Set a Tim Burton–like setting for the holiday with offbeat pieces, from menacing bottle openers to a perfectly ghostly candelabra.
By Lynn Andriani
This 1.25-gallon vessel made from handblown glass will take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Set it atop the tree stand ($49) or just place it directly on your table, filled with warm or cold apple cider or a classic punch.
This stoneware, claw-footed server looks like it was plucked from a fairy-tale dining table. It can hold 135 ounces of soup (try this seasonal Curry Carrot-Ginger Soup), which is enough for about 25 first-course servings.
Bring a Bride of Frankenstein mood to your table with this piece by British designer Jon Russell. It's made of flat Lucite panels with glass cup inserts that hold four taper candles. The lit candelabra's flickering light gives any room a ghostly feel.
We never run out of ways to use toothpicks when entertaining. These sparkly ones are good for finger sandwiches, appetizers (like these Bacon-Wrapped Halibut Bites), cupcakes, Bloody Mary garnishes and even steaks (use them to tell guests which ones are rare and which are well done).
Tinsel Mini Picks, Pier 1 Imports, $3 for 24, Pier1.com
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