The Witching Hour Halloween Tablescape


We’re gathering for the witching hour and a little spooky fun,

Park your broom at the table and fuel up for your midnight run.


Pottery Barn, a favorite haunt, had spooky salad plates on sale,

With four iconic images~ one, a black cat with frightful tail.


A second one, a witch in flight, perched upon her broom,

Flying in for Halloween by the light of a crescent moon.


And it wouldn’t be Halloween without the quintessential Jack,

Carved with a face so menacing, in colors, orange and black.



A Haunted House, the last icon is the theme for our spooky cake,

For directions on assembling one, click HERE on how to make.

DSC_9418.1 Licorice windows, candy corn walls, and turrets with twisty pops,

Add some pumpkins, rock candy, & chocolate ghouls~ pull out all the stops.


Warning: “Eat at Your Own Risk”, but the choice is up to you,

 May you Rest in Peace with candy bones, providing a little “Boo!”


Inside the haunted castle walls, a votive lends a spooky glow,

If Death by Candy is your fate, what a way to go!


Black trees wrapped in burlap provide some eerie atmosphere,

Bare branches reaching out, to make you shiver in fear.


 “Eat Up Witches” party picks give all witches the green light,

To indulge in old-fashioned candy treats, to your heart’s delight.


Black stemless glasses are adorned with candy corn and bats,

Filled to the brim with Pixy Stix and lollipops with witch hats.


With our scary smiles, we witches aren’t concerned by tooth decay,

Eat all the candy and sweets you want, without worries or delay.


“Party Up Witches” straws from Pier 1, await your bubbly brew,

Take caution and steer clear of spidery webs, as you’re sipping through.


Skeletal hands hold polka dot pumpkins in the their scary grasp,

Found creeping along the aisles of Target, spied with a *gasp*.


My rhyming is now complete as you wait with bated breath,

The spooky fun is over, hope you’re not scared half to death. <|:>)

The lucky witches of my Eat, Drink & Be Witchy Giveaway are:

Paula in Indiana : Blending Wand, aka, Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Hand Blender

Kitty @ Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen:  Cupcake Kit, Decorating or Potion Sprinkles, Potion Stirring Spatula, and Silicone Halloween Baking Mat

Frannie M: Drink Up Witches Straws, Eat Up Witches Party Picks, Witches Brew Mulling Spice Punch Mix with Demon Dust Rimming Sugar and a Wilton Pretzel Witch Shoe Candy Mold

Ricki Jill, Art @ Home: Skeletal Hand Servers, Pocket Pie Press, Wilton Candy Eyeballs and Happy Haunting Pot Holder


Congratulations to the winning witches, I’ll contact you by email and fly your goodies to you!


Thanks to all who entered, Happy Haunting!


Witching Hour Table Details:

Halloween Icon Spooky Salad Plates / Pottery Barn

Tablecloth & Napkins / HomeGoods

Chargers / HomeGoods, last year, (also available at Tuesday Morning, Pier 1, Pottery Barn)

Swirl White  Wine Glass / Mikasa  

Black Stemless Glasses / Libbey, Harris Teeter

Flatware  / World Market

Polka-dotted Pumpkins, Skeletal Hands, Trees / Target

Tinsel Placemats, Drink Up Witches Straws & Party Picks / Pier 1

Spiders  / Michaels

Haunted Castle Cake Tutorial and Details / found HERE


Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

Tablescape Thursday

  45 comments for “The Witching Hour Halloween Tablescape

  1. October 7, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Oh Mary! I love what you have done with this tablescape! I looked at those pumpkins at Target…think I will go back and get them! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!

  2. October 7, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Oh my gosh, what FUN, Mary!! Congrats to all the lucky winners but actually we ALL fit into that category because you’ve given us soooo many wonderful ideas!! You’ve out done yourself on this one!

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    October 7, 2015 at 7:27 am

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners especially the one from Indiana my home state. I’m so glad that there are other Hoosiers that like this site!! Your table is spookylicious 🎃🎃🎃. I just love, love everything on it. I particularly like the polka dot pumpkins. I could go on and on but I want to leave space for others!!! Thanks for sharing!!! 🎃🎃🎃

  4. Michelle
    October 7, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations to all you lucky gals! Enjoy your goodies🎃🎃! Thank you Mary, for the festive table scape!

  5. Lil D.
    October 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

    This table setting is gorgeous and so festive! Two of my boys have never been Halloween fans (!) but I think this fun tablescape might sway them a bit. And the castle cake… Awesome. Loving the flatware also. What an inspiration!

  6. October 7, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Such a gorgeous and creative table! There are so many adorable details I don’t know where to look. It would be wonderful to be able to sit and enjoy this in person….

    Great job!

  7. Sandi Lee
    October 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Love everything as always. Does Target have the skeletal hands this year? I have been looking for them every year since you first got them and used them holding napkins. Thanks for your help and all your wonderful creations.

    • October 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Hi Sandi, I haven’t seen them again in the store or online, I look every year :)


      • Sandi Lee
        October 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        I’ve been checking on EBay as well and so far no luck. Do you want some more if I find them. I would love to have 8.

  8. October 7, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Gorgeous Halloween tablescape, I need to get me those plates! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    xo – Michelle

  9. Sandi Allen
    October 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

    What Fun! Love your table display!
    Congratulations to the winners!!

  10. October 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Oh Mary, I am absolutely thrilled to be the winner of the baking goodies. My grandchildren at Nana’s Cooking Camp will be so excited to have a Halloween session with your generous gift!!!!
    You always inspire us with your magical creations, but today it was also through your words and the lyrical poem.
    Thank you so very much, Mary! My grands and I look forward to the goodies flying to my home. 😘

  11. October 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Oh, Mary, what a wonderful Halloween table! Love the polka dot pumpkins and Pottery Barn plates (checking their website today!). Your haunted house is an edible piece of art (love the votive in the middle for atmosphere!). And thank you for your fun rhymes. A great way to start the day! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  12. October 7, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Another bewitching table Mary….love those PB spooky plates….congrats to the winners…..back from a long trip and catching up with you!

  13. franniemeshorer
    October 7, 2015 at 11:15 am

    a spooktacular time will be had by all
    in this favorite season of colorful fall
    a party we”ll have with witches stew
    and green frothy bubbly icky goo
    with wonderful prizes that we have won
    the grande-pumpkins and i will have such fun!

    thank you so very much mary .. what a delight to read that we have won a set of fun treasures to celebrate our favorite holiday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


  14. Melodie Strickland
    October 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations to the winners!! Mary what inspiring decorations you create–you are so talented!!


  15. Bonnie Keearns
    October 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Love your creative flow; it’s inspiring to all of us. Thanks Mary!

  16. Kim S.
    October 7, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Dearest Mary, of all of your tables I have seen, this table is by far my favorite!!! It is pure eye candy! Of course I love Halloween and decorating for this holiday is so much fun. Your tablescape has given me so much inspiration! Thanks so much for your posts. One question…do you get to keep all of the wonderful items you use to create your tables??? I’m just thinking how fun your world must be!

  17. October 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    You’re just too delightfully clever…
    i have to share it with my Greensboro Niece…the Halloween Queen…

  18. October 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Everything is so much fun…you have too good a time!…Thanks, Sandi

  19. October 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Congrats to the winners-I know they’ll have fun with the goodies Mary! Still think those skeleton hands were a great purchase and my favorite plate is the cat:@)

  20. bobbi duncan
    October 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Mary, I just don’t know how you can keep coming up with one beautiful tablescape after another! You are such an inspiration. Congrats to all the fortunate winners. Happy fall to all.

  21. October 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    You are a poet too!!!??? There is NOTHING you can’t do and do beautifully! I am in awe. This table is beautiful, I love the suptle orange color, the tablecloth and napkins are SO pretty! Every detail is wonderful. Congrats to the winners!!!

  22. Paula
    October 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm


    Thank you, I’m so excited ! :) It will definitely come in handy. And Thank YOU for sharing all these wonderful posts, I know you put a lot of work into them ! I just bought one of those cute pumpkins today , so cute! I bet the trick or treaters love coming to your house !

    Your number one fan from Indiana
    p..s. thanks everyone

  23. October 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

    What a fun fun table! I love the spooky plates, well, I love everything, such a creative table!

  24. October 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Oh Mary! How fun it would be to eat at your table! You make every holiday a real EVENT! So glad you told where you found the polka dot pumpkins as I’m on a polka dot roll this year! Hope you stayed all nice and dry this weekend with the rains. We think we’ve lost most of the plants in the garden because they were underwater too long!

  25. October 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Don’t you just love Halloween Mary, I swear every year it gets bigger and better! So many temptations and things to amuse, I love all your touches, especially the spider web topped glasses! Your haunted castle is quite at home surrounded by all things witchy. Death by chocolate sounds like the way to go, congrats to all the lucky winners!

  26. October 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks again, Mary, for hosting such a wonderful, generous giveaway. I’m thrilled to have won such fun prizes! I love the vintage looking plates on this post. They bring back memories of childhood! The cake is simply AH-mazing. LOVE it! I would love to make one with my girls.


  27. October 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Mary, your decorations are always so beautiful and picture perfect! I don’t leave as much comments on your blog as I should since I regularly follow you, but I love all of the fun Halloween baking projects you have! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Pottery Barn was totally picked out of Halloween when I went this week, boo.

  28. October 8, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    This tablescape is so fun! (I love the poem too!) I have a similar castle cake pan and I never thought to use it for a haunted castle cake. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. October 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Hi! I love all of you creativity and never miss a blog! I wrote you an email and sent it to the email address I got from your section entitled “Contact me” about 5 days ago. I hope you got it. I asked you about storage, and especially about the Black witches shoes in the one of your previous posts. I was wondering where you got them. I just love them. I also told you about myself and how talented I think you are. Thank you. Laura

    • October 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Laura, Thank you for visits and sweet comment! I’m sorry I didn’t get your email, I’ll check my spam folder and see if it landed there. The shoes came from last year, you can see them in my Potting Shed Happy Haunting post. I’ve seen some fun lace up witch shoes on Amazon here:

      • October 10, 2015 at 3:29 am

        Dear Mary, Thank you so much for the information on the shoes! I just love how creative you are!
        Have a wonderful Autumn!

  30. Joni
    October 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    This is charmingly wicked. I never thought to make a haunted house with a castle pan. Everything just scrams Halloween fun on this page!

  31. October 9, 2015 at 1:52 am

    So many wonderful ideas at your Halloween tables, Mary. Makes me want to plan a party!
    Congratulations to the winners. Fun prize packages!

  32. October 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

    What an awesomely spooky table setting!

  33. October 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    This table is so fun. I love it! You pulled out all the stops!

  34. October 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Wow! The cake looks amazing!

  35. October 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations to all of the ladies who won. Your creativity is so inspiring Mary! Love all of your Halloween decor!

  36. October 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    What a fun and festive table. I adore the Halloween plates and your spooky castle is ah-mazing!!!
    XO Barbara

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