Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beware of flying monkeys...a fractured tablescape...

Come in my pretties and park your magic brooms.
You must be tired from flying around the full moon all night.
I invite you to pull up a chair and share a cup of bat wings bubbly brew with me.
Let's pass the cauldron and drink to friendship on this All Hollows Eve.

Let's vote for the Queen of Halloween.
My vote is for the one with the most warts on her nose.
Who are you voting for deary?

Let's turn down the lights and light the candles.
Witches like to help keep the environment green.
Al Gore are you reading this?

Let's start by doing a few tricks before we have our treats.
Let's all twitch ours noses and set the table.

Now that was fast and fun!

Being a witch does have benefits.

What's a witches table without a cute little baby witch?

Way back before witches had GPS systems on their brooms, they had to use the
Field Guide to Monsters to conjure up a meeting with an old beau with a little eye of newt thrown in for good measure.

Every witch has to have some cute Boyds bear decorations on their tables especially a black cat.

I think this little dog has cast his own spell on all the witches
with his photo nestled among the tablescape.

Delicious pumpkin bread is no longer mixed in a a cauldron. Witches are very savvy and use kitchen aid mixers. The recipe can be found HERE. I wrapped the pumpkin breads in tea towels decorated with a big spider ring around the middle for everyone to take home. Honestly you can't expect a witch to live on frogs and toads alone!

Thank you for coming my dearies.

Please remember to beware of those pesky flying monkeys!

Now fly on home but make a stop at Susan's to view other enchanting tablescapes.

*plates are from HomeGoods $2.99 each. Since I can't remember what I ate for breakfast today please do not ask me where the rest of the items came from because I honestly don't remember!


  1. Oh I LOVE the monkey! This is just the cutest post. I love the bread wrapped so festively for guests to take home. Thanks for the smiles early this morning!

  2. What fabulously festive decorations you go all out! I like the little baby witch :)

    :) T

  3. Very fun! I would love one of those little pumpkin breads...

    I'll be making some pumpkin bread for Sunday Breakfast at church.

    Becky K.

  4. Hi Joyce...

    Absolutely adorable! Love your pretty wreath with the flying sock monkey! That's just too cute, my friend! Ohh...and your Boyd them! Wherever did you find those pretty orange plates? I love the black siloutette of the cat on the fence post! Thank you so much for sharing some of your fun and festive Halloween decor!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. the flying monkey..and the baby witch...

  6. I love the vintage looking little witch. She is so cute. Your plates were adorable too.

  7. I am a bit late for Outdoor Wednesday, but it gave me a chance to see your lovely tablescape. I love what you did to the chandelier also. Lovely table.

  8. Hi JOyce !
    Love those monkeys - were the on the Wizard of Oz ?? Pumpkin bread...yummy - I must look at your recipe :o) I have a few boyd bears myself....
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  9. Oh Girl I just loved this fun table you did for today...too funny and I loved the monkey ha ha!! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Joyce, this is wonderful and such a delightful table!

    I am so glad you are enjoying your cookbook...thanks for your lovely comment on Bella Vista.

    Barb ♥

  11. I love your witch story! Those Boyds bears and the little dog are so cute!

    And BTW, the pumpkin bread sounds devine! I read the first review and it said to add 1/2 oil 1/2 applesauce, along with nuts and raisins. Did you make any changes or followed the recipe as is? I'm thinking of making it tonight. (I love


  12. Hooray, you did it, and it was wonderful. I read somewhere you were all about the cooking and not so much the table. You could fool me!
    I'd be happy to have some brew and grubs :) there any day!
    Have a great weekend, stay out of trouble!
    And who did win the Queen of Halloween award???
    Had I known the criteria I wouldn't have had all those warts removed from nose..:)

  13. What beautiful pictures. I love the little puppy its adorable.


  14. Joyce-This so fun! I love all your little details. Of course, I had to enlarge and see a picture of that sweet shih tzu--you know I am a little partial. Look at my Met Mon post. That is my granddog ON the table--he thinks he's a cat :)

  15. Teeheeeheehe! The little sock monkey is just too precious. Quite an impressive layout. You have warmly welcomed the season along with anyone who dares to enter.

    Have a terrifically terrifying day!!!

  16. Oh, how fun! Did you paint the plates yourself? Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I would love for you to be a follower!
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  17. What a cute table. Love the monkey too.

  18. I love those orange Halloween plates!

  19. Hello! What a wonderful post, I loved the part about GPS on broomsticks! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! Suzie. xxx

  20. I love the monkey! This was fun, the table is great and your story presentation is very cute.


  21. where did you find those wonderful plates, they are just so striking, love them, love love they monkey tooo, I am a new follower of yours and I will be back for more, come for a visit...

  22. "Enchanting" is right! From the darling plates to the books & the characters....just wonderful!

    ♥ Rettabug

  23. Oh something wicked your way comes .. keep an evil eye out for the USPS man ... booooooooo

  24. I just love the plates and the monkey!!!

  25. Great decorations!!! How festive your home must look.

  26. Cute collection. I like your idea with the tea towels enclosing the bread. Very clever.

  27. What an entertaining post! I had as much fun reading it as I did looking at your pictures!!

  28. What a fun tablescape, Joyce. Everything is cute and scary...Christine

  29. What a cute post! Everything looks so great, and I love the sock monkey dressed in witch garb! laurie

  30. Joyce, you have a fun Hallowen spirit! That's a great tablescape. I want to buy Hallowen plates ...hope I can find some on sale for next year!

  31. Well, of course, since my hubby and I love sock monkeys and have sock monkeys , the best thing about your post was the last picture--adorable. Also I would think your guests might be afraid to find a spider or two inside their pumpkin loaves!

    nannykim from spindle cottage

  32. Hi...thanks for stopping by today! Your post is sooo cute. Here is a secret for ya...I never liked those flying Monkeys!!!

  33. Now that's the cutest little flying monkey ever! And I love your little doggie friend too.


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