Welcome to Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers. . .
Established in 1831, specializing in black roses. . . dead or alive.
Meet Rod and Rowena. . .
Pull up a chair and have a seat as they are dying to meet you!
Rod and Rowena are the skeleton crew at Hawthorne Gardens.
Rod is an avid fisherman and set a record for reeling in bonefish last October.
He suffers from poor circulation and hates to be cold, so he likes to warm up his bones by the firepit this time of year.
He’s also a master gardener and beekeeper. . .
This variety of bee belongs to the genus, Bombus Skellitus, and like a lot of the bee population, have been dying off at an alarming rate.
Rod was recently reunited with his long lost love, Rowena.
Rowena is all aflutter this time of year and has a passion for flowers, serving as the in-house florist for Hawthorne Gardens.
Rowena is also a champion for spiders and crusades against spider-discrimination and arachnophobia. She spends her free time educating others on the benefit of having spiders in your home and garden, as she wants everyone to know they keep other pesky insects in check, feasting on aphids, mosquitoes, moths and those dreadful earwigs.
Rowena is terrified of earwigs. . .
Rowena is the life of the party and loves to set a pretty table!
Vibrant blooming plates with butterflies were picked from Rowena’s dish garden and served up on homespun black straw web placemats. . .
Join Rod and Rowena for a glass of Dearly Beloved Forever Red, brought home from their last visit to California’s wine country.
Dearly Beloved Forever Red celebrates the union of flavors that are timeless, rich and beautiful. . . . flavors of candied dark cherry, raspberry and blueberry develop into a bite of a warm berry pie.
All flavors to be savored for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.
I like to keep the ‘Happy’ in Halloween and my tastes run more towards rib-tickling rather than spine-tingling. I hope Rod and Rowena tickled your funny bone today. ;)
Hawthorne Gardens Table Details:
Hawthorne Gardens sign / Pier 1, several years ago
Hawthorne Gardens Pillow Cover / Amazon
Dishes / Lenox Melli Mello Eliza Stripe, HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Grave Hill Cellars Witches & Warlocks Urn / HomeGoods, used here
Black and White Buffalo Check Tablecloth & Spider Runner / HomeGoods
Black Web Straw Placemats, Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago
Napkins / Kohl’s
Butterfly Napkin Rings / MacKenzie-Childs Butterfly Garden, several years ago
Skeletal Hands / Target, several years ago
Crows & Ribbon / Michaels. several years ago
Gold Bee Skeletons / Grandin Road
Spider Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago
Copper Flatware / Amazon
I’m cackling with glee to be part of Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop this week . . .
Thank you to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop.
*Buzz* over via the links below for more spooktacular table inspiration:
Intelligent Domestications | A casa di Bianca | The Little Yellow Corner Store
Corner of Plaid and Paisley