A Tangled Web…

Halloween has never been an “occasion” that I looked forward to.  Even as a child I didn’t plan my costumes weeks in advance.  I  frantically found a costume after supper, when it was time to go trick or treating!  I think it all started the Halloween that I was old enough to really know what was going on.   My parents told me, I spent the whole evening in the bathroom because I was scared to see the trick or treaters when they came to the door!!!

Fast forward…ummm…a few years, and I saw a picture of a table all set for Halloween in purple, green and black.  That picture inspired me to have some fun with “pretty” and “cute”Halloween.  There’s nothing scary on this table!



This candelabra has been in our home for years.  I recently spray painted it black.  Much better than brass!  The three masks I placed in the center are all from the Dollarama!!


When I picked up these place mats this summer on a clearance sale (I believe they were .39)  I immediately thought of spider webs! My new little spider plates are so cute.  They fit into the color scheme so well.  Guess what?  They are paper! (shhhhh!!!)


A closeup of the purple, silver and black tablecloth I scrunched up in the center of the table.  It has a black tassel on each corner.  



These little pantyhose pumpkins are all over blog land this fall.  Are they not SWEET!!!  I found two different pair of hose on clearance @ Walmart.  They are so easily made by dropping a pumpkin down in one leg and tying it off with an elastic.  I then cut the excess off and tied a piece of purple tulle around the stem.  Just stitch or staple up one end and start again.  You can use one leg to cover several of the tiny pumpkins.  

My tiny spider votive holder is also from Dollarama!





Women are angels.
When someone breaks our wings,
we simply continue to fly – on a broomstick.
We’re flexible like that.
– unknown
I would never say who this witches hat belongs to.  But…my favorite color is purple! ;0)


Happy Halloween!
Please come back Friday for our final Recipe for Pumpkin Month @ Take Six!
Many hugs again, to my daughter Nicole, for photographing my table.  If you haven’t yet popped over to her website, please do!


October 27, 2011 - 1:15 am

Gina - Oh Tanya, this is gorgeous! The masks are a perfect touch. You did an excellent job.

October 27, 2011 - 1:20 am

Barbara F. - Great job – I love the stocking pumpkins! xo

October 27, 2011 - 1:42 am

Marlis - Tanya.. love those wrapped up pumpkins.. thanks for sharing. I can see me doing this! Your table is lovely. I love the placemats and the spider plates too! Would you teach me how to fluff? the tablecloth in the center is pretty! Yes, this is a downright pretty halloween table.. xo marlis

October 27, 2011 - 1:52 am

The Quintessential Magpie - Tanya, this is a very cute table, indeed. And that spider on the plate is such an adorable graphic! Love his eyes! And the placemats were the perfect touch, and what a super price on those. You really did a super job on this!

Happy Tablescape Thursday…


Sheila :-)

October 27, 2011 - 1:59 am

Alycia Nichols - This is really cool, Tanya. Halloween is not my favorite, either. Were we just odd children or are WE the normal ones? :-) The masks are a great touch, and the placemats DO remind me of a spider web. Very nice! Try to have a Happy Halloween. I will, like usual, be hiding in the house with the porch light OFF! :-)

October 27, 2011 - 2:37 am

The Tablescaper - Such a cute and fun table.Love the little pumpkins with the stockings over them. So fun!

– The Tablescaper

October 27, 2011 - 2:41 am

Marigene - Cute table, Tanya! I really like the purple, lime and black combo. The stocking pumpkins are adorable. Thanks for sharing…

October 27, 2011 - 3:19 am

Meredith - Oh what a fun table! I love your use of masks and the cloth in the center…makes for a stunning focal point. Love the stocking pumpkins! cute cute cute!!!

October 27, 2011 - 3:44 am

Phyllis - This table is just waiting for a fun party to begin. The stocking pumpkins are new to me and they are an outstanding decoration. My favorite is the granddaddy spider candle holder…..he is a hoot. But then another favorite is your purple witch’s hat with the spider webs.

October 27, 2011 - 4:18 am

Elaine - I love your non-scary Halloween table! Those masks are so cute, and the placemats work great! I bet I have some unopened pantyhose around somewhere!

October 27, 2011 - 4:30 am

All That Glitters - Oh my goodness! Your table looks amazing! I love it!

October 27, 2011 - 11:36 am

paula - Love it…looks like it is waiting for a Costume Party to happen around it!!!!

October 27, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn - This tablescape is simply spooktacular!

I created a Mad Scientists lab this past Monday and hope you’ll come take a peek and shriek.

October 27, 2011 - 8:17 pm

A Perfect Setting - Your photography is excellent! Wow, this is gorgeous in a spooky sorta way! The mask is so intriguing, and the witch’s hat is cool, too! This is awesome!!

October 27, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Jo's This and That - Love your table! Thanks for sharing,cute plates, Joann

October 27, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Julie Day - Halllowe’en is my fave holiday for decorating even though I don’t decorate and this table setting is fabulous, love the pictures :)

October 28, 2011 - 1:48 am

Taunnie - Purple is my favorite color too ;-). I did a Halloween table too this week but with three boys, we made ours more mad scientist. It was fun but I was longing to do a table like yours. Colorful and sweet. Really, I love everything about it but your stocking pumpkins are to die for!

October 28, 2011 - 2:01 am

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - Hi Tanya,

Everything is beautiful! Your table is gorgeous!!
I used to do the same thing for Halloween…make my costume after supper out of the upstairs hall closet…
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,

October 28, 2011 - 3:54 am

Barbara - What a wonderful table! I love the color scheme! Your table is elegant and fun at the same time. Happy Halloween!

October 28, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Gwyneth - Tanya! I put my arms right up in the air and squealed!!!!! Gorgeous! ahahahahaha such fun!

October 28, 2011 - 1:14 pm

LBP - Honestly that is the best Halloween tablesetting I have seen this season! I love the purple! I was one of those kids who LOVED Halloween but every single year I was a gypsy!

October 28, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Life with L - Love your chosen colors. I think it makes for a fun and colorful table.

October 28, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Cheryl~ZanyMayd - What a fun table, love the little pumpkins & gourds wrapped in the netting…

October 28, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Amy - I’m with you…I hate Halloween. No spooky gory stuff for me! But I really like your use of purple on the table and how you went for the cute/elegant factor. Would you share this at my party?


October 28, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Chubby N Chieque - Magnificent, Tanya!

I love the hat and the pumpkins? To die for,

Happy TS—

Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

October 29, 2011 - 2:54 am

Coley - Love this!! Not scary at all. Absolutely cute and fun!!

October 29, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Mary - Oh I adore your stocking pumpkins! What a FUN table~ ~ your photography is stellar! I love your mask photos :)

October 29, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Honey at 2805 - Your Halloween table is so pretty! You’ve though of everything!

Thanks for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

October 30, 2011 - 5:02 pm

xinex - Your table is adorable, Tanya. So cute and so festive! Love the colors!…Christine

October 30, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Linda @ A La Carte - Love you table and those stocking pumpkins are too cute! I pinned it! I don’t do scary Halloween either so this is perfect for me!

October 30, 2011 - 7:56 pm

Jen - Beautiful table and I love that quote about women being angels 😉

October 30, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Jan@southernjunkin' - Lovely, the witch’s hat, the spider web place mats, the paper plates, (need I go on?!!) Thanks for sharing!!

November 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Sherry - Oh, very cute and pretty! We have a very similar witch’s hat! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

November 3, 2011 - 4:53 am

Marie - Love how it turned out! I love the pantyhose pumpkins as well! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share!


November 3, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Anu@MyDreamCanvas - This looks fabulous. Would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

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