I set another fall table after the kids left. I used the same basic white tablecloth plus brown open weave cloth on top. I love this look for fall and will probably leave it out a while longer. I switched out the table runner from last week to this one in fall colors, a Dollar General purchase from a few years back.
Then I used my Dollar Tree plates for the base. I like these colors for fall as well as other seasons.
For the next layer, I wanted to use my Wal Mart Better Homes & Gardens fall plates purchased a couple of years ago.
Don’t you think they look great framed by the larger plate? However, in order to use these plates, I had to move them from my mantel décor.
I replaced them with these harvest plates, an early tablescaping purchase from Cracker Barrel. Not having been doing this hobby very long, I made the mistake of only purchasing 2 of these. I wish I had bought at least 2 more.
Anyway, I then decided to use the Family Dollar acorn plates for the top layer. I put them on top of the falling leaf plates since there are acorns in the pattern.
The Family Dollar pumpkin plates went on top of the plate with the pumpkin in the pattern.
Taupe napkins set off these cute acorn and leaf napkin rings. I used my Dollar General green flatware.
For the stemware, Dollar Tree won out again! Both the fall leaves goblet and the striped wine glass came from Dollar Tree.
Instead of spreading out salt and pepper shakers all over the table, I just put one pair at each place setting.
That way everyone has his or her own set of shakers.
I had a hard time deciding on what to use for a centerpiece. Then I remembered that my spider lilies were blooming. When I went outside to pick, there were even more blooming than I realized!
I chose a vintage Camark Pottery vase and my Gail Pittman flame vase.
I decided to put some autumn gold tapers in my matching candlesticks.
I added my autumn leaf votive holders as a finishing touch.
I was pleased with the final look and that I had managed to set yet another fall table without any new purchases.
I have not given you an update on my booth lately. There has not been a lot to update, frankly. The economy is not good here, and the flea market business certainly reflects that. After a slow summer, August was good.
However, September started out shaping up to be my slowest month ever, quite unusual, since historically September is a good month for the flea market. It was the third weekend in September before I even made my booth rent…the longest that I can ever remember that it has taken to earn my rent.
David got a small table ready Saturday morning, so I decided to take it on up there. Do you remember this gorgeous vintage lusterware tea set that I got at an auction? I put it out in August when I set up my fall table. It had sold! I was happy and ran back home to get some more things to put out.
OK, don’t get mad when I tell you that I had already put a few Christmas things out. I am not in favor of shops putting out Christmas things early, but I have had to back down on my stance about that since becoming a booth owner. People do purchase Christmas items early, plus I have so many Christmas items stored that I really need to start selling them now if I can. I tested with a few holiday items a couple of weeks ago, and a couple of them sold. Therefore, I decide to put out more Christmas things. While I was putting out the things that I had brought back with me, these plates sold. Love it!
I went home to get some more things. I decided to put out this set because I figured it would be the hardest to sell out of all of my Christmas dishes. Not too many people want pink Christmas dishes with hearts, I thought. So I set everything up and went back home to prepare lunch.
Later that afternoon, David got a vintage stool ready, and I decided to take it up to the booth. When I walked back to the booth, the pink Christmas dishes were gone! Beth, my friend who was working that day, said that they had sold pretty quickly after I left, and so did this cute little Halloween teapot. Score!
While I was there, a couple who collects Gail Pittman was checking out with some pieces. I pointed out my platter to them, and he made me an offer a little lower than I had it marked. I took it and was glad to because this large platter took up a lot of merchandise space.
So in this last weekend in September, I made more than I had made in all of the other weekends put together. I didn’t bother me at all that I made five, yes, five trips to the flea market that day. While my September sales won’t be phenomenal, they will be so much better than I had thought, and I am thrilled. It just goes to show that retail just can never be predicted.
Hope all of you have a great fall and enjoy the fall décor in blogland. I know that I am!
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