I blame it on my good friend Brynne and her glorious Gold-Leafed Art. It was love at first sight. I’m so enamored by it, I may even consider changing this whole black and white thing to black and gold obsessed....
If the past is any indication of how we decorate for the holidays *cough Independence Day cough* I typically create a tablescape just to host a Pinterest-inspired delicious dinner for friends and family. And this year Halloween is no exception:
But before getting any further, I just wanted to make it clear that my dear friends at Wayfair helped sponsor today’s post. They gave me freedom to post about whatever I wanted and buy/make stuff from wherever/however I wanted (since I’m a procrastinator, just about everything was purchased/found locally). But their site is STOCKED with some seriously sophisticated finds- they aren’t paying me to say that- pinky promise. And look they even have a section dedicated to gold. Ok maybe I just used their search feature but whatevs.
What they really wanted me to tell you was that they’re running a Halloween Decorating Contest. And the winner gets $500 to spend on the Wayfair site. Cheah, coolest company or what?! So after I finish chatting about our tablescape, head on over there and show them how you decked out your schmancy, frightening, or cutie-patootie home/room/porch for Halloween.
Ok back to the program folks! I sense that my favorite tablescapes begin with square plates and then the ideas just continue to flow after that. This time it was those black and white striped plates that caught my eye, what a surprise...
Shortly after spotting those plates I found this Gold Pollen Himmeli Ball and the rest was history.
I’ll let you in on a little secret trick: use glass containers, in our case a prep bowl from Pampered Chef, to add height. Practically invisible! (psst its under the halved spiky thingy next to the Himmeli Ball)
I have to admit, it was fun to add a few touches of Halloween with the black and white skull plate, the gold-leafed EEK letters, the spell books, the girly potion bottle, as well as the glittered spider tea light holders. Just enough to recognize Halloween but in it's own subtle way.
Noticeably absent? Flatware, more specifically GOLD flatware. Trust me, I searched high and low and came up empty handed. So let’s just pretend I was lucky enough to find a set just like the beauties Mandy scored quite a few #thriftscorethursdays ago or this set from Kayla (Instagram: Kainaible).
You have no idea how excited I was to incorporate the black and gold glasses I scored during this year’s town-wide yardsale...
In the shot above, you may have noticed the subtle striped pattern between the mirrored gold diamonds (the upper right corner). To which you may find yourself saying… “Oh that shiny gold backdrop is so gawgeous.” Yes, yes it is, but besides being a nightmare to photograph it was an even bigger nightmare to show you it’s true beauty. So we’ll just pretend you see past the window reflections and other imperfections, mmk?
So you must be curious about that accent wall, no? It’s simply wrapping paper, from Ikea’s Christmas collection. And no, Ikea is not local to me, and no I didn’t special trip JUST for wrapping paper. The latest run happened to be for camper trailer supplies- they go hand in hand right?! We simply measured, cut, and taped it to the wall- inexpensive and removable!! We may just keep it up for Christmas…
You may have noticed that some of the pieces moved throughout the photo shoot- that’s because this girl oddly enjoys moving stuff around to show you vignette variations using the same props. This simple tablescape proves that you don’t need black and orange or even a TON of pieces to make your Halloween a bit more sophisticated.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Don’t forget to snap a shot of your Halloween décor this year and upload them here for a chance to win a $500 gift card from Wayfair!
Thank you Wayfair for sponsoring this post.
I was featured at the housewarming party over at Brook Berry Designs.