! :) Love the black goblets, and the polka dotted plates!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

What fun!! I love those orange plates and that black and white tablecloth. This table says I'm ready for halloween, bring it on.

Infuse With Liz said...

So cute! I love the black and white tablecloth for the background the orange plays off it perfectly! Those salt and pepper shakers are cute!

Tea in Texas said...

Dramatic contrast with the black and white! I love the orange as an accent color and the cute jack-o-lantern centerpiece. Fun tablescape.

Thanks, Pam

Marigene said...

Gina, this is one of the cutest Halloween tables I have seen. Love that the Jack-o-lantern is smiley instead of scarey. The plaid and polka dots go so well together.

The Shabby Chick said...

Super cute Gina. What time is dinner?

Debbiedoo's said...

:) Hope you ate at this cute one. I LOVE IT!~

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gina, you have the best tablescapes! I need lessons! I can always find a wonderful decorative idea on your blog! Adorable!!!

Maria C said...

Oh, how fun! Two Jack-O-Lantern tablescapes next to each other! I love your tablecloth. I can see myself running to Kohl's tomorrow to see if I can add this to my collection. I also really love your little treat figurine. What a wonderful tablescape! Happy Halloween!

Shelia said...

Oh, Gina, your table is just darling! Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melinda said...

What a festive tablescape!
Love the tablecloth and the dotted chargers!

Happy Friday.

M :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really cute Gina! You had me right off the bat with the tablecloth. :o)

Amanda said...

Gina, you are crazy talented at pulling together a gorgeous table! And the centre piece made by your sister, just wow!

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

So cute! I especially love the polkadot chargers. Stay safe in the Frankenstorm!

mrsben said...

Verrrrry inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
"HAPPY HALLOWEEN" -Brenda-

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your Halloween tablescape is so cute. I love the combination of the black and white checks with the polka dot chargers. You really got a deal on those! Everything on your table says fun, fun, fun. I bet your kids are enjoying it.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

cute,cute, cute. I bet your family loves to eat at your table. You don't even have to know how to cook...~too cute!

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