Thanksgiving Table and Marketplace Update

I mentioned in some of my previous posts that my husband and I decided to be vendors at our town’s annual Beehive Marketplace. It is a venue that is set up inside our cultural center each year to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This was our first time to try selling at this event; our great success selling at our Fall Arts Festival encouraged us to try another venue.

I’ll go ahead and stipulate that we knew that we would not sell as well as we did at the festival. It is a totally different type of event, with different types of vendors and different clientele.


However, I was not prepared to do as badly as we did! I did not make the first sale until after lunch. A little later on, I made my second and last sale of the day.


Yes, you read that right. I made exactly 2 sales all day long and made exactly $3 above the vendor fee.


Oh well, lesson learned. David’s furniture was lovely and lots of people admired it. My glassware and other collectibles displayed well and lots of people admired them.


But no one bought…except for the 2 previously mentioned people.


The good news is that I am now working on cleaning out the dining room…previously a staging area for my Beehive Marketplace items. I even did a tablescape in there this morning and it felt great to be tablescaping again. My white tablecloth finally bit the dust, and I am using a taupe one today. I put the harvest pattern runner on top of the cloth.


I used my square Wal Mart plates and my vintage Laurel Leaf Peach Lustre Fire King plates. I love using the peach lustre at this time of year. I think it is a perfect fall color.


I topped them with my vintage Salem fruit plates. I love these plates and think they look great rimmed by the Fire King ones.


I purchased these plates when I first began tablescaping and want to purchase some more. So far I haven’t found any that I could afford. They do come up on eBay occasionally, but they are way too high.


My plaid April Cornell napkins have beautiful fall colors and look great in my turkey napkin rings. Green Dollar General flatware complements the colors perfectly.


I chose green goblets and autumn leaf glasses, both from the Dollar Tree.


I also used my harvest wine charms, perfect for this table.


Of course, each place setting needed its own set of turkey salt and pepper shakers.


Gotta have some turkeys; after all, it’s almost Thanksgiving!


This pair is vintage and includes both the hen and tom turkey, kind of unusual. I’ve never seen another pair; most are only the toms.


This pair combines two symbols of fall, the turkey and the pumpkin. Then I started thinking about my centerpiece.


I love my frosted fruit and decided to display it in one of my silver baskets.


I chose 3 of my pillar candles in fall colors. I love these colors and they look great with my color scheme.


I also borrowed some of my ceramic pumpkins from the mantel to finish off the center.


I love my fall table! It contains the autumnal colors that I love as well as some of my themed salt and pepper shakers.


I also have a couple of other items to mention. For several weeks now I have not been able to comment on several of the blogs that I read, mostly the ones that are hosted by BlogSpot. No matter what I do, my comment always comes back as unknown and won’t publish. I have been so busy lately that I have not had time to make a lot of comments.


Therefore, when I finally have some time to sit down and read and comment, it is disheartening that I can’t do so. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can comment on BlogSpot?


My next comment is really more of an update. My eyelid rash has subsided substantially. After doing some research on the internet, I decided to try over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. I alternated it with the Neutrogena and continued to not wear any eye shadow.


After a few days, my eyelid was clear. However, I was still a little nervous about wearing eye shadow. I waited a couple of more days, then I decided to try it.


I chose Physician’s Formula brand since it is supposed to be more hypoallergenic than the other brands that I have.


My eyelid was still rash-free at the end of the day, but I was still a little wary about my makeup. Therefore, I wore only Physician’s Formula for several days in a row.


Finally I decided to venture out and try something different. So far I have worn It brand with no problems, but I am still a little nervous about trying one of my inexpensive brands, such as Wet N Wild or Elf.


I will not pick back up on any panning or palette challenges until I am confident that I have conquered this rash. As of today, I have worn eye shadow for 6 days in a row. When I take off my makeup at night, I use one of the afore-mentioned creams and have not had the rash recur yet. I am feeling good about that, but, as I said, still a little nervous.


I think it’s still a little soon to determine is I am cured or not. I will keep you updated on my progress. Hope everyone has a wonderful fall season of decorating and tablescaping!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,   The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants;  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow, Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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5 Responses to Thanksgiving Table and Marketplace Update

  1. I’m so sorry your sale didn’t go well. How disheartening! If it is any consolation your table is just perfect!

    I hope you have better luck the next time for your sale

  2. lulu says:

    You just never know what people are going to buy so there are always surprises.

  3. Bev, I can imagine sitting for an entire day to make only 2 sales is very disheartening! Your table is lovely with the Fire King and the Salem plates and the salt and pepper sets are perfect! Blessings!

  4. Sherry says:

    Beautiful table for Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. I wish I had been close enough to come to your sale… Great stuff. Definitely their loss! Your table, though is AMAZING! As always, thanks so much for sharing at Tips & Tricks. I’m heading over to pin your post, now. Hope you’ve joined us for this week’s party, too?!

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