Black and White & Red All Over Halloween Tablescape

I was really planning on styling a black and white Halloween table setting, but somewhere along the way I veered into a black and white Halloween tablescape that became a lot about red. I started out with black plates for my black and white theme, but when I stopped into my local grocery store found that roses were on sale two for one.

A black and white checked placemat with black dishes on it and a white dish with black owls on the white plate.  The words Halloween tablescape blog hop and date of October 10, 2023 are over the photo

I am so happy to be joining a group of wonderful bloggers, each sharing their own Halloween themed tablescape. Much thanks to Rita from Panoply for hosting this tablescape blog hop!


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The Halloween tablescape:

Upon first glance this doesn’t look very Halloweenish (is that even a word?). But Halloween doesn’t always have to be orange and black. Seriously! Did you see my pink Halloween mantel?

An overhead photo of a red rose centerpiece, white pumpkins with black bats on them and red and white floral plates

These white jack o’ lanterns are definitely an expression of Halloween! They are so much fun when the lights go down at night!

Two white jack o lanterns and a place setting of red and white plates.

Halloween table place settings:

Each place setting is anchored with a black glitter charger plates. These are great for special occasions like New Year’s Eve, but fit my concept for this Halloween table, too!

A place setting of a black glittery charger plate and silverware.

The crystal water goblets and wine glasses are Navarre by Fostoria. I have never had good crystal and treated myself to these from Replacements.

A close up of two crystal goblets with red roses in the background.

The star of my place settings are the beautiful crimson and white dinner plates. These are Arcadia Crimson rimmed porcelain dinner plates that are both microwave and dishwasher safe.

Brown leaves and a dinner plate in red and white

Instead of topping each dinner plate with a salad plate, I selected the matching Caskata Arcadia Crimson canape plates.

Another overhead photo of brown leaves, white jack o lantern, white pumpkin with black bats on it, a plate stack of red and white dishes and white napkins with bats on them

Silverware handed down from my mother and her mother is Wild Rose by International. This is such a treasure as I know it is now being used and treasured by the third generation.

Another overhead photo of brown leaves, white jack o lantern, white pumpkin with black bats on it, a plate stack of red and white dishes and white napkins with bats on them

These bats are a great addition to any of your Halloween decorating ideas. Just $7.99 for 88 bats!

Another overhead photo of brown leaves, white jack o lantern, white pumpkin with black bats on it, a plate stack of red and white dishes and white napkins with bats on them

A white napkin was placed beside the forks. I placed a couple of mylar black bats on top of each of the napkins. I thought these would make great place cards, but there was no writing on the mylar!

White napkin folded with black bat on it and two silver forks.

Halloween centerpiece:

I began my centerpiece with two garlands and three branches of these old maple leaves. These have been my favorite new fall decor item this season! You can find them on Etsy! These made a base for my white pumpkins.

The middle of the table holds a white faux pumpkin filled with a fresh flower arrangement of red roses and white babies breath.

Red rose centerpiece, white pumpkin with a black bat on it.  Two crystal goblets and red and white plates on a black charger plate.
Overhead shot of red rose and white babies breath centerpiece.

My white jack o’ lanterns with their features painted black and filled with battery operated fairy lights are such fun!

White jack o lantern

Sticking some of the mylar bats to the white jack o’ lanterns added a bit to the spooky fun!

Two white jack o lanterns

By removing the bats and jack o’ lanterns you could easily change up this for a fall tablescape.

Brown leaves, red rose centerpiece and a white pumpkin with a black bat on it.

Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop Participants:

Please visit all of these participants!

Panoply – There’s a Little Witch in All of Us
Home is Where the Boat Is – Halloween Rules
Hyacinths for the Soul – Pumpkin Wishes and Candy Corn Kisses
Everyday Living – A Grand(s) Halloween Party
Pandora’s Box – “Hey Pumpkin, What’s for lunch?”
The Bookish Dilettante – October Vignette: Think Pink!
Thrifting Wonderland – Dinner With Ghoulish Gourds
My Thrift Store Addiction – Elegantly Eerie Arachnophile Tea Party
Dinner at Eight – A Hauntingly Delightful Halloween
The Cats’ Whiskerz – Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”; a Halloween Tablescape
Life and Linda –  Happy Boo Tablescape
The Painted Apron –  The Witch’s Hat
Me and My Captain – Black is the New Orange
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Broom Parking – Halloween Tablescape
Celebrate and Decorate – Black & White & Red All Over for Halloween! – YOU ARE HERE!
Red Cottage Chronicles – Orange and Black Halloween Tablescape
My Hubbard Home – As the Crow Flies| a fun tablescape to celebrate autumn

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  1. Chloe, What an elegant table for Halloween using red instead of the traditional orange! I’m glad the ‘red all over’ comes from your beautiful plates and roses instead of blood which was my first thought when I read your post title. 😊 Gorgeous crystal and silverware and your bats and jack-o-lanterns add just the right spook factor! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy October! 🎃

  2. Chloe, I love the whimsical white jack ‘o lanterns and your table setting is charming–adding the red and white plates was a great call! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Oh, wow! This is very different. I love your red plates and roses with the autumn leaves. I like how they contrast with each other. Your Jack-o-lanterns are so cute illuminated: their expressions are so cute and funny! Your stemware is beautiful, and they complement your plates. This is one of my favorites: I love the red! Happy Halloween!

  4. I have a weak spot for pumpkins, Chloe, and loved how you incorporated them in your tablescape. The red and white plates are so distinctive and put a new twist on the holiday. A nice and unexpected combination of colors. Have a wonderful Halloween.

  5. Chloe, your red, black, and white Halloween tablescape theme is fabulous. There are so many beautiful things on this table. The roses and babies breath are stunning. I love the Caskata dishware and it must be really special to be the third generation to use the silverware. The Navarre stemware from Fostoria is just gorgeous. The Jack-o-lanterns and bats are the perfect nod to the occasion. It was great to join you on this blog hop and have a very happy Halloween!

  6. Pretty Table!! not your traditional Halloween colors! Your rose centerpiece, beautiful stemware and your pretty silverware bring this table to another level!! I like the bats and the jack o’lanterns adding some spookiness! Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

  7. Chloe, I seem to have lost the first comment so I’ll give it a second try. I love the red, white, and black theme that you chose for Halloween! You have so many beautiful things on this table. The roses and babies breath are stunning. I love the Caskata dishes and it must be really special to be the third generation using the beautiful silverware. The Navarre stemware by Fostoria is just gorgeous. The jack-o-lanterns and bats add the perfect nod to the occasion. It was a pleasure to hop with you and wishing you a very happy Halloween!

  8. Lovely table Chloe. The red is so elegant. Those plates and the crystal goblets are gorgeous.
    How fun those jack-o-lanterns are. The old maple leaves is perfect. You can use them all through fall. The bats add the whimsy. Always a pleasure hopping along with you.

  9. Chloe, I love your non-traditional Halloween table. The plates and Fostoria are so elegant! The roses are beautiful and I love the addition of fall leaves, as well as the bats. It is always a pleasure to join you at one of your creative tables. Happy Autumn!

  10. Elegant and spooky Chloe! The red roses are unexpected but you made them work with your pretty plates and black and white. The bats are fun, and they add whimsy to your fancy cut crystal and silverware. I love the fairy lights inside the Jack o’lanterns, lights really make things magical!

  11. Chloe, this witchy woman will have to pull her velvety shawl from the sideboard and brush off her best broom to come and enjoy your elegantly stylish Halloween table. That Caskata dinnerware is beautiful (and Facebook ads tempt me over and again, so thank you. I’ve just shopped vicariously through you!). Your crystal and silver are the perfect added elements, as are the glittery chargers. Those bats just the right touch to the table, and I bet it looks spookily fun at night with those jack-o-lanterns. You’ve built in a style that’s certainly flexible enough to change out just those couple items to take it to a whole other theme, whether that be Christmas or NY Eve. I love style like that. Thank you for bringing those creative ideas to the blog hop and helping readers to see the flexibility in basic table elements!

  12. So glad you went with black and RED and white!–it was a perfect inspiration. And as a gal who lives in GA, I have to say it made me think of the DAWGS, but we Georgians are programmed that way at birth–think there’s an implant for that ; ) My favorite things are the gorgeous goblets and those plates–well, they are just to “die for.”

  13. Elegance with just a taste of Halloween! The red plates and red roses bring a lot of energy to the table (and who wouldn’t take advantage of 2-for-1 flowers!). The chargers are fun, the silverware is gorgeous and the crystal is beautiful! (btw I have the Navarre in blue — great minds…) I like the changes you made to the jack o’lanterns; the black rims really accentuate the lights. Enjoyed hopping with you! Have a Happy Halloween

  14. Chloe, I like the happy coincidence of the red touches with the black and white. Your golden leaves are the perfect touch to pull this all together for autumn. Well done! Happy Halloween!

  15. Chloe!!!!! And here I thought the black and white and red all over was a newspaper! Silly me! LOL. Love your table and the plates and roses are gorgeous. Your pumpkins are adorable and as an aside, I love the chairs to your table. Is that set new? I don’t remember seeing them before…but don’t go by me…we drove by a house here in the Cape the other day and I said ‘oh look at that new house’ and the Captain looked at me with “that look” (if you know what I mean) and said…that house has been there for years! Yikes! Have a great Halloween my friend.

    1. Hi Kari, thanks! It was a different table for sure. The chairs are the ones I have always had at that table, so you must have just missed them! I do know what you mean about “that look”, though!

  16. Gorgeous as always Chloe! I love the pop of red from the centrepiece, and oh my goodness, those plates! Great idea illuminating your jack-o-lanterns with fairy lights! And I am swooning over your glassware. The pattern works perfectly for Halloween, but would be equally at home on a more formal table!

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