Thursday, October 24, 2019

Halloween in Black and White

Are you ready for Halloween? We've always enjoyed decorating for Halloween, but are getting a bit of a late start.

I was inspired by all the black and white themed Halloween tables I've seen this year and thought I'd try my hand at one. I'd love to hear what you think of mine.


I layered a lacy spider web tablecloth over the muted cloth I used for the First Tablescape of the Fall. This lets the web pattern show while giving just a hint of color to an otherwise neutral table.


Next came black chargers, edged with bats and skulls. Atop the chargers are bright white dinner and salad plates, with a graphic napkin laid between, finished with haunted house appetizer plates.


The center of the table is relatively subdued for Halloween, with vases of flowers and ornate candle holders that have an Old World feel.


But then of course there's the skeletons, who seem to have perched themselves on the candle holders!


And the salt and pepper shakers that are frightfully irresistible!


The black glass vases were last weekend's finds at the antique mall. The one with the handles was made during the Egyptian Revival period of the 1930's. I don't yet know the manufacturer/pattern of the one with the tripod base, but it probably dates from the 1930's-1950's. Both vases hold black roses and white carnations.


More skeletons are cavorting in the cauldrons! (Thanks, Cecilia, for your typewriter inspiration 💀.)


A bit of elegance is provided by the black stemmed wine glasses.


Overall, a polished table, with a twist of Halloween humor!







Table resources 
Dinner, salad plates | Noritake 'Ranier' 
Appetizer plates | 222 Fifth 'House of Fright' 
Stemware| Cristal D'Arques-Durand 'Domino-Signature'
Cauldrons | Crate and Barrel
Twin-handled vase | Fostoria 'Tut'

  
    
    
  
  
  
  
  


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    1. Thanks, Debbie! Halloween is so much fun to decorate for.

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  2. Love it all! especially the black vases, haunted house plates and those wonderful salt and peppers!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Both vases are in pristine condition and were half off an already reasonable price. Beautiful any time of year, but perfect for Halloween.

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  3. Wow, your attention to detail is incredible. Well done. Pinned

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    1. Thanks so much, Anita! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Hmm, I haven't really done pinterest so I don't know how it works. Something new to learn!

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  5. Oh my gosh, those salt and pepper shakers are the BEST! I've never seen any like that. Very spooky table, Sandra. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Crissy! I'm always on the lookout for interesting salt and pepper shakers and scooped these up the minute I saw them!Happy Halloween!

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  6. Spooktacular! I love the haunted house plates and the black vases! Doing the whole table in black is very effective and dramatic, much fun!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks, Jenna, for your gracious comments! This was a different direction for me, but I liked how it turned out.

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  7. Aww thanks for the shout out Sandra! Your table is frightfully fun and I love your plates! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Halloween IS such fun, isn't it? The plates were a great eBay find.

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  8. Fun table. I've been setting fall themed tables. I need to get a Halloween table set with something fun.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I like to do Halloween tables - brings out the kid in me!

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  9. You always have the cutest table settings. So impressive! Thanks for sharing at the Sundays on Silverado Link Party!

    -Niky @ The House on Silverado

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Niky! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Sandra, your black and white table is delightfully frightening! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I'm definitely getting in the mood for a spooky dinner!

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  11. Sandra, this is the perfect table for Halloween! The tablecloth, the wine glasses and those gorgeous glass vases - oh my! And then there are those darling plates, placemats, and napkins. And the skeletons are just perfect. A deliciously, spookily elegant table and love it all!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! There are so many ways that you can decorate for Halloween and each is more fun than the last! The glass vases are gorgeous in person too -- there wasn't as much black glass produced in the early 20th century so it's fun to find.

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  12. Those salt and pepper shakers are awesome! And the little skeletons seems to be up to no good and sneaky. Thanks for linking up this week and sharing such a fun table. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! There's such fun items available for Halloween tables, it's hard to choose among them!

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