Hallo Everyone! It’s that time of year when strange things begin to lurk around! It’s a little bit spooky, but a little bit fun here at The Decorative Dreamers house. Once again I find myself under the spell of a very adorable and decorative tablescape.
How about you? Do you enjoy decorating for Halloween? I used to do a lot more then I do now. With my sons being older and out of the house and no trick or treaters anymore, I find myself still wanting to join in on the fun. So instead of focusing on outside decor I focused on creating an indoor treat for us instead.
This years tablescape began with my napkins. I’ve had these checked fringe napkins for quite awhile now and since I have a boatload of them I figured I could spare a few. I decided they would be the perfect background to showcase my carved pumpkin initial applique. Isn’t this just the cutest thing? After these turned out so well I wanted to keep stitching. I love doing appliques and I especially love when I can make items for my own decor to showcase my work.
Next came the new addition of my table runner. I found the orange and black buffalo check runner on sale at Ross. I was thrilled to see that not only was it marked down but that is was a blank canvas that I could customize myself.
I started with adding this Witch hat initial font to each end of the runner. This was a freebie font from one my sources. I love how it looks though I do wish the hat was up a little higher. Our last name begins with a “K” and this looks like an “R” to me. Oh well! It is what it is, right, and it was free so I’m good! Happy, happy!
I then decided to center this Boo applique in the middle of the runner. I love this one! Looks adorable next to my witch boot salt and peppers doesn’t it?
After adding designs to the ends and the center of my runner I then decided to add two more Jack o lantern appliques in between at an angle. I also flipped these two designs so this runner would be a great look from all angles of the table. It was a little more challenging centering and angling both of them equally the same but I got it. Whoohoo!
After I finished the tablerunner it was time to set the table. I chose to keep my setting a little more simple to keep the focus on my beautiful runner and napkins. I decided to use only orange chargers and black plates with the napkins. The chargers I picked up a few years ago, can’t remember where, but the black plates are new this year from the dollar tree. I was pretty happy to see them because I’ve wanted some black plates for awhile now.
My hand blown purple goblets were just the right color for this setting and kept with the color theme. One thing I was very focused on when I made the table runner was keeping all the appliques coordinating with each other. I can’t tell you how many times I looked at other pieces of fabric I had and thought, Oh this would be so cute with that. Especially on the candy jack o lantern or the hair bow on the other jack. I resisted the urge to mix it all up with multiple fabric choices though, and chose to use only four colors; orange, black, purple and green. I stayed true to keeping it coordinated and now I’m so glad I did!
The little ghosties were a fun and whimsical choice for my candle holders, though I did manage to add a few votives for a nice glow. The orangish colored votives were a summer clearance from the $1.00 bins at Michaels. I love those bargains bins, don’t you?
After I finished my tablescape I couldn’t help but notice how my shelves on the side table that were decorated for Fall just didn’t quite match. So even though I wasn’t planning on doing any last minute Halloween decorating I just couldn’t stop myself.
I’m so glad I pulled out my Halloween box. It’s always so enjoyable when you see some of your decor you have forgotten you had. I knew I wanted to use my witch, aka Miss Abigail, I bought one year while working at SteinMart. She was a must. I had totally forgotten all about the wreath I made too. I was so excited to see it and even more pleased that it was a smaller size. I made this wreath smaller one year to sit inside of a simple larger fall wreath of berries so you could easily pull it out when Halloween was over. That was a great idea, even if the berry wreath didn’t last. LOL!
Doesn’t Miss Abigail look so cute next to the broom parking sign, bad blood and poison wine mixes? The witches sign and more ceramic ghosts I’ve also had for awhile now . I just love how this side table turned out. So fun! I had a straw broom propped up here, but had to move it because it was freaking the dog out. LOL! Ooops!
Funny, I just noticed I have a rooster sitting here that didn’t get moved. It must have blended in and i didn’t see it until the picture. Oh Lord, I must be loosing my touch!
Well, that’s it y’all! I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you have a whimsically wonderful and fun holiday celebration.
Hugs and Waves,