When planning a Halloween theme, I’m not always looking for a macabre, bloody theme. Sometimes I want something more elegant or subdued. This year, I came across these four Royal Stafford Party Skull bowls at HomeGoods. The black and gold Victorian floral design around the bowls is stunning, not to mention her floral fascinator and his bowler hat. These two are definitely dressed for a vintage English party. How could I resist?
Initially, I visualized an outdoor tablesetting, but the weather did not cooperated all week, so I moved forward and set up my design in our eat-in-kitchen. Our kitchen table seats four, but it is large enough for six. Since I only purchased four bowls, the setting became small and intimate.
If you follow me, you know I prefer simple and classic settings. I have limited storage so I need to mix and match what I own and reuse them throughout the year. I own expensive and inexpensive items and I love to mix and match for an eclectic and whimsical design. Tablescapes should be fun and reflect your personality. I hope this post inspires you to create something uniquely yours.
This tablescape can easily go from brunch to dinner by adding more candles and stemware. While I didn’t create a menu for this tablescape, I have a lot of options for you in the Halloween section under the Entertaining menu.
HERE’S HOW I PULLED THIS TOGETHER
I set 4 large gray placemats, black plates and the halloween bowls. Added a simple black napkin with a skull napkin ring and simple everyday flatware.
Down the center of the table I draped creepy netting, dried tree branches from my yard, a few candlestick and black candles. I added some grocery store red roses I dried a few weeks ago, a few poison bottles and attached a few mini bats to the branches. Once I placed the wine glasses, I trimmed the branches back to an appropriate length. The mini poison bottles are repurposed vanilla bottles with holiday labels. You can make your own or purchase any online or at a local craft store. I also removed the label from a wine bottle and added a larger label. I placed a large glass skull votive candle at the end of the netting.
Creepy Net and Mini Bat Rings – Dollar Store
Benson Mills Veranda Gray Placemat, Black Outdoor Picnic Plate, Royal Stafford Party Skull Bowls – HomeGoods
Stainless Steel Forks – Crate and Barrel
Laguiole Jean Dubost Black Steak Knives – HomeGoods
Black Napkins and Nicole Miller Skull Napkin Rings – HomeGoods
Black Candle Holders – TJMaxx
Black Dripless Tapered Candles – Amazon
Glass Skull Votive – HomeGoods
Stemless Wine Glasses – HomeGoods
Beverage Labels – Martha Stewart Crafts purchased at Michaels, also found here on Amazon
Dried Twigs and Roses – twigs from my yard and I dried grocery store red roses