October 30, 2017

this year's halloween tablescape

Why do I love Halloween so much?

I think it’s because I have the happiest of memories from my childhood filled with creating costumes, carving jack o’lanterns and heading out on cold nights to trick-or-treat to our hearts content.

I still can’t resist all the fun of decorating for Halloween

It’s fun setting a themed table for my family… this year’s tablescape features my favorite black and white transferware plates. They both feature birds with a floral motif, so why not add a few black birds to the centerpiece?

Elegant with just a touch of spooky is always my m.o. so this vintage looking bird cage from Oriental Trading was the perfect focal point for the center of the table. 

I just pulled some of my favorite pieces out and reimagined them in a new light. You may remember some of these accessories like the black wine glasses from last year’s Halloween table.  

To add a touch more drama, I connected all the elements with twigs, green moss and spooky cheese cloth, also from Oriental Trading. I like the cheese cloth better than spider webbing because you get a neater overall appearance.

A little bit of orange was added with napkins and glass votives. Black and white all over is lovely, but this year I felt like the table needed a pop of color.

The little crow looks quite comfortable in his mossy nest. 

Transferware plates are my favorite table top accent and these black and white patterns offer the perfect juxtaposition with all the rustic and slightly eerie holiday décor. 

Candlelight is essential for Halloween and these cheery votives evoke thoughts of orange pumpkins and jack o’lanterns.

Another feathered friend stands guard over the stash of white and glittery gold pumpkins.

These glittered pumpkin votives will make a perfect transition into my Thanksgiving décor.

It’s just a casual setting for four, and now I have to work on my menu…

A little roast chicken would be perfect for the night and maybe some roasted butternut squash soup. My favorite recipe is from Michael Chiarello, and includes cinnamon, coriander, molasses, sage and balsamic vinegar. I’ve made it several times and it’s amazing!!  

Halloween dinner will be tonight because 
tomorrow is reserved for lots and candy and pizza! 

ciao! fabiana

And it all came together like this:

Black Wine Glasses:  Oriental Trading
Orange Glass Votives:  Oriental Trading
Dinner Plates:  Home Goods
Bread Plates:  vintage Wedgwood
White Salad Plates:  Home Goods
Spooky Cheese Cloth: Oriental Trading
Green Moss: Oriental Trading
Bird Cage:  Oriental Trading
Black Crows: Dollar Tree
Bundle of Twigs: Oriental Trading
Glitter Pumpkin Votives: Oriental Trading
Glitter Spiders:  Dollar Tree
Spider Web Runner: Home Goods
Round Placemats:  Ikea
All Pumpkins: Roger’s Gardens
Riviera Side Chairs:  Serena & Lily

Thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review. 

The opinions expressed in this post are truly my own.
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  1. I love it all and no ghosts or witches or deathly anything either, which are my least favorite parts of Halloween. Birds and spiders are great and who doesn't love pumpkins of any color, shape or size? The French bistro chairs are also a favorite of mine.

    1. Ciao, Sally. I'm so excited to be heading into Thanksgiving now... That means more decor and yummy food!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Sally.


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