Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jaunty Jack Tablescape


Welcome to Zoulah's Jaunty Jack Tablescape.  Zoulah had fun putting this together.  We love pumpkins at Halloween, and we especially love Jack ' O Lanterns.  I don't remember carving them as a child, but I surely have carved a lot as an adult. 

The table is built upon the Jack ' O Lantern salad plates in the picture above.  I think I have about a dozen of them, and they were bought at Harmon's grocery store (Utah), for about a dollar.  They just make me smile.

I think one of the first Halloween decorations I bought was this ceramic jack.  I have moved easily half a dozen times since I bought it, and it has survived.  It was bought  at a drug store in California.

Zoulah and I love straws for the holidays, they just sort of "jack" things up a notch.  Zoulah asks if you get the funny she made.

If you know me, you will know that I have a lot of dishes, and a messy garage full of them says Zoulah, but I have rarely paid a lot for them.  The napkin rings were from Wal-Mart on clearance, and the napkins, in that bright, vibrant hue, were from K-Mart..  The Jack lights were from Target, on clearance.  Zoulah and I used to haunt Target for their post-Halloween sales.

A jack is placed by each placesetting.  This little guy was bought at the Dollar Store.  The white salad plates and chargers were a gift from my sister Jacqueline, and the bubble glasses were a gift from my other sister Jean. 

Zoulah loves it when it starts to get dark, when there are lights on the table. 

One of my favorite things to do is to eat by candle light or by lights on a string.  I like to sit and look at the faces of those sitting around the table that I love.  Their faces glow, and my heart is warmed by them.  Alas, right now the chicks, save one, has flown the coop, so those memories are even more precious.

The glittery table scatter glows in the night time.

Zoulah says BOO!

Zoulah says she loves you for coming by the Red Couch!


Jacqueline said...

The plates are just adorable! I love it that the grocery stores even have fun holiday plates! If I ever had to move all my plates - well let's just say I don't think hubby would do it!!!
What a fun table filled with Jack-o-lanterns. I remember carving them as kids, but we only had knives to do it, and you couldn't do much. The new carving tools and patterns make it so much more fun and memorable.
Keep having fun with Zoulah!

candlelightsupper said...

So fun and charming. Love all your details.

Mary said...

I love your jaunty Jack table! I have a messy garage full of dishes and Target has always been one of my favorite haunts! Your chargers are wonderful for any and every season! Wishing a Happy Halloween <|;>)