Follow for post updates

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spooky Halloween Dinner Guest

I have a spooky dinner guest joining me at the Halloween table this week.  His name is Skelly McRibs and he is very "boney", but always has a smile.   

Skelly McRibs

Skelly is very stylish!  

The plate stack starts with a Dollar Tree plastic charger plate from several years ago.  They were a smokey color so I faux painted them to look like stone.  I posted a picture with instructions on a Halloween Decor blog last October.  The orange dinner plate is also from Dollar Tree.   The black cat plates were purchased at HomeGoods this season. They are manufactured by 222 Fifth and the pattern is named Scaredy Cat. 

The black cat plates were purchased at HomeGoods this season. They are manufactured by 222 Fifth and the pattern is named Scaredy Cat. 

Overhead view of the table. 

The layers. 

The spiderweb tablecloth was purchased at HomeGoods last year. They were in stock again this year. 

The Halloween place mats were purchased at Stein Mart. 

I used a Jack O'Lantern as the centerpiece.  Normally I would hide the electrical cord under the place setting in order to have it light up.  Well, I found the coolest gadget on Lisa Robertson's website a a couple weeks ago.  Its called a Realistic LED Flame.  Lisa's  describes it as the next big leap in flameless and she is correct.  It looks real!  It has a 3 hour or 6 hour timer and you use the USB charging cable provided to charge it. NO BATTERIES!!   YEAH!  I order two and I know they will be getting lots of use.  I put a video on the Smashing Plates Tablescapes page. 


The pumpkin place markers are large acorns I found in North Carolina.  I made the skull wine charms. 

The wine witch set and beaded candy corn garland are made by RAZ.  

I painted the sugar skull under the glass cloche.  The sugar skull planter was purchased at Trader Joes last week.  The mini fabric pumpkins are from Target.

Server decor.  The leopard pumpkin is made from duct tape. 

The antique brass skull pumpkin is in HomeGoods this season. 

Server decor. 

I used the black spooky tree on the server this year.  

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!  


This post is linked to the following parties:
Dishing It & Digging It Link Party #171 - Life and Linda
474th Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Thursday's Favorite Things - Katherines Corner
Home & Garden Thursday #296 - A Delightsome Life
Vintage Charm #106 - Our Hopeful Home
Home Matters Linky Party #159 - Life with Lorelai
Inspire Me Monday Week #304 - Create with Joy
Creative Monday Blog Hop- Claire Justine
Amaze Me Monday #238 - Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home
Celebrate Your Story #101 - Celebrate & Decorate with Chloe Crabtree
The Scoop #299 - Stone Gable


  1. Frightfully fun and so creative. The dollar store chargers are a great addition. I wish they still offered them. Love the table setting. The scary tree looks so eerie and wonderful as the backdrop. I am happy to say I am featuring you at this Sunday's Dishing It and Digging It link party.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! It's good to be tablescaping again. I had so many tables planned for Sept. and early Oct., but the Hurricane Irma had other plans. Then unfortunately my Dad passed away rather unexpectedly. I'm trying to get back in the groove of a new journey in life now. The feature will for sure life my spirits. Thank you so much!


  2. Hi Catherine! I absolutely love your creativity and all your decorations look so much fun! Very inspiring. I love your Halloween spirit! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

    1. Aww, thank you so much Angie. It is a true honour to be featured on Dishing It & Digging It. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


  3. Hi, just found your blog! Love this table, it is so creative. Where did you find the tree??? That is awesome! Wish Dollar Tree still had those chargers. I read your reply to Linda so want to say I am sorry about your Dad. Also, my son lives in Ft. Lauderdale:)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Pinky! Believe it or not, I found it at Goodwill while junkin' for plates. It was a steal at $10.00 The name listed on the box is Santa's Best Craft Ltd./ GE 6' Haunted Halloween Tree. It looks like Lowe's carried as it has their item number on it #0075963. I have not idea how old it is. I wasn't sure if it would even light up when I purchased it, but I thought I could put lights on it if they didn't work. They worked perfectly.

      Life has been busy for us here in So. FL since the first weekend in September. I'm sure your son suffered through Hurricane Irma or evacuated like I did. I live near the sea so I had no choice but to evacuate more inland. I drove North to Ocala with three girlfriends and the eye of the storm tracked across us. lol My Dad had a fall the following week and ended up in the hospital and the downward spiral started. Within three weeks he was gone. I calculated I drove 5000 miles since my evacuation date making two trips to NC and the one to Ocala.

      I'm sure your son loves living here in Fort Lauderdale. It was down in the 50's here this morning which was very refreshing.

      I'm back in the tablescaping groove now with lots of Fall, Christmas, Winterscape and Olympic Games tables in the works. It will be good to keep my mind busy.

      Thank you again for stopping by Pinky!


  4. First, my sympathy on the passing of your father. I knew he was not doing well but somehow had missed the news of his death. Once again you have outdone yourself with this table. I love the black cat plates and the acorns as pumpkins. Enjoy Halloween!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Joy. I miss him so much, but know he's in a much better place now and he's with my Mom. I've been a bit absent in my tablescaping over the last month, but happy to be back at it. Have a nice Halloween with the grandchildren.


  5. What fun! Love that skeleton and the tree in the background is fabulous! Your photos are awesome, too:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home