Welcome & Merry Christmas!
We've been very busy converting our home into a Winter Wonderland using decorations we have collected over the years from family, yard sales, thrift stores & after-Christmas mega-sales!
So come on in and I hope you'll find some great ideas & inspiration!
First, a view from the top of a tree we got for FREE when my parents decided to downsize!
Here is our Rudolph & Grinch Tree displayed on the Fake Christmas Krinkles Table.
I've been collecting thrift store vases and making a ton of Fake Mercury Glass. They look great grouped together for a Icy Themed Shelf.
You may remember the Sugar Cube Ice Castle I made last year. It survived our move, thank goodness!
I've filled the vases with some flea market glass ornaments I spray painted silver.
Of course, we have our Festivus Pole prominently displayed as well!
Stockings on the stairs fill in an otherwise empty space.
All of the garlands are the cheap $3.00 ones from Walmart and are adorned with Dollar Tree flowers & birds.
...and This is our Under The See Tree! I picked up the aqua ornaments from Target's after-Christmas sale at 70-90% off. The mermaids are from my personal collection.
I even used a Fish Net as the tree skirt!
A few of my mermaids got caught in the nets!
I have the village displayed on an old family quilt from the 50's thrown over a folding table.
Let's go into the living room!
Some Angels grouped together under a star.
A deer & moose area!
Did I mention I also like snowmen? Yeah, I pretty-much collect everything!
Our mantle is holding my extensive collection of Christmas Krinkles that I've been acquiring for years (my hubby gets me a few new ones each Christmas).
I wove a lit rag garland in-between the Krinkles for some glow!
Coffee Table gets a quick makeover using some tea towels and place-mats.
I hung some Dollar Tree snowflakes onto twine and hung them from the ladder valance over our picture window. I hope we get snow this year!
Even the parakeets get a wreath!
The ladder gets a few holiday sprigs.
Santa and his reindeer are taking flight!
The dining room chandelier got a holiday update with some Dollar Tree Balls & Ribbon.
We would never leave out Snoopy & The Gang!
No corner is left without a little Christmas Cheer! Here is the wine rack with a tree put inside an antique Eggnog Bowl!
The General Store is looking festive all decked out in red & white!
Complete with a kitschy red gumball machine I picked up at a thrift store for only $5.00!
It's so fun to decorate the kitchen for Christmas since we spend so much time there for the holidays.
The kitchen island has got one of my most favorite trees.
It has my mother's old cookie cutters that we used together to make our Christmas Cookies. It fills me with great memories of Christmas and decorating those buttery sugar cookies!
I'll leave you with some long views of the rooms so you can take it all in!
Thank you for visiting us this Holiday Season!
(Love that Leg Lamp!)
We wish you a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
PS - Please check back soon for some more detailed posts on how to make some of these decorations for next to nothing!
PPS - Also, please visit the Christmas Tab at Fake-It Frugal Holidays for lots of the decor you've seen displayed here!
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