Monday, September 23, 2013

Thrifty Holiday Decorating



I am a big decorator at Christmastime.  I have boxes and boxes of decorations in my attic and I buy new ones every year too.  Some of the decorations I have on my tree I've had for 30 years.  Ornaments given as gifts, ornaments my children made, etc.   I love them.  And I love the new ones I find too.  Pretty soon I'm going to need two Christmas trees! ( I would actually LOVE that!)   Well I was at the Dollar store the other day and they had a Christmas Village display!  Now that is something I don't have.  I do have a display of an Autumn Village and last year I sprayed it with that spray on snow and used it at Christmas too.  But it doesn't have a lot of stuff.   Anyway, the Christmas Village at the Dollar store was very pretty and had a lot of pieces.  The bottle brush trees are a lot more money at Michaels, etc and here they were 3 in a package for 1.00!   There are all the different stores and lamposts, benches, people, even a skating rink pond.  I am going back ASAP to get all the pieces.   I can get pretty much the whole village for 20.00 and the whole thing will fit on top of my desk, the buildings are bout 3 inches high.  So pretty.  It has holes on the bottom to put in light bulbs and cords too.  If you have a Dollar store check it out!










I stopped in the 99 cent store too and found some really pretty things for Halloween a few weeks ago.  If you find something at the 99cent store you better get it and don't wait because things go fast.   I love owls and found the cutest owl tealight holders and glittery owl stand decoration this cute rubber mat and a black straw hat I'm hoping to turn it to a pretty Halloween hat : ) .    I usually go to the Sugar Plum festival which is a really nice craft fair here in SoCal that sells a lot of handmade crafts for all the Holidays.  I always buy something new and awesome for Halloween and Christmas there too.  Some of their stuff is pricey but alot of it is reasonable and I like to support local artists and crafters. 
  


5 comments:

  1. Love the owls, I want some! I'm getting my Halloween decorations out this weekend, and like you I always try to get a cool addition every year. I will check out the 99 cent and dollar stores...thanks for the tip!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, get over there soon!

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  2. i love christmas decorating....it's an event in our family!! those little owls are so cute. what a great find!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Christmas decorating is the best!

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  3. I have boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations too! My husband's uncle used to be one of Hallmark artists until he retired, and every year since hubby was born, he would send a new Hallmark ornament for him for Christmas. By the time we got married, he already had a nice collection :) Now we continue this tradition with our own kids!

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