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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Griselda's Birthday Tablescape

This post is sponsored by World Market on behalf of their Halloween Book of Life Sweepstakes. All opinions are always my own.

You may remember a few years back, I hosted my witchy friend, Griselda's, Birthday party. I was kind of hoping with the move that Griselda would not be able to find me and we would have a quiet Halloween this year.  Oh she is a crafty one!  It took her a year but she gazed into her crystal ball and located our new home.  She cast a spell upon me and I found myself, once again, celebrating her birthday.  Luckily, her ghoulfriends were unable to attend on such short notice and it was a relatively peaceful affair.
Griselda's Halloween Birthday Tablescape
I stuck to her favorite colors, orange and black, and was able to set a pretty festive table to celebrate her 2,042nd birthday.
Halloween Birthday Tablescape

Halloween Birthday Tablescape
She once again brought along some of her "pets".  Max found a safe spot so as not to have to "play" with them!  That rat of hers is the worse for biting his short tail!
Halloween Birthday Tablescape
While in my trance I headed over to World Market to purchase some of the decor.  World Market is all decked out for Halloween and I was able to dress the table just as Griselda likes it.  A bit of elegant with some creepiness thrown in.
Halloween Tablescape
The pumpkin bakers and the placemats fit perfectly with the dishes and china I had on hand.  Griselda thought the black rose on the salad plates was so beautiful. 
Halloween Birthday Tablescape
She said the flatware looked like shiny bones!  Um...not what I was going for but I played along so as not to be turned into a toad or something worse!
World Market Halloween Tablescape
She fell in love with the Spellbook treat jar from World Market. She said she would be filling it with her favorite snakeskin candies. Sounds yummy!
World Market Halloween Tablescape
(Shiver) Her furry spider, Henry, brought along his big webbed egg full of, what he called, "future babies". Ugh!  
World Market Halloween Tablescape
Griselda asked to take the name your poison tumblers home with her. Something about entertaining some former boyfriends...I didn't ask!
World Market Halloween Tablescape Witches Hat Napkin Fold
I thought I was pretty creative in taking the napkins and forming them into witches hats!  Griselda thought they were cute too.
World Market Halloween Tablescape
She said that the candle holders really suited her. 
Halloween Tablescape
I think the old gal even cracked a smile!
Halloween Tablescape

World Market Halloween Tablescape
Even though she had me under her spell, I was able to craft a table ghoulishly suited for her birthday. In fact, as she left, she said she couldn't wait to see what I come up with next year!  I need to tell Mr. B that we are moving again...

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43 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the mini pumpkins. You put together a fun table!

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  2. KatheI love this fun and bewitchingly bootiful table. Perfect for a ghoulish birthday!

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  3. The flatware and cocktail glasses are right up my alley! I was contemplating diy'ing my own "Name Your Poison" glasses as a nod to the originals by Briard; but now I don't have to! Love World Market!!!

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  4. Makes me excited for Halloween! Such cuteness.

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  5. I love your tablescape Kathe! So festive. Not sure how Mr. B will feel about moving again so I think you might just have to plan on celebrating again next year :)

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  6. This is one amazing table scape. I love the plates and napkins. The witch is awesome. Great setting and I cant wait for dinner. What time should I get there? LoL

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  7. I love your table scape Kathe! Perfect for Halloween.

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  8. I love your table!!! It is perfect, and I guess I have my day planned tomorrow, because I have to have those
    pumpkin bakers!! The witches hat napkins are too, too cute! What a great table!

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  9. As usually this is wonderful.. always love your tablescapes. Love the orange and black together.

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  10. Your Spellbook treat jar is absolutely the coolest thing ever. It would make such a fun accessory for our Halloween Potions & Powders presentations.,

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  11. The little pumpkins are so great.. but the mouse is my favorite.

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  12. I love these kind of fun posts. The bewitching tale was perfect for this tablescape.

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  13. What an adorable table, Kathe!! I love the tablecloth and that treat jar is too cute!!

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  14. It's awesome Kathe! I need to do this too. I love everything on the table, except the spider...shudder

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  15. Great Post Kathe... You did a great job on the table and story telling...

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  16. I love this. Maybe I might have to have Griselda come visit me. :)

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  17. This is so fun!!! Happy Birthday, Griselda!

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  18. How winderful!:I'm definitely going over to World Market ASAP to snag some of these wonderful Halloween decratiins, Kathe! I also can use some for Thanksgiving as I host every year. I love the autumn holidays and I know World Market will have some delicious autumn treats to share with my guests. I always shop there for special, hard to find in Colorado, Italian and German ethnic treats at Christmas. Hope Grise da enjoyed her birthday and comes back next year!;)

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  19. Ps.Sorry for the typos...my thumbs always miss their mark on my phone keyboard...duh! Lol

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  20. That is so darn cute!! I have never wanted rats my table but seeing how spooky yours are I may just have to do a spooky table now!

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  21. This is wonderful! I love the tablecloth, and I hope I can do a Halloween tablescape that even comes close to this one!

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  22. Kathe,
    I love your post today. Your table scape tells a story with your creative design.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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  23. Griselda is too cute (hope she doesn't mind my saying so)! Love the details in your tablescape- the pumpkins on those plates are my favorite! Oh rats- I forgot to put rats on my table!!

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  24. This has me smiling and giggling. Love Griselda and I'm kinda happy she found you because this is one of the cutest Halloween tables EVER. Love the treat jar (I'll pass on the snakeskin candies :) and the spider (creepy). Love the napkins (you are so clever) and just enjoyed this whole table. I bet Tiger would love to eat at the table with a rat! Happy Halloween Kathe!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  25. This was just the greatest post. Really had me laughing. Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  26. hahaha.. so cute. Your table setting is gorgeous!!!

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  27. I'm glad Griselda made an appearance because she inspired a very cute table.

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  28. I was following your table very closely got a tell you she has a mighty twinkle in her eyes I don't think she's leaving your place anytime soon.I'd keep my eye on her.She make off with the good china LOLSusie

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  29. You really pulled out the creative stops for this tablescape, Kathe! The spider "egg" with the "future babies" is super gross...and I love it!!!

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  30. Oh my! She CAME...and brought pets! heehee! Looks like fun! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  31. I am in love! What a great table, wish I could have celebrated with her!

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  32. You really went all out for Griselda's party, such a spell binding theme!

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  33. I agree that you were clever with your napkin presentation. I'm a fool for napkin ideas and appreciate any that are fun and different. Griselda should be most appreciative of her table.

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  34. What a fun tablescape! So many great ideas!

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  35. She doesn't look a day over 2041! Must be this delightful party that makes her look so young!

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  36. What a fun tablescape! Thanks for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow. Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  37. I found your link at Black and White Obsession. I love this tablescape. Well done!

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  38. That spider is awesome! He reminds me of the giant spider in Harry Potter. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Perfect post for Halloween, Kathe! I loved getting such great views of your tablescape- so much fun! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned and then off to World Market! :)

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