I had planned to spend all weekend working on holiday crafts and decorating. But I came down with a sinus infection on Friday, and spent the whole day Saturday in bed. I'm feeling better today, but although I managed to get the house in some semblance of order; I'm behind on all my projects. It seems like no matter how hard I try to get my life organized, something always comes up to throw a wrench in my plans!
So although I don't have anything finished to show you yet, I wanted to tell you about a challenge I came up with for myself: Since I decided to switch my decor scheme from primarily maroon and jewel tones to white, silver and green this year, I knew I was going to have to get some new pieces to mix in with the silver and white pieces I already have.
But being the cheap ... er... thrifty gal I am, I decided to see what I could come up with just using things I bought at a thrift store or a dollar store.
This is what I found at the Dollar Tree:
Two little white wreaths, silver ribbon and bows, a silver brush tree, plastic white and silver ornaments, faux snow, mini silver packages, two glass candle dishes, a green plastic bowl, a clear plastic bowl, some tea lights and some taper candles.
This is what I bought at my favorite local thrift store:
Silver tinsel garland, a baggie of silver snowflakes, two rolls of ribbon, silver beads, and some glass pieces.
And this is what I bought at Goodwill.
Two bunches of silk poinsettias, two candlesticks, a long tall vase, and a candle holder.
I have some ideas, but I don't know exactly what I'm going to end up doing with my finds. So check back and see what I come up with!