Halloween Table Setting with a Lantern Centerpiece

Welcome to the 266th Tablescape Thursday!

It’s rainy and little chilly out today so we’re tablescaping in the breakfast room.

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This table setting started out with super practical glasses but I changed them toward the end to these pretty amber glasses from Noritake.

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Love these silly plates…

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I found these cute Blueberry & Thyme lollipops in Marshalls and tucked them into each napkin. That pumpkin looks like he wants that lollipop! πŸ˜‰

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They also came in another flavor: Raspberry & Lime.

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You may remember these spider cupcake holders from this table setting: The Witching Hour

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Today they are being used to hold a fragrant candle.

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Someone is peering down watching us while we eat!

Lantern Centerpiece for a Halloween Table

A little candlelight…  I started out with this glassware and changed to the amber for this table setting. Either would work great but I think I like the amber stemware better with this setting.

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Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Love your spider cupcake holders holding votives Susan! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  2. Adorable! I love that you kept changing the raven’s position! What a cozy little creepy table for a little candlelight nosh!

  3. Good Morning Susan…it’s chilly here in Michigan too. 49 degrees!! Brrr!
    Isn’t it fun how it’s the littlest of things that make your heart sing? I love the spidery votive candles. The whole tablescape is lovely…but that is just the perfect fun touch.
    Stay warm!
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  4. Hi Susan,
    I have been having neighborhood internet issues so I know how frustrating it is to want to do something on the computer and be thwarted! I love the candlelight effect — just the right amount of spookiness for me. Those glasses are so cute! Happy halloween. Linda

  5. Hi Susan, I can’t see the link up – don’t know if there is an issue. Thanks

  6. Love it, Susan! I like the traditional orange and black color and the lantern with the raven is a perfect centerpiece…Christine

  7. Hi Susan, Your new photos showed up but the linky is gone, I’m sure you’re aware!

  8. I lost my black crow in the move down to Texas and I am missing him. Love yours on the lantern. You are inspirational as always. Thanks Susan!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. What a cute table! I love the crow on the lantern and the witch’s hat!

  10. Another great TS from you, Susan! Both glasses are pretty, but I agree on your final choice. I’ve cut back on my tablescaping posts to once/month now, so not joining your party as much, but I’ll be here next week with a Halloween TS and a centerpiece I’ve made. Take care – Dawn

  11. Love your beautiful tablescape and the lanter and crow are perfect. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  12. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    I love those amber glasses! You’re right, either glass style works, but those amber glasses are very elegant. The stripey ones bring in the other colors from the plates and napkin holders though. And I loved those spider cupcake holders from the minute I saw them. You find the most ridiculously cute things! I never seem to see these things. Or if I do, maybe I’m not seeing the ‘possibilities.’ πŸ™ The weather outside your window looks like the weather outside my window. Suddenly, it’s very cold and rainy / drizzly and dismal. I’m choosing to view it as “cozy.” hee. πŸ˜€ Another cute table scape, Susan. Thanks. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks, Pam! I found the spider guys in Hobby Lobby either last year or the year before…forgot now which. I bought a dozen…thought they would be a hoot to display a dozen cupcakes. πŸ™‚
      Yes, drizzly, yucky here. Dismal is a great description!

  13. Fun table, Susan. Those Halloween plates are so cute, and I love the pumpkin napkin rings. The Raven on the lantern is the perfect added touch. Thank you for continuing to host this weekly linkup. laurie

  14. I love your tablescapes Susan! They are always so creative and give me inspiration to continue creating beautiful tablescapes at my house. Thanks for hosting.

  15. Susan, I love this tablescape! Would be perfect for one of our dessert parties! Can you reveal where you purchased the adorable Halloween plates? You must “shop til you drop” to find some of these tablescape supplies. When you see something for a tablescape, do you just buy or order set of 4 or you already have all this stuff? It is amazing what you come up with. You can tell you have so much fun doing this, as it shows through your blog. I still say you should write a book on your decorating and tablescaping ideas! It would be a best seller, that is for certain!

  16. Hi Susan love the table setting. I also love the cute little plates but I adore the little dishes you had in your last Halloween table setting with the cute little children walking across the plate. Well I ran right out to get a few at our Home Goods store and their was a big sign across the front of the store saying it was closing. O No!!!!!! Iam in Indiana so I’ll have to cross the river and see if the store in Ky. has them. Have a great Fall day, its rainy & cool here too….

    • What???!!! They can’t do that! One that’s near me closed but it was to just move down the street. Do you think they are just moving to a bigger, better location? Glad you still have one you can visit…one of my fave stores, for sure.

  17. Oh, Susan,
    I sooo love your table!
    Maybe because I love orange (it definitely belongs to Autumn and Halloween, doesn’t it?) or (more probably) just because you set another beautiful one, as always! πŸ™‚
    Those plates and those napkin rings are too cute, but why did you replace the nice orange glasses?
    (Oh my! Why am I always so curious about everything?! Sorry, Susan!) πŸ™‚
    ~Hugs to you~

    • Thanks, Cecilia! Well, when I first started putting it together, I was thinking the plates were perfect for a children’s table, so I went with very practical glassware (the striped glasses). But they felt a little “busy” for the table so after I took evening pictures on Tuesday night with the candles lite, the next days I changed the glasses out for the pretty amber ones. I do like those better in this setting but they aren’t as practical for little hands. That was a good question. Feel free to ask anytime! πŸ™‚

  18. You have the cutest stuff for all of your tablescapes! My kids would be elated if I had all of your fun Halloween props! πŸ™‚

    • Julie, here’s probably my best tables setting tip ever: pick up salad plates at Walmart, HomeGoods, Marshalls for TJ Max (they are (usually $3-4 each) and layer them atop white or off white dishware and you have an instant holiday table. As long as you have a basic set of white or off white dishware, you’re in business! πŸ™‚ You can change the look and feel of the table for each holiday or season by just using different salad plates. Of course, a fun centerpiece never hurts either, and it can be any decoration or collectible you already have.
      Walmart has probably the best prices and they get in some really cute seasonal dishware/salad plates for all the holidays and seasons. Unfortunately, they are gone in a flash! They had adorable able red apple plates for fall and the cutest owl bowls this year. They had great fall leaf, turkey and pumpkin plates last fall. Their dishware is all branded Better Home and Gardens on the back. I bet they’ll be getting in some cute Thanksgiving or Christmas dishes/salad plates any day now, so keep an eye out. The salad plates in this table setting are from Wally World last fall: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/romantic-fall-tablescape-for-two-in-autumn-colors/
      The turkey plates in this table setting were from Walmart, too: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/a-thanksgiving-tablescape-for-the-kids-table-welcome-to-the-169th-tablescape-thursday/
      They were just $2.99 each as I recall. Can’t beat that pricing! πŸ™‚

  19. Susan, this is adorable. I like the amber glasses best with this table. Fits the mood! Cute plates and details all around. Ditto Bettye’s comment about the book. I’ve been telling you that for years now. You really should publish a book, Susan. Sunny here today, but still cool. Loving this weather! ~ Sarah

  20. Check out the stock at surlatable.com for some unique Halloween accessories. Still a bit pricy but reduced.
    Also Pottery Barn (I think it was on their website).

  21. Love those orange plates! Thanks for hosting! Jennifer

  22. The tumblers are really nice, but I totally agree with your final choice of the goblets. They really contribute to anchoring the whole design. Your table prompts me to go pull out some lanterns….I forget about them most of the time when I’m tablescaping. Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting us each week. Cherry Kay

  23. Susan, every AM as I periodically check e-mail, I can hardly wait to see your daily posting. Then I hop around from post to post & all of a sudden two hours have passed. Thank you for keeping us inspired; and special thanks for telling us where you’ve purchased things. Living in a small town, we have no Home Goods, Pottery Barn, or many of the places you list – we do have a Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, & a Pier 1 about 45 minutes away. Today’s Halloween Tablescape with lantern is so fun! Love the raven atop the lantern (love your ravens!) and the spider legs votive holders. You always put so much detail in your tablescapes. You & others on your site have inspired me this fall to do a bit more than an orange pumpkin & yellow mum on the porch. Thank you!

  24. What a FUN Halloween table, Susan!! Those plates are a “scream” LOL So is that wild witches hat!! too cute
    Thanks for hosting TT again this week. I’m glad I could join in.

  25. P.S. Like the amber glasses in this tablescape instead of the striped ones. Also vote for the black witch’s hat w/orange & black accents on the front door instead of the striped one this time. The striped one, with the way it sits, reminds me of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter. Oh how I wish we had a big porch…and a mantle.

  26. Susan – As always, your table is so creative! The centerpiece is so cute with Mr. Raven or Crow watching over the table. With all of the cute plates and accessories on the table, I am more drawn to the plaid napkins, than anything else. I definitely have an “issue” with plaid and those are great napkins! Love the cute pumpkin napkin rings, too!

  27. You’ve been hosting this party for a long time, thanks so much. I love this casual table, it suits the holiday without going way over the top. Sometimes it’s hard not to add on every holiday/special occasion piece you have. You have mastered that. I’m going to be on the hunt for the spider cupcake/votive holders also.

  28. What a beautiful and fun tablescape! Love the plates and the crow peering a top that nice lantern, well, I enjoy all the elements you add to your tablescapes πŸ™‚ Thanks for having us!

  29. Susan, what a great Halloween tablescape! I love every single element! Thanks so much for hosting!

  30. Susan,
    Beautiful tablescape!! I linked up several posts about our church’s Harvest Tea which features Theme Tables done by different hostesses including myself……
    Thanks for the party!


  31. Hi Susan-
    Love the colors on this table and the lantern is cute with the raven on it! I like those cute orange plates with the cat and how you used the spiders for the candle holders- great idea! The netting over the napkins is a great touch! Those orange glasses are great- I need some!
    Thanks for hosting!

  32. Hi, Susan,
    I love your table, but I say that every time. You really are a mentor to me, and I’m sure other tablescapers feel the same way. Your colors work particularly well with each other on this setting, and those plaid napkins are PERFECT!!! I agree, the amber glasses seem to fit more, but your eye for a table is a pleasure to behold! Rosie

  33. Hello Susan,
    As always your tablescape is outstanding. The orange Halloween plates are so cute, especially with the spider cupcake holders and the pretty plaid napkins. Thank you so much for hosting and thank you for helping me out in my efforts to try to learn how to link for a party. You must be a good teacher because I haven’t had a problem since you explained to me what to do.
    Thanks again, Candy

  34. I will be glad when Halloween has come and gone!!!! (shivering at all the eight legged things which abound in shops, houses, etc. !!)
    I do, however, love those plates Susan!! πŸ™‚

  35. Susan, it is always a treat to see what you’ve created each week with your table. Love your Halloween tablescape and the lantern and crow are perfect. I looked for the black birds you used last week at Hobby Lobby, but they were sold out. I am a bad shopper….always wait until a couple weeks before the holiday. LOL

    Thanks for hosting! I’m glad I could join you this week.

    • Well, fiddlesticks! They must have gone pretty quickly. I just lucked out because I hadn’t been in an HL in months. Too bad they don’t sell stuff online, or at least I don’t think they do. Would be nice to just be able to order things when they first come out.

  36. Susan, I also vote for the amber stemware as your final choice, but I did like the practicality and fun of the striped ones. I’ve seen a lot of creepy birds in the stores this year — is that just that I’m new to tablescaping or that it’s the “in” thing to use black birds at Halloween? I’ve got one of my own for Halloween week! Thanks for hosting.

    • Thanks, Jennie! I started seeing the blackbirds being used a lot just a couple of years ago. You know what got me all fired about ’em was this Pottery Barn porch that you can see in this post: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/halloween-decorating-and-party-ideas/ I loved that porch and had to have some crows after seeing it. πŸ™‚ The PB crows on that porch are HUGE! They are also a bit pricey so I settled for the smaller ones at Michaels. I love decorating with things that aren’t too scary and blackbirds fall into that category for me. They really are popping up everywhere now, just as you say!

  37. Susan…your breakfast table is so spookalicious!!!…I remember those great spider holders….and happy to see them again…the candles looks great and adds such a warm glow on a dreary day….have had lots of rainy, gloomy days here too…

  38. Love your festive tablescape, Susan! Thanks for hosting each week!

  39. I’m growing to like orange more and more (used to not like it!) This is just enough “scary” stuff and is cute! Those cupcake holders are really cute. I like both sets of the glasses!

    Thanks for hosting.


  40. Cathy Farquhar says

    I can almost copy your table,but missing those glasses. Guess I need to go shopping! Really like the crow on the lantern. I always enjoy your table scapes! Thanks for hosting each week.

    Cathy’s Cupboard Calamity<;)

  41. Your breakfast table is so beautifully decorated. I especially like the centerpiece.


  43. Great setting, especially the raven!! Thanks for hosting a great party!

  44. Love your traditional black and orange scape. I like the second glasses too!
    Thanka for hosting, Susan.

  45. Claudette Flanigan says

    I have those same glasses that say “Family” and “Fall” on them. I think it was from the Dollar Store and I bought them because you once featured them in a tablescape and I just loved them. I bought a dozen because I thought, gee, they were only $1 each and that they will probably break easily. NOPE! We use them daily because they go well with my Pfaltzgraff and have not broken or chipped even one! πŸ™‚

    Love your Halloween table!

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