Monday, October 4, 2010

Spiders and Susan Branch Giveaway

It certainly is the month of October at my house! The chill of fall is here and I am shivering and drinking hot tea while I write. I happened upon some items created by one of my favorite people and thought, why not share with fellow bloggers? It's my first giveawayTo enter, please scan (or even read through) my post and leave a comment at the end. Anyone who is a new or old follower will get a second entry. I am going away on Wednesday night, right after I post this tablescape, and I will draw the winner next Tuesday, October 12 around 5:30 p.m. EST. What is the prize? Two 2011 Calendars by my favorite artist and author, Susan Branch!  If you have never met Susan, please visit her website at http://www.susanbranch.com/.  This is my own giveaway; I am not affliated with Susan Branch in any way, except as a FAN! The calendars are the large 12"  (opens to 12 x 24) and the smaller 7" (opens to 7 x 14), each with their own unique, handpainted pages designed by Susan!  
I do want to apologize in advance if I am not able to visit everyone's tables this week. Since I will be out of town, I will not have access to my computer.
Now, to my tablescape. I still don't have ALL my Halloween decorations out of the attic, so this weeks table is mostly stuff I have hidden in the nooks and crannies of my hutch and china cabinet.

That shiny black table cloth is actually a large heavy duty trash bag. I thought it looked to be the size of the table - and it was! I covered it with some cottom spider web. If you want to try this - use about 1/4 or less of the standard spider web package. It is pretty tricky to stretch it out with out tree branches to anchor it!

I purchased the four black dinner plates I am using as chargers at the Dollar Tree for $1 each. I also purchased the pair of candlesticks, the glitter spiders, the skull and spider appetizers and the rocks, for a total purchase price of $10.00 spent. The spider web plates in the center were purchased several years ago and I can't remember where I got them.
 


 



I believe that I bought the candle stick holders and the test tube goblets at Hallmark when they were on the 80 percent off table. The tiered tray was an Ebay buy a few years ago (I added the crow) and the ghost candy basket with worm garnish was a Big Lots find many years ago. The adorable little man with a hat is a Pfaltzgraff outlet store find - a tiny repro of an old cookie jar.  I bought it for next to nothing at their going out of business sale. I am so sad there are no more Pfaltzgraff outlets!

I thought it would be fun to try a black and white table for my first Halloween table. Stay tuned for a new Halloween Table next week!

I will be linking to Tablescape Thursday with Susan and all those other creative tablescape artists at
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-111th-tablescape-thursday.html
And with Wendy for Spooky Monday at http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/2010/10/spooky-monday.html
And Eighteen25's First Halloween Linky Party at
http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2010/10/our-first-ever-linky-party.html
And Centerpiece Wednesday with The Style Sisters at
http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday.html

31 comments:

  1. Fun Fall spookieness on your table! I love Susan Branch -- and I'm a follower!

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  2. Hi,I too love Susan Branch.Looks like you are all set for a wonderful halloween party. Denise

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  3. I'm already a follower, and your spooky fall table made me grin! Love the spider web plates against the black.

    Very cute this week!

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  4. Good Morning!! LOVE the Halloween tablescape!! And I particularly loved the crow perched on the tiered server centerpiece!! I have been trying to decide where to set the one crow I have, and I really liked this idea, so thanks!.. Please do count me in for your giveaway! I am a follower, and I have posted your giveaway on the right sidebar of my blog... Have a great day! ~tina

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  5. Lovin your tablescape - How fun is that? :)
    That illustration of The Brementown Musicians is awesome! I'm now a follower!

    -Blanche

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  6. What a great tablescape-I usually get bored with most ordinary ones on the blogs -but your halloween one is fantastic-the goblets are neat-never seen those! I like that you stayed with spider theme!

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  7. Oooh I love the spider web plates! This is such a fun tablescape! I too love Susan Branch! I am a new follower.

    Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday.

    Karin

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  8. Love this and love your fun way to decorate for my personal favorite holiday...Halloween! I'm at www.buzybunny.blogspot.com Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  9. So cute, and scary! I love the idea of the trash bag - we have a huge party every year, why didn't I think of that? Your table is adorable, and inspiring!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  10. What a fun and very spooky table! You're so creative! =)

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  11. Thank you, Miss Merry! We must wear our hats proudly!

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  12. I just found your blog through BNOTP -My teen age son sowuld like this table very appropriate for the holiday

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  13. Oh, this is just wonderful! I just love those plates.

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  14. I love your blog, I am also a fan of Susan Branch, thank you for the great giveaway.

    Mary L

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  15. I love, love, love your spooky table...those webbed plates are the cutest, Miss Merry! What a cool idea using a garbage bag for a tablecloth.

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  16. I love your tablescape! Great idea to use the trash bag. I wouldn't have ever thought of that.

    I would love to be entered to win your giveaway too!

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  17. What a fun table and you got to like someone who uses a garbage bag for a tablecloth. I love all the black and white spookiness. Joni

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  18. You did such a great job with that spider web stuff!!! I HATE messing with that! Mine always turns out looking like clumps of snow rather than wispy spider webs.:-( Great idea to use the black trash bag, too. Very creative!

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  19. Love those spider web plates. What a fun table!

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  20. OOOH love your table. It's quite a sight with all those creepy spiders, skulls and other perfectly frightful stuff!! so much fun to see your creativity.

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  21. Very spooky table. Loving the spider plates...in fact all of it is fun....Linda

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  22. just dropping by to say hello.
    followed your link from wendy's blog. your table looks beautiful. i love the spider web plates.dollar tree always has such neat items.
    have a great day.

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  23. What a wonderfully spooky table! I love your spiderweb plates.

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  24. Ooooooohhhhhh I love the spider plates, too cute...I am a new follower...love your theme...Jenn

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  25. Love your spooky, scary tablescape! I have lots of that spider webbing still hanging around since last year and I just never thought to put in right on the table. Thanks for that great idea!

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  26. What a great picture book of what you have for the Halloween season. I love Susan Branch. her books are so creative. From the looks of things so are you.

    I am a new follower.

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  27. I love your table! Great creative black and white Halloween decor!

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  28. I'm back! I'm your newest follower. Happy halloween....Linda

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  29. Oooppss guess my comment didnt work...will try again..lol...

    Your halloween party was great fun, love all your spidery plates and decor. Would love a chance to win Susna Branch calendar, she is my all time favorite! Have bought her calendars every year...

    Happy Halloween,
    Sylvia
    http://my-trinkets.blogspot.com/2010/10/witchs-hat-party.html

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Thank you so much for stopping by to visit! I love your comments and suggestions and read them all.

Miss Merry