Although I cleaned all the plates with hot water, soap and (yes) a shot of bleach (can't be too careful these days) I needed to polish the brass. I don't own any brass or Brasso, and I was trying to avoid a trip out to the store, so I found a few home remedies to try. Boiling onions... too long. Tried ketchup, but didn't like the result. What worked best: A plain old vinegar & salt soak and a little elbow grease and whatta-shine!
LOVE its finish - but not the tall candlestick holders.
I'm going to prime & spray those the gold of the centerpiece...
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Although I prefer white dishes to let the colors of the meal speak for itself, I did find a set of size dessert plates I could NOT pass up: Fitz & Floyd black & white plaid plates at 75 cents each. These can work either for Thanksgiving or for Christmas, as dessert plates for dinner or hors d'oeuvres plates for a holiday gathering. The B&W plaid would work great paired with gold accents or red - Love it also paired with the RL paisley napkins I picked up at HomeGoods!
What finds have you gathered lately from thrifting?
If you're looking to update your tablescape for the holidays,
don't overlook thrifting for those special details at bargain prices!
Happy Thrifty Thursday!
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