I've been given the job for creating a centerpiece for a table at my church's Christmas banquet. The theme is "we are busy busy busy and broke broke broke." We are going with shabby chic/rustic/cheap bling styles.
I went the the thrift store today and bought a silver platter, pretty white plate, crackled glass thing, and a plant stand. I got $6 worth of silver ornaments at Target. Here is where I am with it so far...not sure I'll use everything. (Squirrel the cat thinks it is interesting).