Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spiders and Crows Invade the Halloween Dinner

We hadn't had a special All Hallow's Eve dinner since.....I don't know when! So I thought I'd pull together an elegant tablescape for the holiday.  I set it for four, to allow the table to be lit only by candles.

 




Black tulle sets the mood on the table. The colors are the defining colors of All Hallow's Eve: orange and black, with silver and white added to enhance the candlelight.







Spiders and crows have joined the celebration!




More sparkle from the centerpiece.  Who doesn't have a Revere-style bowl?




The cordial glasses were withdrawing into the shadows, so I added decorative ornaments to each one. The goblets are a classic design, their black stems continuing the Halloween color scheme.




And every table needs flowers!




The laboratory flasks and potion jars up the shudder quotient.......




While the skull and bat chargers hint at vague menace in the dark.



And the moon rises...........


Happy Halloween!!

Resources  

Appetizer plates | 222 Fifth 'House of Fright'
Salad plates | Noritake 'Ranier' 1969-1996
Dinner plates | Pier 1 Imports 'Spice Route Pumpkin Orange'
Chargers | Michaels
Goblets | Cristal D'Arques-Durand 'Domino Signature Black'
Cordials | Fostoria 'June' 1928-1951
Flatware | Oneida 'Juilliard'
Napkins | Pier 1 Imports
Silverplate candlesticks | Reed and Barton
Glass candlesticks | Tiffin 'Amberina' 1920s

Linking to:

Between Naps on the Porch
Celebrate and Decorate
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday

4 comments:

  1. Awesome table! Love the black tule and those chargers. I'm big on the traditional colors too! Great dish stack- those House Of Fright plates at the best!

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great Halloween!

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  2. Beautiful halloween table. I am loving your flatware and chargers! Thanks so much for joining us at the DI & DI Link party.

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  3. Thanks! The chargers were a great find

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