Tuesday, January 3, 2012

After-Christmas Holiday Savings

I am really not an "after-Christmas-sales" type of shopper.  

But, I've had my heart set on hanging Christmas wreaths from ribbon on each of my wrap-around front porch windows for several years now. So, in my effort to live life more intentionally, I promised myself that I would hit the craft stores after Christmas to find greenery on sale for next year.

And "on sale" I did!  As in 70% off all holiday decorations.
I was able to purchase four wreaths of greenery and pine cone on metal bases for $5.99/ea. regularly priced $19.99, and...

...I got these adorable little dessert plates for $.59/ea., regularly $1.99.  I bought 10 of them...five "Christmas Trees" and five "Stacks of Presents".  I think that my two older children and their friends/classmates will really enjoy using these plates at a little "Christmas Tea" that I am dreaming up!





Already, I can't wait to decorate for Christmas 2012!

As for the exterior of our home....think "Farmhouse Christmas" to complement our Greek Revival farmhouse exterior.  Lots of greenery, red ribbon, and candles to light up the night sky and give some holiday color to our all-white farmhouse facade.

My goal for 2012 is to create 12 DIY projects (one a month) that add some holiday sparkle to our home.  I can't wait to share with you what I create each month!

2 comments:

  1. Girl, you really rocked the after Christmas sales!!!

    Sounds like you already have a great plan for Christmas 2012. There nothin' quite like a girl and her plan! Heeehehehe!

    I've got a feelin' it's gonna be great!

    God bless and have a wonderful New Year sweetie!!! :o)

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  2. Love your 12 months of projects idea, i totally ran out of time this year and didn't get to make everything i wanted.

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