Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Decor


I made the Jute covered cones  and the tall topiary below!!!

The tree is mostly decorations the kids have made in school, scouts, etc. over the years.  It's a sentimental tree.

I also made the jute covered balls below.

I'm having fun with my newish copycat Ballards Designs cafe shelves we made.  This is kind of a dark corner in the dining room and the flash really makes the photos look washed out.

All of the embroidery you will see in this post I made.  I am addicted!!  It adds a beautiful and personal touch for next to nothing

My local thrift store has a very large wood box out front that they put free items in.  For some reason they must have thought this vintage santa boot was to shabby.  I have found the best stuff in that box.


I got this cute snowman at TJ Maxx ($6) and the glittery cardinals at Shopko ($2) this year.

My Williams Sanoma knock-off hurricanes from the dollar store.  See my previous post for how I made these beauties for $3 each.

I found this large berry wreath at the local thrift shop for $2.  Score!!!  The noel I found a TJ Maxx this year.

I found this square boxwood wreath at Goodwill for $2 and added the ribbon.

I found the cute little vintage looking tree at the local thrift store for  $1.50.  The women behind the counter said the local nursery donated the rest of their Christmas stock.

My 50 cent snowman decoration on my $2 thrift store cake stand.

Did I mention I love doing embroidery!



I made this cute santa.


MERRY CHRISTMAS
I'm linking up at the Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday Holiday Edition and Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm in love with hurricane candles, but don't want to spend so much money. Off to see if the dollar store has them!

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  2. Wow your great at finding a good deal and making it look awesome!! That's a real talent! Your home looks warm and inviting I love all your personal touches. Merry christmas!

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  3. I love everything! You decorate so tastefully and so creatively. I love all the jute and the gorgeous embroidery. Best of all, thank you for sharing all the thrifty finds!

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  4. I'm having a terrific time visiting everyone's home. I really love your look.
    All the decorations are just beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

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  5. It's all soooo pretty...love the jute cones! Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Wow! So many cute things, and I love that you made so many of them. Thanks for sharing your home. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  7. So unique and beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Your house is lovely! I am especially in love with your embroidery. Where do you get inspiration or patterns? If you have a pdf would you mind sharing the one with the large star? I have a glass-less frame I thought I'd fill with seasonal embroidery. This would be a great way to start!

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  9. i'm impressed on all your finds and what you've done with them! your embroidery is awesome,a nd i love the wreaths... i'm still on tour with the nester!
    merry christmas!
    www.blessedmoon.squarespace.com {can't seem to leave my blog addy below... just my google account... }

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  10. Per request here is where I get some of my embroidery patterns. Jen asked about the embroidery pattern with the star. I got it from an awesome website with free embroidery patterns www.homeberries.com. She has freebies for all the holidays and seasons. I have done a lot of her work. Here is the link for the star pattern. I shrunk it to fit into a 5 x 7 frame. Enjoy.
    http://www.homeberries.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/glory-to-god-in-the-highest.pdf

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