green & black halloween tablescape

Our veggie garden is done for the season; when I was out in the garden last, seeing everything dead it just seemed so eerie, which evoked a feeling of something right out of a haunted movie.

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Then I spied the huge rosemary shrub that survives through every winter.  it’s still the same plant we planted the first season in our garden almost a decade ago.

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It’s such a hardy plant and somehow my brain connected the dead garden and the rosemary to a halloween table.   Don’t ask.  It’s how my brain works.

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And here we are.  Green tends to be a go to color for me so this was truly a no brainer for me.

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I’ve always loved a good suspense story and Agatha Christie has always been a favorite of mine.

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I love the idea of a creepy yet elegant haunted mansion and all that goes along with it.

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The game clue is my favorite board game and the masterpiece family are all too aware and fully humor me when I get excited to have a family game.
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For the place settings I started with the DIY plaid chargers a made a few years ago, then our everyday Williams Sonoma bistro dinner plates, Royal Stafford black transfer ware accent plates, my parent’s dessert striped plates topped with napkin along with a rosemary sprig tucked into napkin ring.
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The place settings also include my sterling silver flatware which you can read all about here along with green water goblets.

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But the funnest part for me was using all my miss matched, tarnished silverplate.

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As many of you know I have a love affair with silverplate, which I shared here; I pick up pieces all the time while thrifting, or at garage | estate sales or anywhere I find pieces at a good price.

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I used candlesticks, goblets, server ware, decorative pieces I filled with dead flowers from a flower arrangement Mr. Masterpieces bought me awhile ago.

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And nestled between all the silver-plate I included my DIY potion bottles I created a few years back.

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Plus to amp up the creepy factor I added some creepy crawlies all over the table.

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I have to admit this turned out to be a fun table to create, but then again halloween is all about fun.

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The sideboard got dressed up as well.

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I made the spell books a couple years ago along with the potion bottles.
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 “Eat, drink and be scary.”

~author unknown~

sharing @:

halloween decorations @ celebrate and decorate

hauntingly beautiful decor @ follow the yellow brick home  

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes 

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive   

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality  

simple saturday @ sunny simple life   

sundays at home @ love of home  

dishing it digging it @ rustic refined   

diy party @ diy show off

 nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things   

silver pennies sundays @ finding silver pennies 

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  

show & share @ coastal charm  

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house  

met monday @ between naps on the porch

the scoop @ stonegable  

inspire monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia  

mmm @ keeping it simple crafts

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations 

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life  

tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures 

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz  

wow @ savvy southern style 

talk of the town @ knick of time   

 fall into fall @diy by design 

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl  

great ideas @ fluster buster   

vintage charm @ our hopeful home 

home & garden @ a delightsome life  

tablescape thursday @ between naps on the porch

share your cup @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson   

home sweet home @ the charm of home 

share your style @ 21 rosemary lane   

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage  

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market   

create-bake-grow-gather @ shabby art boutique

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge   

bff open house @ answer is chocolate  

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14 Comments

  1. What a hauntingly beautiful tablescape! I love using green in Halloween decor. Thanks so much for linking up with us. Pinning these beautiful images!

  2. How fun…and creepy! Those roaches marching across the table…ewwww! I am with you, it is so much fun to use tarnished silverware and not think a thing about polishing it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ha! What a cute quote! Your table is elegantly ghoulish for sure:) I like the green and black combo….thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. Love the green and black Mary Jo! Getting inspiration form your dead garden is fun, and I get it. 🙂 It’s funny what inspires us. Love your dishes and the critters crawling along the table! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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