Potting Shed: A Haunted Tableau


I have a Haunted Tableau and final Halloween post for you. . .


Set in my Haunted Potting Shed. . .


Ravens have arrived to alight on windows,

covered with a creepy fabric. . .


And spiders are multiplying, conjured with

Martha Stewart Crafts Gothic Lace Window Clings.


Reusable glittery spider clings adhere to glass surfaces

and also transferware plates for a little spooky fun.


Potion bottles line the window ledge. . .


And dreadful images of bones, skulls and bats join the Haunted Tableau.


Spooky graphics are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy~

(enter Halloween in the search box for images)

and proceed with caution. . .


Haunting skull martini glasses are

waiting to serve your potion or poison. . .


And ghostly white pumpkins are offered under glass

with barbed wire for Cloche Encounters.




Sinister skeletal hands have previously held

munchkin pumpkinsgraveyard and witch hat cupcakes

in their evil clutches, and are offering napkins to use, if you dare. . .




Halloween is the time of year when everyday items

can appear a little creepy and spooky . . .


And when a garden fork can appear as a sinister hand. . .


 If only fueled by your imagination and a spooky spider ring. <|:>)




Favorite Haunts & Details:

Skeletal Hands / Target, several years ago

Skull Martini Glasses / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Ravens & Martha Stewart Crafts Spider Clings /Michaels

Glitter Spiders, Creepy Black Gauze, Faux Barbed Wire / Walmart

Transferware plates / Colonial Pottery, Grace

Flatware / World Market

Happy Haunting!


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  33 comments for “Potting Shed: A Haunted Tableau

  1. franki
    October 30, 2014 at 5:23 am

    “It’s” almost here!! Treats for you!! franki

  2. Donna Kelly
    October 30, 2014 at 5:41 am

    EVERYTHING you do is AWESOME!!!! I smile when I see you have a new post! Thank you !!!!

  3. October 30, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I love the muted colors Mary! Very imaginative using the garden fork as a hand and I’m lovin’ the white baby boos! Happy Halloween-have fun:@)

  4. October 30, 2014 at 6:57 am

    BOOO🎃👻 thanks for sharing! Your lucky to have such a nice potting shed and for being so creative!

  5. Cheryl
    October 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

    The potting shed is always fabulous! Love the link to the Graphics Fairy.

  6. Mary
    October 30, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Every thing you do is so creative, and really original. Look forward to your posts. Can’t wait to see Thanksgiving and Christmas, although I don’t really want to rush things.

  7. October 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Playing in your potting shed is so much fun, Mary! I love seeing what you have conjured up with your crafty spells! Those clingy decals and creepy fabric add such character to change the look. Happy Halloween to you and thanks for all your creativity.

  8. October 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    What creepy fun this is!!! My pst this morning is a Hauntingly Witchy Table for Halloween! Your creativity is boundless. Love the clings, have to get some . Have a Happy Halloween.

  9. Peggy Thal
    October 30, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Happy Halloween! Love your potting shed- such fun.

  10. October 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Wonderfully spooky, but the thing that gave me the creeps the most was the bottle of embalmer’s fluid. Chilling. Glad to hear that you tried and enjoyed the Cider Brined Bourbon Pork Chops. :-)

  11. October 30, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Yikes! Enter if you dare! This is totally creepy Mary, that garden fork hand with the ring would send me running out the door! Looking at all the spiders clinging everywhere literally made my skin crawl!! Super Spooky in black and white~ I sure am going to miss all the Halloween fun~ The ghosts and goblins won’t dare show up at your shed!

  12. October 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love your Halloween potting shed! The lace spiders really caught my eye…hugs, Penny

  13. October 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

    You went all out this year, now that’s where the trick or treaters need to come knocking! Love the first shot with all your fun~

  14. October 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Mary, you have so much fun in your potting shed, don’t you? And luckily, we can join in! Those lace spider clings are beautiful in a creepy kind of way! And I love how you’ve put your vintage flower frogs to work! You are one amazingly talented lady!

  15. October 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

    My kind of fun! Love the details. The Martha Stewart clingy pieces are really neat!

  16. Janie Gore
    October 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I loved your creepy little potting shed, first you see the elegance and then you notice the creepiness! haha!

  17. Gina Howren
    October 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Your posts are always so lovely and inspiring; if only I had your resources! I really love the garden fork as a hand with the spider ring! I am not really decorating for Halloween this year, but I do have a wreath on the door, which I’ve used for the past couple of years. I really like it, and although I don’t have a picture, I wanted to share it with you. It is a straw wreath with a “silk” spider plant (see what I did there?) wired on to it. I sprayed painted it with black spray – very splotchy paint application – and hot glued an assortment of rubber spiders all over it. I also really like the MS window clings and that you put them on the dinnerware. Happy Spookings.

  18. Debbie
    October 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Just when I think you can’t do anything more fun…you do! You are so amazing and creative. I always enjoy seeing your posts! ps love your pups!

  19. bobbi duncan
    October 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I am always delighted and inspired when I see your posts…what an artistic imagination. For example: using the faux barbed wire just makes the piece “pop”. I look forward to all your posts. Happy Halloween!

  20. October 30, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    It’s not only your imagination and creativity, all of your wonderful ideas and props (clever using rusty barb wire around the glass cloche) and stunning photography, but your clever captions ‘capture’ the perfect mood!

  21. Denise
    October 31, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I’ve signed up but I’m not receiving emails from you. What’s up?

    • October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Hi Denise, Check your spam folder to see if post notifications are there.

  22. October 31, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for coming over to visit my table. And happy that you will enjoy the little gift:):)

  23. November 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Your creative mind always astounds me!…I think you could even scare the goblins away….enjoyed every nook and cranny of this ever so beautifully creepy shed….

  24. November 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Mary you have such a great eye of visual and the way you pull everything together is always amazing I ‘m always so impressed with how beautifully you decorate.Susie

  25. October 15, 2015 at 10:22 am

    OMGoodness!! so much here to drool over! I think my two favorites are the spider ring on the hand and the barbed wire on the cloche!! So now you have me wanting to drop everything I should get done today to set a Halloween table!! Love it!

  26. October 15, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I still love this! Just as fun the 2nd time around!

  27. October 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    When you built your potting shed, who knew it would be the site for so much creative inspiration!

  28. October 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    This is a perfect mix of spooky and classy!

  29. Pam
    October 15, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Your potting shed is decked out for Halloween! The ravens, spiders and bugs are so creepy in a good way. The antique plates with the spider clings are so clever.
    Please, pop over and view my Halloween post this week!
    Have a wonderful Halloween!


  30. October 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    So charming…love your spooky transfereware!

  31. Sandi Lee
    October 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Love it all-so spookiful!!!

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