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Music Of The Night: Halloween Tea Party (With Beethoven!)


Hello and welcome to the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by the amazing Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate! If you are coming over from Home Is Where The Boat Is or if you just happened to stop by today, I am so happy to have you here!

Today I am sharing my “Music of the Night” themed Halloween Tea Party in the music room. The famous composer Ludwig Van Beethoven is hosting the party! Since no Halloween party is complete without a game or two, how about a game of Clue? For our version of the game we won’t be asking, “Who did it?” but rather, “Who was it?”


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Here in the center of the music room Beethoven is having a Halloween tea party with his immortal beloved. But just who was Beethoven’s mysterious immortal beloved?  As you read through the post, look for a clue or two that might be a hint as to whether or not Beethoven’s mysterious love is at the tea party (in spirit of course!)  Click the file below to listen and play along!

Fur Elise


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Perhaps it was one of his many opera singer students…



Or maybe one of the many lovely young ladies who gathered around the piano to listen to him play.



The little raven seems to know all, but if you ask him for a clue he will only squawk  “Nevermore!”




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Like the modern rock stars of our time, Beethoven was no stranger to the affections of adoring women who swooned over his exciting new music. He was known to have had many romances, but only one immortal beloved.





Whichever love it may be, Beethoven has set the tone for mystery and romance at his moody “Music of the Night” Halloween tea party.



Although Beethoven was German, he spent a great portion of his life in Paris. Evidence of French style can be found in the Halloween party decor around the room.


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A collection of mismatched black and white vintage dishes and tarnished silverplate utensils adorn the table.


A vintage silverplate tray is styled with various vintage junkin’ finds and a small bouquet of  “dead” roses.






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The genius Beethoven was known to reside among disheveled stacks and piles of his own sheet music, compositions and scores. Well played pieces of sheet music have been used as place mats for the tea party.


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Beethoven often held concerts at the most beautiful castles, courts, and cathedrals. Perhaps this mug is from a collection of souvenir mugs from each haunt. (*Mug and saucer pattern~Fransican Ironstone Rustic England)


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Last year Beethoven dressed as a pirate for Halloween. This year he has opted for a more fitting character, The Phantom of The Opera. Like the Phantom, Beethoven had an immortal love for a music student or performer, but the love was unrequited.

Moonlight Sonata


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Do you think any of the nameless faces in the antique photographs could bear a likeness to Beethoven’s mysterious true love? Of course photographs were not invented until a year after Beethoven’s death in 1826, but there were many paintings in his time…


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Beethoven has left a few small Halloween gifts “For Elise.” Perhaps the gifts will give us more clues as to which lovely lady at the tea party is actually his immortal beloved, (*Some historians believed she may possibly have been named “Therese” or Elise.)


His gifts include Halloween candy (what a charmer!)


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A small gold filigree piano trinket box and a beautiful black and white toile du jouy egg trinket holder filled with vintage treasures would delight any lover!


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A beautiful orange cameo brooch for Halloween, and the finest violin rosin a composer could afford…aha!  A possible clue!


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Could this beautiful masked tea party guest be the mysterious Elise?


She is most hauntingly beautiful!

July 5, 1812:

“My angel, my all, my very self…

Love demands all, and rightly so… No doubt we shall meet soon; and today also time fails me to tell you of the thoughts which during these last few days I have been revolving about my life — If our hearts were always closely united, I would certainly entertain no such thoughts. My heart overflows with a longing to tell you so many things — Oh — there are moments when I find that speech is quite inadequate — Be cheerful — and be for ever my faithful, my only sweetheart, my all, as I am yours. The gods must send us everything else, whatever must and shall be our fate — your faithful Ludwig” 


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The two could have made beautiful music together!


Music Of The Night Halloween Tea Party Vintage Halloween DecorWhoever the mysterious Elise was, it is no question that Beethoven’s true passion was his own music.


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It looks like Beethoven has forgotten all about the Halloween tea party and is concentrating on his latest composition. (*Beethoven often would forget to eat, being fully absorbed in composing for hours on end.) 


*Copy of a portion of the authentic Fur Elise composition by Ludwig Van Beethoven (April 27th, 1810)


With Beethoven’s attention turned to the music in his mind, it seems that it is time for this little Halloween tea party to come to an end. We will leave Beethoven alone with his immortal ghosts in the music of the night.



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(Keep those fingers curved and wrists up!)


I hope you have enjoyed the Halloween Tea Party and that you have learned something new about Beethoven! As a music teacher I always like to incorporate a little music lesson in my blog posts when I can. If you are interested in learning more about this mysterious romance, you can read more here. I also highly recommend the movie Immortal Beloved(affiliate link). It is truly inspiring!


Beethoven also joined me for Tea this past spring. For more fun music history facts and vintage tea party ideas, check out A Classical Tea For Beethoven and Me.

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And for more “hauntingly beautiful” Halloween decorating ideas, don’t miss this post:


You can also party with us over at the Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Link Party now through Halloween! Bloggers may link up all of their beautiful Halloween posts, and blog readers are welcome to join us for all the fun inspiration!

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Now it’s time for more beautiful Halloween inspiration from the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop! Next up is  Knock It Off Kim. I am sure you are going to love her Halloween tablescape!  You can find the rest of the tour schedule below.  I know you will enjoy them all.


Home is Where the Boat Is Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Knock it Off Kim | Stately Home Lane


Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge 
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Loveland Lodge 


Me and My Captain | Debbee’s Buzz 
Sweet Sensations | The Painted Apron


Camelot Art Creations | The Little Yellow Corner Store
Zucchini Sisters | Celebrate & Decorate


Red Cottage Chronicles | My French Twist 
Blue Sky at Home

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you will come back tomorrow for the Bountiful Baskets Blog Hop. It’s going to be full of even more beautiful fall inspiration!


Have a very Happy Halloween everyone!


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  • Reply Mary

    Amber, Your Music of the Night Beethhoven theme is hauntingly beautiful. I love how you wove a little history throughout your post, combining the spooky touches with the hand, sheet music and instruments, pretty transferware and beautiful black and white toile du jouy egg. So many wonderful things to see in your room…your attention to detail is spooktacular! It’s a pleasure to blog hop with you this week!

    October 22, 2018 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Mary

    Aacck… Beethoven! 🙂

    October 22, 2018 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Ann Krucek

    Wow! What a beautifully haunting post, I can’t even say table because it is the whole scene and mood you have set! You have transported us in time with all of your wonderful details. My favorite is tha skeleton hand with the bejeweled lace cuff and the spider incrusted diamonds. I have this sudden urge to listen to classical music now. Happy Halloween!!!

    October 22, 2018 at 8:15 am
  • Reply A quiet life

    Wildly creative and and stunning photography, thanks for the fun!

    October 22, 2018 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Chloe Crabtree

    OOOOOOOH! I should have known you would incorporate some music into your Halloween tablescape, and I LOVE how you did it! Just creepy enough! You really have come up with a spooky feeling, I almost feel like I can hear the music drawing me in! Great job! Thank you for joining us again! I look forward to touring all of the basket posts tomorrow!

    October 22, 2018 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Desiree

    Love this!! So much detail throughout this beautiful setting! I love Victorian style and this is spot on!???? happy hoping with you!

    October 22, 2018 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Wowza Amber, this is one fabulous, creative, and truly spooky scene! Your music room is such a great place for truly mysterious fun and I have been lapping up every single detail…you truly went all out and not only made it scary for Halloween, but managed to make a game of teaching us about Beethoven…Wonderful!! I will enjoy coming back for the basket posts tomorrow!

    October 22, 2018 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Marsha

    Oh my goodness…I feel like I am on the stage of a theatrical set. Your tablescape and Halloween decor is perfect for a mystery movie. I love the musical element to your theme. So many wonderful details that create such a grand and dramatic scene. The old photos and postcards are a charming touch to make it a Halloween setting of the past. I was thrilled to see the well dressed skeleton hand brimming with fine jewelry. Such a fun, spooky and elegant tablescape.

    October 22, 2018 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Kari Rogers-Miller

    Beautifully done Amber, I love the way you told a story incorporating it into music. A girl after my own heart as I like to have music play with my posts too. Being a music teacher, I knew your post would be musical and I do love Beethoven. Spooky and beautiful tablescape.

    October 22, 2018 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Marty

    You amaze me. This is so fun. I love it all.

    October 22, 2018 at 10:47 am
  • Reply wendy robbins

    wow – this is too beautiful to be a Halloween decoration. It looks perfectly curated and fit for a museum. You are very talented! I love how you dress up Beethoven for special occasions. So much fun!

    October 22, 2018 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Kim

    Such fun, Amber, and obviously, beautiful! Your table and post were both so wonderfully done – I just love the addition of Beethoven’s music in the background and was instantly drawn into the story you weaved as well as the setting! Outstanding, truly!

    October 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Debbee

    I love everything about this tablescape! Elegant, vintage and hauntingly beautiful…wow! I’d like to transfer it all to my living room. It’d look fabulous next to the black grand piano and my son’s cello.

    October 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    This is incredible! Absolutely love the inspiration. It looks like something that belongs on a movie set. I can hear the haunting piano music so clearly when looking at your tablescape.

    October 22, 2018 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Beautiful haunting tea party Amber. You have created a very eerie tea party. Love the touches you have added, including the fingers on the piano with jewels. Music is so appreciated and you have told quite the story here. The old photos really make everything pop.

    October 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Haley

    Wow this is amazing! Every little detail is absolute perfection! Love joining you on this fun blog hop!

    October 23, 2018 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    As a fellow musician, I adore this tea party. You are so creative in creating and carrying out a theme to perfection. Beautiful details!

    October 23, 2018 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Sandra Garth

    Oh my, there are so many lovely details here and you rocked this theme. Very unique!

    October 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber, everything about your tablescape and room is gorgeous! It’s vintage and just the right amount of creepy without being gross and gory. The skeleton hand with the ring and bracelet are my favorite thing about your tablescape, but it was really hard to choose a favorite because everything is just so stunning! So happy to be on this hop with you!

    October 23, 2018 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    I forgot to add, I love how you always find the perfect tableware to go with your seasonal themes!

    October 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, your music background was certainly put to good use in designing this party tablescape. The attention to detail is amazing and impressive. What an elegant tea party this would be. Definitely Pinning.

    October 24, 2018 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Angelina

    I loooooved this Halloween theme! The music was fun to listen to as well as I read the post, I love Beethoven’s music. One time I was in Germany and stumbled upon a huge square with a big towering German gate behind it and they were playing Beethoven’s 9th… and I thought to myself, is this what it was like when he was alive? I digress… I love your beautiful table.

    October 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Super fun to read and look at, Amber! You are quite amazing!

    October 25, 2018 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Amber, I hope a magazine sees this and publishes it. Your creative table, story and all, is incredible. You didn’t miss a detail. This is one of the best Halloween tables ever!

    October 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Maureen

    What a wonderful Halloween mystery. I loved listening to the music and it really set the stage! So creative and simply stunning!

    October 26, 2018 at 6:03 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Maureen!

      October 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Connie

    Bravo! Bravo! This is absolutely magnificent! Nothing about this I didn’t love! Can’t wait for an encore!

    October 26, 2018 at 9:16 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Mom!

      October 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Girl, this is outstanding. I love your theme and execution. The music room looks beautifully “mothballed” lol. It’s like walking into the room of the era. Love your creative mind at work.

    October 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Rita! I knew you would “get” this post! Thanks so much for visiting dear friend!

      October 26, 2018 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    This is stunning, Amber. What a perfectly haunting way to celebrate. Your creativity and details are all fabulous. Having been a history teacher for my career, reading the snippets of Beethoven’s history was a wonderful treat.

    October 29, 2018 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Olivia

    This is a story! Connection and making people feel something is the most incredible gift that anyone can give to people, the world. Fabulous blog post!

    The photos are fantastic! 🙂

    November 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    How in heaven’s name did I miss this post last year!! Absolutely love it!! Congrats on the feature in Elle Decor!! It is well deserved!!

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