Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween Haute, Table Decor & a little white lie

Our home has been ready for Fall /Halloween for weeks now. So much so that I am in disbelief that it

 is ONLY October 2nd. Anyone care to guess my favorite holiday?!? Today I decided to share with

you how my dining room table went from country cute to Halloween Haute.  I left my table runner as

 is and finally emptied my trunk from a month or 3 ago 's trip to Pittsburgh. Out came my gram's

good tea service. I took the tray and scrubbed and shined to my hearts content. (*tip* let silver soak

baking soda and then scrub to a perfect finish! ) I then did the same for the base holding my

pumpkin.   Two Dollar Store glitter pumpkins, a clearance Apothecary jar and my own handmade

 vase completed the glass work. The vase was another Dollar Store treasure, I took one of there vases

 and their candlesticks plus some E-600 glue and voila! Instant perfection! I reused my cherries from

 another tabletop display and stole greenery from my country table pitcher. The most fab part of the

whole display? Two bags of dollar store candy in the apothecary jar. Why is that so great you ask?

As I was sitting down to dinner last week, John mentioned that he had almost, "Opened the bottle".  I

 looked in from the kitchen at him and E eating searching for a bottle, none was to be found. I looked

 back at the kitchen counters confused,  I asked him what bottle he was talking about. He then

informed me as I sat down that he had been tempted to open the ,"bottle" and eat some of the candy

corn but knew how I like to put fake things out and wasn't sure if this was one of them, so he figured

 he should ask first. It was a moment I knew I needed to make a decision. Keep my display for the

next month or have finger prints and on the lid and be down to my last 3 kernels of corn. I chose the

 easiest, "yep they're just for display, good thing you didn't eat them!" I snuck a glance at him and he

was staring at them. I thought I'd been caught but instead he said, "they look so real!" Imagine

that : )

 Let's see how long it takes him to read this post and figure this one out?! Bets, anyone?!  




Go give some love to my girl Kimberly for always featuring my work <3

& Confessing my little lie over at midweek confessions &








35 comments:

  1. So Pretty! I love apothecary jars-- where did you find that one?

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  2. Very cute! And so funny you said the candy was fake!!

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    1. I had to preserve my table lizzie!!! what's your guess?!
      ps, I had a near miss, I think he almost saw our comment :p

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  3. So cute! I love anything that incorporates candy corn.

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  4. Hey girlfriend! I saw you left a comment on my blog, it said you were a no-reply blogger so I didn't have your email. I resorted to being a super weirdo and just finding your blog to say hiiii!

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  5. no reply blogger whaaaat?!!? well I need to fix that ASAP! thanks for the hi! love your blog !

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  6. If he's like my hubby he will believe you and not even think twice about it...unless you slip and sneak one and he catches you! Love the glittery pumpkins!

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  7. So far so good! Aren't they cute! Love the dollar tree!

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  8. I love glitter anything but especially glitter pumpkins!!

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    1. I still cant believe they were $1 each!!!

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  9. So cute - I love it! And I love the little white lie - sounds completely like something I would do! :)

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  10. You are too funny! Your poor husband. ;) He sat there staring at them - LOL! I like your tray so much, and the whole arrangement is very pretty.

    XOXO,
    Meredtih

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    1. oh I LOVE that tray! I have the whole tea service but I think I'm going to keep it broken up a bit around the house for now! He survived! : P

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  11. BEAUTIFUL arrangement... now I must go copy your idea for my own dining room!! ;)

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  12. Bahaha! You're good. I need to try that on my husbands and kids. Love your display and I'm so glad to know your family enjoyed the muffins!!

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    1. I'm even getting a request from my friend who didn't try them !!! : )

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  13. Okay, I'm obsessed with this! I love silver and crystal together and of course fall too! This is perfect!

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  14. What a neat idea for a center piece! Your Grand-Ma would be proud I'm sure!

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    1. thanks Tammy! She'll see it at Thanksgiving!!

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  15. Super cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/diyers-32-and-marathon-weekend.html

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  16. I love it so cute and be careful buy another bag of candy he will figure it out. I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com visiting from inspiration monday

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    1. unfortunately, he tried one! he told me they, "tasted pretty good for being fake!" :p
      thanks for stopping by, i'll be over to visit your site too!

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  17. Gorgeous Halloween tabletop presentation...beautiful! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  18. Gorgeous Halloween tabletop presentation...beautiful! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  19. Such a pretty display. I love the tea service. Thanks for sharing with Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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