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Keep the Shoes and Ditch the Broom

Day 12 of 31 Days of Tablescape Decorating: Keep the Shoes and Ditch the Broom

Here’s a little bewitching news

She shared with a raspy wheeze

alfresco halloween tablescape

It’s true that a witch must pay her dues

Stirring cauldron pots and fighting wart disease.

cauldron for two

She cast her spells with magic so black


Her nose may melt in the flames of hell

candle flame

lace doilies with halloween setting

The broom she straddles fashioned from a haystack

black bird in branches

Can neither idle nor stop for a bid farewell.

branches with moss
crow seeking corn

Her shoes and hat though fairly crooked

pointy toe

Are treasures she considers to be quite sacred


For the goal of every witch

black and white glasses with witchs' boot

From Salem to Purgatory

cutest boot ever

Is to keep the shoes until her days of glory

witch shoe

And with one final sweep, the broom to ditch

overhead view

for its days of drudgery

little black crow

and find instead a life of luxury.

halloween luxury

While, I’m not a big Halloween-lover, I have to tell you that this was a fun post to photograph as well as write. Here are the table details.

  • I used lanterns, chargers, plates and votives I already had and found everything else on the cheap at Tuesday Morning or Dollar Tree.
  • I cut the sticks to fit the boot (Tues Morning) and added Spanish moss and one little black crow (Dollar Tree).
black bird in branches

  • To the black lanterns I added votives filled with candy corn for a little pop of color. In each votive there’s a small tea light for a bit of witchy ambiance.
candy corn candles

candy corn candles

  • The black and white striped napkins were placed beneath a purple salad plate atop a white dinner plate. On top of the salad plate is my favorite find of the day. A little black soup mug that looks like a witch’s cauldron! How lucky to find two of them in the clearance section of Tuesday Morning! Fun. Fun. Fun!
witches cauldron

  • I added white lace doilies for place mats, because even witches like a little lace!
  • The glassware I also found at Tuesday morning and the black and white lacy pattern fit the theme perfectly.

black and white glasses with witchs' boot

  • A bit of ribbon (Dollar Tree)  was added to the lantern and voilà. I was done.
crow seeking corn

Now if my sexy warlock will just stir up some dinner, I’ll truly be living a life of luxury!

I’m thrilled to be joining this spooky Halloween Link Party:

Halloween Tablescapes

Also sharing today with these other spooktacular link parties:

Celebrate Your Story |Mommy Moments | Rustic and Refined | Coastal Charm

Cooking and Crafting with J&J | The Scoop |  Inspire Me Tuesday | Tasty Tuesdays

Inspire Me Monday |  Tickle My Tastebuds | Wow Us Wednesday | Christian Bloggers Community

Full Plate Thursday | Work it Wednesday | Creative Spark |  Home Matters, Idea Box

Poofing the Pillows |  Sweet Inspiration | DIY Sunday Showcase | Get Your DIY On

Share it One More Time | The Pin Junkie | Anything Blue


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