Halloween Table and Mantel…Spooky!

Happy Weekend! Are you making final preparations for all the goblins and ghouls who will soon be knocking on your door? I’ll be heading out today to buy candy.  Then I’ll be trying hard to not eat it all by Monday!    What’s your tactic for not digging into the candy and eating it before Halloween arrives? Some folks purposely buy stuff they don’t like, but where’s the fun in that? lol

My friend, Bonnie, has been readying her home for the big day.  I love seeing how Bonnie decorates her dining room hutch for the seasons and holidays.  Come a bit closer and check out her spooky table setting.

Halloween Table Setting

Love the orange candlesticks with skeleton candles.  Even the tablecloth is covered with skeletons!

Halloween Table Setting

A ghoulishly fun centerpiece!  Let’s name him Skelley.   Hope he likes his new nickname.  If he doesn’t I’m telling him it was YOUR idea!

Halloween Table Setting

Skelley is a little on the vain side.  He placed his image on all the dinnerware for your eating enjoyment.

Halloween Table Setting

Here’s you place right here.  Won’t you sit down, if you dare.  Muwhahahaaaaa

Halloween Table Setting

A spider has spun a web to hold your napkin in place.  You may want to use your shirt-tail or sleeve for the evening.  Hahahahahah!

Halloween Table Setting

It’s getting dark…are you skeered, yet?

Halloween Table Setting

Darker still…ooooh.

Halloween Table Setting

Wow, Skelley looks a lot more menacing after dark, doesn’t he?   I think I’ll sit in that chair behind him.  You can sit here in front.  He’d like to talk with you about the name you picked out for him.  😉

After dinner, let’s move into the family room.  You gotta come check out Bonnie’s mantel!

Halloween Table Setting

Bonnie has bats roosting in her mirror, and we’ve awakened them with our visit.

Halloween Decorating

Hope they aren’t vampire bats!  Yikes!

Halloween Decorating

Bonnie, I’m so glad you are still a kid at heart!  I absolutely loved seeing your home decorated for Halloween.  Thanks for inviting us in!

Click HERE to view additional Holiday Decorating and Tablescapes.

Linens & napkin rings – Kohl’s, last year
Skull plates – Pottery Barn, last year
Chargers, glasses & Black plates – Marshall’s, many years ago
Black & White Checked salad plates -TJ Maxx, this spring
Black wine glasses – Target
Flatware – Either Panache or maybe Ross, years ago
Skull bust and faux Books – Home Goods, last year
Votives – Michael’s, last year
Orange candlesticks – Gifts
Skeleton candles – Home Goods

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    I love Bonnie's table, so very skeery, thank you for sharing!

  2. Tanya@takesix says

    Love Bonnie's table! She is definitely ready for the big day!

    Susan, the way I cope with not eating the treats before hand is buy things with nuts in them. I have a severe nut allergy! LOL!!!!

    Happy Halloween!


    Those black goblets are so cool!

    It all looks magazine worthy. Great pics!


  4. Alycia Nichols says

    Bonnie is really rockin' this table AND the mantel!!! I don't know how she achieved that flying bat effect, but I really like it! Skelly has much to be proud of! Kudos to Bonnie!!!

  5. OMG, what wonderful decorations! I absolutely love the bats flying out of the mirror! Happy Halloween!

  6. I really enjoyed being a guest at your party. Thank you!


  7. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Tanya, lol Unfortunately, I love nuts…wish that would work for me.

  8. That would be such fun eating dinner at that table on Halloween night with scary music playing in the background. She did a great job with her decorations.

  9. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Fabulous spooky table from Bonnie's and the china is great with all the whimsy details she used to stage such an awesome table for Halloween. Thanks for sharing Susan. Hugs, FABBY

  10. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Iwent to visit French Blue Vintage, my goodness I wouldn't know what to choose either, suc beautiful things she has! Thank you so much for the giveaway chance. Lots of hugs, FABBY

  11. FABBY'S LIVING says

    I am a new follower of the blog French Bleu Vintage, it's a beautiful blog, thank you for letting us know Susan. Hugs,

  12. FABBY'S LIVING says

    I'm also going to grab her button to my side bar. Thank you again for the great giveaway chance dear Susan. Lots of hugs, FABBY

  13. Sewconsult says

    DEEElightful! Such humor to go along with the spookiness. My favorite is probably the tablecloth. Plaid & skeletons, never could have imagined that combo.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  14. raioX - da Tin says

    I loved every single detail! It's great!!
    Happy Halloween 😀

  15. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    Hi Susan,

    Bonnie's home is beautiful and I LOVE the way she has it decorated for Halloween!! Martina

  16. Both are beautiful. Love the orange candlesticks. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  17. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says

    LOL..I had to laugh out loud at your presentation. Too funny 🙂 She really did go all out for a fun party, didn't she? Looks beautiful but spooky.
    By the way, BOO!!

  18. Μαζί... KaPa says

    So spooky!!!:)

  19. Cass @ That Old House says

    Susan, your friend Bonnie has the most amazing collections! This is fabulous.
    Love it…and I was scared right off the bat. Bat. Get it? Bat….

    BOO! Cass

  20. Wowie, wow, wow, wow. That was about the most incredible Halloween setting I've seen in my life! Fabulous. Great job, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing, Susan. Sincerely, Susan

  21. Aunt Kristin_Texas says

    That look so amazing! I really, really love it when the lighting is low like that. So spooky and festive. Love it!


  22. The Decorative Dreamer says

    That was excellent! I love both her scape and her mantle. The bats that look like they are flying away on the mantle are wonderful!

  23. Designs By Pinky says

    OH! I am so glad she sent you these pics! I asked her to post the table on FB cause she had a mosaic on and I wanted DETAILS!!! LOL! She is always so clever with her decorations. I remember the skull plates from last year too. Love the linens too. Thanks to you both for sharing this!!!! XO, Pinky

  24. Now THAT is a Halloween table to die for…not literally of course! I love the middle pumpkin on the mantle with the lovely teeth.

  25. I have already *sinned* and eaten some of the candies!! 🙂 Don't worry, there are plenty left for the munchkins.
    Great Halloween decorations, but I confess to a reluctance for Halloween as I hate spiders. It matters not that they are plastic or fake, it freaks me out that they are everywhere you go on Halloween. I could hardly pay at a checkout this past week as the eight legged monsters were on the counter!!
    Bring on Christmas!!

  26. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Megan, I'm totally with you on spiders. Don't like those things at all! Whatever you do, don't look at my Halloween tablescape for 2009! You won't like it! Trust me on that! 😉

  27. I love Bonnie's tablescape and the rest of the decorations. Fabulous job Bonnie.

  28. Love, love, love that hutch/baker's rack! And that pineapple chandelier!!!

  29. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says

    I love the tablecloth! Did she make that herself? The dancing skeletons are wonderful. Oh. and I love those skeleton candles too. I'll be hitting Home Goods on Monday hoping for some Halloween goodies on sale.

  30. Oh besides seeing your house Susan , I always love it when Bonnie shares too. She does a wonderful job, so fun!

  31. I don't think I will view your Halloween 2009, I wouldn't sleep!! 🙂

  32. Hi Susan,
    I'm so glad that we both love to decorate for all the holidays… and also share an obsession for dishes! Thank you so much for sharing my table once again with your wonderful followers. xox

  33. martinealison says

    Une table impressionnante… Je ne sais même pas si j'oserais goûter aux mets proposés, tant l'atmosphère y est inquiétant…
    Vous avez réussi à merveille l'effet escompté.
    Gros bisous

  34. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    I enjoyed seeing this fun Halloween table! Thanks for sharing her creativeness with all of us. So far, I haven't indulged in the Halloween candy. But I know it's there!!!

  35. The bats on and off the mirror is very creative and clever. Without a doubt Bonnie is ready for Halloween.

  36. Wow, such a great job! I love her tablecloth! Those bats on the mirror and wall are perfect! So many great details! Love the books with the skull…Her plates look awesome-love the spooky skeleton p lates! Super job!!

  37. Loved this article especially the vinyl graphic bats and the idea of using the books to prop up the head in the middle of the table.
    ~Mary at encorehomestagingredesign.blogspot.com

  38. Really Rainey says

    Great Halloween Table! She has so many nice things to decorate with! I love the hutch too!

    Happy Halloween!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

  39. Nicely done, I love the little round pumpkin lamps. What a couple of great rooms!
    Thanks Girls

  40. Love it! Bonnie put a lot of thought into all the details of her decor. If I had to vote for all the Halloween tablescapes I've seen so far, Bonnie's would get my vote.

  41. Delightfully Spooky….what a wonderful table Bonnie has created. And the bats on the matel are just perfect!
    Marianne 🙂

  42. Michele/Ohio says

    Bonnie did a fabulous job! What fun she must have had preparing for that special holiday!

    Thank you so much for sharing, it really made me smile!

    Wonderful if she made Eye of Newt Stew for dinner that night? LOL!

  43. Hello, I am looking at Bonnie’s dinning room Halloween decorations and how wonderfully she decorated the room. Question, where did she get the metal/wood dinning room hutch? I think it is so beautiful.

    • Bonnie Short says

      Hi Michelle, I bought the dining set 12 years ago at Joseph Winens, a local furniture store in Medford, OR. It’s since closed, unfortunately. Thank you for your kind words! Happy Halloween!

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