Week 2...Let's Party! This week we're "Daring to Entertain".....well....we were planning to entertain, but had a change of plans. The table was already set and my creative juices were flowing, so what the heck, I just kept setting and setting until it was done.....to be taken down tomorrow to make way for the CHRISTMAS TIDAL WAVE!! My sweet husband has already put up the "foyer tree" for me...so we have a little holiday overlap in our house right now.
Back to the party!
On a recent trip to the Restore I spotted this little beauty. What is it, you ask? I have no clue. BUT....it instantly shouted to me "I'M YOUR CENTERPIECE!! PUT ME ON TOP OF THAT GIANT TEETERING PILE YOU'RE ALREADY CARRYING!" Yes, it was a demanding piece of cabinetry or whatever it is, so it got it's way. (and yes, things often shout at me when I'm at the Restore or Goodwill......my husband would like me to wear earplugs ;-)
This is what it looked like, AFTER a dusting, PRIOR to a coat of my favorite gloss chocolate brown spray.
And in it's new life as my centerpiece....I think this is what it was meant to be. Worth every penny of the $2 I spent on it. Filled with things from our yard...bittersweet, lilac branches, dried hydrangeas (sprayed gold), Chinese elm, and flowering kale. Gotta love free!!
Darn it....the lighter AND my husband's bike ended up in this shot! But I still like it, so it stays!
Gobble gobble....I have a thing for turkeys this year.
Free, free, cheap, cheap! All the china is hand-me-down or Goodwill. LOVE the crystal...gobbled it all up at Goodwill recently!! 25 cent pumpkins from a "super store". Silverware was a wedding gift. Everything else was gathered in the yard.