Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Disney's Haunted Mansion Table

There is one place that we love to go during
October, and that is Disney!

We adore what they do to the Haunted Mansion
at Disneyland.  It is transformed.  This lovely hearse
that we found at Home Goods this year just reminded
us of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and as we
would probably never see this piece again, we
just had to grab it right away!!  They actually had
two, so one for us and one for my daughter.

Another trip to Home Goods, just recently, produced
these treasures - white and gold haunted house plates.

We knew right away they were the perfect companions to our Haunted Mansion Hearse.  These were love at first sight.

Who would imagine elegant gold and white
china with a haunted house!  Some designer 
was having too much fun.

So to our table - all black and elegant gold.  What a stunning
Halloween table.

The layers consist of a metallic gold placemat,
a heavy gold ceramic gold charger, and three layers
of the Lux gold Haunted House dishes.  Yum!

The gold and cream napkins remind me of
iron work fencing and they are topped by fun
haunted house fence pieces found at Dollar Tree this year.

Here's another fence piece from Dollar Tree.  They normally
have been surrounding my Dept. 56 Castle Blackstone,
but they were thrilled to be part of the Haunted Mansion Tablescape.

This is a mansion, mind you, so the best gold
goblets came out of the cabinet.

There is something scaly about this gold flatware,
when you showcase it on a Halloween table.

Even Mickey can look a little scary.
(We purchased a fun acrylic canister at Wal Mart
and I added Mickey's scary head with a little vinyl.)

Let's have a little dessert too.

Some lovely tombstone marshmallow peeps - 
perfect for the Haunted Mansion.

Just like Disney, for Halloween, the magic begins
after dark, when the candles are lit.

We can't forget our Ghost Host!  Some more vinyl fun
with my new Cricut, on a blackboard.  We are loving the
black and bright gold theme.

Two fun metal haunted houses fill the center of the table,

along with our golden candelabra, our treats and of course
our hearse.

Makes me wish we were in Disneyland right now for
Mickey's party, but this table is a fun reminder.

As the ghostly female guide says as you leave the Haunted Mansion

We hope you hurry back to 
visit us at
Purple Chocolat Home.

I will be posting this with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Wow this is very elegant! That hearse and the new dishes were a wonderful find. Have a great Halloween!

  2. I had to refrain myself from buying those fabulous plates Jacqueline! You really set the perfect table with them, that hearse is just too fabulous! Of course your haunted mansion centerpiece is the icing on the cake! Who needs Disney when you can enjoy all the treats at this table!

  3. So must have had lots of fun setting this table scape, it turned out awesome....
    Wishing you a very Happy Halloween....


  4. Absolutely perfect. What a stunning welcome to the Ghostly Feast.

    My mind just closes down around the logistics of all these fabulous goodies, and how many tables you must have for all these spectacular displays, and the packing away and storing, and the getting out and knowing just WHERE THEY ARE when the time comes again.

    You young folks with all that creativity and energy provide such a source of entertainment and amazement, with all these lovely things to look at and OOH and AAH over. Oh. My. SCHTUNNING is the word.


  5. Jacqueline, I would have never thought of gold and black for a Halloween table. The golden silverware is just wonderful with this table. I love it. The hearse and those new dishes are just fab. Love all your details, especially the food ones. You are having fun with your cricket machine. You and Beaulah have sure been up to a lot of fun this year. Happy Halloween. Joni

  6. I love gold and black. I did a table last year with those colors. Truly creative, beautiful and spooky. Stunning centerpieces. Gotta love the Home Good store for gorgeous dishes. All of the gold just s shines...Truly elegant and spooky.

  7. Boy what a stunning table this is truly gorgeous. I wish my Home Goods store carried stuff like this.
    I've never even seen some of the stuff you buy and I hit three different stores. all your Halloween tables have been beyond AWESOME.Susie

  8. We used to go to DisneyWorld almost every Halloween for about 4-5 years before our girls got too active in high school sports. The Haunted Mansion is the best! What a fun table and great memories :)

  9. Yes, Rachel, I do a lot of stacking and storing, and I pretty much know where everything is! BUT - wanted gold placemats for all of these. Couldn't find them so alternated with black - today I found hubby had stuffed them in the cabinet under the sink in the half bath!!! What?!!
    If I put them away, I know where they are!!

  10. I couldn't resist those plates either when I saw them at HomeGoods this year! Your table is over the top, especially with your hearse centerpiece! Love your goblets and napkins too!


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