Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Red and Black Halloween Tablescape at Red Couch Recipes

Zoulah wishes you a RED welcome to her RED  and Black Halloween table at RED Couch Recipes.  She decided to mix it up a bit and have red star in a Halloween table.  No she is not getting wonky, she still loves orange and black---the traditional colors of Halloween.
She has been a bit busy as the Red Couch family dodged a big bullet yesterday.   Our 18 year old  flipped our truck and came out of it with minor injuries; thank heavens he was wearing his seat belt.  Our truck is totalled, but we still have our beloved son.  The cab of the truck sustained the most damage on the passenger side, and thankfully he was driving solo.  Hold your loved ones tight and make it a firm rule to wear their seat belts.
Beaulah, Jacqueline's witch visited Zoulah recently and gifted her with these cute witch shoes.  Zoulah wasn't insulted because the "shoes do fit" her :)!  The red and cream socks peaking out of the shoes inspired me to do a red and black table.
I just set a fun spider web square on the table for a tablecloth.  I love these black doilies I put under the red hobnail bowl.  Zoulah screeched " Who would have "thunk" they have black doilies?"
Zoulah kind of has a "hobnail" theme going on here with the black hobnail goblets and red hobnail bowls.
Zoulah just bought the hobnail goblets at K-Mart and she was heard cackling, "How magnifique, they are plastique!"  For Kathleen's sake, I will tell you that they were $2 at K-Mart just today.  Sorry Kathleen, I do not get as good as deals as you do :(.  As I was checking out, I was asked to make a donation to a charity.  I hesitated, and then said yes I would donate.   I told the clerk I would donate today because my son just dodged a big bullet.  She replied, I better also because my son didn't get additional jail time.  Oh, the worries of mothers!
Zoulah drools over this "Trick or Treat" sign in cream and white.
Just another view of Zoulah's work!
What is on the menu you say?  Just a few of Zoulah's favorites.
She also added some "vampire blood" shots, non-alcholic of course, just for fun.
Zoulah, with her twin sister Beaulah, thank you for taking a rest on our Red Couch.
Ta-Ta for now!
Red and Black Table Information:
Spiderweb Square and Red Hobnail Bowls -- Michael's Arts and Crafts -- last year
Spider Glasses -- Smith's Grocery Store --last year
Black Hobnail "Plastique" goblets -- K-Mart today
Red coral napkin rings -- K-Mart last year
Red Dinner Plates and fabric for napkins -- Wal-Mart
White Salad Plates and Trick or Treat Sign-- Tai Pan
Flatware:  World Market
Witch Menu Sign:  Dollar Tree last year
Zoulah is partying here:


Lynn said...

A fun setting Joni! So glad to hear your son is ok! Truly scary now or any time of year:@)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

First of all, it's so wonderful that your dear son is okay. That is something to be so thankful for. Your table is wonderful and I love your hob nail. The plastic sure fooled me.

Sue said...

I am so thankful that you had good news yesterday. There is nothing more frightening than those types of phone calls...and with kids 28 and 30, I've had my share. They don't even live here anymore and my heart still stops if the phone rings late at night! I am sorry about your truck...but, things are things and kids can't be replaced.

As for the table...I wouldn't have thought of using the red, but it works really well. Love the shoes...and the menu! Such a fun table.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Joni, I can't even focus on Zoulah and Beaulah because I'm thinking of your son!!! How terrifying for you and your son. I'm so thankful that he is fine. Now I am going to go back and enjoy your wonderful table. I always look forward to the appearance of these two sisters! Linda

Marlis said...

So so glad that your son is okay. Wow. What a scare that had to have been, regardless of how much we pray for their safety, it's still hard when things take a different path than what we imagined. I love love your table. It's so wonderful, just like plastique! I love those glasses. and the shoes certainly do fit! xo marlis

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Such a cute table and story! I think you ad I used the same tablecloth! Love the black if the shoe fits piece!
Those black hobnail stemware pieces are pretty cool too!
So glad your son came out of the accident okay.

Scribbler said...

So glad your son is OK -- that's a close call.

The witches are too cute!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow Joni, I am so so relieved your son is ok. How scary for your son and family.
Your table is lovely. I love red, so it is right down my alley.
Your glasses are cute. Who knew? If the shoe fits is really cool. Feel better your son is safe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful table.

Mary said...

So glad your son didn't sustain any serious injuries~ hurray for wearing seat belts! Love Zoulah's red & black table~ I'm a fan of hobnail too, plastique or not! Love "if the shoe fits" sign! :)

Gina said...

What a great table! Love the red, white & black twist on Halloween.
I wish I had bought those goblets at Kmart...they're probably all gone now.

Thank goodness your son was not seriously injured! Oh that is so scary. He must have had a guardian angel watching over him.

Alycia Nichols said...

That must have freaked you guys completely out!!!!!! Thank goodness he's OK! Rollovers don't often end well, so God was REALLY looking out for his well-being! You're so right...the worries of mothers! Sigh! FUN table and, no, I have never seen a black doily in my life! Someone finally got wise! I love the color combo of witchy black and blood red. Cool!!! I think I'll go call my son and remind him to slow his roll. Have a good weekend!

Sandra said...

What a fun table! I would have never guessed that those glasses were plastic. Love the red and black together! Glad your son is OK. We don't have drivers in our family yet, but I dread the day he drives out of the driveway and I won't be right there with him! Trucks can be replaced, but sweet children are irreplaceable. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful tablescape!
I am so glad your son is ok!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautifully placed table and very cute!
Glad that your son is ok.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

the car looks downright scary, I'm glad to hear your son was ok after that horrible looking incident. Your Table is too cute to be scary, thankfully, one bad scare is enough.

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

I am glad your son is ok.

Your table is fabulous. I love that not so traditional colors. It works with all your accessories. Thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

Happy to read your son is okay, that is enough to make a mother turn completely grey.
What a fun non-traditional Halloween table. Love the hobnail stemware.

Donna and Anne said...

And, your RED table goes with your RED couch! Beeeoooootiful!

Tess said...

So great to see "the girls" together again! Great do such great work! Happy Halloween!

Ann said...

So glad to hear that your son is okay!!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

It is wonderful that your dear son is going to be okay. Your table is so much fun!

Unknown said...

so glad to hear your son is okay..that was quite a wreck! i love october and one reason is because of your fabulous ideas and table-settings! hope you are doing well..and happy fall!

Sarah said...

Joni, catching up tonight. I'm so thankful that Skyler came out of that truck without serious injury.
Tell Zoulah that I like her touch of red with the black and white, and the hobnail seems to go with Halloween.
Glad the "sisters" got to visit!

Bonnie said...

So sorry about the truck and so glad there was a silver lining. Seat Belts!!!!! Yahoo.

Love the table.

Jacqueline said...

Ouch! So glad he is OK. What a disaster for the truck though. I love the red and black and the shoe definitely fits! Those bowls are great with their fun texture and they go with so many many holidays!

Kathleen said...

Oh thank God your son is ok! I shuddered as I read it as my 18 yo nephew was hit by a car and killed when he was 18. Yes, a doation was in order as well as a thank you , God!
Love your black and red table, and those glasses are great.
I live for bargains, like some live for shoes, lol. Plus I am older, so I have more hunting experience! :)
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sue said...

Love Zoulah's new witch shoes! What a blessing that your son was unscathed! When our son was in the Philippines on his mission, he was the passenger in a car that went off the road, flipped and smashed into a humble little home. To see a photo, it was a miracle that no one was hurt! My son was the only one wearing a seat belt:)