What's It Wednesday #200
I am all charged up because it is our 200th What's It Wednesday Linky Party. Time certainly flies when you're having fun. Speaking of being "all charged up", I am super excited to share my latest "thinking outside the box" decorating solution.
The weather has been rainy and gloomy lately and I was determined to keep the winter decor light and bright. I thought of that last year and it truly kept us from feeling blah during the winter months. My great-grandmother's table and buffet are quite dark and my husband does not like it when I place a table cloth over it. So I had to think of something.
One of my dear friends and neighbor said that she had never been to the Ikea. She is looking for organizational and storage solutions so off we went. While we were there we spotted these "chargers".
Well my dears, they aren't actually chargers at all. They are...wait for it...candle plates.
It was the perfect addition to break up the darkness of the table and lighten up the room. I couldn't even tell you how many sets of chargers I have. I just absolutely love them!
The chargers I have range from high-end silver ones I inherited from an Aunt, wooden, porcelain, stoneware, and the cheapie plastic gold ones you find in places like Michaels during Christmas. Now I have added candle plates as chargers to my collections of chargers. Chargers have been around quite along time, in fact since the 19th century. They are also known as "under plates".
In addition to beautifying the table they have a more practical purpose of protecting your table and tablecloth from becoming dirty from the food or effected by the heat of the food. They enhance any place setting. Each one of these
Skurar candle plates chargers is like a burst of cream sunshine on the table. I am so glad I visited my local Ikea with my friend. Now you know why I am "all charged up".
What has you "all charged up" lately?
Here are this week's features:
|Over the Apple Tree|
|2 Bees in a Pod|
|Kleinworth & Company|
|Charm Bracelet Diva|
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