Everyone knows I am a sucker for Halloween. Give me the macabre over Christmas any day, and this spooky table setting gives me all the feels for a spine-tingling month of dark evenings and dead things.
Now I know that as a blogger, I should be pitching a bunch of fun Halloween-specific decor. But if I am being frank, like Frankenstein. (Sorry, I had to do it.) I have always been more of a Goodwill Glenda than an out-of-the-box Barbie, and the same holds for my Halloween decor.
I can’t tell you how many tarnished candelabras I own or spooky Victorian portraits and mirrors I’ve picked up from flea markets. The fact is, I am fully stocked and prepared for my future life as the scary old lady at the end of the block, and I can’t wait!
But let’s get back to this Halloween tablescape. It’s basic, in a good way. The first layer is a black velvet tablecloth with a piece of old black lace thrown over it for even more texture and some black gauze for good measure.
Now, I know I said no blatant Halloween items, and I will argue that you can use these Skeleton Hand Wine Glasses from PB all year round, but I get it if you consider them more of a “seasonal” item. To each her own. But I believe Cabernet always looks better embraced by death’s fragile fingers.
As you may have guessed, my centerpiece is an assortment of weird things I have impulse-purchased over the years – who doesn’t need old iron candlesticks and life-like table ravens? As well as a combination of dried and fresh flowers, fruits, and berries arranged as a garland down the center of the table.
As I mentioned, I am always on the hunt for my favorite holiday, but if you want to replicate this table and don’t have time to thrift, I recommend going down a few rabbit holes, like Amazon and eBay. Also, you would be amazed at what you can find on Marketplace, some of which will haunt you for years. Tub of baby doll parts, anyone?
So, what are you waiting for? Procure a few oddities on the internet, and call your coven. It’s time to celebrate the most fantastic night of the year.