Keeping the Happy in Halloween: A Happy Haunting Tablescape

Find Halloween tablescape inspiration from 19 table stylists and bloggers. You’ll find spooktacular centerpieces and table styling to celebrate a Happy Haunting.

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Happy Tuesday!

In anticipation of Halloween, I’m part of a tablescape blog hop.

Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this hop!

You can find additional Halloween table inspiration from 18 table stylists at the bottom of this post.

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

I like to keep the “Happy” in Halloween, nothing too scary or sinister, so this

smiling Jack-o’-lantern bucket makes a happy centerpiece for the table!

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

It’s served up on a black spider web tray, filled with black paper shred

and Halloween bottle brush trees.

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A tablecloth with more smiling Jack’s, quintessential black cats, bats, and

haunted houses provides a happy foundation for the table,

ready for trick or treating!

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Royal Stafford Haunted House Salad Plates were scared up a couple of months ago

from HomeGoods, a short broom ride away!

Royal Stafford Haunted House plates for A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

This haunted house was established in 1666, with all the spooky hallmarks

of Halloween. . .bats, black cats, rats and spidery webs.

Royal Stafford Haunted House plates for a Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

A witch resides inside, lighting a candle in the window. . .

Royal Stafford Haunted House plates for a Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Joined by a pair of ghostly apparitions . . .

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A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Salad plates sit atop black plates, white scalloped chargers

and black and white check ruffled placemats.

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When it comes to pumpkins, it’s all about the stems!

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Beribboned pumpkins add a festive touch at each placesetting.

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Courtly Stripe Pumpkin Napkin Rings marry a pair of spider web and black napkins.

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Festive straws await our bubbly brew on Halloween. . .

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And black mugs are filled with candy treats . . .

Halloween treats in mug for a Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

Including foil-wrapped chocolate ghosts and smiling Jacks!

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Happy Haunting!


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Table Details:

Haunted House Salad Plates / Royal Stafford, HomeGoods

Courtly Stripe Pumpkin Napkin Rings / MacKenzie-Childs, several years ago

Black and white checked round placemats / Crown Linen Designs

White Chargers and Napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago

Treble Clef Flatware / World Market, several years ago

Tablecloth, Jack-o’-lantern bucket, Spider Tray, Straws  / HomeGoods

Halloween Bottle Brush Trees / Michaels, last year

Black plates & mugs / Mikasa Swirl

A Happy Haunting Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape

 Scare Up A Haunted Castle Cake for Halloween, HERE.

Eat at Your Own Risk Haunted Halloween Cake | © #Halloween #bundt #cake

Warning: Eat at Your Own Risk!

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Click on the links below for more Halloween table inspiration from my blogging friends:

Pandora’s Box – Black, White and BOO
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Let’s Meet Ferdinand Frankenstein
Home is Where the Boat Is – Happy Haunting Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Whooo’s Ready for Halloween?
The Sweet Sensations – Ghoulish Glam for Halloween
Everyday Living – No Tricks, Only Treats
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Got That Feeling Someone is Watching You?
Life and Linda – Happy Hallow-Queens Party
Tablescapes at Twenty-One – The Spider & the Fly
The Bookish Dilettante – Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop
Dinner at Eight – A Haunted Table for Halloween
Red Cottage Chronicles – Black Magic Halloween Tablescape
Me and My Captain – Trick or Treat

Find a round up of 20+ Spooktacular Halloween Tablescapes | © #halloween #tablescapes

And find a round up of 20+ Spooktacular Halloween tablescapes, HERE.

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  48 comments for “Keeping the Happy in Halloween: A Happy Haunting Tablescape

  1. October 12, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Mary, I love the happy in your halloween. The Royal Stafford plates are a fabulous addition to your collection! The smiling Jack-o’-lantern bucket is the perfect and happy centerpiece. I have never seen Halloween bottle brush trees, so adorable in the bucket. I need to order the CL black and white checked placemats, they work so well in many tablescapes. I will have to show my girls your table, they will love it.

    Happy Tuesday 🎃

    • Sue
      October 12, 2021 at 9:41 am

      So, so cute! I agree with you that pumpkins are all about the stens!! Where do you find such cute and festive wrapped chocolate candies Mary?

  2. Rita C.
    October 12, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Super cute, Mary! Love those plates. The witch inside and rats on the steps caught my eye immediately. Love the BOO! worsmithing interjection, definitely fun. You find the neatest things – those bottle brush trees are the ultimate. Thank you for bringing your endless style to the table and, more importantly, to the table!

  3. Cindi
    October 12, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Love everything Halloween but those haunted house plates are just too too perfect for this time of year. You are so creative. Great way to start my day.

  4. Barbie
    October 12, 2021 at 7:58 am

    You put Magic in all you do. Happy Halloween

  5. October 12, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Such a fun Halloween table, Mary!! I love those plates!!! I am almost happy that I did not see those because I am sure I would have snapped them up and done my table with them as well. You always put together the best little candy favors that always have that bit of vintage flair to them, love those!! The bottle bruschetta trees in the cauldron makes the perfect centerpiece for your table. It is always such a pleasure to hop with you!! Have a fun Halloween 🎃

    • Cyndi Raines
      October 12, 2021 at 10:04 pm

      Mary, this tablescape is very much like how I remember Halloween as a child. You met your goal of putting Happy in Halloween. Well done. I also love those little pumpkins and whole heartily agree with you, it’s all about the stems! ♥️🍊♥️🍊

  6. October 12, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I love your new Haunted House plates Mary, what fun! And of course the MKC napkin rings! I haven’t seen Halloween bottle brush trees, very cute and they look great tucked into your smiling jack o’ lantern. The ribbon tied pumpkins are adorable and the mugs of wonderful treats make each place so special. I love the fun side of Halloween, no thank you to the gory stuff! Spooktacular!

  7. Diana
    October 12, 2021 at 8:54 am

    What an absolutely fun Halloween table setting! You have such a gift for decorating. Always enjoy your blog. I do have a question where do you store all the unique tableware? 😃

  8. Ricki Treleaven
    October 12, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Happy Halloween, Mary! Lovely table, especially the witch house plates! The bottle brush trees are festive, too. The tablecloth is precious: I love all the vintage looking images on it. And I completely agree with you about pumpkins: It is all about the stems, and I love how yours are sporting pretty ribbons.

    I’m all about Halloween candy, so the treat-filled mugs are the best! This is one of my favorites, Mary. Too, too cute!

  9. Clara
    October 12, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Mary, Your Halloween table is indeed happy! Love your plates. They’re so cute! Those bottlebrush trees are adorable, especially in your Jack o’lantern! What a splendid idea! Your napkin rings are a favorite. You always have such beautifully crafted tablescapes. Happy Tuesday! Clara❤️🎃

  10. October 12, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Mary, you amaze me with your wonderful tabletop finds. The Royal Stafford plates are such a fun addition to your Halloween tabletop stash, as are the smiling jack-o-lantern bucket and the bottle brush trees. This table shines with your black and orange theme!
    I recently gave my stash of Halloween dishes to my dish loving niece. She has a friend who hosts an annual Halloween party, and thought she might want to loan them out for the party. Yesterday she told me she has been using the dishes for the month of October. I love it that the dish loving gene continues in this next generation.
    Happy Halloween to you and the cute girls. Sadie’s treat table has plenty for all, so bring them over!

  11. Betsy
    October 12, 2021 at 10:42 am

    You have the best Halloween collection and showcase the items so beautifully. I do appreciate your festive Halloween vignettes and, like you, am happy to skip the gory side of this season.

    The inclusion of all Halloween elements on the plates makes them perfect – I love the ghosts! Paired with the cheery tablecloth, and you’ve got another success! All that’s missing is a black cat roaming your home. Think the dogs would mind a new member to your family?!🐈‍⬛

  12. Kari
    October 12, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Another great table Mary. And as you can see, we are all swooning over your Royal Stafford plates. I also like all your candy treats. I didn’t put many out this year…not that I don’ have them, but they remain in the freezer for another year. Yes, I confess to stashing many candies for Halloween, Valentines and etc in large bags to re-use over and over.

    One year, the Captain passed by one of my tablescapes and grabbed a piece of candy and I had to QUIETLY tell him they were not for eating, but for ‘looking’ only. LOL !!!! Of course IF I had invited guests, I would have used the fresh stuff.

    Your tablecloth is adorable as is your haunted cake! YUM!!!!
    It is always fun to see what you conjure up for each Halloween!
    Kari @ Me and my Captain

  13. October 12, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Happy Haunting Mary! The Royal Stafford plates are darling. Such a fun table full of whimsy and candy delights. The bottle brush trees are .so cute and colorful and look fabulous in your smiling Jack-o-lantern bucket. Black and orange is the ultimate colors of Halloween. The tablecloth is darling with the haunted house, cats, and pumpkins. The Haunted Castle cake looks so tempting. Gotta love those Crown Linens black and white checked placemats.
    Always a pleasure to hop along with you.,

  14. October 12, 2021 at 11:57 am

    A delightfully themed table with all the fun things to be found for Halloween! Love the Jack-o-lantern bucket and the spiderweb napkins, and all the details you always include in your tablescapes. I had found ghost and coffin molds for cupcakes – with your cake as inspiration I just might actually use them!

  15. October 12, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Mary, definitely a very happy Halloween table, sure to bring smiles and giggles from anyone lucky to have a seat at your charming and fun table. But, I have such torn feelings about those fab-u-lous plates! What a wonderful find! Even with no space to store any more dishes, I couldn’t possibly gone home from HG without them! They’ve cast a spell on me, and left me with a haunting desire to go out and find some lol!

  16. Rebecca Payne
    October 12, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Simply Gorgeous! I love everything on this table.

  17. Sarah Freed
    October 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Mary, Love your Halloween table designs!
    My grandchildren are visiting soon and I want to give them a pail with some of the candy like the types of candy you show. Please let me know where you purchased these sweets.
    Thank you,

  18. Peekaboo
    October 12, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Mary! I am new to this…the first Blog that I have subscribed to. Your past Halloween tablescapes caught my eye and I am loving this one also. I purchased the Haunted House plates a couple of weeks ago and I just love the way that you have styled them! Yay! This is fun!

  19. October 12, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Hi, Mary! What a nice idea to keep the “happy” in Happy Halloween! Sometimes we forget that little kids can be easily frightened, and to have a happy environment is much more welcoming for them! Your salad plates are one of the best Halloween patterns I’ve EVER seen! There’s an actual story to be told in them! I’m 100% with you on the mini pumpkins…it’s all about the stems!!! The longer and more interesting, the better! This year has been WONDERFUL for finding great ones! You’ve got a LOT of really cute elements on your table that all work together to make something special and sweet and perfect for a more temperate Halloween celebration! Kudos for finding that “sweet spot” where a less intimidating look is still VERY MUCH all about the season! Have a great week!

  20. Pat
    October 12, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Mary, I love the salad plates! And I couldn’t agree more about pumpkin stems. Thanks for the great tablescape.

  21. October 12, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Mary – it is all adorable! I never find the good stuff like you do when visiting Home Goods. Probably because I don’t haunt their aisles on any kind of a regular basis.
    I so agree about the stems. They are a major part of pumpkin charm.
    Happy Halloween!

  22. October 12, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Hello! This table is so festive and cheery for those of us who don’t want to be scared!!! Your salad dishes are fabulous and i also look for pumpkins with unique stems (and then save them for the next years’s projects! I would love a mug of your chocolates – YUM! Enjoy the last few weeks of October

  23. broccoli45
    October 12, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Mary everything looks SPOOKTACULAR and SPECTACULAR
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  24. October 12, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Cute bottle brush trees Mary! Happy Haunting:@)

  25. October 12, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Mary, how creative. Love your story telling about the dishes. The Halloween trees are darling. The dish stack is awesome. You’ve outdone yourself. Happy Halloweening.

  26. October 12, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Oh Mary, that tablecloth and those salad plates are so much fun!! I have never seen either one and I’m in Halloween Heaven! Great job on your happy table!

  27. Marie
    October 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Mary, I have promised myself that I will buy no more dishes, BUT..I don’t know that I could have resisted those Halloween plates if I had seen them. I think they are very special, and I am in full agreement about keeping Halloween happy. For health reasons I have not been doing my usual Home Goods adventures, so I will enjoy your plates from afar. Thank you for sharing them in this table. I love the tablecloth and all the little candy treats. I don’t know where you find the candy you use, but I know the little people in my world would love finding them at my house. Thank you. MM

  28. October 12, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I always love a HAPPY halloween table. I just am nt into the scary part. I never enjoyed Halloween as a child either. Your table, as always is delightful. Love it all. The cake is too pretty to eat!!

  29. October 13, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    The ruffled chargers are a fitting base for the stack and count me in with everyone else swooning over those gorgeous plates. The napkins rings are beautiful and mug of treats is a nice touch. The baker in me is also swooning over that festive cake. Have a Happy Halloween.

  30. October 13, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Mary, What a super cute Halloween tablescape with a vintage twist. I love the tablecloth you used for this table. It has such a retro feel for me. All of the details, including the details in the plates really tells a story of its own. I love bottle brush trees too. The cake adds such a whimsical and festive touch and I am sure tastes fabulous and was fun to make. You found some unique candy too. Some vintage charm in all of it. Happy Halloween!

  31. October 14, 2021 at 8:26 am

    WOW!! Bootiful table!!

  32. October 14, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Mary, your table has so many charming details! I love everything about it! Let’s start with the plates…what a fabulous Homegoods find. I’ve never seen anything like them! The tablecloth has a fun vintage vibe that I love. And who would’ve thought that they make Halloween bottle brush trees? I always look for pumpkins with cool stems, too. I love how you dressed them up with festive ribbon. As always, a delightful table full of eye candy! It was fun hopping with you again. Happy Halloween!

  33. October 15, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Mary, Especially love the tablecloth and the haunted house small plates. As always, the attention to detail is wonderful.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  34. October 15, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Mary, what an amazing combination of some great Halloween decorations. The orange and black trees may be my favorite. What a fun setting for a dinner party.

  35. October 17, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Mary, your table is spooktacular!! I love the smiling jack-0-lanterns! Those haunted house plates are adorable too! I really love the black and white theme with pops for orange. And, that Halloween cake….so fun! Your tables always leave me impressed and inspired!

  36. October 22, 2021 at 3:45 am

    What an adorable table for Halloween! Your plates are the showcase and the bottle brush trees are a fabulous find!
    A spooktacular inspiration you are!

  37. October 23, 2021 at 6:46 am

    Such a fun whimsical tablescape! I just love all the fun detaisl on the dishes- and black and white checks (Halloween or not) are always a favorite. Had fun going through your post.

  38. Jan McF
    October 23, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Mary, your Halloween tablescapes are always my favorite! Matter of fact, ALL your Halloween postings are my favorite! You take so much time to make everything just perfect, and we all appreciate it so much! Thank you!!

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