Thursday, October 27, 2016

Witchy Tea Time

I'm not sure what it is, but in the past month I have completely embraced cross-stitch.
Perhaps it's because I spent the last three years caring for Mr. O-P and wasn't able to nurture my creative side, but these days I feel supercharged with creative energy. I've already finished two counted cross stitch projects, am fully immersed in the third, and continue on with numerous other creative endeavors.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've seen some of these projects come together. Interestingly enough every project I've done so far has inspired a table setting.
Today's cross-stitch project (and table setting) is the first piece of cross-stitch I've ever done on a piece of linen fabric. In the past, all of my cross-stitch projects were done on a grid type of cloth like aida cloth. I'm quite proud of myself for doing this project, not only was it a lot of fun, but it was a first for me, and I think it turned out beautifully. I considered framing it, but instead decided to turn it into a pillow, and I'm very happy with the results.

I used the colors from the pillow to inspire this “witchy” table setting. If you struggle to come up with a theme for a table, look around your house, observe your favorite things, and see if you can't put those together as a centerpiece or as inspiration for a lovely table.

I don’t really have anything green, so grabbed a couple of those wicker plate holders and spray painted them lime green. Don’t you just love the way they look?

Everything else on the table has been used before (And I’m quite proud of that because I am really, REALLY -- I mean it -- trying to control my passion for tableware. Really.), with the exception of a couple of pieces of Mr. O-P’s mother’s tea set, part of which you first saw here. The fact that the silver is well worn on this antique set just makes it more appropriate.

Placemats, napkins, brown and amber plates – Pier One
Skull Plates and Placemats – Three French Hens (last year)
Tablecloth – Antique Farmhouse
Books and Skull Cookie Jar – World Market (last year)
Skull Mugs – Williams-Sonoma (last year)
Glasses – La Rochere
Witch Candy Dish - Fitz & Floyd (last year)
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Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a fun post! I will be featuring you at my Annual Halloween Favorite posts party on the 31st.
My Fabulous Fall Party goes through Sunday and then on the first Thanksgiving Party begins. Come over and share your posts!

Catherine said...

I love everything on the table! What a fabulous idea to use a wicker plate holder. It adds texture and a great feel to the table.

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Pattie, I just found your blog by the sweet comment you left on mine. Your Halloween table is adorable! You have thought of every wonderful detail! I adore that silver set! It is gorgeous! I'm so happy to have found your blog! I hope that you have a happy and blessed weekend! Happy Halloween!!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Your cross stitch turned out so well. In another life, I used to do a lot of it (before kids). How fun that it is Halloween! I loved that cookie jar, as well as the tea set and silver flatware. I know what you mean about controlling the purchasing of dishes. Joni

bj said...

I love your cross stitch...years ago when my mama was living, she and I used to do cross stitch quite a's not fun for me anymore without your cute table

Sarah said...

Kudos to you for your beautiful work on the cross stitch pieces and the fun table. You have me wanting to stitch the Witches Tea Time for myself. Whose pattern? the books and skull cookie jar is great. Sorry I missed that one last year.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love your gorgeous table decorated for Halloween.
Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

Jessica Pelasky said...

I love all the little detail you have! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!