Hey guys! I was so excited when Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate invited me to take part in a Halloween Tablescapes blog hop!
As the title says, this is my very first Halloween tablescape!
Before we really get into it, let’s play a game! This game is called Find The Cat Toy in the picture above. I was going to edit it out, but then I thought it’d be fun to have people try to find it. It’s not hard to find at all, but I still managed to miss it before I started taking pictures. That’s life when you have 11 cats that have 10,000 cat toys.
Since this was my first Halloween tablescape, I got a little picture happy so I’m not going to comment on each picture or we’ll be here all day.
When I started planning this tablescape, I wanted to do a black and white color scheme, but I didn’t have any glasses or silverware to match. Instead of freaking out like I normally do and go buy black glasses and silverware that I’d probably never use again, I decided to incorporate silver into the color scheme in order to incorporate the glasses and silverware I already have.
The Mason jars have solar powered fairy lights inside. They are designed to only light up at night, so I covered the tops of them with black paper so they would light up during the day.
I hope you enjoyed my very first Halloween tablescape as much as I enjoyed creating it! Make sure to check out all the other gorgeous Halloween tablescapes on the blog hop! It’s going on all week with new tablescapes added every day!
Here’s the entire hop lineup:
Home is Where the Boat Is | Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Knock it Off Kim | Stately Home Lane
Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Loveland Lodge
Me and My Captain | Debbee’s Buzz
Sweet Sensations | The Painted Apron
Camelot Art Creations | The Little Yellow Corner Store
Zucchini Sisters | Celebrate & Decorate
Red Cottage Chronicles | My French Twist
Blue Sky at Home
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
This is so sweet and charming for being a Halloween tablescape. I love it. It makes something as creepy as bats and spiders so delightfully pretty when dressed up with beautiful lace. Your all white dining room is so lovely and is the perfect design for creating any themed tablescape. Beautiful and at Halloween…..beautiful and frightful at the same time.
Thanks so much Marsha!
Michelle, great job on your first tablescape! I love that you’ve incorporated everyday pieces into your table – that, to me, is essential! I also fell madly in love with your scale with the perched on top – what a versatile accent. At this time of year, the bird looks like a sinister crow, keeping watch over your table. Beautiful job – so fun hopping with you!
Thanks so much Kim! It was great hopping with you too!
Your choice of black and white is very spooky and perfect for your farmhouse style! I love the big black crow overseeing it all, what did your cats think of that? I never did see any cat toy, but there have been many times that I took pictures that were missing something, like forks! I love the flurry of little black bats and the spider web jars on candle sticks. Great job Michelle, so glad to have you hopping with us 🙂
Thanks so much Jenna! My cats have not noticed my crow (yet!) 🙂 LOL I’ve done tablescapes where I was missing stuff too – sometimes it’s just so hard to remember all the little details when putting a tablescape together. So happy to be hopping with you too!
wendy robbins says
Welcome to the blog hop! Your table setting is great! I love that you kept it just a black and white theme, with the exception of the cat toy – which I found! And I love the vintage scales you used as centerpiece. Good job!
Thanks so much Wendy! And I’m happy you enjoyed playing Find The Cat Toy 🙂
Kari Rogers-Miller says
Michelle you did a great job with your first halloween tablescape in black and white. The elements you chose are a great mix right down to the crow on the scale. I love your silver pumpkins which do exactly as you wanted which was to tie in the glassware and flatware. A job well done and thank you for blog hopping with us. 🙂
Kari @ me and my captain
Thanks so much Kari!
Michelle, I love the black, white and silver color scheme for Halloween. It fits so lovely with your other decor but adds an element of spooky fun. And I feel ya on the toys! We only have 1 dog but I always manage to leave a toy in a pic!
LOL yes the pet toy struggle is real 🙂 Thanks so much Jenn!
Chloe Crabtree says
So perfect and so creepy, with the lace tablecloth and the little bats! The ornate black placemats add to the feeling! You didn’t make it too scary with the addition of the silver pumpkins and plenty of white! I would never have guessed this was your first Halloween tablescape! Thank you for joining us! I look forward to having you join us again in future hops!! Happy Halloween!
Thanks so much Chloe! And thanks so much for inviting me to join this hop – I enjoyed putting my tablescape together and hopping with all you wonderful and talented ladies!
Michelle, congrats on your very first Halloween tablescape. Kudos for creating such a fun table. Love the black, white and silver. The scale makes a striking centerpiece with the crow.
Very cute mason jars all decked out. Loving the lace.
Thanks so much Linda!
Love your spooky and elegant black and white table, perfect for Halloween! Your scale makes a handsome and stunning centerpiece with the crow perched on top! I did notice the cat toy, but only because you pointed it out, otherwise I probably would have missed it 🙂 Fun blog hopping with you this week!
Thanks so much Mary!
Sandra Garth says
If you had said it, I wouldn’t have guessed that this was your first Halloween tablescape. It’s very cohesive and I hope you join us for future blog hops.
Thanks so much Sandra! I look forward to future blog hops with you!
Love your color palette Michelle! The little flying bats on the table cloth are so cute! You pulled in so many beautiful and elegant details! Happy hopping with you!
Thanks so much Desiree! So happy to be hopping with you too!
The silver accents are perfect and gives everything a little bling…I think it’s much better than the black you’d originally planned. And I love the mason jar candles. It definitely has a farmhouse Halloween vibe!
Thanks Rebecca! I agree that the silver ended up being better than the black I originally planned. It’s always nice when things work out better than what I expected! 🙂
Michelle, I adore black and white combinations all year long. Along with the neutral palate of your decor, the tablescape is an absolute home run! I liked your comment about freaking out when glasses, flatware don’t match — sounded awfully familiar! I actually searched but couldn’t find black glasses I liked to splurge on and ended up with Dollar Tree! Love your jar lights and how clever adding the black paper so they’d light up. And the tiny bats on the the white table really caught my eye. Exceptional!
Thank you so much Debbee! I think every decor blogger can relate to freaking out about not having the “right” stuff in their decor at one time or another. I’m trying to get past that and just always use what I have on hand, but the Dollar Tree is always a great alternative 🙂
Amber Ferguson says
It’s stunning Michelle! I love how you decided not to go buy new things and used what you had. I think the silver was a perfect addition! I am trying so hard to not run out and buy things for these hops and tours, and it seems like when I use restraint and use what I have it all comes together. That is how I ended up coming up with the theme for this year’s Halloween tablescape. I rounded up what black transfeware dishes I already had even though they didn’t match and went from there. Thanks for letting me know I am not the only one who takes a thousand photos only to miss the sock under the table or something!
I hope you will link up over at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor link party!
Happy Halloween! p.s. Look for a shout on on my facebook!
Thanks so much Amber! Your tablescape was amazing! I loved your black transferware dishes (I didn’t even notice they didn’t match) and you brought everything together so beautifully! Thanks so much for the FB shout out!
Ann Krucek says
Thank you for joining our blog hop group! Your table makes such a great addition to our Halloween antics. I love those detailed lace placemats and the little bats you added.
The crow perched on top of your scale gives the whole table a wonderful eerie feeling for Halloween. Hope you have a fun Halloween!
Thanks so much Ann! It was wonderful hopping with you too!
Beautiful job on your first Halloween tablescape. I love the black and white theme. Your scales with the crow perched make the perfect centrepiece! The black lace place mats and spider napkin rings fabulous! It is a pleasure “hopping” with you!
I love the black scales with the raven ~ “Nevermore”! Great centerpiece. The lace gives a decadent feel to the tablescape. Reminds me of Miss Haversham. My English literature background is popping up. The black, white and silver is a great combo for Halloween.
Thanks so much Carol!
Lee Ann says
Where did you buy or how did you make those amazing placemats? Are they lace or felt? Beautiful composition that compliments your beautiful white farmhouse.