Do you love setting a special holiday table like most of us do? Do you like for it to be traditional but also have a little bit of an edge? Well, we came up with a great substitute for traditional plate chargers. And here’s the thing……they are easily found, can cost around just one or two dollars, are easy to store, and get the job done. We bet you are wondering what it is.
It’s round silver plated trays! If you ever visit a thrift store or consignment shop, you will probably see a stack of silver plated trays nestled in among the random plates, drinking glasses, and mugs.
Add Some Shine With Your Chargers
They might be tarnished, but with just a little bit of silver polish (we like Wright’s silver cream which you can find at your local grocery or here), they can shine up to look almost like new.
They’re Easy to Find
It’s okay if they are different patterns because the round serving trays are usually all about the same size. And that size is just perfect for a dinner plate to sit on. The trays turned chargers add a little bit of sparkle to your table, and every table needs some sparkle. Don’t you think?
So, just go to your favorite thrift store and start snooping around. We bet you can find some trays to use. If might take one or more visits, but if you ask the workers about it, they might just go to the back and bring some out for you. The tray – turned charger – that you see here in the photos was actually a wedding gift we received years ago, and since then, I have happily added to the collection. Happy hunting! And oh, if you want to see another way Jordan loves using silver plated trays, check this out.
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