Welcome to a magical night of candle lit enchantment and seasonal tastes in an enchanted forest tablescape.
Can you imagine a magical table set in an enchanted forest? My mind wandered to the elements of such a table. Maybe a table set with dark and moody -a little spooky a little elegant for Halloween. Maybe a little of both, somewhere in the middle. An enchanted table where spells are discussed in dimly lit nature setting. I imagined my table to have a time worn look of spooky vegetation, dark, a glow from candlelight with an enchanted ambiance. I even thought of having dark green frogs. Not to eat. Just to jump around the table for entertainment. Ha, ha. Warning – no frogs will appear in this post.
The truth be told this table has evolved over several days. It has been a work in progress from the moment I completed and photographed. I’m only disappointed that the photos cannot possibly do justice to the overall mood of this table! But I’m sure going to try my best to give you a good look… so I’ll warn you that this post maybe a bit photo heavy!
Join me as I take a look at each and every detail that went into creating this bewitching table decor.
Moss Pumpkin – A Touch of Whimsy
Now let’s get down to all of the spellbinding details…. a focal centerpiece when designing a tablescape is what’s on the center of the table. Here, a moss-covered pumpkin in a black urn with trailing grapevine takes center stage. I opted for this in lieu of a floral arrangement. I simply glued moss to a faux pumpkin and created a stem that one might see in an overgrown forest for that touch of whimsy.
Can you see that crazy stem?
Here is a look at the faux pumpkin as I glued moss to the outside. Now this is messy. Moss gets everywhere! Don’t get squeamish about the mess. Spray glue and apply a chunk of moss. Keep going until you have covered the pumpkin.
As you can see here, I put a large plastic bag down before I started gluing and applying moss.
Spell Binding Details
On the table of mostly black – the added colors are purples, and green in combination with the apothecary jar of dried oranges. Black and purple candles keep the mood dark. I wanted some deep dark elements- like the drippy black candles which have that wonderful effect of looking like they’ve been burning forever. Purple candles were added for the elegant and to work with the color theme of the grapes and plums. I wanted rich dark fruits like plums and purple grapes for the deliciousness in the decor.
Purple and black drippy candles add to the spooky vibes in the enchanted forest. Wouldn’t you agree?
Ravens for a Touch of Spooky
Don’t forget the ravens. All witches have black ravens for pests – I mean pets. Ha, Ha.
I filled the table with many candles in different holders – crystal, silver tea light holders, small mercury glass, black horseshoe candle holders, a black candelabra, and a black bottle for a black drippy candle. I grabbed every moody candle holder I could find… The more candles, the better. Anything to shed light on a dark enchanted forest table.
My only rule was that everything must be dark and moody and little green for the enchanted forest feeling that I was going for. Let’s make it a fun, a Hocus Pocus style Halloween table!
A bottle of Redemption burns brightly with a black drippy candle in exchange…. in an enchanted forest. If you only knew who drank this bottle of brew…
Keeping with the theme of an enchanted forest a few ravens are scattered for a touch more of the spooky. Ravens are a perfect addition to any enchanted forest theme, don’t you think?
I wrapped grape vine around the moss covered pumpkin and let it do its thing. As it dried the vine continued to add the eerie on the table. I left the vine to look natural wrapped around like it might be growing there in an enchanted forest.
A black pumpkin… only for this table.
A mix and not a match…
I happen to collect vintage silverware and random dinnerware. Mostly not sets… just individual pieces. I like tables piled high with random dishes. Here, all black dinnerware has been gathered from different locations. The vintage silverware has been gathered from antique vendors and yard sales. These tarnished beauties tied up with green ribbon were a perfect complement to this table!
Goblets with bubbles of green accent each place setting ready for brews and potions.
I hope you enjoyed this enchanted forest tablescape. This is a perfect setting for having a witch inspired Halloween party, or just an excuse to have your best witches over for a girls night… I certainly hope all of my tips and projects come in handy! As always, drop me a message if you have any questions or need some planning advice. Thanks for stopping by Rustic and Refound!