A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Happy Monday!

Halloween is less than a week away and Rod and Rowena couldn’t be more thrilled!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

It’s their favorite holiday and you’re invited to pull up a chair and join them at the table.

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

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They’re enjoying some fresh mountain air and a leaf-peeping getaway!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Rowena loves to set a festive table for the holidays or any occasion!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

She layered a buffalo check and pumpkin embroidered runner over a plaid throw.

Her eyesight isn’t what it used to be so she likes a lot of color and contrast!

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She pulled out her favorite bone china plates that she found shopping at HomeGoods

a couple of years ago.

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

She thought the resemblance was uncanny!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

The weather in the mountains has been delightful but chilly!

Rowena has a hard time staying warm and stays chilled to the bone these days.

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Rod takes Bona Lisa, their rescue pup, with him everywhere!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

She’s content to sit at the table as long as she has her favorite bone to chew on.

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Shhhh. . . don’t tell Rowena, as it’s a surprise, but he’s considering

adopting another dog as a companion for Bona Lisa.

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Rod and Rowena are both wine enthusiasts. . .

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Fright Night Cellars is one of their favorite red wines from California.

It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Rod says it’s scary good!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Rowena’s favorite seasonal treat is candy corn. . .

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She eats it by the handful!

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

Table Details:

Skull Salad Plates / Marbella Skull by 222 Fifth, HomeGoods

Ciroa Buffalo Check Dinner Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Orange Chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago

Black and White Check Runner with Pumpkins / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Spider Mason Jar, Glasses, Napkins / HomeGoods

Spider Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago

Flatware / World Market, several years ago

A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeletons #alfresco #mountains

It’s almost time for Rod and Rowena to return to the closet . . .

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They thank you for joining them in their adventures once again and

hope you have some rib-tickling or spine-tingling fun on Halloween!

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  24 comments for “A Rib-Tickling Tablescape with Rod and Rowena for Halloween

  1. Linda
    October 25, 2021 at 6:11 am

    As always, you make me smile as I enjoy your creativity. Am still waiting on a book by you.

  2. Cindi
    October 25, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Oh Rowena and Rod…. We must have adopted a dog from the same shelter as my puppy Bones looks just like Bona Lisa! I hate to admit I have never been to Home Goods but it is high on my to do list. Reading about your adventures and seeing your creativity is such a fun way to start my week – thanks!

  3. María
    October 25, 2021 at 7:22 am

    The table was adorable, but the narration was absolutely hilarious!

  4. Ann Woleben
    October 25, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Those mountain view photos are perfect for framing – simply glorious. Happy Halloween to your family!

  5. October 25, 2021 at 7:37 am

    ABSOLUTELY SPINE TICKLING!! Question: Do your pups get jealous when Bona Lisa is around? Do they get along?? Nevertheless, I loved the story! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! 🎃💀👻🎃

  6. October 25, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Mary, you are having too much fun with Rob and Rowena! This tablescape is extra bone chilling with all the spiders and creepy details! What spectacular weather and colors! Thanks for the Halloween fun~
    Jenna

  7. October 25, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Me thinks you drink with the skeleton crew 😉

  8. Clara
    October 25, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Mary, What a fun Halloween table! Your narrative is hilarious and you are so creative. Enjoyed every bit of it. The plates are colorful and perfect for Rod and Rowena. Love the mountain views. Happy Monday! Clara❤️

  9. October 25, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Mary, you keep me in stitches! Rob and Rowena are such a bone chilling couple! I love your sense of play and have scrolled through this multiple times. Totally FUN in dialog and images. You should definitely publish a book!!! (How many times have I said that???)
    Happy Halloween!

  10. Suzyque
    October 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    For some reason, I cannot see your Amazon links. I loved the striped pillow with the pumpkin with vines. I was wondering if it was found on Amazon.

    • October 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Suzyque, Clear your cache and make sure your browser is up to date and the links should load for you. The pillow came from HomeGoods several years ago. :)

  11. Donna
    October 25, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Love the story and love the visuals. . .thank you for the laughs.

  12. Donna
    October 25, 2021 at 10:53 am

    I googled your blog this AM because somehow I am not getting the email notice anymore. I just signed up again, no worries.

  13. Sheryl R
    October 25, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Rod and Rowena and Bona Lisa, too, are my favs!! Love the commentary! Such fun!! Gorgeous fall scenery as well. Happy Halloween to you all!!

  14. October 25, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    They sure know how to enjoy life! I always enjoy when they come out to play!
    Love all the beautiful details as well!
    Happy Halloween!

  15. October 25, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Oh now I’m curious… Can’t wait to see the new pup:@)

  16. Melody Reed
    October 25, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    I’m wondering if you blacked in the eye and nose sockets or if your skeletons came that way. It’s a brilliant added touch and I suspect you are responsible as any I’ve seen are not like that. Either way, your tablescapes are so fun always!

  17. October 25, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Oh my Mary, Rowena, Rod snd Bona Luda are having too much fun in the mountains. I’m like Rowena and enjoy the color contrasts, too. Thanks for the fun on the deck!

  18. October 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Rod and Rowena are at it again with all their bone chilling fun. They have acquired the traveling bug and seem to enjoy the mountain air and the autumn color. Your story telling is so hilarious and I love the skelly couple’s shenanigans!

  19. Linda
    October 26, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Wouldn’t be Halloween without Rod and Rowena! Thanks for letting them visit with us today! How fun!

  20. Rita C.
    October 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    I feel like Rowena. I probably look like her too. Pass me the Fright Night Cellars, no glass necessary.

    • October 26, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      That made me chuckle Rita. :) I’ve been thinking about you. I think a bottle (or two) are in order! ♥

  21. Cyndi Raines
    October 26, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    You crack me up Mary! I especially loved the line about the “bone china” and it bearing a resemblance to Rowena! Thank you for all your hard work of staging this fun scene. Don’t eat too much candy corn! 😉🍊♥️

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