It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Since tomorrow is December first, I thought I’d get in the holiday spirit by snazzing up our house. I really wanted to go all out this year since it is our first married Christmas (and in our first home). My mom always told me I had champagne taste on a beer budget.
That doesn’t mean I have to settle for beer though. It just means I have to think outside the box and get creative if I want the bubbly!
Here’s what I came up with so far…
I kept the sparkly taper candles from Thanksgiving’s window decorations, I also kept the stack of red books, I just split them into 2 piles to create a sense of balance. My mother bought me the “Happy Holidays” star sign. This whole thing costed us $0. Sweet. Thanks MOM!
The front door frame has had the pine tree garland up for a few weeks along with the white glass pillar candles. This sign was in our kitchen. I swapped it out with the horseshoe that used to be there because the green words felt more warm and holiday-ish.
I moved the acorn/candle centerpiece and placed a pretty platter I got from my bridal shower. I tossed in a few glittery red ornaments ($3.99 for a bucket of them at Expect Discounts). My grandmother knows I have a strange fondness for table runners (don’t ask) so she gave me this taupe-y green one. The table’s looking glitzy for $3.99.
Just a few days ago this table was our makeshift beverage buffet. Today, it’s our metallic Winter display. I snatched up this brass & glass (that rhymes!) crystal for $3.99 at Expect Discounts a month ago. The small votive holders and the silver reindeer were a gift from my mama (she’s awesome isn’t she?!).
I am completely obsessed with these silver statues!
The lamps have been on that table for a while. We had these 3 mirrors, and I added the 2 white taper candles from our bedroom. The “PEACE” sign was a housewarming gift from my aunt, and the red glass candle holder was a gift from my mother-in-law. (nice looking buffet decor for free)
A couple of my favorite bloggers over at YoungHouseLove.com posted this today! Great minds think alike! These make a cute DIY gift or can be a freebie decoration! Sweet!
Anyone have a way to add some holiday cheer on the cheap? Let me know!!!