Welcome back to our haunted home tour. Today we’re going to take a peek at the dining room and kitchen.
I love to set a spooky table in the dining room for Sunday Supper.
I grouped my lovely collection of Dollar Tree rats in one vignette this year rather than spreading them out around the house. It reminds me of the time that Clary’s in Savannah was photographed one night after closing through the windows with rats crawling all over the tables. It was called “the rat show” and people came out for a look. I never stepped foot inside there again. ha!
Each place setting got a white ceramic pumpkin on top of the folded buffalo check napkin. These were new finds this year in the dollar bin at Target! I love them for a few reasons… 1. they are cheaper than real mini pumpkins and 2. I’ll be able to use them for years to come.
The burlap chargers belong to bestie P (I really need to return them!) and the black and white spode plates were a gift from Mother before I was married.
The cachepots are relatively new and are from Pottery Barn. I had a gift card and a coupon that was expiring so I got them. I feel like they are more Sister’s style and may end up passing them along. Once again I’ve employed my flower arranging tips from a novice in putting these together.
While I kept things all black and white in the dining room, I had a lot of fun with orange in the kitchen. I mean, why not?! It’s HALLOWEEN!!!!
Since it’s been a fave the last couple of years, the Scare up some Cereal bar returned for 2016. This year I stocked the jars with Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Chex, both compliments of General Mills. I’m trying to offset some of the boys of candy corn laying around with better for you cereals. :-) I found the white skeleton hands at Michael’s for a dollar or two and think they make a great addition to the usual line up.
I’m still madly in love with the Keurig. Now that the littles can operate it solo, I think Halloween and Christmas are perfect times to kick up the fun factor a little with hot chocolate and apple cider pods, flavored syrups and mix ins. At this moment they are literally waiting outside of this room for me to take my pictures so that they can devour the first hot chocolates of the season… The monogrammed mugs are from the Dixie Delights Shop and you can find the flavored syrups here and syrup pumps here.
I have a few Halloween plates and have swapped out some of my oyster plates for these.
Over in the breakfast area we are all set up for a pancake breakfast. Again, the littles are chomping at the bit to get in here :-)
I picked up a few more Jack o Lantern chandelier shades from Ballard Designs this year and love having them in the kitchen. I also added two felt wreaths from Target on the doors. Our spooky hologram pics from Memento Mori in Magic Kingdom are back again this year. They are SO good and SO worth all the double takes we get from visitors.
We’ve got silver dollar pancakes from Trader Joe’s, with syrup, mini chocolate chips, pecans and sprinkles ready for the hungry pack of animals waiting in the wings. It’s our first Halloween breakfast of the month!!
On the hurricane front, Mother and Daddy-O made it home Monday morning and Sister and her family shortly thereafter. Nobody has power yet but they really needed to see their homes with their own eyes. Mother said Savannah is like nothing she’s ever seen before – trees and debris everywhere and National Guard patrolling the streets – but that the damage could have been so much worse. She did take some pictures of their home but has a “dumb phone” (as they call them) and no power so she can’t send them to me yet. She said a few of their exterior light fixtures were blown off the house and they have a huge amount of clean up ahead of them. Some Beach lost half of a shutter and had a tree limb go through the screened porch. Again, they feel so thankful knowing that it could have been much worse. On behalf of my whole family, THANK YOU for all of your thoughts, prayers, emails, calls and texts. <3
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED