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!
I'm sharing this week @ These beautiful Blogs:
I think I will do this next year because I can never find the black hole where I stored the hangers from last year! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Charlotte!! Thanks for the comment!Delete
Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well!
I think I'm going to do this to my ornaments this year as well. And, man, do I ever wish I lived where you live (wherever that is) to be able to shop at that thrift store! I live in New Brunswick, Canada.ReplyDelete
Hi, Sue~ My whole family is from Moncton, New Brunswick!! Small world. But, my immediate family currently reside in Northern California. My Aunts and Cousins goes nuts when they are here in a visit!ReplyDelete
Many Blessing from a fellow Canuck!
Those turned out real nice ....... I'll have to check them out as soon as I feel better (keeping the germs to myself) miss you <3ReplyDelete
Miss you, too!!! Praying you feel all better very soon! Can't wait for you to see them!Delete
Sending Prayers and Hugs,
what fun it is to get bargains, huh? I love tag sales for that very reason. I'm following you now, too. Best wishes, for a wonderful Christmas. LindaReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Linda!! Yes, I love a good Bargain!! Thanks for the follow, I'll try not to disappoint! LOLDelete
Merry Christmas to you as well!
Thank you Annmarie!Delete
That's so pretty - i love getting "new" sparkly ornaments from the thrift shop - you never know what you will find.ReplyDelete
I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.
Happy Favorite Things Thursday!
Thanks so much, Yona! I'm so glad you came by.Delete
Loving the ribbon treatment on the ornaments - very pretty! I am going to suggest this idea of putting out the whole year's Christmas out at once to my local thrift shop.ReplyDelete
It works Great for us Shoppers, Donna!!Delete
Score! they look so pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xoReplyDelete
You're so right - adding ribbon to ornaments makes a huge difference. I remember my mother doing this when I was growing up. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.ReplyDelete
Love supporting thrift agencies that donate to worth causes - this is marvelous. Love your idea to use ribbon to hang ornaments - gorgeous! I have moved my blog, my party will be up as usual. You can find me at http://adelightsomelife.com. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,ReplyDelete