For the October Pinterest Challenge, I’m sharing a spooky Halloween tablescape and decorated chandelier with my favorite bewitching, seasonal plates.
The monthly blog hop is hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures. Its purpose is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on it! At the end of the post you’ll find links to lots of great projects, recipes and ideas by other bloggers. Bee sure to check them out!
My Eye of Newt table, centerpiece and chandelier is decorated with Halloween motifs, including eyeballs, spiders, witches and cats.
See the pin that inspired my pursuit of the Wiccan Lace pattern plates. But beware you don’t come under their spell too!
Then, park your broomstick and tour a spooky Halloween tablescape that’s more treat than tricks!
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Under a Dish Spell
My spooky Halloween tablescape was inspired by several bewitching shots of dishes I spotted on Between Naps on the Porch. The source was Susan’s October 2013 blog post, Halloween Table Setting with Mercury Glass Pumpkins.
It also led me on a hunt to find the the two dish patterns pictured in her post. Although I came up empty on the Trick or Treat luncheon plate, I did have success finding the underlying dinner plate pattern.
Not So Wicked, Wiccan Lace Plates
Wiccan Lace is a Halloween dish pattern by 222 Fifth.
According to Replacements, the pattern was released in 2012 and is still active.
But, I challenge you to find Wiccan Lace pattern in stores today. I purchased mine in 2014 and 2015, being fortunate to find the the salad and appetizer plates at Marshalls.
The appetizer plates came in packs of four for only $8. One of my sets has scalloped edges, the other four small plates do not.
Each set came with four different Halloween motifs; a black cat (above), haunted house, skull and witch.
Which one do you like best? I’m partial to the witch riding her broom with her cat.
I continued to keep an eye out for Wiccan Lace dishes to add to my spooky Halloween tablescape. So far, at Michaels, TJ Maxx and Home Goods, I’ve come up empty. Occasionally, I do see the small plates in alternative orange, purple, green or blue.
The dinner plate, with the scalloped edge, was impossible to find.
Since I was spellbound, I splurged for them online. Be forewarned, they are typically priced at $18-$20 each — eek! That’s why I only have four.
If you are bewitched by Wiccan Lace, you might also enjoy seeing it in a Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table.
Set a Spooky Halloween Tablescape
To set off the black and white lace print dishes, I started with a black spiderweb tablecloth set on my round glass kitchen table.
I found the tablecloth at a favorite haunt — Old Allegheny Shoppe. We recently visited there in Favorite Halloween and Fall Decor Shopping.
Reversible spiderweb napkins with silver napkin rings are set on each appetizer plate.
Vintage Cambridge Glass, Rose Point goblets and champagne glasses have a lacy look.
They belonged to my French great grandmother. I don’t think she ever imagined them in a spooky Halloween tablescape! See them also in Turkey Tureen is Star of Thanksgiving Table.
A trick, is using white spider web in the goblets to create the appearance of ghostly smoke. A candy eyeball treat, or an Eye of Newt, is placed in each champagne glass.
Dark orange chargers help to set the black and white dishes off from the spiderweb tablecloth. Copper twig flatware compliment the orange in the spooky Halloween tablescape.
Witch’s Cauldron Brews as Centerpiece
The Eye of Newt centerpiece sits in a black cauldron. Enchanted black roses with spooky eyeballs (Dollar Tree), spiders and bats rise from the brew.
Tiny, white candles surround the cauldron to add to the magical atmosphere. I purchase the candles whenever I find them at Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. They come in a sleeve of 16 for about $8.
Orange silk florals and large eyeball picks from Michaels add eye-popping color. More spiderweb creates the illusion of a boiling brew.
See how I later reused many of the centerpiece elements to craft Eerie, Elegant Black Pumpkin Decor.
Look closely, and you can spot the spirit of the witch’s familiar — a black cat, rising from the smoking cauldron.
The witch herself, well she had a collision with the chandelier hanging overhead. I think maybe the fumes from the toxic potion went to her head?
Eye of Newt Chandelier
Witness to the crash were more of the black roses with eyeballs entangling the chandelier.
To cast a spell on the chandelier, I started with two fall leaf garlands from Michaels. The stiff grapevine candy corn garland (Old Allegheny) provides support for the black roses.
That klutzy or intoxicated witch must be related to Hilda. She crashed into my front door in Gonna Need a New Broom, Witch Wreath.
Spider Jars Warning Lights
You would have thought the lighted string of jars with spiders inside would have warned her of an obstruction ahead?
Must have been a potent potion she was brewing!
The battery-powered string of lights and dangling witch legs were from Dollar Tree. They look best at night, even if my photography skills fail to demonstrate that, LOL!
Originally, embellished the chandelier with a purple witch hat and broom, also from Dollar Tree. But, when my husband thought it looked weird, I decided to pull them out and add them to the wreath instead. After all, Hilda is in need of a new broom!
Do you think the chandelier adds to the atmosphere in creating a spooky Halloween tablescape?
More Treats Than Tricks
Before her header into my chandelier, the witch was actually conjuring up treats for our guests.
The mini bat, pumpkin and cat baskets are made of paper mache.
I’ve had an assortment of them for several years and am now to the bottom of my stash. They made great favors filled with candy for the spooky Halloween tablescape.
All the candies — ghost and pumpkin lollipops, chocolate eyeballs, candy corn, and green witch fingers — came from Dollar Tree. There’s even an Eye of Newt in each table favor.
You know me and carrying a theme from start to finish! This time of year I guess I’m more a Scream Queen than Queen of Theme, LOL!
Aren’t they adorable? So cute and inexpensive too! I stocked up to make treat bags for little neighbor trick or treaters this year.
October Pinterest Challenge
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Come Visit for a Spell
Next Wednesday, I’ll be participating in a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop featuring another seasonal table and decorated chandelier set in my dining room.
Follow along to see more things that go bump in the night in my Haunted Halloween Hallows Tablescape.
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