14 December 2021

A Christmas Centerpiece Your Friends Are Going To Love on Shoestring Budget

 Hello Friends, Welcome! Are you enjoying the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?! I truly am, and I'm sure feeling grateful for so many things this year, and yet, praying for so much relief for so many, as well. If you are joining me from Katherine's Blog Tour, thank you for continuing the tour from Simple Nature D├ęcor blog.

 I was honored and humbled when Katherine asked me to join this incredible group of ladies. If you follow me at all, whether on Facebook, PinterestInstagram, or right here, you know that I LOVE Christmas!

(This is the teaser image I sent Katherine. God Bless her for letting me join along with just this to show!)

 I'm talking Christmas in July Countdown, bought and where the Hallmark Movies shirts and Mugs! "I'd rather be sipping hot chocolate and watching the Hallmark Christmas Countdown, than..." more than most people I know...So, the idea of fitting Christmas on a tray was almost laughable, but I decided I could put some Christmas on a Tray! 

Katherine is a blogger extraordinaire!  She set everything up for all 12 of us bloggers, I just attempt to follow her beautiful lead.( I fall, woefully, short.  Just look at all the fabulous ideas!

I think when we decorate for Christmas, it is such a personal thing, so also exciting to see what others do.  At least for me, I try and gather those things that say Christmas to me and arrange them in an aesthetically appealing arrangement. Shouldn't be too difficult. right?
So, it's a bit of what speaks to your heart. Here's a little bit of what I've been enjoying this Christmastime. 
I know many of you call these little guys Gnomes, and I see them sold that way, but I was first introduced to them by the name Nisse and I just love them! I have more than a few of these little sweeties around the house.  Of course, they had to be included!
This little sweetheart was originally an ornament with skis and ski polls on, but I quickly ridded him of those and he's been popping up in many of my Holiday decorations.

This sweet little tree was $3.99 from Trader Joe's, I simply added some Christmas floral picks and wrapped it in a festive Christmas napkin! My Mum gave me this cute little white sleigh, some candy canes hanging of the back and he's just perfect next to my "tray"
I say "tray" this way because it's actually not a tray at all! I loved all the tiered trays I saw decorated for Christmas, but alas I did not have one, nor was it in my current budget, but I really think this dollar store buffalo plaid charger on top of my cookie tin does just the right trick for the look I was wanting. What do you think?
A pretty little green and red poinsettias, a few berry wreaths, some bottle brush Christmas trees, and a snowman all speak Christmas to me, I just happen to get lucky with my fun and festive buffalo plaid Cocoa Cup! 
This cute little sign just seemed to complete the look for me.
Altogether, I'm feeling abundantly Blessed and enjoying all that the Season represents. Grateful to celebrate the birth of Our Lord, "Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace"Isaiah 9:6  
Thank you so much for joining me!! Please continue the Christmas on a Tray blog tour by hopping over to Celebrate and Decorate
Many blessings to you, friends, for a very happy, healthy Christmas season. I hope you find much Joy in the simple things. The greatest joy we get doesn't really come from things after all, does it. ❤️

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  1. Thank you for your kind words, and you do not fall short in any way, you are a blessing and a joy to know. Your love of Christmas shows with your festive ( thrifty and cleverly created) tray. Thank you for participating in the tour my friend xo

  2. Adorable Theresa! Of course the little bear caught my eye immediately! I love Christmas bears and they have taken over my house these days! The plaid charger is perfect for the vignette you created and I love the sleigh from your Mom. It all came together to not just speak "Christmas" but it shouts it from the rooftops! Thanks so much for sharing today and bringing a smile as well! Have a beautiful Christmas Theresa!

  3. So cute Theresa! Aren't you clever to create a tray with a charger and a cookie tin! Love the mug with the cute saying and gnome, the mini trees and poinsettia...such a wonderful combo of Christmas happy things! I hope you have a very Merry holiday season, yes, the most wonderful time of the year!

  4. Theresa, you made a tray using a tin for a riser and a buffalo plate. I have those plates too. They were a good buy for a dollar. I like all the other items you pulled in to create a Christmas theme. It all looks jolly and festive.
    Merry Christmas

  5. Love this one too! This tour has been so much fun! Great job! laura in Colorado

  6. Theresa, how cute are the little nisse. He's so funny in the coffee cup!! Love it. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  7. This is so darling Theresa! Your tray-making skills are excellent - you're so creative! :)

  8. Lovely tray Theresa! The little figurines are just adorable!

  9. Your tray would make a great gift ideas so pretty.

  10. I love how you deftly pulled things together that speak Christmas to you. Each is cute or interesting on its own, but together they create a warm, cozy corner. I love the deep reds interspersed with white. I admit the cheery little snowman is my fav! Hope you enjoy the rest of this holiday season!

  11. Your tray is so pretty and festive and I like how you used the charger on top of the cookie tin. A great idea!

  12. What an adorable display of Christmas joy! Love your creative "tray." Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  13. Theresa, your tray is obviously an expression of what you find joyful at Christmastime! I love all of the "miniature" items. The tiny tree, the small poinsettia. They all represent so many traditional Christmas decorations. I am wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday!


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