Welcome to Dinner for the Dead at Hodgepodge!
(Okay—now that I have no time to go back and take new pictures, I’m noticing the bowl is off center. ARGH!)
This is the front window display at the shop.
We set the table with Mary Carol Collection dishes, vintage silver plated flatware in a sheer black bag on linen napkins from Comptoir de Famille.
We presented our dinner guests with a black rose, a Shipyard Pumpkin Head brew and a frothy concoction in our silver plated mint julep cups from Two’s Company. The glass bead spider webs are a wonderful accent—draped across the settings here and hanging on the mirror below.
Vintage look apothecary jars deck the mantel along with very convincing holographic “family photos.”
The mercury glass skull is one of my favorite items this year—elegantly spooky.
The haunted house (in the back) is on loan from The Roxy Regional Theatre.
While flea marketing, I keep an eye out for books with Halloween themed titles—references to murder and death are always available.
The torn umbrella is from a frightful display in last year’s window. I love the rat escaping it’s cage. The silhouette of the witch at the door was happenstance, as she’s actually facing the the display of the “outdoor room” in our window.
These hand beaded mini chandeliers will carry over from our sophisticated Halloween display into our Christmas display with ease! (Why didn’t I put votive candles in them? Why do I feel compelled to point out my short comings???)
I hope you enjoy our Dinner for the Dead!
Now I’ve got to look at all of the other fun tables at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Thanks for your indulgence!