David and I took some of his restored furniture to our fall festival, a venue for local artisans, this weekend. We were so excited that we sold well and hope to do it again next year. This table and chairs sold well.
We also sold a couple of nice stools. Unfortuneately, I only seem to have made a photo of one of them.
The Victorian rocker that I told you about last week also sold and we were thrilled to get a good price for it.
We did have to load up a few things to bring home that didn’t sell, like this gorgeous Duncan Phyfe table. But that is part of being in this business, and we know that we will eventually sell it in our booth.
Or…we could go to another event…
Yes, I signed us up for the next event in our town. It is actually called Beehive Marketplace and is a great place to start holiday shopping. It showcases local artisans like the festival this weekend, but it also has local vendors who deal in different merchandise, like antiques and collectibles.
Well, we decided that we won’t know if we don’t try, and I do want to try to sell some of my items as well as some of David’s furniture. So I will spend the next few days going through some of my merchandise and deciding what to take to the Beehive Marketplace. David will continue to work on furniture for his private customers as well as do a few more pieces to take to the Marketplace. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
Believe it or not, this story now brings me to today’s tablescape. As part of selecting what to get ready for the Marketplace, we were going through some things that we had stored for a long time. In an old cedar chest, I mostly found trash, but David pulled out a lovely black tablecloth in wonderful condition.
I used it over my white tablecloth as the base for this Halloween table. It was perfect for this time of year.
I used black plates as the base for my Pfaltzgraff Halloween plates.
Because the table is already pretty dark, I chose purple napkins instead of black. A brass napkin ring looks great with this pretty napkin. San Remo flatware is the perfect choice for this place setting.
Of course, I had to use purple goblets to continue the theme.
I wanted the centerpiece to be dramatic, so I pulled out my brass candelabra and black candles. I love using this candelabra, especially at this time of the year.
A simple skinny witch and “mercury” glass candle holder with a black votive finish off the centerpiece.
Of course, the drawback to using this much black is that it does not show up well in my photos. But I love my new tablecloth and foresee a lot of uses for it at this time of the year.
Then I moved to the kitchen table, where I layered my vintage Fire King Laurel Leaf plates on top of square Wal Mart plates and Halloween placemats.
To make the place setting a little brighter, I used my Cracker Barrel small plates for the top layer.
Napkin Lady napkins in ghost and pumpkin napkin rings and my Chateau flatware finish the setting.
For my vignette, I chose a small jack-o-lantern and a couple of miniature candleholders. I’ve had all of these for many years, and I still enjoy using them every year.
I love my humorous Halloween kitchen table.
I also love my more spooky-looking dining table.
I guess I have something for every taste with these 2 tables.
Whatever your taste, have a great season of decorating and spooking!
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