I love blue and silver as a color combination for tablescaping and started thinking that I have not used it in a while. Even though you have seen most of these elements before, I have tried to use them a little differently so that the table won’t just be a repeat of other blue and silver tables. It is really hard to do, especially when I have put myself on a “no-spending” diet.
I started with my lovely blue and white placemats. I love the pattern as well as the classic blue and white colors.
My silver chargers came next.
I need something solid between the print of the placemat and the pattern of the English Village plate. I think that the silver is the perfect choice.
I have several different silver napkin rings to choose from and decided on these sparkly ones. My son and daughter-in-law gave me this pretty placemat and napkin set for Christmas the first year that I began my tablescaping
addiction hobby. Of course, I had to use my Grosvenor silver.
Blue Dollar Tree flutes paired with silver eBay goblets make up the stemware for this table. I wanted to use my tall silver candlesticks since I haven’t used them lately.
I tried several placements and finally decided on moving them off-center.
Blue, silver, and white are actually colors that I happen to have a number of accessories from which to choose for this table. Since I was thinking of my son and daughter-in-law as I was creating this table, I chose the lovely white bird bowl that they gave me this past Christmas. I dropped in some colored stones to make the detail in the bowl more noticeable.
Looking at a few of my other décor items in these colors, I decided on a small teapot ornament with blue flowers and some cute bluebirds that once belonged to David’s grandmother.
I liked the final look and love my blue and silver color scheme.
I also realized last week that I have not given a booth update in a while, probably because there has not been much of one to give. We experienced our typical summer slowdown, and it seemed a little worse this year than normal. There was even one month, I don’t remember if it was June or July, that our flea market manager said that a few booths did not make their booth rent…highly unusual.
Luckily, our booth, while slow in June and July, did do ok, and I cannot complain. So far, August has picked up a good bit. I have already sold 4 sets of dishes, a punch bowl set, and a washstand, along with a few other things.
Do you remember that I had to put together from different sales the cups to go with this Early American Prescut punch bowl? Punch bowls are slow sellers that take up a lot of merchandise space. It finally sold, and I was able to utilize that shelf space so much better.
Less than 2 weeks ago, I turned that table into the pink table. I went through every bit of inventory that I had at home and put it on the pink table.
I used my 2 sets of pink dishes as the jumping-off point for the pink table. This set sold 2 days after I set up the pink table.
This set sold about 3 days after that.
I have sold one of the Homer Laughlin bowls, but everything else on the pink table is still there. I’m not worried; it make take a while, but it will sell. Selling the 2 sets of dishes is the big thing, both in taking up shelf space and in price.
Do you remember the box deal of floragold that I got at an auction a few weeks ago? I told you that I am not familiar with it and would have to do some research before pricing it.
After some pretty extensive research, I have finally gotten my answers.
Nothing in the box was floragold. The sugar and creamer above are Anniversary pattern by Jeannette Glass Co. in iridescent.
This lovely little pitcher is crackle glass in amberina. It has both a pontil mark and an applied handle…probably the oldest piece and only true antique in the box deal.
Everything else in the box was carnival glass. I am thrilled since it is older and more pricey than floragold. I have it all priced and will put in the booth when I have room. I’ll let you know how it goes.
However, I am most excited about this piece of furniture. Do you remember this washstand that was in such bad shape when we purchased it at an estate sale almost a year ago?
It had been stored in a barn for a number of years.
We knew that it had possibilities and decided to purchase it.
David put the finishing touches on it about the time that I had my rotator surgery.
What do you think? Do you remember what that top once looked like?
It turned out even more beautiful than we had envisioned. This washstand also turned out to be my first official appraisal piece. It was manufactured between 1860-1880 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It has pin and cove dovetailing (sorry, did not remember to get a photo of that) on the drawers. Once age and condition is determined, price is set accordingly, factoring in the setting that the piece is sold in.
I sold it for the full price that I asked one week after I put it in the booth. The antiques and collectibles is always educated guesswork, and we are thrilled about the washstand. On to the next challenge!