Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trash Day Thursday Spooktacular

I've been playing around with my dining room table trying to get a scary look for Halloween, but so far it's just not happening. I can't even call it goth, it's more like-oh I just don't know where I'm going with this. I'm feeling as off-kilter as this photo. But when I was placing things around, I thought, I could sell some of this stuff and never miss it. So-o-o-o
I'm open for suggestions on ways to amp this up. And while I pick your brains, feel free to pick around my table. The bustier is not for sale. That was my souvenir from Ms. T and I refuse to sell gifts, even ones I can't fit into.
I was kind of going for the Lady of White Rock Lake look, but it just isn't spooky enough. She's an urban legend in Dallas, but I swear Cat Daddy and I saw her one New Year's eve. Whoops, the old ADD kicked in again. Sorry!
There is a pair of these ginormous urns and believe it or not, they are light. They will probably go from here to having Christmas trees in them. The cute owls I purchased at Laurie Anna's. You can just barely make out the beaker in the background. I think I'll take that off and place it in the laboratory I'm working on.
Maybe I should layer in some old scrim or spider webs and books. That's a great cigar box and don't you just love her dead orchid corsage? The Merlot is Expose'. Hey, that gives me an idea! Maybe I will add books and go for a whodunit look. Yeah, I think I like that. Very Agatha Christie. Maybe even like the game, Clue or the National Inquirer. Now we're cooking!
See, I knew if I talked it out through y'all, I could figure out a way to put it over the top. But I'm still open for help. I never refuse help or advice, especially when I'm CLUEless.(Get It?)
I changed it up a little here, but I think I'm going to put the tarnished silver back on the table. In fact, I think I'll add even more. Maybe a meat dome for a weapon. Those wine glasses are just fun and I couldn't pass them up. They are a little tacky, but so am I. Maybe something else under the domes(which are for sale) for a little more impact.
OK, stick a fork in me, I'm done. Until next time, you know the drill.

11 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Ok. I am so glad you came up with the Clue/Agatha thing on your own. I was going nowhere with this. I love the feathers in the urn. Yup. Need something different under the dome. Or leave with nothing underneath. Doesn't the plate have a design? More tarnished silver. Yes. The milkglass looking pumpkins might look cute somewhere else. I love it when my opinion is asked. ha! Love the bustier figure. ~Mindy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

So, where is the meat dome? Is it for sale? I do like the idea of adding scrim that fixes everything...ooopppsss I think it's at my house :( So how much is the long pearl necklace?

Cher said...

Bustiers on the dining table? Surely Cat Daddy has a quote of the month for that!

The Texas Woman

unique unique design said...

the meat dome isn't the weapon. it's the shield. And you better start asking Cat Daddy what he was doing in the dining room and where did he put the candlestick?

Cottage Rose said...

I love your idea of going for the mystery look. I love Agatha and the old movie Clue so much fun. Love the Urn with all the feathers and gourds. I would use some scrim too make it look kind of been there a while. Please let me know how much you are wanting for the dome lids. Mindy has the right idea of using more silver. Hope you get it all figured out and please show us all what you did with it.
Hugs;
Alaura

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

TRASH THURSDAY..it all looks good...
the-artist-formerly-known-as-lulu

Edgar and Edgar said...

Fabulous!!!!!Love the table...

Kimberlee

Sweet Repose said...

OK...one look of the bustier and you scared the b-Jesus outta me...total torture!!! Just add lots of spidey webs and a spidey crawling out of her cleavage...that should scare the hell out of 'em...

Melissa said...

So many fun items to play around with. How about throwing a black netted veil over the torso piece?

HopHopJingleBoo said...

girl you have a talent for the dramatic! very cool.......

frippery said...

Holy cow Debbie! You are fabulous. I love every single thing.