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Over the {table} Top

Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Happy Tuesday, My Lovelies!  It's Halloween Week:  Are you prepared?  Have you bought candy for the little trick-or-treaters?  I think we're ready.

Today I'm sharing with you a tablescape inspired by Terrain.  I have been eyeing their over-the-table rod for a couple of years now, and I decided to go ahead and purchase it for my art studio.  Below is my inspiration:

 I think it's a great idea for alfresco dining.  

I also added the fairy lights, so most of my pictures were taken right before dusk.

The lights have several functions.  They can change colors and blink.

The blue ones are super-creepy, and the red ones made me have a headache, LOL!  
I think they will be blue for Halloween!

Functionally, I love the over-the-table rod for the studio because I can decorate, and the decor doesn't interfere with my art or my light.  

I bought the lights from Terrain as well as a few of the dried pods.  I already had the leaves, and the cotton is easy to find here in Alabama.

I like the crazyvine spheres filled with pumpkins, too.  I might try that for Thanksgiving.  I sometimes clear everything off my work table and use it as a buffet when entertaining.  

What do you think of this look for Thanksgiving?  I might try it!

I have some neat ideas for decorating it for Christmas.  I'm really looking forward to it!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Very cool idea. I love this. Happy Tuesday. xoxo

  2. Wow! What a lovely addition. I've never seen anything like this before, thanks for sharing. ps. You have such a pretty home. I love peeking inside.

  3. I like it! Looking forward to your Christmas ideas.

  4. So interesting! I've never seen a over the table rod used.
    Love your painting also.

  5. I think those lights would drive me nuts! You remind me -- I need to buy candy for trick or treat!

  6. I'm in love with the over the table rod and almost ordered it myself. I love how you decorated it and I really think you will enjoy decorating it for holidays, especially Christmas. I think it's perfect for you. Yes to the Thanksgiving idea......

  7. How much fun you will have with this! Endless possibilities and it looks spooktacular for Halloween! I love to have white lights on things at night, so pretty!


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