Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Decor

December 18, 2014



Back in October, I posted about our Thrifty Halloween decor, and received many questions if I was going to do a Christmas installment. After attempting to hide as much as I could, I mean, it's been up since the second week of November, I finally get to share it with you!

Why thrift? Well, it's fun! Thrifting is such a rewarding hobby when you have an eye for quality pieces. Thrifting doesn't have to be limited to thrift and resale shops. Sometimes your thriftiest of finds are the ones hiding in your parents basement. You know, those forgotten decorations that didn't sell at last year's garage sale.



For example, this candy dish. From the depths of Joshua's dad's attic. We keep it full of Andes mints and candy cane Hershey kisses. Our guests dont seem to mind. I just love the tiny package confetti from Party City!


(Frames from Target & Flower Factory)

Our red tinsel tree is from Flower Factory and was about $5. Flower Factory is a huge craft/ farm/ fake plant store? I really dont know what category it falls into or if they are located anywhere else in the country/ world. Our LED snowman is from FIVE BELOW.


Have any of you ever read/ heard of Cranberry Christmas? As a child it was my FAVORITE book. The amount of times I forced my grandparents to read it to me was ridiculous. Now it serves as a decoration on one of our side tables.
This red Sonoma blanket is a perfect throw for your couch during the holidays. Not only is it super soft, but I works as a nice pop of holiday red. This was a gift from my boss.
Funny story about these bow coffee cups. Ten years ago my mom received them as a gift and they sat, still in their packaging, in her office. Bows aren't really my mom's thing, but they are most certainly mine. I was thrilled when she gave them to me.


Though Penny's is a bit stuffed at the moment, I'm obsessed with our stockings. I purchased them last year at Target ($18 EA). The gold glitter letters are from Walmart ($2 EA). The kitty stockings are from Dollar General and still available this year. ($3)


Our tree is a blue spruce (I think). Until I met Joshua I never had a real tree. My mom and sister were allergic so this experience is still fairly new. Someday the novelty will wear off and we'll go with a fake one. For now, I enjoy the aroma.


Lastly is our lovely Christmas wreath Joshua made with supplies from Flower Factory. I think he said it was about $7 total for everything. Go to Target right now, you wont find a $7 sparkly wreath. Sometimes, it's better to DIY.

Thank you for making it through this super long post. Weird to think this is my last Thrifty Thursday post of 2014!

What's your favorite Christmas decoration? 
Are you ready for the holidays? 
Have you accomplished any DIY decor?
xo kiki

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33 comments

  1. Aww just loved this post and the candy cane bow mugs are amazing!! I have always wanted these as they look so pretty for Christmas time and I also like the cute cat stockings :') I just bought one like these for my puppy with his name personalized on the top :D I have a cat too but he just has a simple stocking that we use every year xx

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    1. I wish I knew where these mugs were from. My mom said she thinks Vegas? Random, right? I cant get over how cute they are! Yay for animal stockings. (:

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  2. Looking festive dear! :) Love Christmas time!
    xo Erin
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  3. Loved the post, Kiki, such beautiful pictures, love the bow cup, it's soooooo cute and would be perfect for my cappuccino ;) just kidding, girl. Love your Xmas tree, it's beautiful.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  4. Gorgeous Kiki! I love a real tree, we always had one growing up, but since we always travel back to MI for the holiday we put up a fake one...I can't wait until that changes! Also, loving your stockings, the sparkly letters is such a great addition.

    Shannon
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    1. I'm not a puffy paint fan. I think the letters add a delicate touch. (:

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  5. hi kiki, nice home decorations...
    your tree is so big..
    kisses

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    1. Thanks! Joshua insists on getting a big one. This one is 7 ft, last year, when we had taller ceilings, it was about 8 or 9. He's crazy. (;

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  6. Aw I love this so much!! I've not heard of Cranberry Christmas, but I love children's stories so I'll be looking into that one! And your decor is always so fun to see. I actually shared about my favorite Christmas decor on the blog today too :) Haha great minds think alike!

    <3 Daisy
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  7. These decorations are so cute! I love the way you decorate.
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    1. Thank you! I think I already follow you. (; But I'll be sure to double check.

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  8. love all of your decor!

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  9. I love your Thrifty Thursday! We have a Five Below - I'll have to check them out:)

    Heidi D.
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    1. They are so much fun if you just need little things. Like stocking stuffers and such. (:

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  10. I love your beautiful Christmas decor! And I need that super cute candy cane mug in my life!!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. I totally wish I knew where they were from!

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  11. I love the christmas decorations! So cute! I cant believe Christmas is so close!

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  12. So festive, I love it! :) Your tree looks very nice!
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    1. Thank you Kristina! I will be sure to check yours out! (:

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  13. i have that snowman in my bathroom. yes, i decorate my bathroom, aka the beauty room!

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    1. Our bathroom is kind of decorated. Our toilet looks like Santa, yes our toilet. But I didn't that was was something I wanted to share on my blog. Like, here's my toilet guys! (;

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  14. Love how your place is festive! It's so much fun!

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  15. Will this really be the last of 2014?! How strange is that to think! I'm so glad you did a Christmas post. I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to sit down and check out your posts, and I was really happy when this was one of them!! I love the tree, I agree that the novelty will wear off at some point (I've still never had a real tree). It's the same with Spencer and I, he always had them, and I think once we have our own house we will try a real tree for me to finally experience. I think it's still nice that everyone experience a real tree at least once!! I also love the wreath, I agree, sometimes it's just better to DIY. You can then also design it any way that you want!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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