Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers + Spooky Halloween Table Fun

Welcome to Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers. . .aka, the Potting Shed.

Established in 1831, specializing in black roses. . . dead or alive.


A murder of crows have flown in and await your arrival on October 31st. . .


Our best specimens and warty pumpkins were scared up for this haunted tableau . . .

Colorful Ball jar bouquets were picked from our wicked beautiful flower garden. . .

And vibrant blooming plates with butterflies were specially picked from our dish garden, served up on our best tarnished silver chargers.


Beaded Spiders have spun black straw web placemats and hold napkins. . .

And garden gloves are provided for our deadly flowers, with vintage blooming flatware embellished with ribbon and alight with butterflies.


We’re all aflutter over this spooky holiday!


Halloween is the time of year when everyday items can appear a little creepy . . .


When a garden fork may look like a sinister hand, if only fueled by your imagination and the addition of a bejeweled spider ring.

Tri-ogen Rose Garden Spray is the secret to our wicked beautiful and deadly flowers . . .


Beware the poison formula.



Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers Details:

Hawthorne Gardens sign and banner / Pier 1, several years ago

Dishes / Lenox Melli Mello Eliza Stripe, HomeGoods, last year

Black Web Straw Placemats, Goblets & Napkins / HomeGoods, last year

Skeletal Hands / Target, several years ago

Crows & Ribbon / Michaels. several years ago

Spider Napkin Rings /  Pier 1, several years ago

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch

  57 comments for “Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers + Spooky Halloween Table Fun

  1. Mary Michelle
    October 15, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Although, usually I am not a fan of the ghoulish side of Halloween, your mix of bright and happy with some darkness is delightful.

  2. Rita C.
    October 15, 2018 at 7:36 am

    You have me screaming with delight! Wow, so much color and creativity, it’s amazing. My favorite is the fork hand with spider ring, but they’re ALL genius. Thanks for sharing the shed again. Have a great week.

  3. Deb
    October 15, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Wicked Beautiful Mary! What a spooktacularly creative table. I’m always inspired how your transform your shed and those plates could not be more perfect!

  4. October 15, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Such spooky fun! You make me want to have a Halloween party and create a table. I love the fun addition of the spider rings on the garden forks :)

  5. Nancy
    October 15, 2018 at 7:44 am

    What a treat to start my morning.

  6. October 15, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Wildly and wickedly fun Mary~ I’m blown away with all your spooky and colorful details. Those plates look like they were made for a Halloween table and ‘Hawthorne Gardens’. I have shed envy whenever I see your potting shed. Love the way your creativity blooms there :)

  7. Tardevil
    October 15, 2018 at 8:06 am

    So pretty! The dishes are gorgeous and the colors are fabulous!

  8. Gayle Dodson
    October 15, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Oh those vibrant colors of fall. I especially love the garden forks with spider rings. It is always such a delight to see what you have cooked up in the Potting Shed.

  9. Cristy Bennett
    October 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning Mary…WOW! Such a creative and beautiful tablescape for Halloween in your shed! You must have had a great deal of FUN pulling together all the details…the various textures of pumpkins, the colorful assortment of flowers, and the other delightful and imaginative elements. WOW again! Thank You!

  10. Sandra
    October 15, 2018 at 8:36 am


  11. Sandi
    October 15, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Spooktacularly gorgeous!

  12. October 15, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Mary, how fun is this! So many details and creativity for your Halloween tableau…perfectly spooktacular!

  13. Karen
    October 15, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I 💙 this!

  14. October 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I have to share this masterpiece on Instagram so Lenox can see your work!! Is that ok? I love the mello pattern-such fun!!

  15. Kaye Moore
    October 15, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I love your Halloween decor. Great ideas

  16. Camille morgan
    October 15, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Your imagination is outstanding along
    with your writing ! Your garden shed is
    So much fun. I enjoy all your post so much. Love the flower arrangements.
    Spooky Day!

  17. October 15, 2018 at 9:18 am

    WOW!! Colorfully spooky!! A lot to look at too!! Not every Halloween has to be black and white as seen here!! ☠️🎃👻🧙🏻‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧛🏻‍♀️

  18. Mary Anne McWhirter
    October 15, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Where have you been all my life??? Why did it take so long to discover you and your blog! You have no idea how much happiness you bring to me with your ideas!!!!!! My daily dose of happiness. Fall is my favorite season and I so love Halloween!!!! Thanks for all you do to bring joy to so many. This tablescape is the cutest I HAVE EVER SEEN. Have a beautiful fall filled day!

  19. Ethel Alderson
    October 15, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I do not like or enjoy Halloween. But this is outstanding!
    Tell me DETAILS, please, about the window dressing.
    Thanking you in advance.

  20. October 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mary, your creativity and imagination are endless! Those plates are so pretty and the flowers very pretty too. Love the tarnished chargers, great ribbon patterns, and cute gloves.

  21. October 15, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Wow Mary, butterflies and spiders everywhere in your bright yet creepy scene! The bejeweled garden hands are extra eerie reaching about all over…I am loving the long stemmed little pumpkins available this year, they are so cute 🎃 You have fearlessly married bright pretty flowers with the scary side of Halloween for a quite magical result!

    October 15, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Looks wonderful. You have quite an eye for the unexpected combination. Halloween with fall flowers and butterflies. Great.

  23. Linda Melcher
    October 15, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I love love love Halloween. Most blogs just have boring neutral Fall decor but your blog and your creative ideas make me smile. I love all your Halloween ideas. Wickedly done!!!

  24. S Williams
    October 15, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Hi Mary-Your clever styling never ceases to amaze me! The spider rings are a favorite & using them on garden tools are so imaginative! Your shed is so decked out for Halloween! How fun! Love the plates too. I am trying to curb my dish addiction but not having much luck! LOL Happy Monday! Clara 🎃🕷️🕸️

  25. Julie Duncan
    October 15, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Such clever use of ordinary and unordinary! I absolutely love the skull poster with the burst or orange butterflies! This is a great blog!

  26. Terry Wallace
    October 15, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Love, love. Love….I will continue to look at this several times the attention to detail is just ghostly fun. Thanks again….I am always looking for your post and trying to figure out what is next.

  27. Jacquie Ellsmere
    October 15, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Most awesome Halloween sophisticated display ever!! Love, love your creativeness! Kudos!

  28. October 15, 2018 at 11:47 am

    How can you make something so beautifully scary!?! The hand with the rose spray just cracked me up!!!
    So clever!!! You out did yourself once again, Mary!!!

  29. Debbie
    October 15, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I love it!!! Thanks, Mary, you amaze me as usual.

  30. Ellen Martin
    October 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I seldom take the time to comment, but this post is just so creative and fun, I had to share a word of gratitude. I’m kind of past decorating for Halloween, but this is delightful! You never cease to amaze with your inspiration, regardless of the season or holiday, or ordinary day. The spider napkin ring on the garden fork posed on the warty pumpkin is priceless! Thank you, Mary.

  31. Victoria
    October 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Question. Since your potting shed is so awesomely decorated, do you do as much in your home? Always, always look forward to your post. Thanks for sharing. And by the way when I saw the magazine I immediately thought that looked like your shed minus all the extras. No one can duplicate your design. Cheers

  32. October 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Oh Mary, I Love what you’ve done with the shed. It’s wickedly spooktacular.

  33. October 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Lovin’ all the fun colors Mary! You used my favorite warty pumpkins and favorite blingy napkin rings, they look great together:@)

  34. October 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Mary, I know I sound like a broken record, but I marvel at your continued creative styling with each new post. Your canny ability to find just the perfect props amazes me. I love the garden tool hand!!! Have always been intrigued with the saying, “a murder of crows.” I have a set of kitchen towels with the saying.
    Thanks for a fun visit to Hawthorne Garcens!
    Melli Mello is “Méli Mélo” in French and means a mishmash, a little of this, a little of that. Perfect name for the pattern on the plates.

  35. Marilyn
    October 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Mary, you never cease to amaze me with your ingenious displays. It is SPOOKTAKULAR!

  36. Joan
    October 15, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I love those pretty plates. Very nice setting.

  37. Marion
    October 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Mary, once again you have outdone yourself. This tablescape is amazing. It is spooky but lovely,too.

  38. anne
    October 15, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I love this! So creative. The colors are divine.

  39. October 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t DO Halloween anymore EXCEPT for a table. THIS one is delightful. Your words are perfect and the scene you set is fabulous!

  40. October 15, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I absolutely love the vintage garden fork as a creepy hand with the ring! Again, you are so creative.

  41. October 16, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Mary, your posts are always so lovely and inspiring. You have always been my favorite blogger. Somehow you dropped off my email. I have tried multiple times to resubscribe but to no avail. Can you help?

    • October 16, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Hi Martha, When I look up your comcast.net email address, there is no subscriber by that address. Can you try to resubscribe again and then check your spam folder for the confirmation email?

  42. Loraine
    October 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Thanks, that was great. I love the jewelry on the Garden cultivator, very creative.

  43. October 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Lots of fun here in this post. We had a wicked frost last night—which puts the end on flowers and foliage. But this is just fun in the shed. Grins, have a great week.

  44. Patti Kachmar
    October 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this table. One of your best. The colors were fantastic !

  45. Ginny
    October 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Wickedly Wonderful! In my mind, I can see you discovering those plates and almost instantly imagining the combinations of flowers, Ball jars, warty pumpkins, and butterflies!! I love the detail of the plates. Beautiful color in your tablescape!

  46. terie
    October 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    love love love your tablescape! I have those dishes- they are my everyday set and I love them SO much. Seeing them on a Halloween themed table is such a Treat ;)

  47. capelover
    October 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful and clever….as usual!

  48. October 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    You never fail to amaze us with your creativity and most of all-your photography skills.
    I haven’t received your emails for some time. They don’t even go to SPAM.

  49. Kari
    October 20, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    great job again Mary and I always like seeing your potting shed. You dress it up so beautifully. The bright flowers are lovely and the glossy black hand works so well. spiders and butterflys. great mix.

  50. October 23, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    My oh my…when I think you have outdone yourself…you do it again!….and I must say that i laughed out loud…very loud when I saw the creepy ring on the garden “claw”….you are way too creative…and bring creepy creativity to new heights!!

  51. October 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

    What fun you must’ve had, Mary, playing in your potting shed, and for us to enjoy! I loved seeing all your wonderful details in sharing Halloween fun.

  52. October 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Mary, it’s such a treat to visit your tables. No tricks here!!!

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