I was inspired by nature for my table, so spooky birds, white pumpkins and a
little greenery set the tone for this tablescape.
black and white transferware plates, raffia place mats, and black chalk-painted
chargers look great together for each place setting. I used vintage silver and white
damask napkins to add another elegant touch. The silver-toned feather place card holders have whimsical bat-shaped place cards. And the black wine glasses pull the whole look together!
To change things up a little, I set the heads of the table with a fun little white pumpkin and the others get a pretty ivory and gold pumpkin-shaped dish, as an accent.
For the center of the
table, I gathered some subtly colored pumpkins on a glass cake stand, and added
votives, greenery from my garden and a baby owl and baby crow.
I set up a little drink
station on my sideboard with the 3 Spooky Birds that I got from Oriental Trading as the anchors of the space and to add a little drama. A feather wreath I usually hang on the front door gets a new home here over the vintage mirror.
I love this little “Bone Appetit” trinket dish!
It fits in nicely with the décor.
Close-up of the
Here are the four
anchor pieces I started with.
It's soooo easy to pull this look together when you start
with a few foundation pieces and add your own twist to
Stewart is the definitive queen of Halloween décor, and this year she has created
a variety of posh and creepy pumpkins.
Snake Infested Pumpkins start with a variety of gray, green or white pumpkins,
metallic gold paint and inexpensive plastic snakes.
create the look of the Spiderweb Etched Pumpkins, you will need an inexpensive
linoleum cutter for carving your pumpkin. That way the orange flesh of the pumpkin shines through, when lit
updates her Mouse Motel this year by using a beautiful gray pumpkin. Round
holes and rubber mice are all you need for this look!
Copper Leaf Pumpkins and gourds will last all the way through Thanksgiving and
look great on your dining room table.
group of lumpy Bumpy Mini Pumpkins are highlighted by custom made copper leaf
leaves. The candlelight hits them just right!
little more black and white Halloween party fun, this time from Country Living Magazine! This is spooky décor that is simple and has vintage style. Black
crows, owls, cobwebs, witch hats and more! All these creepy Halloween props are
set off by an equally ghoulish menu!
Recipes for this party food in this month's Country Living
Magazine: Tart Cherry Eyeball Punch, Baby Back Ribs with Goulish BBQ
Sauce, Batty Chicken Wings, Breadstick Rattlers, Help Me Cake, Raven
Feather Cupcakes, and Silhouette Sugar Cookies.
another fun recipe to try! This one is Janet Leigh’s Gateau Dore or just old-fashioned vanilla cake. The recipe originally comes from the Dinah Shore Celebrity Cookbook, a really fun one to check out! Janet Leigh is best remembered for her
performance as Marion Crane in the movie Psycho (1960). She was married actor
Tony Curtis, and they had two children together, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis. During their high-profile union, the couple starred in five films
together, my favorite being Houdini. It’s a great one to watch on Halloween! Anyways, this yummy cake can be baked for any occasion and can be dressed up
with different frostings and fruits, to suit your mood. Of course, paired with ice cream, it's a classic. Try it out and let me
know what you think!
our cake decorated with a few white pansies and ferns from my garden. I just used an easy recipe for vanilla buttercream frosting. This is so perfect for a simple gathering of friends