Black Cat Trading Company and Halloween Tablescape

Celebrate Halloween with tablescape inspiration from 21 table stylists and bloggers. You’ll find spellbinding, spooky and ghostly Halloween tablesettings with pumpkins, witches, black cats, skeletons and more.

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

In anticipation of Halloween, I’m cackling with glee to be part

of a Halloween tablescape blog hop!

You can find additional Halloween table inspiration

from 20 table stylists at the bottom of this post.

When witches go riding and black cats are seen Halloween countdown calendar | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

A black cat easel provides a countdown to our favorite holiday . . .

Halloween is just 20 days away!

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Welcome to Black Cat Trading Company,

aka, The Potting Shed . . .

The Witch is In!

The Witch is In: DIY Halloween Wreath #diy #halloween #wreath #witch

The Witch is In DIY Halloween Wreath

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

When the calendar page turns to October,

we’re all about Hocus Pocus!

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Established in 1875, Black Cat Trading Company

specializes in Potions, Brews and Elixirs. . .

Witch’s Handbook | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Our Witch’s Handbook and Book of Spells are full of charms . . .

Witch’s Handbook | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Book of Spells | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

And our cauldron is bubbling nonstop

 for your every need!

Spider Fluids Witch Potion Clears Throat and Dry Spells Hallow Apothecary Plate | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #witch

Our Spider Fluids are known far and wide to clear the throat and prevent dry spells.

In need of something a bit stronger?

Spider Venom, dungeon distilled and 100% deadly | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Our Spider Venom is dungeon distilled

and guaranteed 100% deadly. . .

Potions Book | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

We’re proud to offer Frank N. Stein’s ‘Eyes of Frog’. . .

 pickled for easy consumption to improve your hearing.

Frank N. Stein Co. Eyes of Frog *Improve your hearing and pickled for easy consumption* Hallow Apothecary Plate | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #witch

We aim to please so it’s also sold in elixir and in powder form!

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat

Need better night vision?

Night Owl Elixir | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #witch #potion #elixir

Never fear, our Night Owl Elixir

will do the trick and is 100% organic.

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

 Wolf Claw Powder is recommended for

for the ‘Incurable Itch’. . . { *shudder* }

Wolf Claw Powder Hallow Apothecary Plate | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #witch

Beware. . .it may contain nightshade. . .

Dr. Howl & Sons Inc. Snake Tongue Brew for Muscle Spasms Hallow Apothecary Plate | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #witch

And look no further than Dr. Howl & Sons’ Snake Tongue Brew

to eliminate those painful muscle spasms.

We’re proud to say it’s all natural and chiropractor-approved!

Authentic Black Cat’s Hiss | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Our claim to fame is our patented and authentic Black Cat’s Hiss.

Supply is limited and it’s available only through October 31st!

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Cat tails are a potent and key ingredient, used in

 90% of our Potions, Brews and Elixirs . . .

Cat tail lollipops | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Along with a lethal quantity of candy corn!

Black cat teapot with candy corn and cat tails Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

🐈‍⬛ 🎃 🦇 🧹 🧙‍♀️🍭 🐈‍⬛

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Black Cat Mugs / Walmart, several years ago

Black Cat Teapot, Grace Teaware / Amazon

Assorted cat figures, tins, cat straws / Walmart & Michaels, several years ago

222 Fifth Hallow Apothecary Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago

Plates / Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard and Mikasa Swirl

Black Cat Trading Company Sign / Etsy

Witch’s Handbook, Spells and Potions books / HomeGoods

Black Cat Napkin Rings, Napkins / HomeGoods

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.”

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this Halloween tablescape blog hop!

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

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

Pandora’s Box – Snack Hour Portable Tablescape
Bleu Belle Interiors – A Sweet Halloween Table
Me and My Captain – And the Band Played On
Everyday Living – Halloween Critters and Treats
My Hubbard Home – Halloween Inspired Fall Tablescape – The Best of Autumn
Panoply – Apothecary’s Mystical Halloween Laboratory
Debbee’s Buzz – Spooky Spellbound Halloween Centerpiece and Table
Home Is Where the Boat Is – Black Cat Trading Company
Thrifting Wonderland – Practical Magic Halloween
Red Cottage Chronicles – How to Set a Halloween Tablescape Fit for a Princess
Life and Linda – If the Shoe Fits
The Little Yellow Corner Store – The Debonair Vampire, Leonard
The Bookish Dilettante – Halloween Tablescape: Midnight at the Ball
My Thrift Store Addiction – Jadeite Whimsy: Seasonal Tray and Table Setting
The Painted Apron – Slightly Spooky Halloween Tablescape
Bluesky at Home – How to Set Up a Sweet Halloween Buffet
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Table of Vexing Vermin
Zucchini Sisters – Halloween Table Top Decor with Skeletons
Celebrate and Decorate – Halloween Tablescape in Gold and Black
Dinner at Eight – Welcome to Ghostly Hollow!
Karins Kottage – A Bewitching Black and White Tablescape

Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

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Black Cat Trading Company Halloween Tablescape | © #halloween #tablescape #blackcat #potion #elixir #witch

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Tablescape Thursday

  40 comments for “Black Cat Trading Company and Halloween Tablescape

  1. October 11, 2022 at 6:19 am

    WOW! You sure know how to do HALLOWEEN! WELL DONE!! 🎃🧙🏻🦹🏼🧛🏻‍♀️💀👺👻🧟‍♂️🕷🕸🦇🎃🎃🎃🕷

  2. Bren
    October 11, 2022 at 6:24 am

    I love love love all your beautiful tablescapes! You have such an eye for color & detail! I was wondering where and how you store all your different dishes and decor. I too love collecting China and linens, and most are stored in bins. I’d rather be able to see them on open shelves but have no space. Do you have a system? Thank you for all the joy you bring with sharing your talents & lovely lake setting! Xo Bren

  3. October 11, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Lots of fun Mary! I love the countdown calendar:@)

  4. October 11, 2022 at 6:59 am

    Mary, your attention to every detail is amazing. I had no clue there were so many potions, brews, and elixirs. Most look mighty strong and scary. If you don’t mind, I will just grab the lethal quantity of candy corn. The countdown easel is so cute. The black cat teapot and black cat mugs are perfectly filled with candy. I keep saying you are the “Queen” of halloween. Your love and enjoyment shines through!

    What a treat to join you in the Black Cat Trading Company aka The Potting Shed! Have a fabulous Tuesday 🎃🖤🎃

  5. October 11, 2022 at 7:48 am

    What a fun time we would have if we visited your Potting Shed! The Black Cat Teapot and Black Cat Mugs are fabulous! Those elixirs are a wee bit scary so I’ll stick to the yummy treats.
    Another fun Halloween Table from the gal who loves to share amazing Halloween Inspiration!
    Happy Tuesday!

  6. Shirley @Housepitality Designs
    October 11, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Nothing says Halloween more than your Potting Shed Aka The Black Cat Trading Company! 🐈‍⬛ My heart skips a beat when I see that spooktacular wreath on the door. 🧙‍♀️You have risen the love of Black Cats 🐈‍⬛ of Halloween to a new level every year! You always amaze me with your impeccable attention to detail. You have been an inspiration to me over the years!! Your passion for anything Halloween shows through your over the witch’s broom creatively! Happy Halloween Mary 🎃

  7. October 11, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Mary, I am spellbound by your collection of retro and vintage inspired tableware and decor! What mystical fun! Wherever do you store everything lol?! Your black cat familiar makes such a spooktacular Halloween theme. Especially like the black cat teapot — so cute! And, what a collection of potions, poisons, and “cures” you have my dear! I’d love to hop on my broom and come visit for a spell.

  8. Anita
    October 11, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Mary, your posts are always the best! I’m a longtime admirer and your whimsy in today’s post is so very happy! I’m not a fan of Halloween, but you could convert me with your clever and cute inspiration! Your mix of colors along with a talented eye for composition are grand champion quality post after post. It seems your creativity is endless and it is most appreciated. You are quite simply awesome!

  9. Rita C.
    October 11, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Meowee! I’m dying over here with all the details! I must’ve had a bit too much of that dungeon distilled (🤣) spider venom. Nothing less than what I expected, your shed full of potions and elixirs is totally the cure-all for any cat who may be on the fence as to loving a good Halloween theme carried out. I adore all the details spelled out with each photograph, which I carefully inspect so as not to miss any of it. The plates are fabulous, each one with its labeling, and all the cat elements – rings and napkins, mugs, statues – would raise the hair on the backs of all my crazy cat lady friends! Thanks for bringing your magic to the hop, Mary, It’s spellbinding! 🧙‍♀️🐈‍⬛🎃

  10. October 11, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Mary, I knew your post would be fantastic! I love when the potting shed is the scene for your amazing table settings. Every detail speaks of your incredible talent! I’ll be back again and again studying every nuisance. I put out my pumpkins and touches of fall, but will skip my Halloween decor this year. I’ll return to this fun setting to get my Halloween fix. It is all spellbinding!

  11. Mary Anne
    October 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for the joy you bring….with every season..but most of all my beloved HALLOWEEN! yOU ARE INCREDIBLY AMAZING AND SUCH AN INSPIRATION….

  12. October 11, 2022 at 9:07 am

    I feel like I’m in the Shakespeare play Macbeth. “Double Double toil and trouble”. There are so many cute elements to your garden shed table. Starting with the front door wreath, taking it all in at once is a challenge and deserves and second look!
    Happy October,

  13. October 11, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Mary, I love your fun signs and whimsical black cats! As always, your table setting is delightful! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    October 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Mary, I always enjoy a visit to your potting shed! You have created the most fun Halloween display. My kids would have loved this when they were little. You are so creative, and I loved reading all the entertaining dialogue that you added. I giggled at the “lethal dose of candy corn.” I made the mistake of sitting some out. I can’t stay out of the stuff! It is always a delight to join you on these hops!

  15. Clara
    October 11, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Mary, Your potting shed is adorable! Love all the black cats items. You always make everything look so cute and inviting! (I visited the Mothership and purchased the pretty Royal Stafford plates and salad plates. Thanks for the preview; I was in sensory overload! Lol) Clara❤️

  16. October 11, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I would love to sit in your potting shed, full of potions and black cats, and share spooky stories! What a fun table! Happy Halloween!

  17. October 11, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Mary! WOW I love it all! So many unique pieces and fun ideas! I think next year we should all come to your house for a live tablescape party in your shed! I always love seeing what you come up with every year. Great job!


  18. Mary Anne
    October 11, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Where did you find that darling Halloween countdown???? I L O V E IT!

    • October 11, 2022 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Mary Anne, I found it at Michaels a few years ago. 🐈‍⬛🎃🧹🧡

  19. Kari
    October 11, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    So entertaining as usual Mary, I would expect nothing less from your talented fingers at this time of year. I adore cats and when I first saw your title…my mind went to the black cat fireworks first and then to a wonderful black cat I used to own named Panther. He was beautiful and just a bit naughty from time to time but I enjoyed him none-the-less. I love your potions and elixirs and the potting shed should be on the cover of a magazine, with your permission of course.. (sorry, didn’t mean to bring up old memories). I agree with Shannon, the candy corn is my waterloo…build it and I will come.
    Happy October!

  20. October 11, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    What a Halloween Hoot Mary! So many cute and amazing Halloween things, I swear I can hear cackling with glee! I don’t think I could eat food off of those descriptive plates, yikes, and don’t think I could lick a cattail lollipop :) I do miss Rod and Rowena, they must have been dying to come to your little dinner party… Love your black cat count down calendar and the black cat sign, Freaky & Fabulous Mary!

  21. October 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    What a fun setting you created in your potting shed, Mary. I’m really loving the vintage look of everything that you did. The potions sound lethal, but the treats are amazing! Thanks for your creativity. 👻 🎃 🐈‍⬛

  22. October 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Mary, I love your black cat collection that is so retro. Of course, all of your potion signs and bottles. I could use a swig of some of the potions and with a few aches and pains, I could use some of the powders. You always display things in an extraordinary way. So fun. I love the traditional black and orange and adore your black cat napkins. Have a wonderfully spooky Halloween.

  23. October 11, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Bravo Mary, you never cease to amaze me with your fun ideas. A kid at heart. i would love to shop with you. Your Black cat Trading Company is funtastic. I love the theme and the cute signs. Coordinated candy as well. Your creepy potions are perfect with this fun theme. The potting shed looks fabulous for this frightful table setting. Always a pleasure to join you Mary.

  24. October 11, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Mary, cats are favorites at our house and it was great to see them happily featured in your tablescape. I loved the retro feel of the signs that surrounded your table setting. So many great Halloween colors blending together to create one look. I probably need one or two of those potions. Happy Halloween!

  25. Ricki Treleaven
    October 12, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    How cute, Mary! This takes me back to c. 1971 when I was in First Grade. I dressed like a black cat for Halloween, and the mask looked like a few of your cats in your tablescape and vignettes. Everything is so cute, and I love the teapot most of all. Our oldest daughter would love one just like it because she love cats, Halloween, and tea. The Halloween Countdown sign is very cute, and the wreath is stunning. I would love to make something like that! Happy Halloween!

  26. Paula shoaf
    October 12, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Mary ~~
    Having a Black cat she definitely thinks October is her month to misbehave!! She loves your shed with all of the Halloween decor , her favorite !! I too love all of your decor, you always do it right !!


  27. October 12, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Mary, I love the retro vibe your Black Cat Trading Company gives off. It brings back fond memories of Halloween when I was little- with the plastic masks!! You have so many cute details that just converts your potting shed into special Halloween haven of years gone by!! From all the potions and elixirs to the unusual colorful candy- there is just so much to feast your eyes on!! It is always a pleasure to hop with you!! I hope you have a fun Halloween!!🧡🎃

  28. Jo
    October 13, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Mary, Always enjoy your Halloween tablescapes! Many thanks for the links provided to all your blogging friends. 🎃 🦇 🧹 🦇

  29. Marion
    October 13, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Mary we love the vintage Halloween articles. You have a SPOOKTACULAR way with Halloween. Enjoy the day.
    Happy Halloween
    Marilyn,Joan,and Marion

  30. Chloe Crabtree
    October 13, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Mary, what a lovely way of styling the potting shed for Halloween! The vintage cats and all of the signs remind me of Halloween celebrations years ago! The plates are great! You never disappoint! Happy Halloween!

  31. October 15, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Mary, I have been transported to a spookily charming gathering of witches and their black cat familiars. And I love it all! Each detail adds to the shivery feels. The vintage look of the cats goes so well with all the potions and elixirs. A delight to explore! And the narrative is marvelous! Such a pleasure hopping with you!

  32. October 15, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I always think of you as the Halloween queen and you never ever dissapoint!

  33. October 18, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Oh Mary! What a fun and whimsical Halloween table filled with black cats and the best potions ever! The black cat mugs are equally cute and menacing! I especially love all the potions! I mean, can you get any better than dungeon distilled at Halloween time! Those plates were a great find. Black cats are adorable, but just creepy enough to make my skin crawl a little bit come the spooky season!

  34. October 21, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Mary, I just love when you set a table in your lovely potting shed. Your retro inspired Halloween decor is right up my alley! It’s a perfect combination of cuteness with the smiling cats and creepy with the potions and elixirs! It’s always fun to hop with you. Happy Halloween!

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