After spending 20 minutes at the Thrift Store on Post I found a REALLY black silver candlestick and an oval platter. I didn't have any silver polish at home, and I wasn't going to budget some funds to purchase it for this project, so I went for the old tomato ketchup trick for polishing silver.
I used Gorilla Glue to adhear the silver candlestick to the platter and left it for a few hours while I ran errands with my kiddos and picked up my soldier from pre-Air Assault Training (more on that later).
This evening I had a few mint cookies left over that my sweet children hadn't devoured and my soldier's current favorite treat, peanut m&m's, and my favorite candle scent and snapped a few after pictures.
Cost of platter: $3
Cost of silver candlestick: $2
Ketchup on hand
Gorilla Glue on hand