This tablescape was first posted last year on October 21, 2009. I call this my Elegant Halloween tablescape.
Tablescape Thursday is always a fun day, to create, and especially to view what everybody else shares with us. Thanks, Susan, for hosting for us! Go here for lots of inspiration.
Today I have an elegant Halloween tablescape. My plan was to have tall orange taper candles, but could only find two! We found lots of burnt orange and gold, but I wanted the bright orange! I finally had to settle on these orange voltives.
I wanted to use my fine crystal dishes and glasses all purchased for one dollar each at Dollar Tree! This is a very inexpensive tablescape, the black table cover is just black fabric I had in the attic!
The napkins are made from fabric I purchased for eighty cents last year after Halloween. I tried three different napkin designs before I settled on this. First, I used black fabric napkins with the gingham, then I used some sheer white napkins with the gingham. I felt the gingham alone looks better. Gingham isn't usually considered elegant, but I wanted an element of surprise!
To add more orange I placed orange candy pumpkins in the dessert dishes and crushed orange drink in the glasses!
The centerpiece has six candlesticks, four designs. Faux bittersweet vines are interspersed among the candlesticks. I've had this vine for several years.
View from the top:
Would you like to sit here:
Halloween night the candles should be lit!
For those who remember seeing this tablescape last year, maybe you would like to scroll down to see the Estate Sale Finds I posted Friday.
Have a happy day!
Last week I linked to Chari at Happy to Design with a Sunday Favorite! Click on her name to see many more favorites. Thanks for hosting Sunday Favorites, Chari!