Elegant & Eerie Halloween Tablescape

Welcome to the 215th Tablescape Thursday!  I’m so excited to share a fabulously spooky table from my friend, Bonnie.  I must caution though, be sure to watch where you’re walking.  Bonnie seems to have a bit of a bat and crow infestation in her home at the moment.  I think I see one now above that gorgeous mirror.  Shhh, if we’re really quiet, maybe we won’t disturb him.


Come have a seat, your place is right here…near Mr. Bat. πŸ˜‰


Bonnie’s prepared a beautifully spooky table for us.


I absolutely love her star-studded tablecloth.  Bonnie created it using a star-covered, sheer overlay she found at JoAnn’s.  Love this idea…definitely filing this idea away for a future tablescape some day.  It would be great for an Academy Awards dinner party, too!


Chandelier bowls are from HomeGoods a few years ago.  So elegant and spooky at the same time.  Great silver chargers!


Be careful when you remove your napkin ring…I’m pretty sure it’s alive!


Looks like the “blue hour” is approaching.   Love the crow silhouetted against that blue hour sky.  Do you know about the blue hour?  You can learn more about how/when to capture it in your photos here:  The Secret of the Blue Hour


Thirsty?  Bonnie mixed up a tasty concoction beverage for us.


Since I’ve been here before, I’ll let you go first.  No.  Really.  I insist.   You get the first drink this evening!


What’s your poison…uhhh, I mean, what would you like?  You have three choices!  Mwahahahaha……..


I love how Bonnie decorates her hutch for each season and holiday!    Autumn leaves adorn her beautiful chandelier.


Bonnie, thanks so much for having us for dinner this evening.  We had so much fun!


Chandelier salad bowls, linens, Black Candelabras – all from Home Goods a few years ago.
Potion bottles – Home Goods this year (I added the labels)
Chargers, black plates & black stemmed glasses – Marshalls, many years ago.
Black champagne glasses – Target online
Flatware – Ross, I think, many years ago.
Skull Votives – Michael’s, last year
Spider napkin rings – TJ Maxx
Starry Tulle covering for napkins and table – JoAnn’s
Skull S&P- TJ Maxx


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


Please Read:
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 copy and paste the address that shows in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up.

You’ll need to include a link in your post back to the party in order to link up and participate.  That’s so visitors to your blog will be able to find the party and  the other Tablescape Thursday participants.

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.  If you link the button back to BNOTP, InLinkz will recognize that as a link, as well.

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!

*If a post is sponsored or a product was provided at no charge, it will be stated in post. Some links may be affiliate links and as an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases. *

 Never miss a Between Naps on the Porch post! 

*Subscribe to have updates delivered to your Inbox. 


  1. Bonnie did an excellent job!!!!! SO elegant! I, too, really like the starred overlay! So pretty! The shape on those chargers is outta sight! Very different…and different is good! πŸ™‚ I also like how she used the chandelier bowls. They’re perfect! Right on, Bonnie!!!!!!

  2. Hi Susan, Bonnie always puts together the most incredible table, this is spooky and gorgeous at the same time. Always a pleasure to visit her dining room. Thanks for hosting. hugs ~lynne~

  3. Hi Susan. Happy Thursday. What an incredible and elegant table. Your features are always magnificent. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Thank you for hosting this party….. I’m in awe looking at all of the beautiful and spooky tables.

  5. Oh how fun and beautiful! Bonnie sure has the right touch for every occasion…Christine

  6. Susan, Bonnie’s table is fabulous. I love the idea of the overlay. I am hitting my head, going duh duh duh and feeling a bit lacking! Love the chargers and the cute plates. What a lovely, elegant All Hallow’s Eve table! xo marlis

  7. Bonny did a beautiful job with this tablescape for Halloween. I love the tablecloth, it makes a great happy contrast to the spooky elements she beautifully created here. Thank you for sharing this eery, but elegant Halloween tablescape, I love it! Thank you dear Susan for hosting yet, another terrific party for Halloween 2012 at Tablescape Thursday.
    Big hugs,

  8. This is a really cool table, and incorporates an idea I had myself. Mine will be nowhere near this elaborate! I adore her black candelabra — would love to know where they came from.

  9. What a fun and inspiring table. Your title says it all “elegant AND eerie”. So many great ideas. Thank you Susan and Bonnie. I loved seeing this. laurie

  10. This is so pretty! I feel like such a loser as I look at my dining room table over flowing with last weeks laundry..I couldn’t even tell you the last time it was used to eat on…it’s nice to see people still do πŸ™‚

  11. Wow, she really made a elegantly spooky table! Love the studded tablecloth- great idea! Those skeleton candle heads are great too- but I think I may pass on the drinks!! Water!! πŸ™‚ Love the black candelabras- the crystal really jazzes it up! Her hutch looks great and love the chandelier accent! I do that at Christmas but haven’t thought of it for fall!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Beautiful job decorating this table for a Halloween feast. The tablecloth idea is very cool. The spider napkin rings are perfect. Every detail is perfect. Truly a wonderful table and theme.

  13. Bonnie did a great job. Not too over the top, just the right amount!
    Thanks for hosting, Susan.

  14. I love the mercury glass potion bottles and the skulls almost look elegant! The starry overlay is brilliant, it all looks awesome…what a fun party!

  15. Thank you for hosting us! Oh my…that is simply a wonderful tablescape!

  16. Oh, Susan,
    let me start by saying: I love, love, love your humor! πŸ™‚
    And I truly appreciate that you are very very very well-mannered… So, thank you for the first drink (and maybe the very last drink…) LOLOLOL (I really love what you wrote today! It’s so funny!)
    Bonnie’s tablescape is sooo beautiful! I love her chandelier bowls! Actually I love everything I see in these pictures! Especially those chairs! Thank you for sharing!
    ~Hugs to you~

  17. Your tablescape is SPOOKTACULAR! πŸ™‚

  18. Oh my, the boys would love this setting πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fun party, have a great day!

  19. Great tablescape!!! Love the napkin rings!!! Love the blue hour, I look forward to it every winter….very special……cleo

  20. I love this! Especially loving the table cloth & napkins with the stars….Boonie you did a BoOoOotiful job! Have a Happy Halloween! ~ Mary πŸ™‚

  21. What a fabulous tablescape from Bonnie! Love the colors and the chandy plates are awesome! Wow, this tablescape and hutch must have taken a lot of work! Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  22. Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life says

    Bonnie’s table scape is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it.

  23. I was with Bonnie’s gorgeous tablescape every step of the way, especially the lovely tablecloth, until……WHAAA…..I spied the napkin holders!!! Sorry Bonnie, but I will not be joining you for dinner but I will have a glass of vampire blood to still my nerves!!!!

  24. SPOOKY. Have a happy “Windhamween” Susan

  25. What a fun tablescape Bonnie put together! The chandelier plates are so perfect, and I like the candleabrum as well! Thank you for sharing this with us, Susan–your labels for the bottles were a perfect addition.

  26. What a GORGEOUS tablescape!!!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  27. Lisa Conforto says

    When I look at this I feel as though this place setting is in a huge haunted mansion and Vampires are about to sit down to some caraffs of blood. I love it!

  28. Mary from Virginia says

    I’m coming to Bonnie’s for Halloween. It looks like she’ll have plenty to drink while we look around her beautiful table and hutch display. I bet she has the rest of her home decorated too! Fun fun post!

  29. Very elegant! Love it!

  30. Susan,
    Thanks for hosting. I linked up my post about our church’s Harvest Tea and the lovely tables that were decorated….


  31. Thank you for sharing Bonnie’s wonderful table. I love, love, love it. The small details are wonderful, like the bomb chest in the backgroud, the chandelier with the autumn leaves, the lovely mirror, all makes this room and this magnificent table absolutely wonderful. I love her taste in the way she decorates. Very, very nice.

  32. A little sophistication, a little fun, perfect wall colors for a spooky table.

  33. Gorgeous!! This is a little off-topic, but where did you find that beautiful mirror??

  34. Great job, Bonnie! I love orange and black! Thank you for hosting, Susan!!

  35. This is absolutely wonderful! Every detail, every layer, thought of. I am quite envious of this ‘scape!

  36. Wow ~ that is a fabulous table!

    Susan and Bentley

  37. This is just stunning. Love it all!

  38. Kudos to Bonnie! This is an elegantly spooky table. From the darling chandy plates to the elegant stack below them, it’s all beautiful. Love the look of the candelabra! Thanks for sharing Bonnie’s clever tablescape.

  39. Thank you again for sharing my table with your readers, Susan! And thanks also to them, for all the kind comments. Happy Halloween!

  40. Maxie Sykes says

    The dining room table is one of the essential pieces of the home and with this Halloween dining ideas your guest will surely love to join and have fun on your party.

  41. Bonnie’s tablescape is spooktacular! So much detail has gone into this design. Thank you for sharing it with us and for hosting our party.

  42. So what is really in the decanters?

  43. Hi lovely lady.
    Bonnie did a Beautiful job on her Tablescape for Halloween !! Thanks so much for hosting your linky party for us.
    XXOO Diane

  44. So fun! i don’t usually think of a Halloween table being so elegant! Spooky! Thanks so much Susan!

  45. So lovely – can’t it be spooky and lovely at the same time? I think she proved it can! I wish I had time to tablescape – but my artistry is focused on sewing costumes at the moment.

  46. Thanks for hosting all these wonderful tablescapes, Susan! It’s always so inspiring to look at them. (I agree that the starry overlay is gorgeous and could be used any number of ways throughout the year.) Take care.

  47. What a beautiful and elegant halloween Dinner party!! I wish I was on your guest List! I shared many of your photos on my Pinterest! I will be back.

  48. This is an amazing tablescape. Love it! We shared it as a decorating inspiration with the readers on our blog.

I'd love to hear from you! Please leave a comment!