It really is all about the details. We went all out for Christmas last year and all of our Christmas expenses ended up costing a small fortune so this year we scaled back a bit. I added a touch of festiveness here and there and really, that's all you need in my opinion. I went to Taiwan Imports in Midvale and spent hours there just looking and scampering through the aisles. I just love that place. I picked up a few things there like the wreaths you'll find below, a long garland that I placed over the fireplace mantle and a few other knick knacks. I also got a few things at Taipan. It's definitely beginning to look like Christmas over here.
|I made this pine cone garland from cones and twine. So simple. Hanging it was another story. Duct tape doesn't work. Noted.|
|Don't you just love the little wreaths. They add so much to the bookshelves. They were a dollar each. Yes a dollar.|
|The stockings are the same from last year I made them from a shirt and sweater I bought from the thrift store.|
|I made this felt wreath last year. Love the cardinal. I noticed I've been using a lot of cardinals for my Christmas decor.||Love it.|
And for the Christmas tree of course. We went with a real one again. You can't beat that fresh pine smell.
We used the same ornaments as last year but added a few extras. The berry garland, burlap tree skirt, and white sprigs. The sprigs are actually sticks that I gathered from Liberty Park that I painted white. It adds a little something. The burlap tree skirt is 3 yards of burlap that I threw under there and bunched up a bit. No sewing required.
Don't you just love Christmas? I learned this year a little goes a long way. Save those bills for presents.