Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Whooo's Ready for Halloween?

Whooo ~ Whooo
Whooo's ready for Halloween?

Welcome, friends! ~ You are in for a 
Hootin' Good Time!
A big thank you to Rita @Panoply
who gathered a group of bloggers to share some
fun ideas for setting a tabletop for Halloween.
A list with links of all sharing in this 
hop is at the end of this post.

Last year I set a non-traditional Halloween table
that could take us through the autumn season
without screaming Halloween.

Cast a Festive Spell Among Falling Leaves
Click here to see details of that table.

This October I decided to have 
a little whimsical fun.

If you follow along here, you know the love
we feel for our sweet Sadie Mercedes.

This group of tricksters were in clearance at Tuesday Morning
one year, and the whimsy touched my dog loving heart
and had me adding them into my cart.

Along with these cute salt and peppers, that were a gift,
an idea was sparked for a whimsical 
Halloween table for Sadie.

I gathered up Sadie's stash of Halloween 
toys to grab her interest.

I filled her doggie bowl with yummy treats!

I created a table runner with this cute 
Halloween doggie tricksters kitchen towel and 
elevated her bowl with a stack of fun dishes from the cupboard.

With everything atop a classic 
orange and black buffalo check tablecloth, 
Sadie had her own 
Halloween Treat Table.

Our sweet Sadie jumped right up 
and went straight for the treats.
No spooking this girl!

Thank you for joining me.  I hope my 
silly, whimsical idea brought a little smile.

These little doggies are just
Too Cute to Spook!

Wishing everyone a
Whimsical Happy Halloween!

Hop on over to the accounts below:

Pandora's Box - Black, White and BOO
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Let's Meet Ferdinand Frankenstein
Home is Where the Boat Is - Happy Haunting Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Whooo's Ready for Halloween?  (You are Here)
The Sweet Sensations - Ghoulish Glam for Halloween
Everyday Living - No Tricks, Only Treats
Life and Linda - Happy Hallow-Queens Party
Tablescapes at Twenty-One - The Spider & the Fly
The Bookish Dilettante - Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop
Red Cottage Chronicles - Black Magic Halloween Tablescape
Me and My Captain - Trick or Treat

Love Your Creativity @ Life and Linda  Sundays on Silverado @ House on Silverado  All About Home @ Common Ground  Before and After @ Between Naps on the Porch You're the Star @ Electric Red Barn  Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  Centerpiece Wednesday @ Karins Cottage Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop @ Electric Red Barn Share Your Style @ French Ethereal  Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner Charming Homes and Gardens @ Shiplap and Shells  Embracing Home and Family @ The Everyday Farmhouse   Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge 


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. Sarah, what a fun and clever idea! Your Sadie is one very lucky pup! Whiskey is snuggled up next to me as I write this, and I gotta make sure he doesn’t see or he’ll be very jealous. Wow, I knew you had a lot of MC to swoon over, but a dog bowl too?! And, what adorable doggie toys you have my dear! You’ve inspired me to go pick up a few for Whiskey. Really, really cute Sarah. Wishing you a most happy Halloween.

  2. Sarah, I thought from your title you would have an Owl-oween themed table, but Lola and Sophie were not disappointed and give it 4 paws up! It’s all so wicked cute from the adorable towel, mix of toys and treats and checks. I so miss Tuesday Morning, your canine collection is dog-gone cute and I have pillow envy as it looks like it could be a relative of Lola and Sophie. Happy hopping with you! ♥

  3. We do love our furry babies don't we? I am right along with Debbee as my little 5 pound Jesse James (he is the little bandit that 'stole' our hearts about 12 years ago) is laying on my lap as we speak. Your table is so inviting and Jesse James would like to have been invited, but the next best thing is viewing your M-C setting from afar. Thank you for joining our group of table stylists and animal lovers today! Have a blessed day!

  4. Sarah, what a fun party for Sadie and for us, as well! This is such a cute idea and all of your details make it a party for everyone who loves fur babies. You have the loveliest MKC collection that I so enjoy seeing how you style tables and vignettes. Our local Tuesday Morning closed and it sure upset my shopping. I could always find something that would jump in my cart! It is fun hopping with you and Happy Tuesday!

  5. YOU are ready!♥Fabulous collections once again.I love your joie de vivre..You will always have it!

  6. Sarah, what a fun party for Sadie and for us, as well! This is such a cute idea and all of your details make it a party for everyone who loves fur babies. You have the loveliest MKC collection that I so enjoy seeing how you style tables and vignettes. Our local Tuesday Morning closed and it sure upset my shopping. I could always find something that would jump in my cart! It is fun hopping with you and Happy Tuesday!

  7. Sweet Sadie, I absolutely love your Halloween table filled with treats just for you! I think you did an AH-mazing job helping your mama with the table: It's truly AH-dorable! You deserve all the special Halloween treats because you are the very best pup in the state of Texas!
    Sarah, I love how Sadie's outfit matches everything and the beautiful needlepoint cushion completes the setting in the most lovely way. Brava, Sweet Friend!

  8. Super cute Sarah. Love the darling table you set for your sweet Sadie. She looks quite content with her treats,toys and checks. The pillow is a lovely addition and those sweet little doggies. The puppuccino is the sweetest. I love your treasures.
    It's been a pleasure hopping along with you.

  9. I'm sure Sadie enjoyed her Halloween treat! If she's anything like my labs she excitedly watched the whole thing come together. All the dogs decked out in their Halloween finery are too cute for words, as are the adorable pup toys. I'm grinning from ear to ear!

  10. I LOVE this idea!!!! Like you and your beautiful Miss Sadie, we love our Sebastian, too, and a party like this would be right up his alley!!! Tuesday Morning has some of the cutest things. Leave it to you to find them! Sadie's little Halloween sweater is DARLING!!!!!!!!! She is cute as a button! FUN tablescape, Sarah! Have a great week ahead, and a Happy Halloween!!!

  11. Sarah, this might just be the cutest thing I've ever seen! And Sadie seems to love it too~ The doggie trick or treaters are too adorable, and the doggie kitchen towel runner, and the Halloween stuffed toys, you found the perfect things!! What fun you must of had putting this together, over the top fun!!!

  12. Really cute Sarah, and your baby must have loved the treats. The puppuccino and the "Too cute to spook" napkins are really sweet touches.
    Happy Halloween wishes!

  13. Sarah, I love your puppy Halloween elements. Too cute. Sadie will surely love the Halloween treats as much as the other ghosts and goblins. I bet she loves her Halloween costume. Such a cute theme.

  14. What an adorable setting for sweet Sadie! I hope she enjoyed her treats! Cute post!

  15. I love how all your MC pieces go perfectly with Halloween fun. You have so man great ideas using the puppy motif for Halloween! Lucky Sadie!

  16. Dearest Sarah,
    Hoping that your Sadie liked it all as much as you do!
    I've never cared much about any Halloween whatsoever...

  17. Oh my goodness, what a delightfully creative and fun table for Miss Mercedes (and her person, no doubt)! Sarah, this is truly cute. All the little pups came out for this celebration. I wondered if Mercedes sniffed the guests as though to say, "it's all mine, eat your heart out, kids"? Her toys, the towel runner, and that pillow most definitely demonstrate your love for her. Adorable! Thank you for adding a fun twist to our Halloween tablescapes!

  18. As always your decor is fabulous dear Sarah. I haven't really started yet (trouble with pain in right leg and having PT) but will work on the front steps/porch today as the sun is out at last. Bought pumpkins at the weekend when we actually got out and enjoyed a country drive, and some pots of mums yesterday - they are all awaiting outside the window!
    Hope life is good and you, M and Sadie are doing well.
    Hugs - Mary

  19. Yes, it did bring a smile. Very clever and cute. Sadie has it made! I love seeing former post highlights and how you design your vignettes.
    The puppuccino was adorable!

  20. Hi Sarah, I saw your post come up while I was traveling and wanted to wait until we got back to thoroughly enjoy all the details. Sweet Sadie must love this! The doggie trick or treaters are adorbs, and your creativity is overflowing! I need to pull out my Halloween decor, and if you can believe it, there were no homes decorated for Halloween where we vacationed. In New York, we go all out :-) You should see my next door neighbor’s house.

  21. Oh Sarah....my heart is melting. How absolutely precious. Sadie's own tablescape! What a special girl. I love how you put it all together with some fun pieces. Such adorable salt and pepper shakers. Even Sadie is in the Halloween mood with her gorgeous striped sweater. She has her own placemat and plate stack! Now she is in a party mood. Have a fun and furry Halloween!

  22. Sarah, what a fun idea to set a table just for your dog! I loved seeing Sadie in her costume seated at the table, ready for her treats. My golden retriever, Mardi, is on the couch next to me right now. Our dogs are such important family members! I love the kitchen towel with the dogs in costumes that you used as a table runner. And who knew MacKenzie-Childs makes dog bowls with her signature check pattern? It all looks so fun and adorable! It was lovely to hop with you. Happy Halloween!

  23. Sarah, Sadie must have had a wonderful time at her party. What a fun idea.
    Lynne, thrifting Wonderland

  24. Oh yes, sweet Sadie and her whimsical table setting has me smiling from ear to ear. This is just the cutest idea Sarah, from the tricksters and toys to the pillows and dish stack. The pretty buffalo tablecloth with the orange and black is so perfect for this setting. This is an adorable post for the season and it's always a treat to see Sadie..........

  25. Oh my heart!! I absolutely love your whimsical table inspired by. your sweet Sadie! Her stuffy collection looks a lot like our Dasher and Tripper's!! Love the pillow. That is really special. I love how you created the table runner with the trickster dog kitchen towel. Layered over the orange and black Buffalo check really makes it pop! Looks like Sadie is really to have a howling good time!!

  26. Sarah, that is just too cute!! I love everything, you brought joy to me today, and I'm sure my Bentley is a little envious, since we haven't given him a Halloween party yet. :) It's always a joy to visit you here, I always leave inspired and smiling. Thank you friend. xo Lidy

  27. Sarah,
    OMG, love all of your dogs and what a party for them. So adorable. Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/10/thursday-favorite-thing-party.htmlHugs,

  28. Sarah,
    What a delightful Tablescape!!! so imaginative and LOVE all the sweet Fur Babies especially dear Sadie!! So charming!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!! I do feel a lot better since my Knee Replacement Surgery and retirement so I seem to have more energy now to decorate and "Play" in my house!! I do love retirement!!


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