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Last week, I gave a glimpse into my dining room decorated for Halloween with my new mid century buffet. Today, you get to see the whole room and the eclectic table centerpiece I put together.
We haven’t done much to this room since moving in over the summer. I put up new curtains and moved in our table and chairs. That is about it!
You enter our home through the foyer where the dining room is directly to the left. It’s one of the first impressions visitors get, so I have been doing my best to keep it tidy! Our previous dining room was at the back of our home and was a walk through to several other rooms, so clutter tended to fill it up. I am glad that has not happened with this space.
This home offers a lot more storage than the the last, though, so that is a huge help in keeping things organized. I used to think it was only a fantasy! It’s still hard maintaining it with three little ones, but I am doing my best.
For the table, I put one Jarrahdale pumpkin in the center, surrounded by several empty vintage brass candlesticks. I used spider webbing
to drape over the pumpkins and candlesticks…simply pulling and wrapping it around until it looked right…as much as cobwebs can look “right”? Sort of going for an old abandoned house look. Where only the critters dare to enter….
Owen had a giant spider in his toy bin that he generously offered as a Halloween decoration. I put it in the center with a faux black rose
. A couple of glittered crows
have landed nearby. The rest are up on the chandelier.
The chandelier is filled with a murder of crows (I know it might be weird, but I kind of love that phrase. I read the history of it, and while many think it is because crows and ravens gather around a dying or dead animal, it was more likely formed during a more poetic era)…and more creepy cobwebs (really just tattered and stretched out cheese cloth). I will share more about that this week.
I gave all of the details of the buffet vignette on Friday. Here are a few more glimpses of it.
And, of course, the wall of bats. My mom cut them for me on her Cricut and I arranged them from smallest to largest. I actually love this so much, I think I’ll be sad when it’s time to take it down! It makes such a fun, whimsically spooky statement when you walk by the room.
The kids are loving spending time in here and even though this is technically the “formal” dining room, we do use this space for all of our meals. The eat in kitchen area is pretty tight and only has a kids table in it just yet! So this is a real space that we do use, just in case you might think it’s just for looks. It is definitely not.
Here are Owen and Hazel enjoying “breakfast for dinner”: when we made sausage and pancake “bats”! It was a special treat that they both loved 🙂
I hope you enjoyed our whimsically eclectic Halloween dining room. I know that Halloween is just over a week away, but I still have more spooky decor to share with you, so it’s going to be a busy week here! Come back soon and be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!
Source List (or similar):
Trevelin Dining Table // Raymour & Flanigan
(no longer available but they do carry similar)
Black Glitter Crows
Till next time…
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