Day 129 – A gaggle of gargoyles

The gargoyle leader

Isn’t she fierce?

I love gargoyles, I think they are just the coolest thing to put on a building. I wouldn’t mind having a gargoyle or two around my house someday.

They were designed to be the spouts that “convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between’ (Thank you Wikipedia)

 I’m sure anyone who is into dinosaurs might just go for these guys : )

Lights out!

 Sue has a really big collection of gargoyles, all different sizes so we packed as many of them as we could onto my table. They remind me of the flying monkey’s from the ‘Wizard of Oz’  just a little…

Have a seat...

This is one of the very few times I actually had to go searching for the right background (the cloth) to put the decorations on. What I ended up with is a small pebble printed cotton in shades of grey and a piece of camo-printed netting.

You read those words right – camouflage printed netting, like tulle, like what you make a veil out of.

Those brides on “My Big Fat Redneck Wedding” had to get that stuff SOMEWHERE, right? And now I own a piece.  But here’s the thing – I wanted something light-weight and multi-colored that would look a little like the mottled finish on the gargoyles. It works and thats what counts.

The grey collection : )

I played around with my grey dishes and in the end used just about all I own. The bottom plate is my 50’s grey plaid, the middle plate are my IKEA finds that I spray painted silver on the backside and the top is pearl grey Fiesta. The silverware was my fabulous buy at Goodwill and the glasses are vintage 50’s.

I really like the little baby gargoyles, they hold the place cards. I can anthropomorphize just about anything but you have to admit this little thing is pretty cute:


After doing this table I came up with the perfect costume for my dog this year! Pics will follow…

Tomorrow – Black cat love

237 days to go!!

1 comment to Day 129 – A gaggle of gargoyles

  • Angie

    I was going to say, the little one in the1st picture looks like a pit. She will be so cute. another great table without using black and orange. Way to break the mold.

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