Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broom Parking - Halloween Tablescape

 Halloween is quickly approaching, so it is time for some Halloween fun!

Our tablescaping group has been busy pulling out the stops for a scary good time with our blog hop!

Much thanks to Rita from Panoply for pulling us all together and organizing our hops!  All of the links to the participating table stylist's blogs are listed at the bottom of my post.  Please give them some love as these tables take a lot of time and effort to put together for you to enjoy.


I am all set for a gathering of witches to stir up some Halloween hijinks!

I was inspired by this tablecloth I purchased from HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago.  I just loved the playfulness of all brooms, hats and potion bottles.
I used a layered setting of black square placemats topped by natural loose woven round mats under my plate stack.  Since my table cloth is a bit busy I kept the place settings simple.  The white pumpkin plates are from Kirklands this year.  
Every Halloween I pull out these hobnail goblets - I just love the texture to them.  These were purchased many moons ago on clearance at Kmart after Halloween - one of the best purchases I have made - they have been used over and over again!

The little standing witch's brooms are from At Home.  I am sure they are probably popular with the Harry Potter crowd - but I thought they were just the thing to go with my tablecloth.

This big witch hat with the books centerpiece was from At Home as well.  I added some of my home made potion bottles to hold some necessary ingredients for a good elixir.  

Now it is on to see what our other tablescapers have concocted for their Halloween tables!!

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
The Bookish Dilettante - October Vignette: Think Pink!
Thrifting Wonderland - Dinner With Ghoulish Gourds
My Thrift Store Addiction - Elegantly Eerie Arachnophile Tea Party
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 - You are here!!
Red Cottage Chronicles - Orange and Black Halloween Tablescape


Don't forget your broom on the way out the door!

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween full of Tricks and Treats!!


Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Cute tablecloth and bottles, quite unique! I have never seen the brooms and they are really cute! Such a festive table - happy halloween!

  2. I would love to park my broom and visit at your table Ann! Those standing brooms are so cute and I love the tablecloth! I also love the book stack witch hat centerpiece and the way you always style your mantel to match your table! The broom rack is adorable! I do miss your signature Stampin Up party favors :) Happy Halloween!

  3. Ann, your "parked" brooms are adorable as is your whimsical table!

  4. I love the way you carried out your theme Ann! The tablecloth is so cute with the witches' hats, brooms, and potions. The witch hat centerpiece is perfect and the potion bottles are so cute. Love the black hobnail glasses - they definitely say Halloween to me. Those little brooms are adorable and I love love love the broom parking rack with the spiders crawling up them. I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

  5. Very cute! I love the tablecloth, and I also like how you emphasized the potions with three dimensional potion bottles on your table. The centerpiece with the spell books and witch's hat is adorable. I also like your broom parking *giggles* Happy Halloween!

  6. I always thought it would be such fun to create magic potions and you have done a great job. Really enjoyed all the black and white and the centerpiece of spell books. The boom parking rack is super. Have a very Happy Halloween

  7. Bravo Ann on a very cute witch table. i had bought a similar witch hat and books from our local Ross store. those brooms are so cute. You did a great job on those potion bottles, love the labels. Park your broom is so awesome. The tablecloth is so perfect for your witchy table. I adore those pumpkin plates. i had them in my cart. always a pleasure hopping with you.

  8. I’m cackling with glee to have a virtual seat at your table Ann! I spied that same spooktacular tablecloth you and Rita used for your tables. I adore those standing witch brooms! Love your potion labels and bottles tpo. Note to self: must get some horn dusted unicorn for my potion making. 完 As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy October!

  9. Ann, I love the tablecloth and so wish there was a Home Goods closer than 60 miles away. Your potion bottles and labels are perfect for your table, as well as the standing witch brooms. The centerpiece of the books and large witch hat completes the theme perfectly. It is always a pleasure to join you at one of your creative tables. Happy Autumn!

  10. Ann, you are my witchy sister from another mister!! I love your table design. We are channeling the same vibe, and you can park your broom at my house anytime. Bring the potions, and those hobnail glasses - warts and all - and we could brew up some sisterly fun together for some double trouble! Thank you for participating in this hop. How fun!

  11. A great table, from the tablecloth to the witch hat and books to the elixir bottles. BUT, to quote Scarlett, I am just "pea green with envy" for those white pumpkin plates! They bespeak elegance and taste.

  12. Ann, your table filled with labeled bottles and the brooms on the fireplace are so cute.
    Happy October,

  13. Your broomstick table is enchantingly festive, ready for a Halloween night of witchy mischief! The tablecloth's cuteness is tempered by the striking plate stacks and hobnail goblets. Potions, spells and witchy accesories will make a memorable night for guests. I also like that you extended the fun to the fireplace. Enjoyed hopping with you!

  14. Ann, This is just the sweetest tablescape for Halloween! I love all of the witch theming! Those hobnail glasses are great! I am sure I would be using those often, myself! Those little brooms are adorable! I haven't spotted those...not that I need to buy ANYTHING! Happy Halloween!

  15. Ann. this is a clever theme and just the best fun for a Halloween table. I agre, the black hobnail stems are perfect. What a great find! Love your little broom collection.
    Well done! Happy Halloween!

  16. Ann you have outdone yourself on cuteness...is that a word? LOL ALL The elements fit together perfectly. The brooms are so clever and add just the right touch. I, too looked for your"stamp talent" but it really wasn't needed. Happy October

  17. Oh Ann, your table is darling! Wish we had At Home stores here in Canada. I love the black and white plate stack with those pumpkin plates! Especially enjoy your potion bottles. So fun!!