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Centerpiece Wednesday & Tablescape Thursday - Vintage Halloween

Welcome to My Vintage Halloween
Dinner Party!

The moment I bought the china you see in the following collage ... I knew what I'd use it for ... Halloween! It's Sanderson Queen's china and the pattern is Peony Tree - Midnight Blue. It isn't blue, though ... it's black and it came from TJM a few years ago. The flatware is by Hampton Forge. But, what's vintage about all this? Keep scrolling down! You'll see.

Look at the neat pineapple floral diamond shaped compote ... These are Indiana Glass and while I have some reproductions, I also have two that were my mother's ... the real thing!  The two glasses on the left are Depression Cape Cod, made in the 1930s ... a cocktail cup and a juice glass ... but the one on the right is a 1950s look-alike.  The painted tray and the
rhinestone napkin rings are from the 1950s.
The creation of the centerpiece has been a real enjoyable task! However, not one piece of it is actually vintage ... just looks that way! I made the cheese cloth ghost and perched the glittery pumpkins on candle holders I already had. The tall chimnies are filled with Christmas ornaments in black, silver and taupe ... and a few skulls for pizzazz!

I don't want you to miss a single member of the centerpiece family, so here's another view. I love the pumpkin head and thought the black candle cage looked a little like a cemetery fence!My favorite piece, though ... is this glittery cat with the purple witch hat! I think he is in control of the entire table!

So, here's the placesetting. It starts with a silver basket-weave charger ... then one of this season's Wal-Mart ruffle plates in the cream color. I had other white plates, but the edge of those plates made me happy and it perfectly matches the cream color in the center of the peony print on the salad plates.
Then the Queen's salad plate and the Depression compote dish.
Hope you enjoyed!   Special thanks to Susan at Between Naps ... Don't forget to click through her button on the left to see all the other posts.  I've also linked to Centerpiece Wednesday, so visit the Style Sisters at http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/  
Happy Halloween - vintage style!   Check back next week ... you'll see my Halloween - Polka Dot Style  ... and "Blue Halloween" at our house! 
We party all month long!


  1. What a classy way to celebrate halloween! I love black, white and taupe together, they really make a statement. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. I Love this!!! very Mrs Havisham of Great Expectations! fantastic... would love to sit down at this table and explore all the wonderful details. bravo. :-)

  3. I am so in love with those plates. Your centerpiece is wonderful. I love every element of it. It's sparkly and fun and interesting.

  4. Wow! All the different patterns and textures! So much to see! Just love the floral plates!

  5. AMazingingly beautiful...love the black and white and patterns going on here. Your dishes are gorgeous! Love this whole look. Come link up to Centerpiece Wed on my blog and share your ideas with us.


  6. Very pretty! I'm especially fond of the little glitter ghost holding the pumpkin:@)

  7. Hi, Debbie! Those vintage rhinestone napkin rings are Mmm-Mmm good!!! Wow!

  8. This is such a fun setting! It has a fun Mackenzie Childs look. That peony pattern is a stunner and so is your centerpiece decor. :)

  9. Now this is an elegant approach to a Halloween tablescape! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. Absolutely amazing! I love it. Each element fits to seamless with the other. Love the tablecloth. Tell us about it. Hugs, Ginger I am following you or for Halloween is that, watching you.

  11. Fabulous Halloween tablescape!


  12. This table scape is stunning and sooo romantically Halloween! Thanks for sharing. Luv all the glitters!!!

    I'm having a draw for a little something for HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31ST so do drop in.

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