I don’t know if this is a trick or a treat, but for the last two weeks I have had Halloween on the brain. I am day dreaming about Halloween tablescapes, carving pumpkins and when exactly the 1 pound bags of Reese Peanut Butter Cups will hit the market so I can stock up.
It’s official – I am being sucked in to the Halloween vortex. So to exorcise my “demons” I created this quick mood board for my Halloween tablescape …..
If you can’t tell, I am pretty keen on the notion of a black table. I am obsessed with black crystal, guinea feathers, black and white china and for some odd reason, purple and lime green.
I blame my recent visit to Z Gallerie for enabling my “Halloween brain”. I had the opportunity to visit their corporate offices and walk their East Bay store. Needless to say I found inspirational “bling” for the Halloween table…..
I think the skeleton hand would make a great menu or name plate holder. The spiders are perfect accessories to sprinkle on the table and throughout a buffet line. However, I am especially drawn to the idea of mixing faux and real flowers for this tablescape, so the black crystal stems that Z Gallerie has in stock are perfect. I am hoping the stems add sheen, texture and height to the centerpiece.
All that is left is to decide on the accent color (still not 100% on the lime green notion), pick a tablecloth, make the chargers and set the table. Okay when I write it out, it still sounds like alot of work — but then that’s why I start in September!
So is Halloween on your brain or am I just the odd man out?