The temperature dropped this week in Austin, and I’m already getting in the mood for my favorite night of the year! Jenn here, proving that Halloween decor doesn’t always have to be kitschy or gory. This year, I set out to create a “pretty” Halloween tablescape — for inspiration, I looked towards Morticia Addams (played by Angelica Huston in my beloved childhood favorite Addams Family movies). I had fun imagining what Morticia’s table would look like if she were hosting a dinner party. I like to think that her decor would be dark and eccentric, but undoubtedly elegant. See more after the jump…
I paired an antique silverplate champagne coupe with inexpensive amber glassware from World Market. Morticia would know that the strange orange liquid is really just apple juice, but she wouldn’t tell you that. She’d rather watch you squirm.
The vintage tin plates were found at a local antique mall. The price tag said “tin gothic plates: VERY old”. Perfect! I finished off Wedesday’s place setting by tying a black velvet ribbon around antique silverware by Reed & Barton.
The floral arrangement was really fun to create. We had some beautiful flowers from Ash over at The Byrd Collective for a past project, and I actually let that arrangement die for a couple of weeks and then added the black twigs and and silk roses to the top. Voila! You’ve got something pretty scary.
Now that we’ve got some spooky tabletop inspiration, it’s definitely time to start thinking about costumes… While it’s going to be really hard to top pinata girl, Chanel is already cooking up another DIY costume idea to reveal for this year… I can’t wait!