Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape

With All Hallows’ Eve approaching,

I’m at the table with some spine-chilling

Cloche Encounters~

All Hallows’ Eve sounds scarier to me than Halloween~

in contrast this is not the

Jolly Halloween table of last week. . .

No sweet treats or candy skewers are offered up in my vases as on my Halloween Treats table~ instead they are holding LED candles, illuminating haunting images. . .

The tablecloth is a ghostly sheet, cloaked in several gauzy and creepy fabric layers~ affordably scared up from Dollar Tree.

The dreadful images of bones, skulls, bats, a skeletal snake and rats, are all carefully contained behind glass~ under plates, cloches, and in vases.

My spooky graphics are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy~ (enter Halloween in the search box for images) and proceed with caution. . .

Dying for attention, a couple of guests

have been seated at the table~

their holographic portraits and appearance,

morphing right before our eyes . . .

. . .which might be explained by the wine we are serving,

Dearly Beloved Forever Red, or is that Forever Dead?

available at Trader Joe’s.

All eyes are watching you, and on the lookout for a few spiders that have escaped from the cloches~

Silver chargers from World Market were much too shiny and bright for this haunting tableau, so creepy fabric from Dollar Tree was sacrificed and cut to layer~ providing a shroud over the chargers.

Sinister skeletal hands from Target have previously held munchkin pumpkins, graveyard as well as witch hat cupcakes in their evil clutches, and are serving as napkin holders~ offering napkins to use, if you dare. . .

Cloche Encounters Table Details:

Tablecloth/ Creepy Fabric- Dollar Tree

Glass Plates & Skeletal Hands/ Target

Dishes/ HomeGoods

Goblets/ Mikasa French Countryside

Chargers & Flatware/ World Market

Holographic Portraits/ Michaels

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Tablescape Thursday

  76 comments for “Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape

  1. October 15, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Oh devilishly delightful, even a bit frightful! nicely done!

  2. October 15, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Trader Joe’s gets in on everything!!!! :D :D :D Ghoulishly delightful post!

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 15, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Spooky fun! You did a great job setting an eerie table Mary! Love the hands and the wine is just too perfect too:@)

  4. October 15, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Mary, I love it! Cloche encounters….very punny!!!! ;P

    Your table is frightfully creeptastic. I love the portraits, cloches, and wine!

    Have a great week!

  5. October 15, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I adore cloches, and how brilliant to use them to highlight the spooky black and white printed papers, very cool!

  6. October 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I love it Mary! You’ve given me some great ideas.

  7. October 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Mary….Your creativity and sense of style never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely love every detail!!! Both the grands and the adults would love this table. Now if I can only pull it off with the class that you did! N.

  8. October 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

    You’ve given me yet another reason to want cliches. They are wonderfully spooky.

  9. October 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Amazingly Creative, love this! XO ~Liz

  10. October 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Frightfully fun, Mary! You have endless talent. When is that book going to be published???? Just saying!!!!
    ~ Sarah

  11. October 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

    What do you call this style? Horror Luxe? You have achieved making creepy look rich and chic! What a talent you are!!!

  12. October 15, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I agree with Yvonne! I say it over and over but your talent and creativity knows no bounds. This is fabulous. I don’t usually do any “Halloween’ decorating, I do have one set of things for a WITCHY table. I used to have tons of witches, ghosts etc., …..PRE blogging:):) Maybe I need to scare up some new things:):) XO, Pinky

  13. October 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Love the eerily Victorian look!

  14. October 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Your blog is beyond amazing. I discovered you at BNOTP. I am now hooked. Unbelievable talent. WOW is all I can say. Patty

  15. FABBY
    October 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Such a fun table and the cloches are great!! How creative this is, my friend! Like an abandoned old Victorian house, lol.. Pretty dishes and the portraits are eeky! Lots of fun!

  16. Pondside
    October 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This makes me want to have a Hallowe’en dinner party!

  17. October 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Wonderfully creepy and elegant…Love it!

  18. October 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Gothic’s gone elegant here sugar. Must get to TJ’s for that wine.

  19. October 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    You know me, this table is going to be something I love. What a fabulous use of all those spooky papers. I love them in the cloches with candles and under the plates and of course I love the black and white!!!! Each little detail is amazing. (I have to admit that it was fun not doing tables for a couple of months as it does take a lot of time and this one took a ton of time and effort!). I love your closing detail – the skeletal hand with the napkin draped over it!

  20. October 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Hi darling, oh my gosh, this is the most incredible thing I have ever seen… all the details are out of this world…. so inspiring. hugs ~lynne~

  21. October 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    You did it again…you can make “creepy themes” look exquisite!!!…You are a master!!!…so many gorgeous things and of course your attention to detail is phenomenal!…

  22. October 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Oh, you are always so full of great ideas. This setting is so perfect for Halloween. Love all the hurricanes and halloween decor. Perfect!!

  23. October 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Creepy….in a good way!!!

  24. October 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    This is WAY cool, Mary! I love how you used the creepy fabric to obscure the shiny chargers. GREAT call there! I love the items you display under your cloches, too. The books add a LOT to the character of the table. This is really fabulously done! A little spookiness never hurt a table when it’s done this well!!!

  25. October 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! And so much fun ~

  26. October 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Adorable title! All your details are great! Love the various uses of fabric and the spooky papers! All the cloche’s look awesome! Very creative table!

  27. October 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Ooo, spooky.

  28. October 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Great job on your Halloween Tablescape. Fun for all….

    The French Hutch

  29. October 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I’m almost skeert! :) Oh, you’re just amazing as this display is wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  30. October 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

    It’s official. You are the single most versatile tablescaper I’ve ever seen. This is so fun to me, and my favorite part is definitely the skeleton hand holding the napkin. Too funny!!

  31. October 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I absolutely love all of your cloches and hurricanes and they make quite the statement all put together. Gorgeous and fun tablescape. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  32. October 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I LOVE this table, the antique-y looking graphics in particular, and I thank you for the tip on The Graphics Fairy. My oldest son would love this, so I’m going to try to come up with something similar for our next Game Night. How did I miss that wine when I was at Trader’s Joe’s? i still have about $15 left on my TJ’s birthday gift card, so I’m going to have to go back!

  33. October 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Your dedication to making Halloween great fun shows! I loved all of it.

  34. October 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Mary, I am at once shuddering and drawn to this eerie table! It is enticing in a very sick way, but those creepy crawly things need to be trapped more securely under those cloches before I will sit. And that hand is terrifying, but I have an urge to touch it! I can hear the haunting music in the background and feel the cool breezes whispering past…My house is dark and I’m here alone…I think I need a glass of that wine. Now! Linda

  35. Linda Lee
    October 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I love everything you do! You inspire me to make all of my family dinner tables fun and a treat for the eye as well as the pallate! I enjoy your blog and look forward to new posts!

  36. October 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    How creative. It looks like so much fun. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Carlene@Organized Clutter
    October 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Super duper post. Halloween pics so fun. Loved the cloches and hurricanes.

  38. October 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Wow, Mary, you and Alycia are the queens of Halloween! No details were left unturned. What amazing creativity you possess.

  39. October 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    How fun! The pictures are a great idea. Dianne

  40. Joni
    October 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    What a treat for Halloween eyes. I got such a kick out of looking and reading your descriptions. The title was so clever also. The cloches so spooky and I love the hands as napkin holders. So fun! Joni

  41. October 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Mary, you MUST do a book. Seriously, have you ever thought of it? This is incredibly creepy and clever! I love that you shrouded the chargers. Your cloches are a wonderful collection and were so evil in this presentation.. Great great job.. xo marlis

  42. October 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This is amazing! Love all of the little details…creepy and classy at the same time. Love the cloches, too…I love seeing all of the different ways you use them to decorate your tables (and your lanterns, too). Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful talent and ideas. Have a great weekend.

  43. October 18, 2012 at 10:27 am

    What a pretty and creepy table!!!!

  44. October 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    A very elegant table, indeed. Love the mercury pieces too. Adding the cloches is a wonderful idea and you have decorated them so creepy.
    There are so many wonderful details.

  45. October 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    What a great scary table, Mary! You are so creative, and inspiring! It looks great!

  46. October 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    LOVE this creepy Halloween table. Beautifully placed.
    What a talent!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  47. October 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    What an amazing table!! It reminds me of something you’d see in the Haunted Mansion at DisneyWorld :)

  48. October 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    What a spook-tac-u-lar table!!!
    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  49. October 21, 2012 at 10:13 am

    What a fantastic table, Mary!

  50. October 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Mary, you never fail to amaze! What an array of spookiness!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

  51. October 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Your photos remind me why I love Halloween so much! Your decorations and tablescape are phenomenal! Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and so glad I did!


  52. October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    What a fantastic dramatic table!! Love it!

  53. October 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    This is a way cool Halloween table! I hope you have a wonderful All Hallow’s Eve night :)

  54. October 28, 2012 at 8:37 am

    This is a great All Hallow’s Eve table! I really like that you have added the spooky touches to your existing table ware. Draping the gauze over the too bright chargers is a brilliant idea! You have shown that by collecting one or two specific items each year (like the hands), you can then add them to create a truly imaginative table. The spooky prints inside the cloches are a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving us ideas on how to have a fun table!

  55. November 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Just wanted to pop in and see what you were up to! BOOO Taskic !! Amazing as usual. What part didn’t I like… NOTHITING ! It’s so welcoming for a spooky time.

  56. October 3, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Wonderfully spooky. What a great table thanks for sharing!

  57. October 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

    This is awesome and I love all the details. It’s kind of creepy, scary, eerie and glamorous at the same time. Kudos to you!!

  58. October 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I never met a pun I didn’t like — Cloche Encounters is the best yet! Awesome table.

  59. Bev
    October 4, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Love this table…very creepy; really sets the mood.

  60. Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    October 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I definitely love this table- every detail, and the story that goes with it! Love the title!

  61. October 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Delectably creepy again! I need to create some of these ideas for our family Halloween dinner. Love the fabric over the plates and all of the fun graphics under the plates and in the cloches. This is masterful!

  62. October 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I love this and I am so happy you posted it again, love all the creepy scary chic, cool things….Love the idea of of the printed paper in all the decanters, such an inexpensive way to add all the scary and not purchase a lot of new dishes, loved it all…

  63. creativehomeexpressions
    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Great Halloween table, Mary! You really paid attention to every detail ~ even down to the wine. : )

  64. October 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Love this creepy table – great job! Love the graphics mixed in to so many places. Very creative! Catherine

  65. October 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Great table and yes, it is very spooky. You surely thought of every detail. xo Ginger

  66. October 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Great table and love the title. Hee hee hee

  67. October 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I missed this one while I was on mainland…Creepily beautiful!

  68. October 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Mary, I am in awe of your creativity! Have you thought of doing a book of tablescapes? I would be the first one to buy one. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  69. October 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Mary I am featuring this today at Home Sweet Home!

  70. Bev
    October 9, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing, as always.

  71. Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I remember this one- super cool!

  72. October 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    This is super creative!!! So many great ideas in one post! Thanks so much for sharing how you achieved this spooky look..

  73. Kim
    October 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    There’s so much fabulousness here, that I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps with the title… Cloche Encounters… Love it! You’ve thought of everything! Looks like a fun time for all.

  74. October 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    This is great! I love the graphics fairy…and I want to try the cloche idea. Neat!

  75. October 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Fun to see this again. You are an endless vessel of creativity!

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