Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trick OR Treat???

I adore answering the doorbell On Crooked Creektt
Halloween Night and hearing, "Trick OR Treat"!

The last few years,
we've had less than ten children at our door on Halloween Night.

I set a black, white and orange "Trick OR Treat" tablescape.
Er, well. . .sort of.

Since returning from our Annual Trout Fishing Trip,
I've been wanting to design a black, white and orange Autumnal tablescape.

I began by using the reverse side of my toile black and white place mats.
I adore the black and white check scalloped quilted place mats!

I added our everyday white porcelain china dinner plates.

Atop the dinner plate, 
I set a matching cloth black and white checked napkin.

my charming Mary Carol bee salad / dessert plates. 

I love the detail edge of these versatile pieces!

A vintage ironstone Syracuse bread plate placed atop hides the bee print
and gives a neutral backdrop for our small glass orange pumpkins.

Our everyday Oneida flatware is a perfect companion 
to my vintage rose etched crystal stemware.

I gathered a faux miniature trio of orange and white chrysanthemums  
inside Nell Hill's white scalloped bud vases and placed atop each place setting.

The black and white polka dot bow around the middle of each 
adds a touch of whimsy. 

I'm desperately trying to add more texture to my tablescapes.

I placed six ears of Indian Corn inside a double~handled 
white porcelain basket and placed it as our centerpiece.

By misting the husks with warm water prior to arranging,
I was able to shape the husks and spread them to fill the bowl.

My heirloom vintage single taper candlesticks, 
filled with orange marbled ROOT candles, flank either side of the centerpiece.
A white pepper-berry candle ring
continues with our black, white and orange hues. 

Not exactly a "Trick OR Treat"tablescape,
by certainly a treat to "Mr. Ed" and I as we enjoy a meal 
at this black, white and orange tablescape!

Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Dear Ones,
I must confess.
I played a "trick"on you.

Did you find my "trick"???

Tell me what you saw in your comment.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

On Crooked Creektt will be joining


Botanic Bleu said...

Lovely table setting... just the right amount of fall and Halloween. I have to confess I can't find the "trick" even though I've scrolled back through to read more than once.


Botanic Bleu said...

I couldn't resist re-reading one more time to try to find the trick. Could it be you wrote that you placed the small flower vase atop the place setting instead of beside the place setting?


Martha said...

Oh, Pat, I love that black and white and orange. It is such a pretty table!


Barb said...

I love your tablescape, Pat.

The black and white is so crisp and then the orange just pops on it. Just perfect for this time of year.

Sometimes we have lots of little kids for Halloween and then sometimes, not so many. I never know! :-)

Hope your week is blessed.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh I love your sweet table. The black and white checks certainly set off the fun decor. I hope you're getting a long with the wall papering, I cannot wait to see it. fondly ~lynne~

Unknown said...

You have a pretty table looking just perfect for the season, Pat. I love how you brought texture to your table with your Indian corn. Does it last from one year to the next? I may store mine if so. Is there any corn left or is it just the husks left? Am I catching on to your trick?!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Hi Pat! You only had 3 pumpkins! The place with the back to the window didn't have a pumpkin on the plate! Good one!! Lovely tablescape! I love the black and white with the orange! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


Perfect! You don't need more with the pretty black and white check and quilted place mats. I would love them too!
Thank you for your comment on my dough bowl sweet friend, you simply make my day and friends like you make me want to stay blogging.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.


I saw in one place set missing a little pumpkin? Anyway, love it!


Sarah said...

Love it! As I sit here in my black and white check top, I'll tell you that I've never met a black and white check I didn't like. '-)
Your table setting is lovely. Great job!

Lady of the Manor said...

I just love this table! Black and white are always classic and the addition of orange is perfect for Fall!! Beautifully done!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tip on the Indian corn, Pat. I will be saving it from now on. I am glad your trick was discovered because it was driving me crazy trying to figure it out!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat! Your table is so lovely! Love the black and white checks and your little touches of orange! So pretty. OH, you're missing a pun'kin on a plate, right? :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and I really appreciate your kind words today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

This is so cute Pat. Of course as you know I like the black and white mix with orange! Love the checkered napkins and placemats. I looked and looked back at the pictures for your trick and I'm afraid all I can find is the one missing pumpkin on the table? i like the way you ruffled up the runner in the center- very cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat! Thanks for popping in to see me and I'm still enjoying your wonderful table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Pat, I love the black checks! So beautiful with the pop of orange from the pumpkins. Must confess that while scrolling down I saw that someone mentioned one place setting didn't have a pumpkin. Didn't notice the first time. We are getting more trick or treaters now that our cul-de-sac has filled in. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Pollyanna said...

How clever to stack the napkin in with the plates, I'd have never thought of that, and it looks amazing. Great table setting ... now off to find black and white checked napkins!

Gina said...

I love this tablescape, Pat! The black & white checkered place mats & napkins drew me right in. I love them!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

I am loving the black and white checker with the fall colors! I also adore the way the placemats match the napkins. Very elegant!


Debra@CommonGround said...

love love love your black/white/orange tablescape, just so perfect for Halloween!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Pat, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Dear Pat, I thoroughly enjoyed sleuthing through your photos to detect the missing pumpkin! What a pretty tablescape you've made, and I really like how you ruffled the runner. Congrats on the features through blogland this past week - well-deserved!