My dear readers, a couple days ago, I showed you a tablescape using an hootin’ it up owl cookie jar that I found at a garage sale.
See the post here: Can We Talk About Chair Sitting?
AND I am not done with his hootin’ it up yet!
I would like to show you how you can use many of the same things and yet have a different tablescape.
And remember, this all started with a $5.00 owl cookie jar at a garage sale.
I left the cookie jar on the white cake pedestals, as well as the candy corn etc. I also left the fall leaves surrounding the cookie jar.
I removed the leaf glasses and replaced them with amber goblets….then I added white chargers and removed the “Pumpkin Hollow” salad plates and replaced them with my Sakura “Haunted Hideaway” salad plates. You have probably noticed that I am really not a fan of ghoulish, scary type stuff….but I favor more of the happy ghost decor, like Casper, the friendly ghost.
I know, that is just me!
But I was not done yet.
I kept the spider cupcake holders and actually added cupcakes to them.
Only they are hootin’ it up cupcakes! They are chocolate cupcakes in Halloween cupcake wrappers and I used oreo cookies with skittles as eyes and nose.
Now, here is the disclaimer.
USE the real deal oreo cookies!
Because I thought the cheap store name oreo looking cookies would work just as well as the more expensive oreo brand.
Wrong! Oh, they came apart just as easily as oreo cookies, but the white centers were not that pretty creamy white color. Instead, as you can see in the photos…my little owls have
bloodshot brownshot centers around their pupil. Ugly! But I had already bought them and since I am not an oreo cookie eater in the first place, I did not see the need to buy yet another package of the real deal. But, if you make these simple cupcakes….I suggest you buy OREO brand cookies.
I kept the same flatware because I think it looks spooky. Actually, the name on the flatware is treble clef, but I think they look spooky.
For the napkins, I took the orange plaid napkins and wrapped a autumn brown napkin around it and secured them with wood and twine napkin rings.
Many times in my tablescapes I will add a second napkin to my place setting….not because I think my guests are messy and need two napkins, but because I think it adds interest to the place setting. Sometimes, I use a sheer napkin in the same color. Whatever my mood is for the day.
I also added a cute little owl that I found a long time ago…don’t even remember where.
So, there you go my friends….a simple way to use a cookie jar centerpiece! The source list is below.
I hope you enjoyed both tablescapes….and can get some ideas for your Fall/Halloween decor!
Have a blessed day…and hugs always!
White Chargers: Old Tyme Pottery, several years ago
Black Dinner plates: Dollar store, this year
Sakura “Haunted Hideaway” salad plates: Ebay, last year.
Treble Clef Flatware: Pier 1, last year
Amber Goblets: Dollar Store
Spider cupcake holders: On-Line Amazon
Orange Plaid Napkins and Brown Napkins: World Market
Twine and Wood Napkin Rings: Pier 1, about 20 years ago! Yikes!
White Pedestal cake plates: Home Goods, several years ago
Fall Leaves: Hobby Lobby or Michaels…not sure when
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