Elegant Halloween

I'm joining The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays today. Thanks, for hosting, this fun event! Click here for lots more fun!

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!

Do you like pumpkin candy?

The centerpiece has six candlesticks, four designs. Faux bittersweet vines are interspersed among the candlesticks. I've had this vine for several years.

I used two sets of candles, but the others are singles.

View from the top:

Would you like to sit here:
Room for more:
Let's light the candles:

Halloween night the candles should be lit!
Do you like it better with the candles lit....
or this?

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!
God Bless.


Once more with the flash:

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!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, I like your elegant table, and I really like those cute napkins. You took orange and black to a higher level, and I enjoyed seeing it!


Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thanks girl for once again posting this fun table..I love the checked napkins you have there girl...Hope you have a GREAT Sunday my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad you shared this again. I missed it first time around. This is very elegant and fun at the same time!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, this is such a lovely and fun tablescape and such perfect timing to rerun it again. I love the night pics with all the glowing candles. Very creative. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Katherine! I was wondering what the orange drink was, forgot about Crush:@) Lovin' it with the candles lit!

A Hint of Home said...

The glassware and glass dishes really dress it up. Love your napkins.
Very pretty!

Anitra Cameron said...

It's so pretty! And I do like the gingham napkins. They do add that element of surprise you mentioned, which is Perfect for Halloween!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Good morning, Katherine...

Ohhh...this truly is an elegant halloween table! I love all that beautiful crystal and it looks gorgeous against the black tablecloth! Sooo pretty, my friend! I like how you did the pretty crystal candleholders with the pretty orange candles for the table centerpiece! It all looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us for Sunday Favorites this was such a treat!!!

Have a great week, my friend!
Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Marilyn said...

Love your table. It is elegant, but festive all at the same time. The black, orange and clear glass make quite a statement. Beautiful!

A Romantic Porch said...

That is truly beautiful Katherine. xo rachel

Custom Comforts said...

Love your Halloween tablescape. I'm not a big fan of Halloween and all the ghoulishness, but your table is elegant and still in the season.

Pat said...

Beautiful halloween table Katherine!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love the black tablecloth against the clear dinnerware, and the vine with berries curled about. Very elegant table.

The Tablescaper said...

Great table, love those checkered napkins.

- The Tablescaper