A Jolly Halloween

Vintage-inspired pails are filled with assorted Treats~

To make your Halloween Jolly, with their Spooky Sweets!

Ravens have flown in, landing on pumpkins at the table,

Conjure raven snacks up here, inspired from a Halloween label!

Lanterns dress in scrapbook paper, in time for Halloween~

With haunting double images, how-tos here can be seen.

Tinsel-woven placemats, add to place settings, brightening~

With their orange & black sparkle, more festive than frightening.

Textured napkins & plates add additional checked details~

And the quintessential back cat is decorating pails.

Spiders are found crawling, spinning webs inside a spoon~

Climbing on the pumpkins, across the table strewn.

Party favor pails are placed at each place setting to greet~

With chocolate ghosts & goblins, not scary, rather, sweet.

 Vampire teeth, a skeletal hand and a few Pixie Stix,

Add to the vintage pails’ contents of Treats and Tricks.

Little munchkin pumpkins and tiger-striped ones too,

Add color to the lanterns and have a life span past “Boo!

 creepy black cloth surrounds a raven, skeleton and bat~

For your own creepy gauze fly to Dollar Tree STAT!

 Wishing you a Jolly Halloween with a little Scary Fun,

 Happy Haunting to All~

Aren’t you glad my rhyming’s done? :)

A Jolly Halloween Details:

Tablecloth & Napkins/ Kohl’s

Dishes/ Oneida Westerly Basket

Treat Pails & Flatware/ World Market

Placemats/Pier 1

Goblets/ HomeGoods

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  41 comments for “A Jolly Halloween

  1. October 10, 2012 at 6:31 am

    You make creepy look cute! So many super ideas here, I am always inspired by your blog, thanks for sharing and motivating creativity!

  2. October 10, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Loved your rhyming! You’ve done it again … a wonderful, fun post about my favorite time of year! I feel the ravens calling to this crone! :D :D World Market — what would we do without them?!!!!

  3. October 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I am loving your Halloween series!

  4. October 10, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I know this is a spooky table, but it is so attractive and filled with lots of seasonal detail… you make scary very chic!

  5. October 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    How adorable, Mary! I love the checked tablecloth, and the vintage-looking goodie bags are the cutest little things I have ever seen! Love the lanterns, too…well really I love all of it! Great job….your Halloween decor is spooktacular! ;P

    Ricki Jill

  6. October 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I’m likely to bypass Halloween theme this year as we will be between places, so I will enjoy all your creativity which is more satisfying than doing my own!

  7. October 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Your Halloween table is so cute! Jolly is a great description.

  8. October 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

    How lovely is that? I would love to come over for a Haloween treat. :)

  9. October 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Mary, I love love the pumpkin filled lantern center piece. The check table cloth, pails, and candy make for a whimsical Halloween table. Love it:} Olive

    p.s. so happy about your olive bucket

  10. October 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Only you can make Halloween look ‘tasteful’…!
    Beautiful and very creative, Mary…and yes, I did enjoy the rhyming ;-)

  11. October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    SUPER fun, Mary! I especially like the use of the black & white checked tablecloth. It really does perk up the table and add a lot of visual, creative interest. The lanterns are great, and it’s neat how the clock in the background kinda looks like a spider web in this context. Even as an adult, I think we like to have fun Halloween tables with candy and treats. It’s only human! :-)

  12. Joni
    October 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I just love this table, just the right amount of spook. The little pials of sweets are so fun and festive. I love candy on a table. I love the black and white checked tablecloth and the lanterns, and placemats. What a festive way to celebrate Halloween.

  13. October 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    As usual, your table is just beautiful! I love the tinsel placemats and vintage pails!

  14. October 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I loved your poetry, Mary! What a fun table for your guests. I especially love those vintage pails filled with goodies. YUM!!

  15. October 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Mary, this is such a cute post! Your table is so whimsical and fun! Love the placemats!

  16. October 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    What a cute table! Love the colors, and those vintage pails! Great poem too!
    I’d love to party at your table, what time?
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

  17. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    October 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I love the checked tablecloth, and the lanterns look great all dressed up for their special day.

  18. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Halloween goodies and treats give me smiles,
    Wish we weren’t separated by the miles:@)
    Such a cute table Mary, no doubt the treat cups will be a big hit and I’m lovin’ your sparkly ravens!

  19. October 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    So so cute.. I love those placemats!!! What a great find. The simple white dishes are perfect. Your goodie pails are such a fun accessory to the table. So many great ideas. Totally loving this.. xo marlis

  20. October 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    OMG, you are a POET too!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there anything you can’t do???? You sure make scary look pretty. I am mesmerized. I never do much “Halloween” deorating, but you sure inspire me. XO, Pinky

  21. October 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

    You always have the most wonderful tables! I love the details. It must take forever to put them together. The ravens are great and your little vintage pails are perfect.! It looks so nice outside too.

  22. October 11, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I loved the poem and the tablescape! The ravens are a fun touch.

  23. October 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

    LOVE every detail of your table. And your creativity just always blows me away!! It is such a pleasure to come to your blog. I’ve said it before Mary and I’ll say it again…..You inspire me!!! N.

  24. October 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Oh my goodness, I am in love with this table! Please invite me over! lol Every detail is just perfect, I love the checkered tablecloth, the placemats, the pumpkin filled lantern the ravens…I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  25. October 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I enjoyed all of it and your creativity is amazing! I’m impressed. The table is lovely. Did you make those placemats? They are beautiful. I love orange and black! Love your candy cups, I want to do this. I have a lot of black candy left over from my daughter’s wedding (black and pink) so I’m thinking add orange to the black and fill up some buckets…love your inspiration!
    I always enjoy coming by for a visit and seeing what you have done! Have a lovely week.

  26. October 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    So cute, Mary!

  27. October 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Visiting from 2805; I love it all! And those little bitty pumpkins in the lantern are darling! Thanks for sharing!

  28. October 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Oh how fun your Halloween table is! Love it all…..and the delightful poem as well. How sweet those pails are.

  29. October 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Spooktacular, Mary. Love the white and black with orange details. I need to remember that! ;-) Looked at several Kohls for one of those cloths, but missed them. Hopefully they’ll bring them back. ;-)
    Happy Haunting……….Sarah

  30. October 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Great table Mary. Love the vintage candy holders and the stack of little pumpkins in the hurricane.

    – The Tablescaper

  31. October 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Delightful! love the vintage feel! You have such wonderful ideas!

  32. October 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’m back for another visit. I forgot to mention that I love how you filled the lanterns and also how you lined them so creatively and seasonally. Where do you come up with all your ideas??!!

  33. October 14, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Makes me feel like a kid again!

    Susan and Bentley

  34. October 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

    What a fun table. Love the orange and black sparkle place mats.The lanterns look great in this Halloween tablescape.

  35. Bev
    October 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love, love, love! As usual, it is all wonderful and I love those lanterns…

  36. October 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Great table! The black and white tablecloth is a perfect base; love your pumpkin-filled lantern! The whole effect is just right for a fun and spooky Halloween!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  37. October 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Love your post, from the vintage feel to the poetry.

  38. Joy B
    October 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love your rhyme, the pumpkins in the lanterns, the placemats, the treat pails – really everything except the spiders. I don’t even like plastic ones! But it’s a great table. Happy Halloween!

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