24 December 2012
12 December 2012
As I have been decorating the house and tree this year, one thing has been ever-present in my mind. God has created such beauty for us! We have a wonderful little thrift store in my town, whose profits go entirely to Hospice, they have some of the most beautiful things you've ever seen, every day and month of the year. However, come the middle of November they turn there store into a Christmas Wonderland. Having saved all their Christmas donations throughout the year, they bring them out then in full force and the store is transformed, and for very incredibly bargains!!!
It is appropriately named Sacks Thrift Avenue!
They have had so many beautiful things and for such great prices, I found myself running to the store at least 3 times a week! And why not? I have a lot of decorating to do, both here at my home and over at my Mom's! (Post to follow on My Mom's front porch Christmas Makeover)
This ornament was in the original 1950's packaging, a complete box of 9 for $2. The deals just kept getting better.
One thing I have discovered about ornaments this year, is whether old mercury or dollar store finds, every single ornament looked better, and more old-world vintage hung with a piece of satin ribbon or lace!
They just look Better! And, you cannot beat the price for this redo on your ornament. Whether you get your ribbon at the Dollar Tree, Goodwill, or Michael's you will pay no more than $1 for anywhere from 6-10 yards of it!!
Can you imagine how many ornament you can remove those little metal hooks from and redo at this price? The sky is the limit and all it takes is a little time and not much of that, either.
I had a few friends stop by while I was re-doing these ornaments with satin ribbon and they all wanted to do some, too! We visited for about 30-45 minutes and all the ornaments I had out were transformed and half of them on the tree!! Blessings don't really cost anything, do they? Neither did this incredibly fun and easy project!
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07 December 2012
I am Blessed to have a friend who is large and strong and kind, who is happy to help when called in exchange for a couple cups of coffee and conversation. I called him when I found “the Christmas tree,” you know the one, the one you have to have and for the right price. Yes, believe it or not, it was in this lot that I found my 11-foot beauty for $39.99!!
Of course, my friend tried to talk me into a smaller one, as he was the one that was going to have to lift into his truck and help me get up my stairs and into its stand.
When I first found it though I had seen the beginning of a bird’s nest inside its middle branches, and I was sure that was God's sign to me that this was my tree!! My friend did try to move the stack of sticks and twigs into a smaller tree, but I was already in love, so he gave in to the fact I wasn't going to look at any others and dutifully loaded into the back of his truck.
I know I am biased, but isn't it the most beautiful tree you've ever seen...I know, I know, you probably think you have the best tree. But you would have a difficult time convincing me of that! Now onto the lights!! Oh, my the house smells so wonderful.
How lucky am I that this the view from my desk?
I'll be back soon!! I have been such a busy elf, that I barely know what to share with you next! I have more decorating to do!!
Did you see it over there on the table? I swear my heart and eyes are full.
Many Blessings to you all!!