Monday, October 28, 2013

Roaring Good Halloween Tablescape

Pat went to our Mother's Richard Simmons doll collection again to find another inspiration for this week's table. The one she chose reminded her of our Dad - Halloween in our house growing up was filled with fun and whimsy - not frightening ghouls and goblins.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Leopard" by Cambridge

The inspiration piece: an Annie Wahl doll from Richard Simmons - I think his name is "Elmer" - and he is all set to go trick-or-treating.

First layer of the place setting is a black Waechtersbach bowl

The Fiesta Tangerine colored salad plate matches Elmer's pumpkin

Next layer is an Ivory Fiesta Luncheon Plate

The black dinner plate is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach - once again, no matter how hard I try, black plates always photograph looking like lint or fingerprints are on them. I promise it was spotless!

Pat found the placemat (and leopard coasters) at the Dollar Store - they're perfect!

The five piece flatware place setting. I just had to have this set - what fun!

Amber goblets sit on leopard-style coasters

An ivory napkin surrounds a dark brown one held by a simple wooden napkin ring

One last look
Where it came from:
Leopard Placemat and Coaster Tiles - Dollar Store
Flatware - "Leopard" by Cambridge Silversmiths from Ross
Black Dinner Plate and Bowl - by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
Luncheon Plate - "Ivory" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Salad Plate - "Tangerine" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Black Bread/Butter Plate - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Amber Glassware - from Pier 1
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - vintage
Amber Tea/Votive Holders - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Amber Candle Holders - Depression Glass from our collection
Brown Taper Candles and White Tea Lights - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Centerpiece Doll - by Annie Wahl from the Richard Simmons collection

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday night:


  1. What a delightfully different idea for a Halloween table setting! The inspiration piece is adorable -- although I don't remember the Cowardly Lion having a little leopard buddy, the duo with their jack-o'-lantern are perfect for the holiday. Who would have thought that orange and black would go so well with leopard print? I actually have a set of leopard print flatware as well as leopard print dishes, so I'm going to have to play around with that color combination as well. Great job as usual!

  2. Love the use of black as a major color. Your leopard skin also stands out. Keep up the efforts.

  3. Great the leopard print with orange and black. Elmer is adorable!
    Have a wonderful week...

  4. What a fun table!! I love your patterns and am drooling over that leopard flatware!! Great job, as always.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch