Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Black, White and BOO Table Setting and Blog Hop

Rita, from Panoply,  is hosting a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop!

Here is my simple table....

....a table set for two...

...in my dining room...

...a centerpiece of skeleton keys dangling from a tree with a crow atop:

Ghost tins pails hold harlequin flatware and another ghost is ready for a cookie dessert:

Mice are waiting for a little sip of water:

The crow is waiting for a little bite of food:

Lunch will be chicken salad tea sandwiches and fresh fruit!

The side buffet holds a witch and a few pumpkins:

Scaredy cats also have their eyes on the table, waiting for a treat:

The chairs are covered in stripes for the season:

Black, White and BOO:

Where did I find it all?
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check dinner plates
 Ghost plates from Walmart
 Harlequin flatware from Wegman's
MacKenzie-Childs goblets
Cookies from Target
Ghost tins from The Christmas Tree Shop
Black tree from Khol's

Ready for lunch!

Have a Happy Halloween!

I am glad I am not the only 'witch' who lives here!

Enjoy this seasonal cocktail:

I hope you will visit these fabulous sites for lots of inspiration for your 'Halloween Table':

Pandora's Box - Black, White and BOO. YOU ARE HERE!
Home is Where the Boat Is - Happy Haunting Tablescape
The Sweet Sensations - Ghoulish Glam for Halloween
Everyday Living - No Tricks, Only Treats
Life and Linda - Happy Hallow-Queens Party
Tablescapes at Twenty-One - The Spider & the Fly

The Bookish Dilettante - Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop
Red Cottage Chronicles - Black Magic Halloween Tablescape
Me and My Captain - Trick or Treat
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Let's Meet Ferdinand Frankenstein
Hyacinths for the Soul - Whooo's Ready for Halloween

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti I love your happy ghosts. I am a Casper the friendly ghost kind of person and your table is delightful. Your M-C pieces are perfect and your witch has a nice smile amongst your creepy crawly mice and crows. It is a pleasure to have you 'hopping' with us this year.

  2. The ghost plates are adorable....I love their happy expressions on their little faces! They pair perfectly with the Courtly Check chargers. It's fun seeing the details in your dining room, too, like the pretty switch plate cover.

    I really like the black and white theme, Patti, and the cookies are perfect, too. Your menu sounds delicious! :D

  3. Super cute Patti, I love your ghost plates and all the wonderful black and white accessories! Your centerpiece is great and I'm crazy about that cute witch on the sideboard! The cocktail sounds like a perfect Halloween treat, yummy! The striped chair covers look great!

  4. Patti, your table for two is so cute. I do love the ghost plates paired with MKC CC dinner plates. The witch on the sideboard appears to be nice and not wicked. All of the black and white details are perfect for Halloween. A sugar cookie would be wonderful with my coffee this morning. I am so glad your are hopping with us!

  5. Patti, your table for two is so cute. I do love the ghost plates paired with MKC CC dinner plates. The witch on the sideboard appears to be nice and not wicked. All of the black and white details are perfect for Halloween. A sugar cookie would be wonderful with my coffee this morning. I am so glad your are hopping with us!

  6. Fun table for two in my favorite colors! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cute plates and details. Boo! And Scary on! Happy Halloween!

  7. Patti, your tablescape is so adorable. It is whimsical and fun. I love how you used the black and white patterns to set your table. The harlequin flatware is so unique. The little ghosts make me smile and give such a friendly greeting. The caramel cider martini looks so yummy. The witch and b/w pumpkins are your side time really make a great statement along with the striped chair covers. It all announces fun Halloween festivities.

  8. Your playful ghosts are so cute! Love the graphic black and white! A fun way to start the hop :)
    (btw - also love the wall color)

  9. Love your black and white table. The cute ghosts make a statement! They look like friendly ghosts with a smile. The chairs covers look wonderful and so coordinated. The harlequin flatware is darling and fits right in. The cocktails look yummy. You know I absolutely love your witch. A pleasure hopping with you.

  10. So cute and clever. I just found your blog.

  11. Patti, love your cute and boo-it-ful table. Those ghost shape bowls/plates are darling! Black is a key neutral color in my interior decorating and accents that started with a grand piano and went from there lol! So, I adore anything MC and your special pieces. Would love to score harlequin flatware like yours! So nice to have you join us there year.

  12. Ha! I have that drink EVERY year!!! Just made one over the weekend, in fact! I put an orange slice or a splash of orange juice in with it to make it extra fancy, but I like the idea of the caramel rim. Mmmmmmm!!! That's the stuff right there!!! I see our favorite chair covers have come out to play! I've been angling for a tablescape to use mine again, but nothing has come up just yet. I still love them as much as when I first got them!Yours go great with this table setting in black and white! I really like the idea of the "skeleton keys" hanging on the tree. Skeletons☠/Skeleton keys. Very clever! That witch would have to GO at my house. NO woman with a waistline smaller than mine is welcome here!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Nicely done, Patti! Have a great week!!!!!!!

  13. Patti, love the black and white theme. It goes perfectly with the rest of the rooms decor. And I like the look of a friendly ghost for Halloween, and a new drink to celebrate the season.

  14. Patti, I love your black and white check theme for Halloween. Even the flatware has checks! Your table for two looks cozy and whimsical. The cocktail sounds divine and perfect for the season. It was nice to "meet" you! I'm so glad you joined us on the hop :)

  15. I had to chuckle at ‘I’m glad I am not the only witch who lives here’ :) I’d love a cocktail and your ghost pails, plates and cookies are darling mixed with your Courtly Check accessories! Love those chair covers too! Happy Haunting!

  16. Patti, I love how you have used a fun combination of patterns! Your centrepiece is so unique and fun! You have made a simple black and white table so interesting and fun, right down to those lovely striped chair covers!!

  17. Patti, tres chic in the black, white & boo(ze)! That looks really sharp. Those little cookies are so cute, and the mouse totally creepy in a good way. Love the tree with crow. I could use a stiff drink. Oh wait, it's just a little past 7....in the morning. ๐Ÿคฃ Happy to have you as another witch among my coven on this hop, cheers!

  18. So cute!! I just love it when you ladies top a MC plate with something from Walmart or the Dollar Tree!!! Those little ghost plates are adorable, and you have complimented them well with the little buckets and cookies. I love your Harlequin flatware!!! Such a fun table!! Have a fun Halloween!๐ŸŽƒ

  19. Beautiful table, cookies and cocktails...count me in!!! I'm happy the creatures came out to play and Ms. Witch is dressed to the nines and so are the chairs. Great styling and have a Happy Halloween!

  20. Patty, he entrado por casualidad en tu blog y me has dejado impresionada, has conseguido un ambiente de Halloween genial.Las fundas de las sillas, la vajilla,la bruja, los ratones, el cuervo... has conseguido un ambiente de 10. Un abrazo y felicidades por tu decoraciรณn

  21. Patty, enjoyed your "simple" table and friendly ghosts. Especially like the harlequin flatware.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  22. Those plates are a scream, Patti. So cute with all the black and white checks. Your stripe chairs are the perfect fit. Love your utensils.

  23. Your table is definitely 'Elegant Halloween'. I especially love the tree centerpiece!

  24. I love this! I really like you striped chair covers. Perfect for the season. I found your blog through the Halloween tablescape blog hop. I think my readers would love your tablescape as well, so I'd love for you to come by and share on my link parties, Happiness is Homemade (Sun-Thurs) and Traffic Jam Weekend (Thurs-Sun). Hope to see you there!
    Have a blessed week!
    Niki - Life as a LEO Wife

  25. Loved to see black & white table setting, what a style with different looks and design. Really happy to see creativity.