- four 6 ft trees
- 1 5 ft tree
- 2 4 ft trees
- 2 table top trees
- 9 Santas
- 2 wreaths
- decorated the baker's rack
- and decorated the entry
I still have Austin's tree to put up (probably tonight) decorate the mantle, put out the nativities, hang the stockings and put out a few more table top trees. That doesn't include whatever else I might find I want to decorate... Some of that will wait until after Thanksgiving. We always put up a large live tree in the live tree in the living room the day after Thanksgiving, that's when we'll hang the stockings and decorate the mantle. I'll show you all that later on.
Please don't think that what you're about to see are florist shop quality trees. I'm a frugal girl. My trees are the cheap-o trees from Wal-Mart. They cost me approximately $20 each. Most of the decorations have been accumulated over the 21 years of marriage, or purchased at the Dollar Tree 2 for a dollar. I just wanted you to see that you can decorate your house well, without draining the bank.
By the way, my Santas were all purchased 2nd hand - the most expensive one so far has been $12. But you'll have to wait to meet them...
Here are some pictures so far. I hope you enjoy. Today I'm sharing with you...
My dining room tree:
|I love putting my artificial trees in a basket. It totally hides those ugly plastic and metal stands, and it just|
adds another level of texture.
|This is just a $2.00 ornament from Wal-mart, I just jazzed it up with several layers of ribbon.|
|I found these felt mittens 8 to a package for $4.00 at an antique store. We used 6 of them for teacher gifts, and I got to keep two for myself. YAY!|
|This isn't a topper, it's four "sugared fruits" floral pics. I bought them at the Dollar Tree 2 for $1.00. I've used them for several years. Some years I bend the stems and use them |
for napkin rings. This year they get to be the topper.
|My sweet friend knows I'm a sucker for Starbucks. She moved away a couple years ago, but this ornament keeps her close in my heart every year. I miss her bunches...|