Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween After Dark...



     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...



Happy Halloween!


I am linking today with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. Make sure you stop and see
all of the wonderful tablescapes!


27 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, your table setting is beautiful! I found you through Tablescape Thursday and look foward to reading more of your blog.

Take care,

Kathy

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Love it Sue! Those napkins are fun, great job!
Happy Halloween!

Blondie's Journal said...

great photos, Sue. I love the table by candlelight! Very spooky.

Your dishes are perfect for this tablescape, I like the different shapes. I have salad plates that look a lot like your bowls. Nicely done! :-)

XO,
Janie

Natasha said...

I really like this table-it is very stylish and it's not overpowering in any way. You are right that it looks even prettier by candlelight too. Great tablescape Sue!

Best wishes,
Natasha.
xo

Maria said...

Wow Sue! Great finds to use for this time of year... You always seem to pull it all together from things you find all year long! I enjoy coming here to see how you do it!

I love the cooler weather and the cozy nights... The "glow" of your table is perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend, Sue!
*Maria

Americana Lady said...

What a pretty spooky table Sue! For some reason I am lovin' white pumpkins this year! Happy Halloween! Please do vote. It is an American task we should all take part in and I know you love your country. Ü Joan

Sherry said...

This is fantastic Sue. I love the black and white it is perfect. I have always loved the silhouette cut outs you have on your table they go so well with the black and white theme.
Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' this table Sue! The settings are pretty and your little "bad hair day" ghost is too cute:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What spooky fun on your table!

La said...

Spooktacular! Love the bowls! La

lulumusing said...

Love the dinnerware which is very grown up, but the playful accessories create such a sense of fun.

Pat said...

Neat Halloween table, Sue. I love the black and white.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute Sue. That little witch looks like a troll doll that I used to collect when I was a kid.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your Halloween spooky table. Love the little witch...my hair looks similar to hers sometimes. LOL

FrugalMom said...

I love that haunted house! Great looking table as always Sue! I just finished Sky's shark costume this morning, so now I'm in the Halloween spirit.


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dee dee said...

Sue,
Wonderful table! I just love the white pumpkin- my favorite! Excellent job!
Dee Dee

xinex said...

Beautiful plates and fabulous centerpiece!..Christine

Relyn said...

I really love your little ghosty guy with the wild gray hair.

Kathleen said...

Wonderful table, Sue! Sorry I have been mia but I have been down with pneumonia...just coming back to the living now!
Happy Halloween!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great table Sue!
I love the candlelight pics and the neat plates!
Spooky!
Hugs,
Cindy

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, that cast art witch is just plain freaky!!! I don't know why, but it reminds me of a cross between my former mother-in-law (no disrespect intended...I think it's just the cheeks!) and the Bride of Chucky! Very scary!!! I've got to find myself one of those! :-)

Barbara said...

Terrific table! Night really does change the whole feel. I love how versatile your black and white dishes are. They are perfect for this spooky table. Happy Halloween!

Entertaining Women said...

Your black and white plates are the perfect choice for your Halloween table, and I can visualize them in so many different vignettes. Well done! Thank you for sharing your wonderful spooky design. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline said...

This is really pretty. I really like the square plates and the black and white plates. I love all these white pumpkins, they are so elegant.

I spent a little time looking at your tree topper tutorial. That was really well done. I need something like that. I have a large elf but he needs a little fluff around him. It is just gorgeous. Now I am off to look at your bow tutorial. Glad you put that out this time of year.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh your Halloween table is so cute...love the house centerpiece.

Angie said...

Super cute! That little witch is quite fun.

Monica H said...

paper mache candy corn?! Where does one get such a thing? I want!