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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nevermore Halloween Tablescape

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
" 'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door;
Only this, and nothing more."

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I have enjoyed the writings of Edgar Allan Poe since my junior year of high school when my English teacher spent an entire semester analyzing his life and works. His most famous work is undeniably “The Raven” for which he was paid $9.

I paid even less than that for the two sets of Target dishtowels that inspired this literary tablescape.

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The two white towels were sewed end to end to create a runner. The two black towels became four napkins.

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The raven’s were found at Michael’s on clearance, .85 cents for both. Now that’s something to “Caw caw” about!

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The pumpkins are indeed real and the rest of the items were gathered from around the house.

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Various images were collected via Pinterest.

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No need to polish the tarnish from the silver and simple paper dessert plates from Target work well too.

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A tongue in cheek place card.

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The original image was found via the Graphics Fairy and then altered in Picasa.


Standing in the room you might feel a bit like Tippi Hedren.

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The banner says “”Happy Haunting

Some of you may remember it from Halloween two years ago.

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Even the lantern could not escape a feathered foe.

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I hope you have enjoyed my ode to Edgar.

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For more inspiration


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Plus an old favorite, click on the image to travel…

Happy Halloween!


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch , A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family, Someday Crafts,The 36th Avenue, Saavy Southern Style, Craftberry Bush, Stonegable The Shabby Creek Cottage, Jennifer Rizzo, No Minimalist Here, Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Imparting Grace, My Romantic Home, Common Ground , The Charm of Home, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Under The Table and Dreaming


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your Poe inspired table looks AMAZING!! WOW!!!

Liz Hockamier said...

FUN! I love this years the most! :)


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh wow, this is just so much fun! I'd love to come to your house for Halloween!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great table theme, Laura! I love those dish towels, too. Such a great idea to use a few of them as napkins.

Vel Criste said...

Love your tablescape Laura!!!!Perfect as always!

Barbara F. said...

Great post, Laura! I always enjoyed reading Edgar Allen Poe. xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Now I am not into Halloween, but that tablescape is perfect! I love it! Have a fun Halloween!

Linda said...

This is so awesome, Laura, as usual! Great ideas. Maybe I'll do something similar next year.... daughter Sarah adores Edgar Allen Poe, as do I!!


Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow this Halloween tablescape is gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful Halloween with your family.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great deal on the tea towels Laura and love how you made a runner and napkins out of them! said...

Beautiful - you have such creative ideas! I love Edgar. I first remember hearing about him from my mother who had to remember The Raven when she was in school. I was also privileged to teach him the one or two years I taught American Literature.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great idea with the runner. Ad you have just done such a good job with your decorating.


Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Really great tablescape! I love The Raven by Poe. Looks like I need to go to Target and soon to see if any of those towels are left. Great job making them into napkins and table runner.
Hugs, Lynnie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Fun post! Love the Poe tablescape...Happy Halloween!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Oooh so spooky and elegant! Love it!

black sabeth said...

I wish I could eat at this table!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great Halloween decoration, Laura. I'm so in love with your centerpiece and also with the banner.
Happy Halloween!
xo, Julia

Jen said...

So fun! I truly love it!! Edgar Allen Poe makes a great theme for Halloween!

I hope you enjoy a delightfully spooky day!


Rita C. said...

I REALLY like this tablescape! Great job with the details!

Maria C said...

A classic never goes out of style. I love "Raven" tables. What a clever idea to sew together those two towels. I would never have thought of it. Happy Halloween!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the tablescape and every single picture you posted, in fact I have to go back and look at all of them again, you never know about next year, always love an inspiration...

tablescapesbybev said...

Love it! Your details are amazing.

Jennie Schumann said...

I love your table and I'm quite upset I didn't see the Poe towels at Target. Hmmm... I did a Poe tribute table as well this week. I hope you'll stop by and take a look!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I have been so busy, I missed this, so I just had to step back and take a look. This is so fun. Love it. Hugs, Marty