Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah and Halloween Fun

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Happy Wednesday! Halloween is tomorrow and I couldn’t resist having a little spooky and spine-tingling fun at the table. . .

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

A last hurrah, giving Rod and Rowena a sendoff before they go back into the closet, where all skeletons belong. ;)

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Rowena loves to set a festive table for any occasion or holiday, so she pulled out the bone china in honor of Halloween.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Rod and Rowena decided to enjoy a little wine and cheese on the patio.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Hmmmm. . .it appears there are some impromptu guests joining them at the table. . .

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Rowena can’t resist candy corn and eats it by the handful every year.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

It looks like she’s not the only one that enjoys candy corn. 🐁

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Her first inclination was to shoo the mice away but the poor dears were nothing but but skin and bones.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Rod and Rowena are taking advantage of our warm October weather and sunshine, as lack of sun exposure can lead to a Vitamin D deficiency causing rickets, osteoporosis and other skeletal deformities.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

 Skeleton mouse with candy corn for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Dearly Beloved Forever Red is Rod’s and Rowena’s favorite wine, purchased on their last visit to California’s wine country.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

 Bone Appétit table and skeleton mice for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Skeleton Plates / Royal Stafford, HomeGoods, used here

Black and White Buffalo Check Tablecloth / HomeGoods

Placemats / Pier1, several years ago

Spider Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago

Napkins / Kohl’s

Napkin Rings / MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Stripe Pumpkins, several years ago

Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper, Amazon

Mice Skeletons / Grandin Road

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Thank you for indulging my skellie humor and bad puns.

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Wishing you some spine-tingling and bone-chilling fun on Halloween!

 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

Bone Appétit!


 Bone Appétit table with skeletons for Halloween | © #skeleton #halloween #tablescapes

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  45 comments for “Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah and Halloween Fun

  1. October 30, 2019 at 6:30 am

    It looks like Rod and Rowena had a good time partying up!

  2. Kathi
    October 30, 2019 at 6:44 am


  3. Jane
    October 30, 2019 at 6:46 am

    How cute! Really gets you in the mood for ghosts and goblins.
    We’re expecting rain with some snow flurries for tomorrow evening here in Missouri.
    Have a Happy Halloween 🎃

  4. Sharon
    October 30, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Love it, Mary! Those mice skeletons are scary cute! Happy Halloween and thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Maggie
    October 30, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Most excellent! You’ve outdone yourself… and inspired me. Happy Halloween 🎃!

  6. Linda Sopher
    October 30, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely darling!!!

  7. Christine
    October 30, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I absolutely love your posts, I don’t know how you do it, but please continue as they are all fantastic.

  8. Ann Woleben
    October 30, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Rowena is quite fashionable! Great puns! Halloween has not been my favorite celebration, but you have made it so much fun. Today I am decorating our Halloween treat bags. Thank you!

  9. Mary Michelle
    October 30, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The cheese plate is the star of the table! The skeletal mice nibbling the stolen kernal of candy corn and bits of cheese are too funny. Creative with a capital C!!!

  10. Snap
    October 30, 2019 at 8:32 am

    YeeHaw! My favorite time of year. Cheers to you, Rod and Rowena!

  11. Kate
    October 30, 2019 at 8:32 am

    You are soo creative!!! I love it!

  12. Lisa
    October 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Happy ghoulish Halloween 🎃 to you all ! Rod and Rowena have an amazing presence! 💀
    Enjoy 😊

  13. October 30, 2019 at 8:44 am

    🤣 I LOVE this Mary! Bone china, skeletons in the closet, bony mice!!! Too much fun! I am going to finally get my skellie out today {“Mom, where is skellie this year, I was sure he’d be up to something somewhere??”} to give the boys a good scare tomorrow morning! So sad that Halloween fun is almost over!

  14. October 30, 2019 at 9:04 am

    So fun!!! I love how the mice a chomping on the candy corn and cheese! Rowena is really styling this year, I adore her garb! Thanks so much for entertaining us all with your fabulous talents!! Happy Halloween! 🎃🕷

  15. October 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Mary, dining with Rod and Rowena is too much fun! I love every bony detail, especially the mice. Is this their first appearance? You must wake up in the middle of the night with all of your fabulous ideas spinning in your head! Have a wonderful day!🧡🎃

  16. Linda
    October 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I loved all the puns and the story.
    Lovely table once again!

  17. Vanessa Breg
    October 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Mary – it’s been so fun looking at Rod and Rowena – Loved the puns! I also loved all the beautiful décor. Thank you for what you do – it brings a lot of joy to others. Happy Halloween!!!

  18. Joyce
    October 30, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Rod and Rowena are just FUN guests … is a shame they only visit you once a year!!!!!

  19. Shirley Graham
    October 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Love everything but especially the mice!! Also Rowena certainly looks lovely & the table, as usual, looks fantastic! Thanks so much!

  20. October 30, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Absolutely every little detail is so spooktacular! You have such an eye for small details. I love it all!

  21. October 30, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Everything is soooo beautiful! as always……

  22. Virginia
    October 30, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Mary, you have one amazingly creative mind. I am always in awe of what you come up with both your storytelling and visual setup. Can’t wait to see what Rod and Rowena have planned for us next year

  23. October 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Mary, the MICE!!! They are absolutely adorable and the way you have posed them with the cheese and candy corn is just delightful! Glad you listed where you got them!

  24. Kathleen
    October 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    What a fun post. Thank you for being so funny with your creativity. The plates and napkins are so fun and scary at the same time. The mice and the candy corn,,,ha, ha. R&R are adorable!

  25. Doris
    October 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    You are amazingly talented. Can’t wait to always open your mailings.

  26. Liz
    October 30, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Well Rod & Rowena sure put on a party! What a great display Of dishes and food they’ve put on! Love how they’re dressed and all the elements around the table too! Cheers to a Happy Halloween!

  27. Bonnie Morgan
    October 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    You have the best sense of humor. Witty, clever, and fun.

  28. October 30, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    These posts have really lifted my spirits, lol! Happy Halloween!

  29. October 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I so enjoy your skellie humor and wonderful puns, Mary! It’s always a pleasure to visit Rod and Rowena and their newfound mice friends….eek! It’s so cold here! We are supposed to get freezing temperatures. Brrrrrrrr!

  30. Sue
    October 30, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    So much fun🧡😉🧡 Tickled my funny bones…
    Thanks Mary!

  31. Dorinda Selke
    October 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Mary – I have thoroughly enjoyed the bony antics of Rod and Rowena this season and hope they will be returning from the dead next year !!! Happy Halloween 🎃 Hugs, Dorinda

  32. Martha W Franks
    October 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    What a fun, imaginative story! Love the puns! Love the mice! Thanks so much, Mary!
    Do you ever do appearances? I’d travel to get to see you in action!

  33. October 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I loved the blog today . You are so talented with your arrangements, so colorful and festive .i love Halloween ! So much fun . Thank you!

  34. Kim
    October 31, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Love this post. Happy Halloween 🎃🕸🕷🐱

  35. Rita C.
    October 31, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I seriously don’t know which was best – the entire tablescape or your skelly humor and bad puns (which, incidentally, are ALL humerus, hehe!).

  36. Ginny Bunn
    October 31, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Mary, all of your Halloween posts are my favorite! Rowena & Rod are such spooky fun!

  37. Linda L Hovgaard
    October 31, 2019 at 10:05 am

    No bad puns here!!! Made my Halloween!!! Had me grinning and laughing as I drink my morning coffee out of my Portabello By Design coffee mug. The bottom of the mug says “You have been poisoned”….lol. Love, love, love Rod & Rowena’s picnic by the lake which is now posted to my Hunny Falloween board. Happy Halloween Mary!

  38. Amy Kaminski
    October 31, 2019 at 11:37 am

    That was so cute! You really need to put together a book of all of your ingenious tablescapes Mary. It would be such a hit. Happy Halloween to you and the Skellies!

  39. Kim
    October 31, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    This post was so much fun!!! I agree with Amy above, you really should do a book!! Thank you for all…..

  40. barbaramantelandtablecom
    October 31, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Bye Bye Rod & Rowena! Hope you have fun in the closet this year and come visit Mary next October to sit at her gorgeous tables! 🧡 🧡

  41. October 31, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Happy Halloween! Loved Rod and Rowena . So clever. I made your twisted S’mores and spider cookies. Thank You!

  42. Debbie Joens
    November 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Delightful as always Mary!

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