Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall-oween Tablescape

As I mentioned last week, here is the tablescape I arranged on our kitchen table. I didn't want to make it completely gory (because it is still a dining area), so I mixed fall and halloween items, calling it fall-oween decor. I used the cake stands I made last week for the centerpiece, some simple white dishes, and other various props I had on hand.

First I spread out a poison-apple red table cloth and laid out the dishes, other linens, and centerpiece. Then I placed medium-sized gourds on the cake stands and stretched faux spider-webs over them.

To pump up the spook-factor, I positioned steak knives on the napkins. There is something horror-esque about the sharp stainless steel knives contrasting with the black napkins on top of the crisp white plates with the blood red table cloth as a background. Don't you think?

And when Halloween is over, I'll just pull off the spider webs and swap out the knives for something like a bundle of twigs for a singularly themed fall tablescape. What do you think? Does it scare you-but-also-look-like-an-appealing-place-to-eat-dinner?


  1. Spiderwebs kinda look like smoke covering the gourds. Nice touch.

  2. Even scarier to point the knife at the chair rather than away. Maybe too scary though!


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