Sunday, October 27, 2013

Going Batty~A Halloween Theme Table


Williams Sonoma offered this fun Skellie Toile that really appealed to me this season. You can see it better here. But I don't do Halloween decorating in a big enough way to justify something with such limited use. 

It was the natural science graphics with that vintage vibe that had so much appeal for me, so I decided that I would mimic the look on my table with a few images from an old encyclopedia. Bats for placecards, grass botanicals for paper mats, and a scattering of skeleton and crow images (page and all) for a runner along the center. Just imagine the variations that you could do with these themes! 

A fall damask cloth supports it all underneath, and vintage silver tops it off.

I'm using crystal stems and embossed white Rose Point vintage plates by Pope-Gosser, but casual settings would work just as well.

I added garlic (to ward off bad spirits), and a unique and cozy vintage tea towel embroidered in black that an old friend gave me a while back. You could take the theme as far as you want to go. Napkin rings would be cute. Or you can punch up the black. I prefer a more ghostly color.

Spooky cute!

Peel off the loose layers of your garlic for the sheeny finish underneath. 

Are you in for some spooky times this week?
Hope it's fun!


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Sarah said...

Leave it to you to come up with a uniquely white Halloween table. Well done, Jacqueline! Clever use of the vintage graphics, the garlic, and the ghostly whites. Love the silver pattern!
Hopefully no spooky times in store for me this week! ~ Sarah

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Great idea. I like those bat images best. But bats really creep me out!!!

sweet violets said...

Now, how cute is that garlic??? Only you could do that so nicely!!!

Fågel Blå said...

Hello Sweet!
Wow I love this photos so wonderful!
So mutch inspiration!
Whish you a nice week

Chabby Chic said...

Was für wunderschöne Bilder.

Wow I love this photos so wonderful!

Liebe Grüße aus Berlin

Custom Comforts said...

As always ~ so pretty. Who knew garlic could look so lovely? Great idea.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Beautiful white way to share Halloween. Your garlic is even stunning!!
Lovely and inspiring pics as always.
Have a spooky week.
Celestina Marie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

This is the perfect Halloween setting. Not too spooky and yet vintage. LOVE your silverware!! It's gorgeous. And the garlic is a clever touch! :) said...

Your table is so different with the all white and subtle touches of black, I love it! And bowls of garlic, of course! What a brilliant touch!

Christine Graves said... never disappoint!

Lady of the Manor said...

Your vintage Halloween scape is gorgeous!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

simply THE most elegant all hallow's eve table setting ever! "wicked" actually! tee hee. ;)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your take on Halloween! Beautifully done!

Burlap Luxe said...

Jacqueline, know one, I mean know one does it better then you.
You make the ghostly whites come alive in your beauty here and those hauntingly images of beauty you've added finish your table with all it needs. What a great touch, the garlic is a must and I could see myself a scared guest at your hauntingly beautiful table.

Forget William Sonoma when you set a table like this!

See you soon friend,
Thank you for gracing your beauty over at my place.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I LOVE everything about this wonderful tablescape, Jacqueline...the natural science theme is perfect! How fun to dine at this table!

Cynthia said...

This is such a great touch. I have never decorated for Halloween. I like the fall look the most. I keep saying this to everyone but I am so jealous of all of you that have white pumpkins. I could get any but one big one.


Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh my goodness, for ghost's everything about this post!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love your black and white Halloween table decor. It's gorgeous, spooky and cute, all rolled into one!
Happy Halloween!

Pat Cantwell said...

Spooktacular, dear friend!!!
I adore the classic appeal of Black & White!!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love, love, LOVE it, J!

So cute and clever, and, well, lovely!! Yours is a neutral spooky tablescape I could so enjoy in my white/black/beige/taupe universe.

Very well done.

must love junk said...

Oh, I LOVE your tablescape! You've managed to make Halloween look so elegant! :)

Bella said...

Hi J,
Great work!! A fantastic spooky adult table, definitely a conversation piece! The best classy fun Halloween table I've ever seen! I am thinking you should make a whole book of tablescapes, for all seasons and events, it is your natural talent! always a delight:-)

lynn said...

jacqueline, this is such a sweet halloween tablescape:) love the garlic!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

So clever Jacqueline! You took a great theme and came up with your own version. Love it. It's simple, classy and not TOO Halloweeny. Perfect for a fall nod to the fun side of 'spirits'.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's such a beautiful and elegant tablescape.

Linda said...

Hi Jacqueline...
Long time no see!!!
Love the garlic...they almost look like tiny white pumpkins!
SO clever ♥

Linda :o)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I don't do anything spooky for Halloween don't even stay home to give out candy

as usual I like your table setting of soft white dishes and the garlic will keep the vampires away LOL

janice15 said...

Lovely photos.. I have missed my visits to your place.. with love Janice

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, you are so clever. Your imagination is top notch. What a great way to celebrate the spooky season..Happy Halloween..Judy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Jacqueline!!

Scribbler said...

This is the best "ghostly" Halloween I have ever seen! So creative to think of an old encyclopedia as a source.

Haworth said...

Spooky cute is right, Jacqueline! Such a lovely table, and such an ingenius method for capturing that Halloween flavor. I love it! Hope you had a lovely Halloween night.

Tammy Henderson said...

What a great tablescape Beautiful!!! You have brought such elegance to a halloween table..Would like to invite you to come over and share at One More Time Events.. Tammy

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