The Last Halloween Table

The weather around here is dreary, gloomy, and rainy. Perfect for Halloween. In case you don’t know, most Gothic novels start out, “It was a dark and stormy night….” So does Rocky Horror, by the way. But I digress.

Later on the weather is supposed to worsen with high winds and tornado watches. Some communities around us moved trick or treating to last night and others have moved their town trick or treating parades to indoors. My community is still planning the trick or treat parade outside, so I hope it will hold off for a while. We’ll see. Glad I don’t have a little one to get out in this weather. I’m just sayin’.

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Before getting into my tablescapes, thanks to Sherry of No Minimalist Here for featuring my recent Halloween dining table. Sherry has beautiful decorating skills; check her out! Also, I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. I’ve been on the road a lot; I’ve had a number of business things to do; I’ve had some obligations at church, and, best of all, I got a new roof! Yea! More about that at another time.

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So I got up this morning with no outside obligations and caught up with my business activities. Let’s see…nothing pressing to do, bad weather predicted all day…what does that sound like to you? A day of staying in, blogging, tablescaping, and zoning out in front of the tv; yep, it will be a perfect day. I put taco soup in the crock pot and began playing with some dishes. I decided to do one more Halloween table before putting everything away. You have seen all of these elements before, and I am using them in a slightly different way on the smaller kitchen table. Of course, I started with the Halloween placemats and Dollar tree plates.

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I topped them with my Pfaltzgraff Halloween plates.

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Instead of using my colorful Halloween napkins, I chose my black ones. Of course, I used the ghost and pumpkin napkin rings.

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The San Remo flatware appeared again.

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My thrift shop goblets have black stems and are perfect for this setting.

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For a simple vignette on the table, I chose a black candle in a brass candlestick, skinny witch, and small jack-o-lantern.

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Even though I like this table, I still wanted a little something else. My taste tends toward the more funny/cute Halloween theme rather than the spooky/eerie one. This table was just a little too serious for me.

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So on the other end of the table, I put my Halloween dish towel, another Napkin Lady purchase. Then I added a couple of the witch boot candy dishes, and the humor was on.

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Cute table, if I do say so myself!

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In the dining room, I decided to do a fall table with some of my recent estate sale finds. Jane made 3 table runners out of this cloth, so I could set a table for six with these. I chose to do my usual table for 4 today.

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I love these Wal Mart plates.

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My mother-in-law found these great black plates as well as some bowls and mugs at a yard sale. My camera just does not do it justice. It is black with a textured black design on it. The mark says, “Serena Bass Pretty Bold Impressions.”

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I topped the stack with my Salem fruit plates.

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Love these!

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I put my taupe napkins in these P. Silkotch napkin rings. P. Silkotch is also a Mississippi potter. She never became as well known as Gail Pitman, but her things are very similar. These colors work well with my Gail Pittman Flame pattern.

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I chose my Dollar Tree glasses.

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I also used the San Remo flatware since I had black on the plate stack.

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My mother-in-law also gave me this great black-on-black platter. I love it, but decided that I didn’t want it for the centerpiece.

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I moved it to the side and placed my fall leaf votive holders on it. Cute, right?

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For the centerpiece, I used my Gail Pittman candle holders. I need another color for the tapers, but these gold ones will do for now.

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I place the Mason’s Vista pitcher on the Gail Pittman tray.

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I added the Watt apple pitcher to the centerpiece.

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I placed a little fall foliage in my Gail Pittman vase, and I was done.

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I really like the finished look, and I was so glad to be able to use some of Jane’s things that I had purchased last week.

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I also like the fact that this is clearly a fall table with brighter colors than I usually do. Hope everyone has a happy Halloween and stays warm and dry!

   I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday,  Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill , Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Efforts and Assets at Hickory Trail, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist Here Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , Tips and Tidbits at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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14 Responses to The Last Halloween Table

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Your Halloween plates are fabulous. I am always amazed when I see another set of fun Halloween plates that I haven’t seen before. How fun. Hope you have a fun Halloween. Kiddies should start showing up soon!

  2. Vicky Hunt says:

    Hope the weather held off for the festivities! Your tables are awesome as usual! The table runners are so bright and cheery…love them. I love how you mix so many pieces together and come out with such a cohesive look. You just have a knack for tablescaping…:) Have a fabulous Friday!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  3. Love all the fun Halloween plates! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  4. Looks like you had a fun and productive tablescaping day. I plan to do the same, maybe tomorrow. Those Halloween plates are awesome and I like how you used them in your tablescape design. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.
    Randee

  5. Susan says:

    Love those Halloween plates!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. I adore that patchwork runner and both tables are just adorable!

    Have a happy fall day! Don’t forget to enter my 1000th post celebration giveaways all week long.

  7. Love that Watt apple pitcher – i have a collection of the bowls. Fun Halloween tablescape.

  8. laurie says:

    What cute H’ween plates on your kitchen table, and I love the witch shoe servers. Those patchwork runners give such a bright look to the other table, and both of those pitchers are so pretty. laurie

  9. Marianne says:

    Bev, your table is very lovely. Wow, the red and black plates certainly made an exquisite frame for your beautiful Salem fruit plates…the look is awesome!

    Many blessings for a happy REDnesday,
    Marianne

  10. Melody says:

    Love those red Wal-mart plates too…also from my MIL….both your tables are great. The Halloween one is so fun. It was stormy here too. Perfect Halloween.

  11. Kathy says:

    Loving the Snoopy cartoon – have to share that…great Halloween tablescape! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  12. Looks like Halloween went out with a bang! You have such wonderful pieces, and the runners are so pretty, too!

  13. Vicky Hunt says:

    Hey Bev….can you e-mail me at vickyhunt0605@gmail.com and let me know if you still want to participate in the ornament exchange. I need you to answer a few questions before this weekend…:) Have a blessed Friday and I hope to hear from you!

    Hugs, Vicky

  14. Kathy says:

    Loved this – had to share the Snoopy image on our library Facebook – too cute! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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