Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Sideboard 2016

I've had lots of fun decorating the sideboard in the dining room for Halloween.  I tried to go with a mostly black and white colour scheme using items I had on hand. Follow along and I'll show you the spooky details...

Sideboard decorated for Halloween

My display began by using these branches I gathered from a trail behind our house. They were set in a glass vase and I attached some black crows to them.

Candlelight is a must when creating an eerie vibe.

A scurrying black mouse with a flying bat in the background add a Halloween look to this white pumpkin and dish stack.

I think he prefers the dim light for his activities.

This Dollar Store Trick or Treat sign from my decor stash matched the colour scheme... did these black & white dessert plates.

I've used these versatile plates for so many themed occasions from woodland looks to Christmas and now...Halloween!
(Canadian Superstore a few years back)

The black and white checked napkins this creepy fellow is sitting on are really dish towels from Dollar Store.

Below, you can see I also added a black birdcage with a candle to the right of the display.

I draped a Halloween netting over the mirror above the sideboard to soften the reflection.

Cobwebs were woven throughout the branches...

...with a few of the spiders still hard at work.

Small black lanterns were placed on silver candleholders...

...and they provided just the right spooky ambiance.

Yes, I'm happy with how my Halloween sideboard decor turned out this year especially considering I didn't spend a dime on anything new!

Wishing you a...

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Laura said...

This is absolutely fabulous.
I love the branches and the checked napkins.
Don't you just love black and white check?
And that mouse is scary-
I know-
I'm a scaredy cat.


southern seazons said...


I love your black and white Halloween decor. The branches with the birds is fabulous. I may have to try that (but I will have to get more birds. It is spooky and pretty at the same time. Just the way I like it.
Jody@Southern Seazons

Kelly said...

You have a very wicked looking side board! Hee Hee! I like the black and white colorscheme. It's the perfect backdrop for all of your spooky accessories.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Perfect Halloween sideboard and love how you didn't spend a lot of $$. When you dress-up Dollar Store finds, they can be a winner as yours are. Good choice on the black and white theme and of course, your use of candles/candle light. Nice votive holder! Good branches from near your home. You always share such creative ideas on your blog. Thanks and Happy Halloween.

Tracy said...

I just love this, it's perfect!

Calypso In The Country said...

This is so creative and the black mice are adorable!

Pam Richardson said...

What a perfect sideboard...every detail is creative and I like the black/white theme! Happy Tuesday, Pam @ Everyday Living

Mary said...

Lori, Your Halloween sideboard is spooktacular! I love every spooky detail from the crows on your branches to your bats, scurrying rat and spider webs!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Lori this is my kind of fun! You outdid yourself with all the details! Love the tree branches and spiderwebs! The blackbirds are the perfect touch. I love creepy things like the mouse and spiders! I'm working up a black, white and orange tablescape!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This is so much fun! Very spooky in a good way, of course!

Maria Elena said...

You are amazing! What a gorgeous display! The black and white theme is perfect. xxx Maria

Botanic Bleu said...

Wonderful Halloween sideboard... Branches holding crows, black lanterns, plate stack,... all came together so well. You rock at creating sideboards.


Botanic Bleu said...

We would love for you to share your Halloween sideboard at this week's upcoming Monday Social on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.


Sandra Lee said...

Pulling off something this pretty without spending anything extra is icing on the cakeThank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

Sandra said...

I love how you took advantage of the height above the sideboard. It makes this a very dimensional display of Halloween fun. Thanks for sharing!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Black and white is always a home run for Halloween. Love everything about this! The plates are so fun and very universal for sure. Thanks for sharing this fun post with SYC.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Well done. This was beautiful! I love the branches, they added so much. The black and white makes a statement, and those plates are perfect, like you said for many holidays. Joni

Unknown said...

I just love your spook-tacular style! The way you used that Halloween netting, it looks fabulous :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you back again this week

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Spooktacular! Love it all!

Sahana Ajeethan said...

Looks stunning! Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty .See you again next week.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Lori, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC later today.

Richella Parham said...

This is wonderful! I like the way you've pulled this together to be "spooky" and fun but not too scary. Sometimes Halloween decorations go a little too far for my taste, but you've done a great job here.

Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party. I'm featuring you this week!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I absolutely love this beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing for Hauntingly Beautiful Decor!


Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Hello again! Just letting you know this post is being featured at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party Friday Features tomorrow!