Have a seat and join me for dinner by candlelight- if you dare!
The witch is circling the old house- we better hurry!
The spiders are working their way in!
I loaded up this cage (from Michaels) with pieces of faux berries, leaves and pumpkins. The battery operated candle (T.J.Maxx) offers a gentle flickering that adds to the ambiance.
Ralph Lauren's Spectator plates made a nice pattern to go underneath the Crate & Barrel appetizer or dessert plates (from 2014). We'll have "finger" food tonight! Milky white glass dinner dishes create a nice sort of "moon glow" to the setting.
Last year these skulls hung from my chandelier as shown in this post "here"
The orange scarf created a good base for the skulls....
The candles were on clearance from Williams Sonoma. I used some sticky wax to stand them straight in the little glass holders. They burn nice and slowly too which is nice.
I've cleared away my annual flowers and have stored things in the garage for winter.
We'll tuck away the lanterns and cover up the cement planters so they won't crack.
By February this back yard will be 2 to 3 ft. deep with snow.
The Japanese Maples are always a treat to see. Their gorgeous red color plays off nicely against the warm browns and golds.
The perennials are done and ready for their winter nap.
The mums are hardy and can take the morning frosts. It's 36 deg. out as I shot these pictures.
This mum is heavily laden with frost but it will perk up in a few hours.
These wax begonias seem to keep going and going but this recent frost may be the end.
Dan blew extra leaves up around my arrangement as opposed to blowing them away as I showed in my first post about this arrangement "here". Perhaps too many but I'm not complaining! The squirrels are beginning to eat away at the gourds so as soon as Halloween is over with I'm going to have to put these out back for the critters to enjoy and what they don't eat will become compost.
We went for a ride the other day for some fall color touring since Dan had a break in his work load. Unfortunately the skies started clouding up as rain was approaching. I didn't like any pictures I took but I'll share this one because I loved how the corn field looked with the trees in the background.
It feels like November already. My mind is now thinking about Thanksgiving!
I found this little gem at Pier 1 a few weeks ago and thought I'd share it with you.
Call me silly but I am thrilled with this find!
I spotted it at the store and took my husband back in the evening and he agreed 100% it was just what I needed!
I chose the glass mosaic version for two reasons. First I knew the colors would work but more importantly it had to be the right height (this one is 25" tall). I went over to one of their sofas and brought this over to it to check the height- I knew right then it was perfect.
It slides right under as deeply as you want and in the evenings I sit at the corner of the sofa positioned to see the tv and I use my iPad to check on blog posts and make comments or do on-line shopping.
I feel very spoiled with this but my
wrist and arm would get fatigued holding the iPad so this an answer to a
problem I was having! It's large enough to also use it like a tv tray and very stable. A lap-top would fit on there very nicely too.
I am not compensated for this but I wanted to share it since I think it's perfect!
There are several versions of these C-tables as they call them but like I said this one was the best height and coloring for me. I'm including a link to their web-page showing all of the choices "here"
Well once again Winnie the Witch has joined us for another tablescape!
She first made her appearance "here" and my tablescape was featured at Between Naps on the Porch "here" which I was quite honored by!
Winnie is the Grand Dame of the family of witches!
She might be several hundred years old but she's still got it!
Winnie's pet pig Darlene joined the party this year!
Blush! Darlene is a little piggy bank find from Cracker Barrel
Spider cauldron style candy dish from Sur La Table
Winnie always likes a fun table complete with candy and good food!
A pair of salt and pepper shakers and candy corn in a spider web dish!
The napkins add some height and make a fanciful display!
Watercolor pumpkin dishes from Pottery Barn last year. Tablecloth and placemats from T.J. Maxx this year. I decided to layer black and white to break up the dominant orange coloring. Flatware and green goblets have no brand name but came from One King's Lane several years ago. The white chargers from Pier 1
Notice the woods outside have begun their autumn glow.