Today is a very exciting day! Why? I am so honored to be included in a tablescape blog hop with a group of women that I admire. This Halloween blog hop is hosted by the talented Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate. Each day this week, there are new tablescapes to check out. Please be sure to visit every blog for some fun and spooky Halloween ideas and inspiration!
I started to work on this tablescape the same way I approach most craft and decorating projects…I went through my stash. I put everything on the table that I wanted to use and assessed if I needed anything else. I had spiders, mice, cobwebs, a black leaf garland and a couple of black crows from my Halloween collection. I borrowed the white pumpkins from my fall mantel decor.
Most of the vintage items are things that my mom gave me. My late mom was the other Zucchini Sister. She taught me to love old things and was my thrifting partner. I was looking through photos the other day and saw this old clock in the background of my childhood home. My daughter calls it the “scary clock”, so I’d say it fits right into this tablescape!
The cream china was another gift from mom. It’s “Eggshell Theme” by Homer Laughlin. She acquired a huge lot of this years ago, and split it between the two of us. It’s one of my favorites for it’s delicate simplicity. She also gave me both sets of candlesticks, the black and white transfer ware teapot and the tarnished sugar and creamer.
The lantern is new and a leftover reception decoration from our wedding. I found the bust of a woman at a vintage market, and wrapped her in black tulle. For this occasion, I imagine that she’s a young widow in mourning.
After going through all my stuff, I realized the only thing I needed to buy was a tablecloth. I also needed cake mix and frosting. So I went to Home Goods, in search of a black tablecloth. After a fruitless search of the table linens department, I asked an employee if they had any other tablecloths. “I have one in black and white buffalo check”, she said. Did you say buffalo check? Perfect! Coincidentally, I designed an autumn tablescape in September with a red and gold silk buffalo check tablecloth. It’s just so on trend this season.
As I put this tablescape together, I loved how the contrast of white and cream came together with the black. It’s most dramatic with the milk glass cake stand that displays a cream cheese frosted bundt cake and a group of spiders.
Finally, let me call your attention to the creepy family painting on the buffet table. This is another estate sale treasure that my mom picked up years ago. She was drawn to unique and sometimes bizarre things. I strung some cobwebs over the painting to amp up the creep factor.
I hope you enjoyed my Halloween tablescape! There are 18 more creative tablescapes for you to tour below. Thank you again to Chloe for organizing this fun event. Happy Halloween!