Scrambling to decorate last evening minutes before my guests were to arrive, reality set in…it was not going to happen. I was not going to finish.
Think quickly, Jen. How can I add that holiday feel with only minutes to prepare, yet still give some decorating bang for my frugal buck?
Decorate with ornaments, and cut some greenery from the outside bushes, of course. Ornaments placed strategically around the house is my favorite choice for quick and easy frugal decorating. (And since I’m a fancy schmancy photographer, you’ll see me sitting on the counter taking those two pictures. 🙂 )
Love this inspiration..simple, festive, frugal and elegant.
Take this same feel and add ornaments to a basket by the fire, on a book shelf, in a empty corner…the choices are endless.
Don’t forget to pick up lots of extra ornaments at the after Christmas clearance sales.
Decorating with ornaments is my choice for the #1 easiest, fastest and most inexpensive way to add a beautiful holiday look on a yard sale budget. 🙂
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I love decorating with ornaments! That’s what I have on my dining table. Easy, simple, cheap and beautiful! 🙂
Love how you mixed the painted pinecone in!
Love it! And I always pick up new ornaments after Christmas! Great way to get some sweet deals for next year! 🙂
Gorgeous! Now methinks I will head to the Goodwill, which always has box after box of those balls this time of year for cheap.
Love the ball thing. I’ve got all my grandparents’ old ones that no one else wanted.. they’re sort of cracky and peely, which is just perfect. This year I filled one of those hollow glass lamp bases with assorted sizes of red ones, which looks really neat. I love the citrus+greenery thing, too. We live in a warm climate and have a family fruit orchard, so we always have so many, I don’t feel too bad wasting a few on decorations.
Love that one in the trifle dish. I keep meaning to do that; maybe today will be the day! I even collected pinecones for it a few days ago!
I LOVE decorating with ornaments! I did a few new displays with them this year! Yesterday I bought a bunch of beautiful blue and cream balls, now I need to find the perfect silver dish/tray for them!!
Hope you’ll join in tomorrow, I’m hosting Christmas Traditions and Memories for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!!
absolutely beautiful, Jen! Kelly
Wow…the triffle dish is stunning! Love all of them actually…we may need to pick up some clearanced ornaments for next year!
see great minds think alike! i really want to get some of those dance ball ornaments! how fun! 😉