This Christmas vignette was not hard to put together. All year long I keep my eyes open for things to decorate my house with at Christmas time. ALL of it came from a thrift store or yard sale. Most of the time I am looking for something that is different or unique.
This silver Christmas tree is one of those finds. I found it this summer at a thrift store while I was in Salt Lake City, UT. I was on my way home from vacation with my daughter and grandson. My son and I stopped at a store before we headed home(a 4 hour drive). When I get the chance to visit a different thrift store I take it.
The tins are part of my wrapped gift post. I decided they would serve as gifts in plain site. Shhhh, don’t tell my son all he knows is they are decorations.
The deer are from a few years ago when my mom was ill and had to spend Christmas in a nursing home. I thought they were so cute. I brought them to her to brighten up the room. She loved them. Since her passing this is the first year I could bring myself to use them in my own decorating. I decided I loved them and they should be out. I guess that is what healing is all about, remembering the good and not all the sad.
The snowflakes, doves and balls are things I already had. The “Seasons Greeting” sign only $1 at a yard sale. So you can use old decorations in a new way, or create your own keepsakes, they don’t have to be brand new every year. Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be expensive to have fun.
Some years I go all out and decorate everything and some years not so much. But I know if I don’t have a very large budget for the holidays I can always work it out.
Do you have an heirloom you decorate with? Or a decoration that you put out every year because it doesn’t feel like Christmas unless you do? I would love to hear about it.
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