Before I get into today’s tablescape, I have a few bargains to share with you. I haven’t shared any booth purchases here lately…well, I haven’t really made any to speak of, to tell the truth. In the past few days, however, I have lucked up on some things that I want to share.
The first few purchases came from a friend who came by the flea market one day and said that she was cleaning out some things. She and I agreed on a price, and I purchased 2 boxes of merchandise from her. This super vintage mixing bowl is in great condition and should sell well. Lots of people like vintage kitchen bowls.
This vintage bean pot (Mar-crest made by Hull pottery) is in perfection shape. Sorry my camera created a glare. I’ve not sold anything like this and I don’t know how it will do. Of course, everything is a gamble.
I fell in love with these rustic pottery pitchers. We all know that I love both pottery and pitchers, but I just can’t keep it all! The larger one is marked Jerry Brown Pottery, Hamilton, AL. The internet told me that this pottery is still making pottery in the old-fashioned way, with a mule-powered mill. The smaller one is not marked except for the letter “F.” It might take a while for these to move, but I think they will. The right person, someone like me, has to come along who loves pottery and pitchers. If anyone knows anything about either of these pitchers, chime in below! I love all info that I can get.
I have something else that I got from her, but I will save it for later. I have a friend, some 15 years younger than I am, who has buried both of her parents within 18 months. Her parents and grandparents before them were avid travelers and collectors. She and her brother now have a huge house full of fine antiques, as well as the normal “stuff” from 50 years of marriage, to dispose of…and that is after they have kept what they want. David and I went to the last day of her estate sale, mainly to support her, and we did manage to find a few bargains.
Several pieces of Carnival glass had not sold, and I actually could have picked up more than one vase. But sales of Carnival glass have been hit or miss with me, so I just picked up one piece. Isn’t it pretty?
I could not believe that this iridescent Iris and Herringbone vase had not sold before we got there. I just love it! I’ve not sold anything like this before, and it might have to sit for just the right collector to walk through the door.
OK, are you ready for the grand prize?! I love, love, love, this Westmoreland English Hobnail piece. The technical term for it is an urn, but it is more like a large candy dish. (New info since publication: This may actually be Indiana Glass Diamond Point instead of Westmoreland English Hobnail. Still trying to identify!)
It is in perfect shape, no nicks or “flea bites.” I’ve not been able to ascertain a value for this lovely piece, so if you know anything, leave a comment. As for how it might sell, I have no idea and this one is staying at my house for now. I am totally in love with it, and I plan to keep it, at least through the holidays.
I love it so much that I have decided to use it as the focal point of my tablescape today. I left the Dollar General runner from last week and decided on my Family Dollar pumpkin placemats.
I used my cream-colored Mikasa plates as the base.
To go with the placemats, pumpkin plates are the logical choice for the top layer.
I decided on my autumnal colored napkins and chose these in gold. The woven-looking napkin rings are actually made of a heavy metal of some type. I used the San Remo black flatware to go with the black napkin rings.
Green napkins are the choice for the other 2 place settings.
I mentioned earlier that I had another purchase to tell you about. A set of 8 water goblets and 8 iced teas were in one of the boxes that I got from my friend. So far I have not been able to find out a pattern name, so if anyone out there knows, please tell me!
I have emailed Replacements, but have not heard back from them yet. [Added later: Hear from Replacements…Heirloom by Cambridge, discontinued 1958.] Since I can’t price them and box them up until I get some info, I decided that they would be the perfect choice for the stemware for today’s table.
Of course, my other bargain purchase is the centerpiece of this table. The only problem is that the pretty design sort of obscures the fact that it is filled with candy pumpkins! Oh well, you know now.
I also used my pumpkin votives, a flea market purchase from last year. Unfortunately, I just cannot get their cute design to show up much in my photo.
Finishing out the table, I chose my orange variegated pillar candle.
Instead of putting a set of salt and pepper shakers at each place, I just chose one set (I know, hard to believe, right???) for this table. The pumpkins are the perfect choice.
Love my final look! Of course, I especially love this urn and foresee using it in many ways in the next few weeks.
I have 2 more bargains to share. Do you remember a few weeks ago when I was disappointed that I could not find a fall wreath that I like? I found this cutie at our flea market last week and knew it had to come home with me. It wasn’t terribly expensive, and I like it so much more that the other one!
Last bargain…it’s been a while since I’ve shared anything that I’ve purchased at CVS. I have had some deals that I never told you about, but this weekend I found a deal that I just had to mention. I had coupons on my card for $1 off 2 Diet Coke products, $1 off 4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup products, and 25% and $3 off purchase. I also purchased 2 bags of chips, one tortilla and one corn. These were full price.
I also had 3 different Extra Bucks rewards. Can you see my final total? Yes, it does say 91 Cents!
According to the CVS computer, I save 99%!! Score!!
Have a great week of bargain shopping, tablescaping, and decorating.