Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween Dinner for Two

 
This very cute tablecloth followed me home from the floral wholesaler the other day.  I swear it did!  I made a vow to resist any and all fall or Halloween décor or dishes this year.  I have many more than I can even use and it's ridiculous.  But hey!  Take a look at this......you'll understand.  It's black and white "dupioni silk" (probably polyester) edged with this fresh orange burlap.  Then these appliques and checked ribbon run all around the 70" sides.  Perfect for a topper on a round table or catty-cornered on a long one.  I layered it on my dining room table over a black linen tablecloth. 
 
Mr. Pressed Pants and I were the only ones here for Halloween dinner and I knew we wouldn't have any trick-or-treaters, so we had a simple dinner of chili and salad and apple crisp.  We always had chili when the girls were small, so we could eat early and get out for the goodies, so I simply give in to nostalgia and fix chili every year.  These unusual black and white plates were perfect for this cloth.  They were made by Rocher and I bought them at Homegoods a couple of years ago.
 
Here's the bowl I used for chili with a black and white plate from Target in between.

Then I added my black handled flatware, also from Target.
 
Look closely at the napkin rings.  They are fangs from Party City.
 
This stemware is etched and colored black.  I broke three of these stems this summer, so I'm down to five now. :-(  You can see the vintage salt and pepper shakers here too.  Our girls loved these so much.
 
The flowers were some bright orange Gerbera daisies in a bright white Chippendale vase that I had left from the Halloween Luncheon I gave the day before.  (Post to follow.)
 
Then we sat and got all sappy remembering all of the costumes our girls wore through the years.  For the record, Big Bird was my favorite!
 
 
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11 comments:

  1. I love the tablecloth. It is a great purchase.

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  2. What an appealing table! Very fresh looking! I can see why you needed that marvelous tablecloth!

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  3. Linda,
    So pretty...funny, I've had things follow me home from the store before too! :D
    Karen

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  4. I make chili every Halloween, too! We all love it and it is great for trick or treating nights. Easy clean up. I remember Big Bird!

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  5. Totally cute! You find great things at the wholesale florist.
    Love the new cloth and your dinner for two.

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  6. Well, I'm not big on Halloween, but I LOVE that cute tablecloth! ...And I love nostalgia. Your chili tradition and remembering your girls' costumes tugged at my heart. I was just re-living some of our girls' costumes with Renaissance Man

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  7. Love this table...you made a good decision on the tablecloth.

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  8. Cute tablecloth...I love the dishes with the bare trees!
    Have a wonderful week, Linda...

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  9. Love the tablecloth!!! Can you give info on who I can contact for purchase information?

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