Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fall Tablescape

This is my Halloween dinner tablescape.

 I have already shared the children's tablescape... but this one was for the adults. 
I use these dishes for other meals during October and November, 
but I will use different ones for Thanksgiving Day .


These bowls were perfect for our traditional Halloween night dinner of chili.


 This pumpkin soup tureen was a great way to serve the Pumpkin Chili. 
This was my first year to try making chili with pumpkin added to it.

I bought this tureen and the dishes at Ross.

We also had corn bread and salad. 
This has been our family's Halloween night dinner for as long as I can remember. 
It is an easy and filling meal... and something that the kids would actually eat!

Do you have a traditional dinner that you fix for Halloween? 
I always wanted the kids to have real food in their tummies before going out 
and gorging on all that candy, and they would always eat chili!

The candle is sitting on a trivet and I placed
some potpourri around the base.

Even though all the kids are grown and we don't live by the grand kids, 
we still have this for dinner. I set the table for four... 
just for the tablescape pictures.
I thought it turned out quite festive!

I just folded the napkin and set it in the bowl. 
The little decorative pumpkins are just one more of those Halloween decorations 
that are more than 15 years old. I just can't throw anything away!

 I was lucky to see these avocado green goblets at the Goodwill. 

I grabbed them and ran... well not before filling my cart with more treasures.

Here is the complete tablescape. 
See the curtain panels peeking out at the end of the table? 
Well, I will share how I made them in next weeks Met Monday.  

Okay, I just have to show you a few pictures of me handing out the candy later that evening.

See my kid's artwork?
 Some of it is 35 years old!

I had a lot of fun!


Thanks for visiting and I hope you
enjoyed this weeks tablescape.

Now go over to Between Naps on the Porch and take a look at all the other great tablescapes for this weeks Tablescape Thursday.

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Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your table and the fact that you not only have, but you still display your children's artwork. What a great idea and way to keep the memories close.

Natasha in Oz said...

Nice to see you again and what wonderful news about your big move. I don't envy you with all that packing but I love California too and if I was to move to the States that is where I would be settling for sure!
Love the table setting too!
Best wishes, Natasha.

love said...

Sherrlyn of says...Very cool decor and fun hat too. Love your blog so wanted to leave a few words!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

WOW you are moving!! keep us up to date!!

Love the softer colors you choose for this--the softer orange and the green. Yes, I did notice the curtains and they go so nicely with your tablescape! Also like the idea of the potpourri with the candlesticks.

Anonymous said...

Great pics. You look so cute all dressed up for Halloween.

We used to live in Yuciapa so I know what you mean about the weather. Loved the winters there with the crisp cold air and the snow capped mountains as the backdrop. My poor husband commuted into Orange so it was tough on him.

Sarah said...

I like to see others having fun with the holidays. You look great! The table is most inviting. Thanks for sharing it with us. I like the idea of folding the napkin into the bowl. I'm always trying to think of something different to do with the napkins. This is a nice idea.
Congratulations on your move. TX will miss you! ~ Sarah

food with style said...

darling table, wonderful colors.

looks like you had fun too!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

BunnyJean.. Congratulations on the California move!!!!! wow! Love your tablescape and all your fall wonderment! I just left you a comment on my blog in answer to your question about the glue and glitter. If you end up doing it...let me know, I'll post it! God Bless and (no! the tutu doesn't make your butt look big!) Lol Your a hoot! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

susan said...

You get into the spirit of things!! Your table is definitely "grown up" festive. I am glad you're are happy about your relocation. I know that is a beautiful area---and no "accents" there :)!

Moore Minutes said...

Ok, wow! My favorite part about this setting is the COLORS you chose! Very pleasing and pleasant.

Anonymous said...

Your table is just precious and I'm totally amazed you still have some of your children's artwork from so long ago. You look adorable all dressed up!
Oh, and you're leaving Texas!? Well, I do wish you the best on your move to California. I do love California!
thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Linda Q said...

Love the colors of your Fall table, really warm !
And you make a darling witchy poo!!
Good luck with the move, that will be a big event in your world.
Linda Q

GranthamLynn said...

What fun. I love your tablescape and what a pretty witch you made. And of course it did not make your butt look big.
I love the bargin glasses from Goodwill. The whole table was lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings on you move,

Sonny G said...

absolutely adore the color combo- your dish choices and everything else.. Best of Luck with your move.. You are a cutie patootie Witch for sure.~!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a cute table all decked out in orange and green. And don't you look adorable! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Marigene said...

This is one of my favorites, green/gold, ♥ it! Thanks for sharing.

Dining Delight said...

This is a terrific 'scape! The colour combo is great and you have gotten just the right tones in all the items to make it look so coordinated. The pumpkin tureen is gorgeous and goes so well with the bowls you have. I like how they are orange toned but not pumpkin shaped which must make them more versatile throughout the year. The pumpkin chili sounds delicious!


Bill said...

Hi BJ,
Congrats on the upcoming move! Hope all goes smoothly. Your table looks great! OK, I'll admit it ... not usually a fan of the color orange ... but I like the way you've teamed it with aqua blue... complements it so nicely!

Your tutu question cracked me up. I needed a laugh today. Thank you!!!

Hope your weekend goes well.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What an adorable Halloween hostess you were! Good luck with your move and I love your table -- it looks like one that could take you all the way through the fall.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your table--really like that shade of green. You look adorable handing out candy!

WhyCuzICan said...

Your Fall table looks wonderful. Esp loving the pumpkins and tutu you are wearing :)

Visiting from YOUR Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP Wed. Linky party,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

Geneva said...

This was an inspiring and FUN post! Loved seeing you in your TuTu! I liked your idea of displaying the kids artwork too... I have tons of it (In a box) ":o)

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Traditions are the best part of any holiday -- they help refresh the memories of those important events from the past. Keep hanging the artwork and using the special seasonal items from years ago -- they are part of who you are.

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