Sunday, September 1, 2013

Set Your Table with Flair--Elegant Halloween Tablescaping

Velcome my dahlinks muah ha ha!  Thank you for visiting my blog. 

If you have read my posts, by now you realize I love to entertain. I especially enjoy the tablescaping process.  All Hallows' Eve or Halloween is a great holiday for adults and children alike.  There are so many décor options! There are the gory, the kitschy, children's decorating options....the list goes on and on. My personal preference is setting an elegant table with romantic gothic or Victorian elements. This post is my interpretation of that theme. 

First, I thought about a color scheme. For an elegant table, I omitted traditional orange, instead opting to use almost all black with silver as an accent color.  Once I decided on the color palette, I picked up a few special items here and there.

First, I set my tablecloth. This lovely damask tablecloth has just the right amount of silvery sheen.  It was not necessary to iron the linen.  You will see why in the following step. 

Next, I set this lovely spiderweb tablecloth. I deliberately chose a tablecloth smaller than the initial one to showcase its pretty scalloped edges....utilizing it more as a runner. 

Next, I placed black chargers, plates and mugs; clear skull goblets, black napkins and silver place-setting napkin rings.  Here is a close up. 

I placed the candles in these small witch cauldrons.  These are really for serving, but how adorable are they as candleholders!?  

This spooky-meets-pretty element was achieved by removing the top of the scrolled candleholder (shown below) and instead using it as a vase. I created the floral arrangement by combining faux black hydrangeas, columbines, and blackberries....a limited amount of grey-blue faux peonies, and a small amount of faux weeping greenery. 

Here is a closer view. 

Next, I placed faux candelabras at either side of the table.

Close up

Finally, I placed my poison bottles, napkins, and cake stand....along with some yummy treats.

To view the recipe for these Halloween cupcakes, you may visit my other blog by clicking here.

All completed!

From my collection:  

Damask tablecloth, Lauren Ralph Lauren
Plastic goblets, Michael's Crafts
Generic black chargers, napkins, and plates
Silver place-setting napkin holders, Spalt collection from Ikea
Faux flowers; all, Michael's Crafts
Witches' Cauldrons, found years ago at Target

Recent finds (in stores now):









1.  Gothic Hurricane Candleholder, $37.99, Tai Pan Trading
2.  Romantic Cake stand, $16.99, HomeGoods
3.  Gothic Gate Candle, Hallows' Eve Collection, $7.99 each, HomeGoods 
4.  Keep Calm and Zombie On Napkins, HomeGoods $2.99 
5.  Poison bottle $7.99 and Skull bottle, $12,99; both, HomeGoods 
6.  Web lace tablecloth, HomeGoods, $6.99
7.  Faux Candelabra, $19.99 each, at Tai Pan Trading
8.  Skull mug, Williams-Sonoma, set of four, $40

Also, a sidebar; if you are interested in the bench featured here in this post, it is handmade, and you may visit the tutorial to build my DIY highback bench by looking in the archives or clicking here.  Thank you!

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  1. Love this table! every detail is wonderful, and that spider web cloth is amazing.

  2. You definitely achieved Elegant Halloween decorating with flair. The spider web lace is fun and I adore the candle sticks. The plastic goblets which I think are skeletons do look elegant. Bravo to you, I would live to have a fun meal at this table with my granddaughter!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! This table is fantastically beautiful. Haunting even. Love tit.

  4. Wow, what a fun tablescape. It is great to have such a sense of humour and enjoy the season and holiday. You added so many pretty details, like the candelabras.. Love all of that Black and White.

  5. Love this table. The dishes, cobweb table lace gorgeous. I have been watching Flea Markets for black dishes for a Halloween setting. I will visit more your great blog. I am your newest member. Thelma..

  6. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

  7. Your tablescape is gorgeous! I'm loving everything! I can't pick my favorite piece although I'm really really liking the candelabra, I must find a few.

  8. That cobweb tablecloth is amazing and really sets the tone for this fabulous tablescape. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.

    1. Thank you so, so much Kerryanne, and for hosting your fabulous party each week!

  9. Delightfully spooky--you have a real gift with tablescapes. That spider web cloth was a real find and just perfect for this table. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm!