Tablescapes, Ghosts of Pirates Past






Ahoy Mateys!




Well, shiver me timbers and rattle me bones




Welcome me hearties, and make ye at home!




I’m entertaining  ghosts of me pirate friends past




Their Ghost Ship got lost in the fog,


ghost ship


But they’re here at long last




I’m studying old maps that we took to the sea




When we found gold doubloons and other vast bounty




Grab ye a tankard and I’ll pour ye some rum




I started before ye, I’m somewhat of a bum




The drink of the day is called a Bumboo  {a Rum Coffee Cake Cocktail it’s known as too}




Ye will be surely staggering, after swilling a few




It’s how I got me peg leg, I tripped on the dock,





but keep it mum Matey, story goes, it was bit off by a crock!




No trespassing allowed or ye will be walking the plank




It’s right over there where Blackbeard’s ship sank




Now don’t be a scallywag, go swab the deck




Me scurvy’s actin up, I’m feeling like heck




Even Polly is only a shell of herself,




Can ye spare a mere morsel to bring her to health?




You bone shiverin’ landlubbers shouldn’t have fear




Ghosts of the past will make you a real buccaneer




Blimey! Don’t be tellin’ my secrets or sins from ago




I’ll give you a flogging and then a heave ho!




Me day’s almost done, the sun’s going down




I look better at night, ye can’t see my frown




Just a bony ole soul with ghastly ghosts hanging ’round




Time to study more maps




and seek out more treasure




Thanks for stopping by




It’s been a frightening pleasure!




Juicy Details



skeleton/Costco $29




plates, ghost dish/HomeGoods

ghost candle, bat clips, chevron pumpkins/Target

Trick or Treat sign/CVS

ghost glasses/JMdesigns

Boo pillow/Pier 1

Chandy wreath hanger/Terrain



I will be co-hosting  a Halloween Linky party, Wednesday Oct 12-Friday Oct 14

Be sure to stop by, you can see or share more fabulous Halloween tablescape posts!



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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows, Your Inspired Design

Get Your DIY On   Share it One More Time















43 Responses to “Tablescapes, Ghosts of Pirates Past”
  1. Oh my gosh, Jenna, this is the BEST Halloween table and tale I’ve ever read! Your pirate skeleton looks way more expensive than he was, and his accessories, along with his words (“I started before ye, I’m somewhat of a bum” – laughed out loud, but they only got even better!). So many details, so much imagination…..arrrgh, so good! Bravo!

  2. Jodi says:

    Sooo fun!!!

  3. Very cute! Your Skellie looks like he’s had a hard life, and I love the cute ghost candy dish:@)

  4. This is just so creative! What fun!

  5. Kim says:

    Well, I see now why the rum is gone! LOL. Jack Sparrow would be pleased!

  6. Ellen says:

    This is your cutest post ever! I don’t know how you do it!

  7. Did somebody say Rum?

    Your table is so flipping cute I can’t stand it! I have to go back up and look at it again. Great job!

  8. JoJo says:

    I can’t get enough of your decor. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Mary says:

    Yarr! I laughed out loud Jenna and I’m lovin’ yer skeleton and ghostly crew, Polly cracks me up! What a bargain, I wouldn’t have been able to resist bringing them home either! Looking forward to your Halloween link party 🙂

  10. This is amazing! Who could possibly be lucky enough to have that gorgeous sailing ship in the background. I was so entertained seeing your wonderful display. Loving all your details. The maps are a great touch! I love pirate themes! Yours did not disappoint.

  11. what a perfect setting for Florida!!! OMG where do you think that stuff up?? The chandelier with the ghosts is a MUST have for me now and the drunken skeleton in the chair…PRICELESS

  12. Kitty says:

    I’m always smitten with your jingles, Jenna, and this one was so fun! I love the whole tablescape, and especially the chandelier. Your grands must love coming to your house! As for me, I don’t’ want to heave ho, so I won’t be telling any secrets or sins.

  13. Jenna, you amaze me with your talent and creativity! This post is so much fun, so sad I can’t participate in the party!

  14. Sandra Garth says:

    Oh my gosh the parrot on the shoulder is just too much! I love this and so happy that you continue to share with us each week at Celebrate Your Story.

  15. This is so cute! Love that little boat with the ghosts! This is so creative and fun. That skeleton with the hook is awesome!

  16. So creative and such a fun table. Love the skeleton.

  17. sooo cool! Love the lifesize skeleton. I want one now!!! ha ha

  18. Jacqueline says:

    Shiver me timbers, this was a clever table, and an even more clever poem! Love, love, love!!! You did better than I did – my Pirate Skeleton from Costco was $39!!! He is outside riding a bike. I love your ghosts and your pirate map. Everything is adorably clever!

  19. Never ever a dull moment with you! What Fun!

  20. JESS44903 says:

    Haha…I love these! 🙂 SO cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. acraftymix says:

    OMW, that’s soooo spookily awesome. Love, love the ghostly chandelier. Brilliant

  22. This is incredible! I love it all. What a spectacular Halloween tablescape. Pinning. Thanks for linking up at the Happy Halloween Party.

  23. Cynthia Raines says:

    Hi Jenna, I’ve been reading all of your beach theme posts and all are well done. Love the decorated shell forks, I think I will have to make them to go with my shell chargers also. I have to admit this is REALLY over the top and I’m not into Halloween. The pirate is too cute, along with the parrot skeleton-lol! Love his swash-buckling red sash!! What a great touch! The maps are awesome. Am pinning!

    • Thanks Cynthia, I love Halloween but mostly just the cutesy stuff. When I saw that pirate at Costco last year for some reason I just had to have it…and already have plans for him this fall 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and all the sweet comments! >

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