I don't know which is more fun, playing with my dishes and creating a table for Tablescape Thursday or visiting all the other blogs and seeing the gorgeous table settings. Please visit our host Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and check out some of the other participants. You won't be disappointed.
This week I decided to have a little fun with my table. I set it for a simple Halloween dinner for four. I changed my table this week from my glass top Crate and Barrel table to my grandmother's antique oak table. I thought it looked "warmer" for winter. Now, if I can just remember where we put the leaves when we moved here 6 years ago.
I am learning that having patio doors near the dining room table isn't great for pictures. Even on a gray day, it does strange things to the lighting.
This was a simple way to get a Halloween look without spending a lot of money. The white dishes and the flatware are what I use every day. The black salad plates are from Walmart ($1.25) and I can already picture a black and white table coming in the future. The "placemats" were made from inexpensive fabric that I simply cut into rectangles. The candy cups are great little sauce dishes that I got a few years ago at Crate and Barrel. My glassware I bought at Macy's. It is hard to see in the pictures, but there are black dots in the glass.
For napkins, I used a package of "bar towels" that I found at TJ Maxx, tied with a bit of candy corn ribbon. I like the way the texture added to the casual setting.