As I was putting together my tablescape for the little drop leaf in my tiny shop at Sweeten Creek Antiques I was ever so carefully sellecting items with a specific goal in mind. I had it in my crazy little head to set this table for Thanksgiving. So, on my picking excursions I began to look for things that I personally would use on my own Thanksgiving table.
As luck would have it (not my luck but someone else’s, I don’t usually have this kinda luck) the very first thing I found was the china.
Eight perfect plates, not a single chip on any of them. Second were the small blue and whites and those sweet glasses with the fleur de Lis. The striped ‘napkins’ are actually dish towels. I like the size and that tan and black stripe works well with the china pieces.
Lastly, I needed a simple and sellable centerpiece. I knew the tureen I found would work well with foliage of some kind. Personally I favor oak leaves or magnolia. But I still wanted to add something more to my mix.
Three different candlesticks from three different Thriftstores with one thing in common:
Each one was a buck.
Behold, once again the power of Chalkpaint.
Instantly MUCH better!
I chose my go to gray, Amy Howard Selznick Grey. Then I dug out my Annie a Sloan waxes and a white lint free cloth, also know as one of Big Daddy’s old tshirts. They are perfect for the job!
I just took my time (a challenge for me) and added a thin layer of the dark wax at the time and wiped it off. I probably went over each candlestick three times.
And it payed off.
So, here are the elements I already had and I mean in the house. I’ve been in my feety pajamas ALL DAY. I ain’t going anywhere today.
Large vintage footed silver tray
Chunky tall silver candle sticks
White mini pumpkins
Turkey salt & pepper shakers
Oak leaves off the deck
See why I favor Oak leaves?
These May or may not make it to my shop.