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Halloween Tablescape with Mercury Glass Centerpiece

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.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

Since this table setting is all about candlelight, I didn’t wait for nightfall to light the candles.

Halloween Tablecape

 

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.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

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.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

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.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating
White napkins are covered with black tulle sheaths.  You may remember this look from last year’s Halloween table setting.  I just stopped by Hancock Fabrics last year and bought some inexpensive black tulle.  I cut it around the size of my napkins.  No hemming necessary.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

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.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

 

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.

Halloween Tablescape

 

Getting darker now…

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

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.  They were last used in THIS Halloween table setting.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

 

Links referenced in this post:
Halloween Table Setting, 2009
Halloween Table Setting, 2010

Find additional Halloween Tablescapes here: Halloween Tables Settings

Resources:
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

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Comments

  1. carolinajewel says:

    Susan, I love the whole table, but have to comment on the centerpiece. If you visit my blog, you will see that great minds think alike!!!!

  2. Bella Vista says:

    Gorgeous, Susan. What a delightful and creative table. Another winner, for sure!

    Thanks so much for hosting.

    Barb ♥

  3. Mari @ Once Upon a Plate says:

    I absolutely love your tablescape this week, Susan ~

    It is SO refreshing to see an elegant and lively take on the Halloween theme. Very, very nice! xoxo

  4. laxsupermom says:

    Love the candelabra! And I'm a sucker for mercury glass. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party.

  5. What a beautiful table! I love the Noritake china especially!! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Yellow Rose Arbor says:

    This is elegant and beautiful. I like the black candlesticks and tulle sheaths, but the old crow must go! Especially after hearing that story! LOL!

    Katherine

  7. The White Farmhouse says:

    I love this tablescape! You have done another great job. I like holiday themed decorating that doesn't scream at ya and this fits the bill! Simple, elegant and classy. Love those pumpkin tea light holders. I go all weak kneed over mercury glass. I see I will be going to Marshalls first thing in the morning!

  8. So elegant! I love the look for many reasons.. it's easily attainable and leaves the feeling of Halloween. Cute crow and the centerpiece pumpkin is spectacular.. Thanks for hosting this lovely party. xo marlis

  9. Susan, your table is so pretty, I Love It! Where did you get the beautiful Black candelabras, they're gorgeous?
    I'm not into the gory kind of decor, so this is right up my alley.
    Thank you for such a refreshing table.
    Susan

  10. Bunny Jean says:

    I love everything about this. Susan… you never disappoint!

    The silver pumpkins are just divine!

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful party every week.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny hop Party!

  11. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says:

    Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful with the black candelabra and the lovely dishes !! You have a eye for the Beautiful tables you put together for us all to see… love it !!!
    XXOO Diane

  12. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says:

    Susan, as always, such a lovely setting! Everything is just gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting again!

  13. Sewconsult says:

    It IS elegant and Halloween! I think I see Edgar Allen Poe sitting at the end of the table.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  14. The pair of candelabra and dishes are beautiful, Susan. I like the crow too. Pretty pumpkins!..Christine

  15. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Hi Susan, thanks so much! The black candelabras were found at A Classy Flea, a local antique/thrift store. They appear to be brass underneath and were just spray painted. Actually, I need to touch them up a bit where the brass isn't totally hidden. I think they were around $18 for both…very inexpensive. Just find some cheapy brass candlesticks and spray paint them black.

  16. Thank you for inviting us all! Yours is always such an interesting party. Mercury glass with the black accents is just wonderful.

  17. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Oh Susan! This is hauntingly beautiful! Love those shiny pumpkins.

  18. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest says:

    Your setting is very elegant, fun and classy. I am in love with crows this Fall. Just put some on my porch this afternoon. This is my first time at this party and I am so excited to be here. Thank you for hosting. ~

  19. Yoly from Miami says:

    Dear Susan,

    I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. My favorite day is Thursday. I enjoy looking at all of the beautiful and creative tablescapes you and your participants put together. If I get the chance, I start looking on Wednesday evening and I'm always delighted. Your blog is entertaining, informative and inspiring. I discovered Homegoods because of your blog. I love going there at least once a month.

    I'm not a blogger, maybe someday I'll be able to do it, but for now I enjoy a nice evening of tablescape magic that always come from checking out Tablescape Thursday. Thank you!! :)

  20. Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says:

    This is a beautifully festive Halloween table! More like a New Year's table. Or Halloween for grownups! So pretty! Love that flatware.

  21. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says:

    Ooooohhh…I love this spookily simple Halloween table! The pictures of the curtains blowing in the btreeze made it look extra ethereal…like ghosts!!! Oooooo!
    What pretty china that is. I puffy heart Noritake.

  22. ...All Things Refined says:

    Elegant and scary. Just perfect for Halloween!

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Yoly, thanks so much! So glad you are out there reading! :)

  24. This is a beautiful table. It I were going to choose a china pattern right now, I would choose something like this. Your pumpkins are beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

  25. The Tablescaper says:

    Great table. Love all of the silver. I always enjoy it when your post includes your own tablescape.

    - The Tablescaper

  26. Designs By Pinky says:

    Once again a beautiful table, Susan. Love the idea of spray painting the candleabras!!!!I will be on the lookout for some! Your dishes are beautiful too. I can certainly see them on a Christmas table too! Wher do you get the napkin overlays??? I have been wanting to do that. XO, Pinky

  27. Stunning…looks like it would be perfect for a Gothic Novel!! Love the mercury glass pumpkins and the flatware is beautiful. The whole table is gorgeous!

  28. martinealison says:

    Une très jolie table de fête… Tout est précieusement disposé…
    gros bisous

  29. Oh Susan! This is one of my favorite of your tables. I love the simplicity of it, and the candles and mercury glass just make it sparkle.

    Seriously? An ELEGANT Halloween table? You're really something…

  30. Absolutely gorgeous Susan, I love it. I'm going to visit my Marshall's to see if they have those mercury glass pumpkins , they are so pretty.

  31. Hi Susan, I have been admiring your many tablescapes for a while now and just joined in the party for the first time today. Thank you for giving us all such great inspiration. Your tables are always so lovely.

  32. Trish - Sweetology101 says:

    so elegant and inspirational…I so love coming here. Thx for hosting and for always giving such great ideas.

  33. Susan,

    This is probably one of my favorite tablescapes you've done. Breathtaking!

    Jennifer

  34. AshTreeCottage says:

    Stunning and elegant ~ I love it! Thanks for hosting Susan.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  35. Susan (My Place to Yours) says:

    An elegant table — my very favorite kind! Gorgeous china and crystal. Provided by Noritake? Lucky you! Thanks again for hosting.

  36. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Fabulous Susan, very creative and elegant, I love it, perfect! I did one too last week and had so much fun too. Thank you for sharing.
    Lots of hugs, FABBY

  37. birdutmasali says:

    a very elegant table
    looks great

    thanks

  38. Hi Susan,
    this is a very elegant Halloween table. I like the mirror glassware and the black accents.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  39. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says:

    You've done elegant very well for Halloween! It is very scary how smart the crows are. They definitely know when it's trash night in our neighborhood too ;o)

  40. Now that table is something to crow about! Such a switch from orange and browns, I love it.

  41. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    What a great table, Susan! As a Halloween Birthday baby, I give this a thumbs up as how I would want my birthday table set. : ) Love how you did the napkins and the picture with the curtain blowing by the table is a perfect image for this table. I'll bet that would look cool as a black and white image!

  42. beautiful table, but I have a serious question: What do the guests do with the toule wrapped around your napkins? As much as I love the layered look I have always wondered!!

  43. You have certainly nailed the look! Fantastic! And how very kind of you to share where you sourced the lovely items from. You continue to inspire and feed my soul. Thank you again, Sally xx

  44. Curtains In My Tree says:

    I love those mercury glass pumpkins

    also another gorgeous table

  45. Mom in High Heels says:

    I don't know where you come up with all these tablescapes. And where do you keep all the stuff you use?? This one is gorgeous, as usual. I love the raven. Makes me want to say "Nevermore!"

    I don't have a tablescape today, BUT I am giving away a fascinator which would be perfect to wear to a dinner party. Come over and enter!

  46. CalypsoInTheCountry says:

    What an elegant and festive setting – you are so creative! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with! Thanks for hosting!
    -Shelley

  47. On Crooked Creek says:

    Susan,
    Such an elegant Halloween tablescape, dear friend! Other than your "words of warning" about the crow…I wasn't scared one little bit! I adore the white with the mercury glass and silver rimmed plates! Exquisite…especially with the light, airy touch of black sheer!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  48. Hi Susan,

    Very tasteful and festive tablescape – looove the black-handled flatware! Rather unsettling news about the crow…haha

    Linda at Booootiful Ideas
    :-)

  49. FLOWERSHOPGURL says:

    Hi Susan, So very elegant in deed! I love your Halloween table and the information on the crow, so scary! Thank you for sharing another beautiful table.
    Hugz,
    Kim

  50. Very elegant! Scary about the crows..lol!

  51. Lovely table as always. I might have to borrow your napkin idea. It is great. I hope to be ready to link up next week.

  52. Love your tablescape, spooky & gorgeous at the same time!

  53. I think the breeze blowing the curtains added to your wonderful theme of Elegance and Halloween! Perfect as always!

    LOVE that china!

    Mary
    From Virginia

  54. Eerily elegant tablescape! Hoping to create a equally elegant fall tablescape on my new blog, as well!

  55. I just love your ideas. The table setting charming for a Halloween dinner. I would love to know where did you get those beautiful pillows on your porch swing. I seen these awhile ago and can’t seem to find them.

    • Hi Laura, Thanks! I change out the pillows on the swing a few times during the year. Some of the pictures show pillows that were bought at HomeGoods. They always have pairs of down pillows with the cutest covers for summertime, so check your local HG, especially come springtime. There’s another set I put out occasionally that I bought at IKEA. IKEA seems to have a “signature” pillow each year and it changes. Their prices are awesome, too!

  56. Your simple Ivory, white , and black theme is so elegant and the porch looks so inviting! Love it! I have pinned it!

  57. Wish I could go shopping with you to your great resources – very limited here in Lenoir, NC. On the search for the black flatware in this post and mercury lanterns. PLEASE NEVER STOP PUTTING YOUR SOURCES! Thank you!

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