Saturday, October 30, 2010

Season of the Witch

Happy Halloween! 

I hope all of you 

- whether you’re fellow blogging

ghouls, ghosts, goblins, witches, vampires or zombies –

have a spooktacularly Haunted Halloween!

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve had a very special visitor for the past couple of weeks.  Lisette, a witch from the Old Country, has been visiting.  What “Old Country” you are so correct in asking.  I, myself, asked the same question of Lisette.  She just looked down her nose at me and flew off in a huff.  Hmmm…I’m still waiting for an answer.


Let me tell you a secret about Lisette.  In spite of all her warts, her crooked nose and knobby fingers – not to mention the fact that she puts on airs and has a cackle that makes your hair stand on end - Lisette likes to think she is quite a frou-frou witch.  She speaks with an extremely fake French accent all the time and when she doesn’t want to answer a question…she sniffs in disdain and turns up her nose at you.


When she found out about Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch, Lisette vehemently insisted on doing a tablesetting for your Halloween pleasure this week.  I’m almost afraid to see what she does to my table!


Wow, it sure is bright, isn’t it!  Almost hurts my eyes!


Lisette said “no ghosts, no goblins…no zombies and no skeletons” (although I did slip one in when she wasn’t looking)…only a witch’s table would do for Halloween.  A bit conceited, isn’t she!


She tossed her hat on the table – the one with the orange and purple feathers.  Did I mention the fact that when Lisette dresses up, she likes “putting on the ritz”?


She added her shoes on top of the table!  I said, “Ummm…excuse me!  We eat on this table!  Get your midnight graveyard stomping boots off my table!”  Well, as you can see, I lost this argument.


As if her boots (who knows where they’ve been!) on the table weren’t bad enough…she’s put severed fingers on the table to use as knife rests.  I don’t even want to know where she found them or what they used to be attached to.  Are they something she uses in her witchy spells?  I really think I’ve just lost my appetite.  Ok, this is the final straw!


I sternly told Lisette “NO” when she began to put some hollowed out skulls on the table.  She expected us to eat from them…not in this lifetime!  She finally agreed to use plates…although she did threaten to put a spell on me that would make me crow like a chicken if I complained about anything else.


In honor of her beloved feline Binx, Lisette used napkin rings sporting black cats with glowing green eyes to hold the napkins. 


Lisette chose to use amethyst glass bread and butter plates…they match the amethyst goblets.


Lisette’s spell book can be seen in the background.  Wonder if she’s stirring up a love potion?


It’s almost time to say goodbye to Lisette…she’ll be flying back to the Old Country after the Witches’ Ball on Halloween night. 




I honestly can’t say that I’ll be sad to see her go…it’s been an exasperating  couple of weeks putting up with her spells and hexes.  Maybe by the time she comes for a visit next year, I will have recovered from THIS visit. 

Until next time…

Happy Halloween from Lisette and







Kathleen said...

Be careful, you don't want to tick off Lisette!
Great table, DG, very spooky!
Happy Halloween!

Jacqueline said...

I am soooo glad I didn't miss Lisette. I don't know if you saw my tablescape this week, but it featured lots of boots on the table too and lots of purple. Lisette is my kind of witch!

Just a dreamer said...

Lisett did a GREAT job on the tablescape!

Entertaining Women said...

Witchy indeed....spooky perfection. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully creepy tablescape. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Thanks for dropping in.. Your table is a veritable witches coven! Perfect, I did gasp at the finger knife rests!! Darling.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So fantastic! I envy that hat . . .
Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!
Cheers, Andrea

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very creative! I like all the purple, the tablecloth, boots, and hat!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

With thet exception of the knife rests (Yikes!), she did a great job of setting the table. This was a fun read, and a cute table. (Glad you talked her out of the skulls!). laurie

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Stunning! I especially love the silver pumpkin arrangement on the sideboard -- brilliant idea!