As of yet, I've not been able to curb my appetite for brown shiney stuff this Christmas. When I see such items, they pounce in my shopping cart, unbeknownst to my conscious, rational brain. The hands move in perfect harmony with the eyes as the brain is like "wait, wah?"
I did manage to use a few things I already had, like the ORB sprayed former brass candlesticks and the cake plate I must've picked up (or pounced in my cart like the aforementioned brown shiney things) from TJMarshalls sometime way back.
A peek at my wee hutch (I'll post about it another day) and the tree that never looks any different year to year....and I'm ok with that.