Usually when setting a table, I think about how it will look when my guests walk into the room. The fact that it looks nice by candlelight is just an added bonus. I approached this Halloween table differently. I started with a black table runner and round black placemats. I moved my haunted house from my library table, along with my crow and jack-o-lantern. The white pumpkin is real (the crow is not). Paper Mache candy corn is scattered around the table.
I had already done one Halloween tablescape a few weeks ago for a dinner party. I wanted this table to look completely different. I wanted this table to be more subtle. The colors aren't as bright, and it doesn't scream Halloween...until the lights are off!
I love candy corn. This darling paper mache
candle ring was a gift from a friend. I love the softer colors.
A sweet little Cast Art witch stands watch over the table.
I used black and white place settings, You have seen all of the pieces before. The white charger plates and charcoal flatware are from HomeGoods, the black dinner plates are from Wal-Mart and the Royal Stafford bowls were a TJ Maxx find. The napkins I bought last year after Halloween at HomeGoods. The black stemware is from a garage sale.
Time to turn off the lights!
You have to use your imagination just a little.
There was almost too much candlelight for the pictures!
The candle glow creates a mood...
The ghosts come out to play...