This year’s whimsical tablescape is Halloween party ready using the DIY clothespin fingers and spooky paper products. Witch plates and ghost napkins from HomeGoods, hats from World Market, and eyeball plates from Michael’s.
I love Halloween and I love creepy, but even I wasn’t sure how I felt about using a doll under glass…I just knew I wanted to keep it simple. Turns out I love it! So does my two-year old. How do I know? Her shrieking “Baaaaby!” in pure joy sort of gave it away 😉
Here, on top of the hutch, you can see I mixed fairly neutral autumn decorations with Halloween. I usually put the fall stuff out right after Labor Day and add the creep factor around October 1st.
Another mama with a different kind of baby. How sweet.
Above the table I hung a rubber tree branch I’ve had for years. I attached it to the chandelier with two long pieces of fishing line. Once I found the right spots to balance it, it worked great.
I placed another branch above a side table in the background.
👀 Bugs and kisses 👀
A little vignette across the room on an antique ironing board.
If you’ll notice, I often play around with different place settings. I prefer this one with the white Corelle dishes. They add needed contrast against the dark table. (If you look closely you can see some front porch decorations. I went nuts with spiders this year 🕷️🕸️)
Another use for the clothespin fingers. They turned out so stinkin’ cute. My favorite are the witches with cracked red nails.
My son prefers the more tame version shown here. I guess not everyone likes monsters 🙂
And that my friends is our 2019 Halloween dining space. Hopefully you gained some ideas and will visit again soon. Have a happy and safe fright night!