I've finished polishing the silver,
purging the things I no longer need or use,
and re-organized what's left
into manageable groups that are easier to find and access at a moments notice.
Some things I haven't seen for years like this Martini Spike!
I have yet to use these wonderful Christofle chargers that I scored at a thrift shop last year,
because I forgot where I had stored them!
I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't seen these silver trays shine like this for years!
It feels so good to know that when I need them they are clean, polished and ready for me to set my table.
(I took my silver out of the plastic bags after getting some great advice about the risks of storing it this way.)
I can't wait to set my Thanksgiving Table!
Can you believe that I've been dying for some trophy cups all the while not realizing that I already had these sweet little sterling ones that I bought at a garage sale before my son was even born!
I have been treasure hunting in my own home these past several days.
Being a Virgo, I really do love the process of cleaning and organizing.
I recently found this family of pheasants (or quail, I'm not sure) and thanks to Eddie Ross' Thanksgiving Table inspiration, am looking forward to incorporating them into my Thanksgiving Table this year.
My husband bought me this food dome at The Alameda Point for my birthday.
I picked up this silverware chest at a garage sale last Saturday and painted it with leftover paint from my son's room (flax from Restoration Hardware) and added this vintage french enamel number that I found yesterday at Chelsea in Petaluma.
After I finished with the Dining Room,
I moved into the kitchen,
and then the linen closet where I purged about a dozen or so tablecloths that no longer fit our new round table.
Now it's time to clean the house!
Going through this process has really helped to get me excited about decorating for the Holidays...