Right now, though, I promised I'd share some snapshots of this year's Christmas decor. I went a bit crazy this year, and the decorations spread beyond the living room. There is also a lot of tinsel and shininess happening, but I wouldn't trade a single piece of aluminum. :)
There were some parts of the house where I didn't take any photos because it was too dark (the curse of living in between tall houses), but I got some of my favorite things captured. Want to see?
|Living room: Tinsel wreaths around plastic deer heads and my grandma's holly garland. |
Gold glitter deer and plastic lighted lamp post!
|Living room: Silk red ball ornaments in hubs's grandmother's mid-century dish. |
Aluminum Christmas tree (thrifted this summer!) with my grandmother's glass ornaments.
|Dining room: Party time tinsel garland bar area. More tinsel garland around the wall art.|
|Dining room: vintage fabric tablecloth, more tinsel wreaths, brass deer candle holders and red silk ball ornaments in pedestal vases. Silver tree farm with bows, two redbirds from Binx Ceramic and a Santa bear carved by my grandmother's friend.|
|Kitchen: More tinsel garland along the shelves; new Vera holiday dish towel from Crate and Barrel; Santa head string lights along the chalkboard.|
|Guest room: Where all of last year's decor went! :) My favorite thing is the tree branches in Thermoses.|
|Last year's tree and brass deer among the bottle brush trees.|
Almost everything in these decorations was thrifted at some point, and a lot of it is vintage (of course). I love that you can piece together a fun and festive atmosphere for not a ton of dough! I'm most proud of the green tinsel wreaths, which I fashioned out of vintage garland wrapped around embroidery hoops (which you can find at thrifts a ton cheaper than wreath forms!).
How about you? How have you been thrifty this year as you welcome the holidays?