Thursday, October 10, 2019

Happy Halloween from The Magic Hutch

It's hard to imagine that September has ended and fall has arrived. The only concrete proof I have of this is that by 5 P.M. , dusk is appearing, shadows are shorter and the air has a different feel and smell to it.  Also, decorating has begun with oodles of pumpkins on steps, and pretty wreaths of leaves, pine cones and dried wheat adorn houses. Cut-outs of black cats, ghosts and witches abound and blown-up dragons on lawns even make an appearance. That's when I know it's time to think about Halloween.

So, here is my Halloween Tablescape:

Here is how it was created:

I started with my trusty orange, black and white tablecloth that I found at Anna's Linens ( a wonderful store that has now sadly disappeared).

My dish stack starts with a black porcelain plate with pebbled border that I found at Target many years ago.

Next, I added an orange plate I found at Tuesday Morning. I hope you have this chain of stores in your area.  A visit there turns into hours of perusing aisles over and over, and never being disappointed with your "finds"!

I then added a Martha Stewart plate I found on a discount table at Macy's.  It just reminds me of mirrors  from a haunted house! I think it's the lacy borders that make me feel this way. If the plates were in a different color, they would probably make a different impression.

The top dish is from Pier 1, and is part of their Sul collection.

My flatware was purchased at Tuesday Morning many years ago when I first started Tablescaping.

To top my dish stack, I added yellow napkins from my Tablescaping stash and used my wrought iron napkin rings. I topped them with some pumpkin stickers I had left over from a Halloween craft session with some of my granddaughters the other day.

Probably my favorite part of my place setting is the drinking glass festooned with happy little witches. I won it in a raffle over at one of my very favorite blogs, .  Many thanks, Jenna, for these happy glasses that are always a part of my Halloween decorations!

My centerpiece started with the candy corn bowl I found many  years ago at Home Goods. I usually use it for holding my Halloween candy, but this year a very cute witch that I found at the Dollar Tree store just happened to land in it before I purchased my candy!!

She is sitting on some black gauze cloth and is flanked by my gold candle holders from Home Goods and some Witch Hat tealight holders I found at CVS Pharmacy (yes, they have terrific seasonal decorations!)

So, this is my table for the Halloween Season of 2019.  I'll be sharing it for Tablescape Thursday over at  Thank you, Susan, for hosting this fun party.  Be sure and visit Susan's wonderful blog. You won't be disappointed!

Oh, and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!