As promised, here are some additional shots from the Dabble Magazine Halloween tablescape shoot. My goal was to recycle many of the pieces I already owned from last year’s table and tweak them in an interesting way for the magazine shoot. After an afternoon drive to wine country, I was enamored with soft greens of the vineyards mixed with the amber and browns of the dried grass on the rolling hills. This inspired not only the color palette for the shoot but the elements I would use to tweak the overall look of the tablescape. Dried flora, moss, grasses and leaves all served as perfect “naturally spooky” background I wanted to create for the table.
San Francisco-based photographer for the shoot, Samantha Cooper, working her magic along with her honorary assistant Scruffy….
I loved mixing some glam accents such as the Chisel Glassware from Z Gallerie (similar) to break up the natural elements of the tablescape….
Green in all its different shades was the dominate color for the tablescape from the green moss placemats to the West Elm grellow linen napkins which were the perfect offset to the wood handled flatware from Sur La Table (similar).
Sadly, we weren’t able to work the fantastic bar I created into the Dabble story, but I loved how I was able to turn my kitchen island into a spooky bar for all the ghouls and goblins to wet their whistles. Simply using cobwebs and dried grass from the Dollar Store, branches from my yard, my existing glassware, the Artesia Decanter from Z Gallerie as well as their Phantom Candelabra I was able to kit out the bar.
The centerpiece for the shoot was massive. It was three feet high and had a span just over that, but it was the perfect canopy to trail dried grass, perch crows and weave LED candles in to create an eerily beautiful focal point.
And here is a final shot that Samantha got which I think sums up the day perfectly — that blur in the back …. it’s me running to duck out of the shot. I have never been so happy to sit down in my entire life! But it was a great shoot and I am grateful to Dabble Magazine for giving me the opportunity.
Now that I have the table planned, I just need to fill it with some yummy treats! Check out on Friday for some delicious and quick bites for your Halloween fete!