A Happy Owl-oween Tablescape


I’m at the table with a final post for Halloween before I pack up and put away my cauldron and broom for another year!


I found an owl table runner roosting at HomeGoods, my favorite haunt.


And owl cake pedestal came from Pier 1 recently. . .


Scarily perfect to pair with Better Home & Garden Owl plates found at Walmart several years ago!


Bare twig trees wrapped in burlap came from the dollar spot in Target last year, a tribute to haunted forests. . .


Fitting for raptures of the night alongside Baby Boo Pumpkins!


Owl napkin rings pair checked black napkins with spider webbed ones.


Owl cakelets are a sweet treat rising up from a silicone Woodland Owl Baking Mold from Sur la Table, purchased at our cooking class.


I used a doctored spice cake mix and maple glaze for these owl cakelets.


To doctor any boxed cake mix, substitute buttermilk for water and add one extra egg. Follow the box directions for mixing and baking.


 Maple Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

1⁄4 cup good maple syrup, more if needed


In small bowl whisk ingredients until smooth until you have desired consistency, adding more powdered sugar if glaze is too thin or more maple syrup (or milk) a teaspoon at a time if glaze is too thick.


You can find easy Owl-oween Cookies that are a hoot to make, here.

Owl-oween Table details:

Owl Plates / Better Homes & Gardens, Walmart, several years ago

Owl Napkin Rings / HomeGoods, sevral years ago

Owl Cake Plate / Pier 1, this year

Owl Runner / HomeGoods, this year

Black and white plates, Grace’s Teaware, HomeGoods, last year

Wine Glasses /  Mikasa Swirl

Black tablecloth / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Napkins / Kohl’s & Hobby Lobby

Black tray / Hobby Lobby

Tiered Stand / World Market, several years ago

Plaid throw / HomeGoods, several years ago

Boo Owl Pillow / Kohl’s, last year

Chargers / HomeGoods Treble Clef flatware / World Market, several years ago


Wishing you a Safe and Happy Owl-oween!


Thank you for your visit, I’m sharing with:

Tablescape Thursday

  41 comments for “A Happy Owl-oween Tablescape

  1. Susie
    October 31, 2016 at 5:42 am

    This happy table made my day! Happy Halloween !

  2. October 31, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Happy Owl-oween! I L-O-V-E the table runner.

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    October 31, 2016 at 6:20 am

    HAPPY OWL-Oween to you too!! Love the table!! ❤️🕷🕸🎃🌻🍁🎃🕸

  4. October 31, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Spooky but very gorgeous♥

  5. Sue
    October 31, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Happy Halloween Mary!! As always a beautiful table.xoxo

  6. October 31, 2016 at 7:23 am

    What a treat to see your tablesetting this morning! Love the owl-theme… the owl runner is a perfect addition! Have a wonderful Monday, Mary’

  7. October 31, 2016 at 7:26 am

    What a spooktacularily wonderful setting Mary! Lovin’ your new owl cake stand-really cool! Happy Owl-O-Ween:@)

  8. October 31, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I love your new runner and cake pedestal, Mary. Your WM plates look perfect for your setting. Aren’t those owl cakelets the most adorable treat? How I’d love one of those on this Owl-oween night! 🎃

  9. emily
    October 31, 2016 at 8:33 am

    As always, lovely , creative and inspiring!

  10. Kathi Layfield
    October 31, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Absolutely adorable!! Love all the Owls…they are a “Hoot”! Happy Owl-oween to you also!

  11. October 31, 2016 at 8:50 am

    What a hoot Mary! I love your owl family in all their Halloween glory! I think the owl cake stand is totally adorable, and the owl plates with the black and white are fabulous, well, it’s all fabulous! Love the runner, so cute!!! I hope you have a witchy wonderful Halloween day! And then I guess we have to pack our black hats away :(

  12. Bonnie Keearns
    October 31, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Happy Owloween to you too Mary! What a beautiful play on the season. ..love it♡ And those cakelets look so delicious and are the perfect size too…yum! Sending warm wishes from Missouri :)

  13. October 31, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Really cool table, without being kitschy. I especially like the burlap wrapped twig trees, but it’s how you’ve assembled the pieces over the years, from the various stores, that makes this table look so well put together – it truly was! The cakes turned out awesome. My husband would love those – he loves maple. Happy Owloween!

  14. October 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Happy Owl-oween Mary! This not-too-scary table is perfect for this witch! I love the pedestal and it is amazing how well it works with your plates too. The owl dessert looks delicious–yum–maple! Enjoy wearing your hat for one more day! I’m wearing mine too! Linda

  15. Linda S Sink
    October 31, 2016 at 9:48 am

    You make me howl…with delight!

  16. October 31, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Happy Owl-oween! Adorable detail as always. The cake stand is clever and perfect for holding more than cake. I’m going to copy your owlets using my acorn pan. Thanks for the idea!

  17. October 31, 2016 at 10:07 am

    You impress me with every post. I love owls and you have worked the theme well. Your cookies are adorable.

  18. October 31, 2016 at 10:11 am

    As an owl lover, I loved this.

  19. October 31, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Golly, Mary … you are going to force me into visiting Homegoods and I’ve tried very hard to stay away! I adore OWLS. I need more to add to the Parliament…

    Happy Halloween!

  20. October 31, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Once again….BOO-TIFUL!

  21. October 31, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Beautiful table! Happy Halloween!

  22. Lanita Anderson
    October 31, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    What a fun table, Mary!! I think my favorite is the Owl table runner…..it sets the tone for the whole table! Thanks for sharing – Happy Halloween!! :)

  23. Marilyn
    October 31, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  24. October 31, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Love your table! Really everything is sooo cute. Happy Halloween

  25. Ellen
    October 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I just knew that there would be one last Halloween post today! I am elated with this Owl-oween table, a spooktacular ending to this years treats!! I am always amazed by your delightful imagination. You find so many beautiful things and put them together perfectly, your vision is unerring. Thank-you for all of the fantastic posts and Happy Owl-oween to all of your family!

  26. designingvibes
    October 31, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Omg! I love owls so much, and you nailed this adorable tablescape. In love with this!

  27. October 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Such a spook tackler table setting!!! You are So gifted at decorating and making goodies! Happy Halloween

  28. Ellen Martin
    November 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    You never cease to amaze, Mary!! That Owl-oween table is the most fun and creative! The owl cakelets are the cutest and I’ll bet they’re tasty too. When are you going to publish a book of your tablescapes? The problem would be narrowing down the ones to include. Thanks for sharing your creativity day after day.

  29. Jean Anderson
    November 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I was having a halloween wine tasting ( the wine had to have a Halloween theme) and I found your blog! It stimulated me a lot. I bought a tired and ugly silk flower arrangement, spray painted it black. I put boxes of different heights on my table, then covered it with a table cloth. I followed what you do and it looked super cute and everyone had a wonderful time. We all had a wonderful time. I’m a subscriber now. Keep those great ideas coming!

  30. November 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

    HOWL adorable:) I love the runner and napkins. Didn’t realize HL carried napkins! We have one near us now!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Betty Dotson
    November 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I went straight to the Pier 1 site & ordered my Owl Cake Pedestal! A serious owl lover must have one!!! I was planning a pound cake as one of my Thanksgiving desserts & my Owl will show it off perfectly! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing him with us!

  32. August 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Hello, Mary! I am completely obsessed with this table setting!! Would you mind if I share this on my blog (attributed to you, of course). I am compiling a list of Halloween table setting ideas that I adore. I am also getting ready to go on a hunting spree for that owl cakelet mold after I write this! Those melt my owl-loving heart! Thank you, kindly!

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