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I know some people love to hang onto summer forever, but fall is my absolute favorite New England season. I’m feeling all of the cooler weather, leaves changing, sweater-wearing kind of days ahead. So when my friends at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! invited me to see all that’s new in their stores for fall I was super excited! The shelves were stocked with tons of new items, as always, and got me really inspired for the season ahead. I was especially inspired by checking out the fun Halloween items that were in the store. My interest in Halloween has definitely spiked since we had so much fun celebrating with Jane last year. She was the cutest little mouse, and beyond delighted at the idea of any holiday focused on candy. In all of my years of tablescaping I’ve never done a Halloween-themed table and knew that it was time to add one to the blog! I found a ton of black and white pumpkins in the Christmas Tree Shops andThat! Halloween section, along with some cozy black and white fall plaid plates and a tablecloth to match. I’m not the biggest fan of the color orange, so I loved sticking with this black and white scheme as the base of the table design. In the kitchen section of Christmas Tree Shops andThat! I found some dark smoked glass tumblers that fit perfectly with the black and white tones of the other table pieces. As I started to put the ideas together for my spooky spread, I realized that these black and white pieces were perfect not just for Halloween but also for an everyday entertaining table setting too. The tablescape could do double duty with a few small tweaks! To give my tablescape a decidedly Halloween look, I found some more playful white pumpkins with faces, a fun wooden decorative skull sign, and some creepy crawly spiders to place on each plaid place setting. There were SO many fun Halloween decorations to choose from at Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, it was hard to narrow it down! Keeping everything in a sleek black and white theme made it look cohesive. I added sunflowers and a few warm orange and yellow seasonal fresh flowers for pops of color. To switch up the tablescape look and make it a little more fall and a little less halloween, I simply pulled out the more theme-y pumpkins and decor items and filled them in with additional fresh flowers, keeping all of them in a warm, colorful palette. A few extra blooms on the plates replaced the spiders and tied everything back to the centerpiece. Both the fall look and the halloween look relied on all of the same black and white table pieces, a rustic wood board to corral the decorative pumpkins, and some pumpkin-spice cookies nestled in a galvanized metal bowl. The rustic wood and galvanized metal pieces are some of my favorite go-to pieces that I always find at Christmas Tree Shops andThat! — I love how affordable and on-trend they are! I really enjoyed how both looks turned out, and can’t wait to use more of these fun pieces as we get further into the season. All that’s left to do is fill those glasses with some cider and get the parties started!