We are in a new house this year. We sold our old house last March and moved to the other side of town, otherwise known as the right side of the tracks. Well the story holds true, the right side of the tracks costs a heck of a lot more. It was all well worth it, but its been a very expensive year. With all this new space, we also needed lots of new things. It can get a bit overwhelming and expensive when you keep buying all these knew things that you need.
Besides for the fact that money is tight! I love to decorate my home on the cheap while making it look like a million bucks. Why spend money on super expensive things when you can duplicate them on the cheap.
Every store has super discounts on holiday items after the holiday. I always always check out these deals! Sometimes its really slim pickings and other times you can score some great items. It’s always worth looking.
By the time I got to CVS this year, there was a little pile of 90% off items. I found some boxes of Fall Decor, originally $5.99 marked down 90% = $.60 cents! These could be used so many ways to decorate. I figured I could put them into a pretty bowl, I have a couple of pedestal bowls that these would look awesome in, or I could just line some up on my mantel. I knew I would find lots of use for these, so I bought 3 boxes.
Getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, I realized I did not buy any flowers for the table. DING! A light bulb went off. I keep all the best vases from when flowers have been sent to me over the years. (You can also get tons of these vases at Goodwill for next to nothing) I arranged one box of my fall decor into one of my pretty glass vases and used the cute raffia ribbon that was on the box to tie around my vase. That was it! It took all of a few minutes to put together and looked perfectly festive for the occasion.
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