With Halloween right around the corner, it's full-on spookville at our house right now! You may have read last week that we're preparing for our Halloween party, and we're going all out. But I find that I'm really missing fall decorating, and seeing everyone's beautiful displays at the blog parties every week is just tempting me! So I thought I would do a fall-ish tablescape that will meld with the Halloween-ness that's going on everywhere else in our home.
Our Halloween colors seem to include the usual orange and black, but also lots of yellows, greens and reds this year. Sound familiar, like maybe the colors that I use almost everyday anyway?!
Bring in the cabbage plates! And the gingham, and the sunflowers . . . . . You all never get tired of looking at this, do you? Honestly, I think I will still be enjoying these cabbage plates when I'm 100. I'm really liking these orange plates I found last week at the thrift, and I think the Fiesta cups and saucers came from there, too, last year. The black and white plates were part of Isaac Mizrahi's collection for Target about five years ago. I had always regretted only getting four, but I even found two more of those at the thrift store!
Honestly, it wouldn't break my heart to have this cheerful table still around for Thanksgiving, too. We had unconventional colors on our holiday table last year, and really loved it. I never posted the photos last year, so I will soon.
Remember the mod-podged clay pots from last year? Well, one survived, and it became this year's centerpiece. The tutorial is here, and if you're looking for an inexpensive holiday accent, this is a good one. I literally just plunked in an owl, a small mum, some apples, acorns, and sunflowers. All stuff I had on hand.
And how cute are these napkins? Except, they're not napkins -- they were scarves in their former life! From the dollar store. I thought the fringe added a cheerful touch.
Our big party is next week, but I'm hoping to have a few things done in advance to share. I have picked up SOOOOO many great tips from bloggers, I can't wait to show you!
Thanks for coming by! Today I'm joining these fun blog parties:
Heather and Vanessa's At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Potpourri Friday with Honey at 2805
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's My Romantic Home
Farmhouse Friday at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Sherry's Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
And the 166th Tablescape Thursday
Seasonal Sunday at The Tblescaper