Welcome to the 165th Tablescape Thursday!
With only two Thursdays left between now and Halloween, I was itching to create a fun Halloween table setting.
Since this table setting is all about candlelight, I didn’t wait for nightfall to light the candles.
I came across the large mercury-glass pumpkin candle holders recently in Marshall’s and they inspired this table setting. They were only $14.99 each…gotta love Marshall’s.
The breezes ruffled the sheers on the porch today. It was so windy, I had to relight the candles a couple of times. The wind even made wax run down the sides of the candles. I didn’t mind though…it fit perfectly with the theme.
I wouldn’t get too close. He’s pretty protective of that pumpkin. Have you seen the show that’s running on PBS right now called, A Murder of Crows? They have discovered, if a crow feels you are a threat, they will learn your face after seeing you only one time and they will remember it for the next two years. Plus, whenever they see you, they will go tell all their friends that you are trouble and to stay away. That’s what all that cawing is about! Scary how smart they are.
White napkins are covered with black tulle sheaths. To make the napkin sheaths, I stopped by Hancock Fabrics last year and bought some inexpensive black tulle. I cut it around the size of my napkins, no hemming necessary.
This beautiful china is by Noritake and the pattern is Crestwood Platinum. Wouldn’t it be perfect paired with silver flatware for the upcoming holidays! This pattern also has a gorgeous holiday accent plate that would work well as a salad, buffet or dessert plate. For today’s tablescape, I chose flatware accented in black.
The stunning cut crystal goblet is Vendome Clear from Noritake. It feels nice and heavy…beautiful stemware! I love the simplicity of this pattern. It would look wonderful with any elegant table setting.
Getting darker now…
A few more candlelight pics… The black candlesticks are just inexpensive brass candle holders that were painted black. I found them while out antiquing/thrifting one day.
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
Find additional Halloween Tablescapes here: Halloween Tables Settings
Chargers: Horchow or Neiman Marcus…years ago
Dinner and Salad plate: Noritake, Pattern is Crestwood Platinum, provided by Noritake
Goblet: Noritake, Pattern is Vendome, provided by Noritake
Iced Beverage: Waterford, Pattern is Araglin
Flatware: Hampton, Tuesday Morning, a year or so ago
Beaded Napkin Rings: Old Time Pottery (only $1 each)
Black Candelabras: A Classy Flea (antique/thrift store)
Two Large Mercury-Glass Pumpkin Candle Holders: Marshall’s (recently)
Mercury-Glass Pumpkin on which Mr. Crow is perched: Marshall’s 1-2 years ago
Mercury-Glass Votive Candle Holders: Pottery Barn (recently)
Candles provided by Colonial Candle
To receive the latest posts, as well as updates about blog parties, subscribe via an RSS Reader or have BNOTP delivered right to your Inbox. You’ll find links to subscribe via RSS and Email on the sidebar to the right. Thanks for reading; so glad you are here!
Reading this post via e-mail or RSS feed?
*If you are reading this via email or RSS feed, to view all the tablescapes linked for Tablescape Thursday, click HERE.
If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up.
If you would like to use the Tablescape Thursday logo button in your post, just copy and paste it to your computer and upload it to your post as you would any photo. Or, grab the html code you’ll find under the “Join a Party” heading at the top of this blog.
Please link back to the party so your regular readers will find all your fellow Blogger’s tablescapes, too.
Please, don’t add your post name/blog name ALL IN CAPS…it tends to create big spaces between the rows of links. Thanks!
Let’s try something fun today! Please visit the person who linked before you and after you…that way everyone will get some visits. Hope you’ll visit more, of course.