Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Witches' Night Out

As the sun hangs low the witches begin to gather.

There're flying in from all around, with faithful black cats along side.

Mr. Scarecrow welcomes the lively group . . .

Offering bits of cheese with fresh picked figs.

A spooky tree centers the evening table.

As each witch cat finds a spot among the bare branches.

Each will hover above their witch who dines below.

Shiny black dinnerware sets the stage.

Soup bowls filled with pumpkins soon will hold the cauldron soup.

Mini Jacks light the way . . .

With cones to mark each witch's spot.

A simple meal of salad and soup is the dining wish for Witch Night Out.

Ghouls and goblins watch with delight as witches gather to fill their plates.

At dinner's end the sweet course begins . . .

Chocolate delights with a touch of fright!

And a scoop of corn for the return flight.

A pail of treats for each as they fly off into the night.

Traveling safely home by the light of the moon.

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Nifty treats and cute table, Sarah.

  2. Neat table Sarah! Cute cat tree and I love the candy corn in the silver dish with the scoop! I've never had pickled figs... sounds interesting:@)

  3. I would easily be able to say that my favorite part is the little bowls on each plate with the pumpkin IF I didn't like those little place card holders just as much. Actually, the whole table is just so pretty. It's DIFFERENT too!

    And I really love that scarecrow. I love scarecrows!

  4. Oh Sarah! How delightful this is! I love your flying witch plate, and the mini jacks. This is all so cute with the gathering of your goblins.

  5. So many fun touches for witches night out! Love your witch cats, cauldron soup and your pail of treats~ your chocolate delights look frightfully good too :-)

  6. Wow! Sarah, I'm amazed at your table, and look at that Quimper plate! Where on earth did you find that? You are something else!

    I love all the attention you pay to every single detail. You are my hero!

    I am a bit embarassed as I posted a pink table this week. Then again, pink is for breast cancer awareness, so I guess it works after all, huh?

    Happy Tablescape Thursday..


    Sheila :-)

  7. Totally cool. I loved the copper warmer in the background too. What an amazing piece. Your table looks so great. Love the pumpkins in the black bowls. Great fun.

  8. Yay! Sarah..such a fun magical post! Oh my..those chocolates..yum! and so cool..I have the same sugar and scoop from my mom.. beautiful!! Gorgeous festive creations...you have stolen my heart!

  9. This is just as cute as can be! So many fun Halloween things!


  10. What a fun post. The table and all of the Halloween decorations look great.

  11. I can tell you love the witches as much as I do. Loved your last post too. This table is so cute, that tree centerpiece is wonderful and where did you get the cute place card holders?

    The booted witch cake platters came from TJ Maxx/Home Goods. They don't have any left but will probably get some again next year. You have to get to the store around the end of August - Labor Day weekend. I just hot glued 3 varying sizes together so they didn't tip. You can also get online and google or search on ebay for footed Halloween Cake Platter. I found some more expensive ones that way. These were all about $19 apiece. Good luck. It is a hit with everyone that walks in the house.

  12. Wow, those chocolates look incredible... love that sugar scoop, what a great idea!

  13. What a neat idea to put the candy corn in the sugar scuttle!!!

  14. Sarah, This table is just a little scary but not enough to keep me away from those chocolate delights! Linda

  15. So beautiful, Sarah! And those mini cakes look so delish!..Christine

  16. Dear Sarah,
    this is tablescape full of humor and nice things. Love how you told the story with this wonderfull pictues. I wonder if the witch plate is Quimper or not. Could be, but they have no Halloween. Anyway it looks nice and I guess, it's just your style. I love all cats and so I love your cat dekorations, too. Cute! Thank you for sharing this nice story and I enjoyed my dinner with you very much. My flight home was a good one!
    Sarah, I start a new blog event, baking christmas cookies, at 3. Nov. 2010. Would love if you partcipate.
    Greetings, Johanna

  17. What a wonderful tablescape, Sarah! I love all of the Halloween accents in your home! Of course, that Quimper plate caught my eye...so unusual! And your food looks yummy! I am sure the guests enjoyed it all! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  18. Love the gorgeous copper! Love soup this time of the year - your tablesetting and plates are terrific fun!

  19. The whimsy is so refreshing..What a great job!

  20. What a sparkly, fancy Halloween Table! I bet this will be a very fun party. I love the tree with the spooky smiles and I especially love your chocolates.

  21. Wow! You have so many delightful Halloween items, and they go together to create a wonderful table! I adore those witches' hats for the placecards! I'll definitely fly in for the sweets course! Yum!

  22. The spooky tree is the perfect centerpiece, and the copper chafing dishes in the background are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  23. So frightfully delightful!

    It looks like a good time was had by all. You need to show us more of that outstanding copper server on your side board. It looks magnificent!

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Wonderful setting, wonderful scenes! You have indeed set the perfect witches' night out supper table. . . and I would love to be there to share those sweet goodies.

    I love how you put candy corn in the sugar shovel thing --or whatever it is called. I have one in pewter, and my little mind is storing up this bit of sweetness for our own Halloween gathering.

    Lovely and sweet! Great fun, thanks!

  25. You have wonderful Halloween things.
    Everything looks great.
    isn't this time of year fun?
    You did a wonderful job.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  26. How absolutely fabulous Sarah!

    Hope you will have a great time with Maggie soon - and of course hope her plane got off the ground!

    Hugs - Mary

  27. Hi Sarah...

    Awesome! Your Witches Night Out table is fabulous, Sarah! The Spooky Tree is the most perfect centerpiece...what a great idea! I not only enjoyed your awesome table but I also enjoyed your awesome tale!!! Thank you for sharing the fun with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  28. Looks like those witches were treated royally! The table looks so pretty and the treats , delicious!
    You didn't skip a thing!

  29. We share the same wallpaper!

  30. That is such a gorgeous table scape. I love how you folded the napkins. Well there is so much detail involved I really did not have a fav:) Nice job Miss Sarah!!~

  31. What a cute table! Your sugar scuttle filled with candy corn caught my eye. What a great idea!

  32. Sarah, I guess I missed this post while I was on my little trip. I'm so glad I came back to see it. What great decor! I couldn't even pick a favorite, because I loved everything you used on your table and in other places in your lovely home. You have such unique and wonderful H'ween decor, and I love it all! Fun, fun party. laurie

  33. What a fun party! I love your spooky tree centerpiece!

  34. Candy corn in the sugar skuttle...now why didn't I think of that????
    What a FUN table, Sarah! I am in awe of all your wonderfully cute little items that make this so special.

    That copper server on your buffet is awesome, too! Sure wish I could have been at that dinner party!

  35. love your witches plate, so many cute things!

  36. Sarah, I just love this table. The white pumpkins with the bit of raffia in the black bowls is such a lovely twist. I think I will go add that to my pumpkin stems before we eat tonight. I love the placecard holders. That witch plate is so unique! I really like it. Happy Halloween!


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