With Halloween on the horizon, your family is probably getting excited. As a child I spent half the year planning what Halloween costume I wanted. My mother sewed my costumes, and she did such a wonderful job of making my outfits that I wore them until they fell apart. My sons started talking about Halloween in August, and so by the time, October arrived, the season was in full tilt at our house. One of the things we loved was our Halloween Witch tablesetting that we used for the month on our kitchen table.
You can build some of your favorite tablescapes from things you have around the house. I love to use these black-and-white checked cotton placemats because they go with my Martha Stewart Bistro dishes which have a black-and-white checked border. I use both the placemats and dishes with other seasonal decorations because most holiday colors pop against the black and white.
On top of the Bistro dinner plate, I have used a salad-size Sakura Haunted House plate. I found these Halloween dishes on the clearance shelf at Kohl’s many years ago and have loved using them. They have checkered borders that go well with the Bistro border. Someone gave us the black plastic cauldron and a friend made me the small grapevine wreath on which I placed the cauldron.
The Halloween witch nutcracker came from Michael’s years ago. She is so colorful and has an interesting carved face. I found man and woman pilgrim nutcrackers at the same time, and I have lovingly used them all for a long time (with the same black-and-white placemats). The witch oversees her cauldron which is filled and surrounded with pinecones and small pumpkins.The Haunted House dishes and the witch with her cauldron were terrific elements for my Halloween tablesetting. My sons and friends loved them. I used white paper napkins because this was our everyday kitchen tablescape. If the table had been set for company, I would have used my black cloth napkins for greater contrast. The tablescape was easy to put up and put away when the holiday was over. Celebrate the Halloween season with a family tablesetting of favorite holiday elements. Enjoy!