Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spiders, Spiders Everywhere

Thinking of all my friends on the 

East Coast with love and concern 

as they face the ordeal of Hurricane Sandy.  

A few weeks ago I shared an inspiration table

Click the link above if you missed this charming table.

It inspired me to set a 

table crawling with spiders.

So I could use my own set of these 

darling arachnid plates from Tag.

The inspiration table was set 

with just black and orange details, 

but I wanted to add in a touch of plum.

Instead of a tablecloth, 

I used my favorite ruffled edge woven placemats 

topped with my all time favorite Courtly Check chargers.

The colorful napkins atop 

simple black dinner plates provide a 

perfect backdrop for the cute plates.

The plates were sold in sets of four ~ 

two with black borders and two with white borders.

A festive headband at each 

place setting adds a touch of whimsy.

Take your choice of the spider's web above, 

this black widow with its pointy hat,

The bug eyed fly, 

Or the masked black cat.





Around the large wooden 

tray that holds a spooky tree.

Where owls, black cats, 

and witches boots and hats

sway from its branches.

Little munchkins roam below.

Vintage noise makers are at the ready, and

Your very own candy corn 

filled witch shoe party favor awaits.

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

That clever Zoulah @

actually shared the instructions here.

The idea originated at Skip to My Lou 

where you can print a free template here.

Wishing You a Jolly Halloween!



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. I don't even particularly like Haloween, but this is darling. The headbands are amazing, & the plates are great. Thanks for the update on Kathleen, Alma, & Yvonne. Cherry Kay

  2. Sarah~ Your witch shoe party favors are adorable to accompany your spider plates! I love that they have black as well as white webs! It's hard to choose a favorite spot~ I'm torn between the bug-eyed fly and the masked black cat :)

  3. The headbands are a really neat addition to your tablescape. Love the candy corn shoe and the noisemakers too.

  4. I love your spiders. Unfortunately, I've been un-inviting way too many real spiders in my home. I really, really prefere yours!

  5. Happy Halloween! Love the tablescape. I hope you get lots of scary trick-or-treaters!

  6. Happy Halloween! Love the tablescape. I hope you get lots of scary trick-or-treaters!

  7. Sarah, I might actually get over my fear of spiders if I had one of those cute web plates. They are so cute!



  8. Hi Sarah, love your witch shoe party favors! The spider plates are great with the courtly check! It's been so crazy here, that I haven't even decorated for Halloween.

  9. Oh boy so much fun here! You made the shoe? How cute! I like those TAG plates- they have some fun stuff! I had fun visually prancing around your table! Great job!

  10. Sarah,
    Who knew that Halloween spiders could be so elegant??? Cute tablescape!!!

  11. You have done a great Halloween table, love the cute spiders!

    hugs, Linda

  12. Oh those witch shoes are sooo cute, you talented girl! Love the spider plates, and you have such fabulous ornaments on that tree. Fun table. laurie

  13. You are just too clever! You have obviously put a lot of time and thought into this -- so cute.

  14. This is really so cute, Sarah! Those plates are so pretty and love your accessories...Christine

  15. Cute table Sarah, but I'm not too fond of spiders. Maybe yours would be okay, if they don't move.

  16. Hi Sarah!

    I really like those little owl ornaments... very vintage looking. Vintage Halloween decor is my favorite.

    Those cute spider plates reminded me that I forgot to paint webs on my little black hexagon dessert plates from the GW. Oh well, maybe next year, lol.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  17. Those plates are fabulous and so are your chargers. I love the way you blended all the colors. Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comments. I think your table is fabulous, fun, and inviting.

  18. I love the little shoe favours and can imagine that they would be wonderful at a wedding shower - just tweaked a little.
    Beautiful table!

  19. Hi Sarah,
    although I don't celebrate Halloween here, I was curious about your decorations. And as expected it turned out, its one of the nicest I ever saw. I love your witches as they have so natural characteristic faces. And your table decorations are great. Love the little spider plates. You have such an eye for all those beautiful things. Really amazing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  20. Oh Sarah, what a fun table!! My very favorite is the first setting, if I had to choose. The tree , the vintage ornaments, the masks, layers of plates, and the darling Witch's shoes are just wonderful.

  21. Your table is so lovely and fun! The checked chargers are awesome and the shoe....well, I kind of speechless and am SOoo glad you shared the tutorial!

  22. Hi Sarah, What a charming and bewitching Halloween tablescape. I love those spider web plates and they work beautifully with the CC chargers. Very creative how you used the decorative headbands. I know this took a lot of time and it shows! I love, love, love the tree with the owls and black cats. What a great centerpiece. Happy Halloween!

    The French Hutch

  23. Oh my word..what a FABULOUS Halloween tablescape!!!! What can I say Sarah, except that I love it and it should be in a magazine, for sure!! The spider plates are adorable, wish I could find them here. All the elements you chose for this terrific table are , that, TERRIFIC! I love the shoes, the purple and orange napkins and there's so much to see here! Happy Halloween dear Sarah!!

  24. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a darling tablescape and the little felties are adorable!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Sarah, you create the most beautiful tablescapes!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note!

  26. This is so cute! How fun it would be to sit at your table with all the fun headbands, eating off spider plates!

  27. That shoe is just too cute. Love love the centerpiece. wow. it's spooktacular. and the arachnid plates.. well just creepily good. a great great table.. xo marlis

  28. This is so much fun, I'm loving it all. The plate, the headbands, I'm a little squeamish of spiders, tho! I think those orange owls are my favorite part!!!

  29. Dearest Sarah!

    LOVE THAT SHOE! I am selling a whole BOXFUL of my designs today to a local bridal stationary store! Wow was that a lot of work! Your tablescapes are always so abundant in color and intricate design and just make me want to have a large dinner party, like years ago.

    Thank you dear one for your kind comments. I hope you are well and that you will enjoy the many celebrations to come! HUGS! Anita


  30. Hi Sarah

    just enjoying seeing all the Halloween decorations.you have done a great job as usual.lovely:):):)

  31. Sarah,
    Everything is so fun, festive and gorgeous! Don't know where to start but your tablesettings are wonderful. The courtly check and layers are so pretty! Your ornaments are great! Love it all!
    Miss Bloomers

  32. Cute table...I love those spider web plates!

  33. SO COOL!!!!!!! I really like how each place setting is different yet complementary. And those plates....those PLATES!!! I like that the colors are reversed on every other one. Very slick! All the vintage touches are really cool, too. They really take me back to the early 60s when Christmas was still very, very magical for me. (Not that it isn't now, but looking at it through 5-year-old eyes and 55-year-old eyes are 2 different things! :-)) I love the big tree since I'm a fan of "the bigger the better." I think I would be the bug eye fly!

  34. I like the plum touches with the black and white. The shoe with candy corn is my favorite!

    Eeek! I'm scared of spiders! I would have to bring a fly swatter!! LOL!


  35. You always have the funnest settings, Sarah! I want to spend a holiday at your house! =)

  36. This si such a wonderful Halloween tablescape, Sarah! The spiderweb plates are fun! I also love the felt stichery--very cute and clever.

    Thank you for all your kind words of support for the Hurricane Sandy victims. I have been voluteering at a temporary shelter In Brooklyn the past few days for people that lost their homes. It is wonderful to see how many people are helping and donating goods that are needed.

  37. Oh, your girls would be best friends with mine! Love those plates. They would be such a great addition to my Halloween collection. The shoes are so fun. I made some of those last year but not this year. You have lots of fun on Halloween too! I love it.

  38. Hi Sarah! You had your usual delightful holiday table, I see! So fun. You asked about my dining chairs-- They are patio chairs I brought inside to use at the table. They happen to have that great acorn leaf design perfect for autumn. I think we are having Texas weather this fall!

  39. Perfect table for Halloween, love the plates. The little spiders sure make the plate interesting. You have so many cute pieces for the occasion, I sure remember those noise makers from the past. Thanks Sarah.

  40. This is wonderful Sarah! Thanks for linking up with HSH!


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