Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween in the Dining Room

Happy Halloween My Friends! 
 As promised in my previous post, here is a look at my
 Almost Midnight Halloween Tablescape.

The idea for my "Almost Midnight" Halloween Dining Room began by moving this large clock from the kitchen to the sideboard in the DR.
(Link to see DR sideboard décor at bottom of post)

 
For my scary table centerpiece I inserted some orange lights (battery operated) into the back of this skull.

 
To give it prominence amongst the table décor, I placed it under a cloche and elevated both on a cake plate surrounded by a berry wreath.

 
The colour version...

 
On each side of the skull centerpiece, I placed a metal votive candle holder filled with mini-skulls, orange acrylic glass chunks and a couple of tealights.

 
The place settings were done in silver, black and white with a treat bag as placecard.
 
 
A small creature welcomes guests while trying to sneak some stray candy corn.


 
Let's take a look at what is lurking in those back corners...
 
On one side of the buffet, black roses add a sinister elegance to the décor.
 
On the other side, a wicked witch slyly sits in wait of what prey she might find at or on the table.
 
With the help of some photo-editing, the room takes on an eerie glow.

Would you like to stay for dinner?
Or have you lost your appetite?
 
Click here to see close up pics of how I decorated my sideboard.
 
 
Thanks for visiting! 
Hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!
(Happy Birthday to my son, "LMR")
 
I will be linking this post to all these wonderful blog parties:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits at Stone Gable
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

12 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your post so much, wow it is so cool and fun and scary and sparkly, I love the colors and I love the clock area and the centerpiece is so creative with the cloche and the skull and I really love your photography...

Christine Graves said...

Love it, too cute!!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!! Love your decorations - spooky, yet elegant - lol!! The skulls are so much fun and I really like your color choices!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Love it! So much fun! Happy Haunting! Hugs, Leena

Nee said...

Your Halloween is so divinely spooky but yet so elegant . Have a happy and safe Halloween , thanks for sharing :)

tablescapesbybev said...

This is beautiful...love it all! That skull is amazing.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What a SPOOKTACULAR table!! I love it all, especially the lit skull! I wish I knew how to edit pictures, I have tried to use picmonkey and I am lost:) SOOOO NOT tech savvy. Hope you had a great Halloween. Since we moved here, we don't get any trick or treaters anymore:( Oh well, life moves on, huh?

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablesacpe is Gorgeous for Halloween, love how you put this all together. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my table. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
xxoo
Diane

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Wow! This is just awesome!! I like your idea to add the big clock from the kitchen. Very creative, as was the rest of the tablescape. I'm impressed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Randee

Rettabug said...

A one-day-late "Happy Birthday" wish for your son! What a fun day to have a birthday...sure beats my #1 DGS, whose is the day AFTER Christmas. Ugh!

Love all the spooky creations on your table...well, except for the rat...that one gives me the willies! ~~shudder~~~

Fun post!
Come back over when you have a minute to see the GREEN SNAKE I made out of bread for last night. You might want to do it next year.

Sandy Stafford said...

Looks great, lots of creative ideals. I like the clock ideal.
Sandy

The Tablescaper said...

Perfectly spooktacular.

Thank you for bringing this to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper