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.