Platinum for Pennies: Candle Table

With our recession brides in mind, we've created a new type of post called Platinum for Pennies.  Enjoy! On a recent visit to a florist, I spied a gorgeous table filled with oversized silver candlesticks in varying styles like the photo below.  It's a simple, yet inspired approach to decor and lighting and a great way to display your escort cards, guest book or favors.  But, it's tough to find beautiful candlesticks on a budget.

Enter your friend and mine: Ikea! For the bargain price of $8 to $10 each (depending on size), you can fill a table with their expensive-looking "Skimmer" candles without breaking your budget.  Still out of your budget? Raid your nearest Salvation Army and pick up candle holders there for around $1 each and mix and match.