I absolutely love thrift stores. While some people see them as a junk store filled with other people’s useless castoffs, I see it as a treasure hunt. One man’s trash really is another person’s treasure.
I love to shop resale stores and thrift stores to find gently used clothes for my family, but I also love finding unique treasures and projects. Recently, I’ve been on an ironstone kick. I love how it looks but I don’t love the price. You can fake it fairly easily.
I spotted this Christmas planter not long after I arrived at the store. I loved the size and shape of it.
I used two coats of antique white spray paint to make it look like ironstone and I loved how it turned out.
I also sprayed this pitcher to make it look like ironstone too.
After the splendor of fall and the grandeur that is our home at Christmas, winter is a time for me to simplify and just let my house breathe. We do so much decorating for Christmas that my home sometimes seems bare after we take it all down. I do like to keep some of our wintergreens and red berries out for winter, and fill in the gaps with other things (and by other things I mean snowmen). We do very simple decorating for winter and I’m very happy with the results this year.
I may just have a snowman problem. Who wouldn’t? They’re cute, they’re wintery, and we live in NC, so we rarely get to build one. And there are worse things to love than snowmen 🙂
If you’ve been a reader here for very long, you know a few things about me:
1. I love signs with quotes and verses
2. I have champagne taste on a tap water budget
3. I am addicted to the dollar stores.
Have you been to Dollar General lately? If you read my post about their fall decor, then you probably have already checked out their Christmas decor. If you haven’t, you should. It’s cute and cheap, which is how I like my decor.
These tree skirts are adorable and would look great with any farmhouse themed tree. You could easily remove the red snowflake from the first one if you wanted. And who doesn’t love red ticking stripe? Such a classic look.
This burlap stocking is so cute!
I love a cute Santa ornament and this fellow is rather unique with his dark outfit. There were several Santa’s.
These lanterns are beautiful and no one will ever know they are from a dollar store.
I bet you knew I’d put a red truck in here somewhere! Check out this advent calendar.
You know I love wood signs- here are three pretty ones.
And these big, old bells would be amazing on a wreath.
I hope you enjoyed these Christmas dollar store finds as much as I did! Have a wonderful Monday!
This year has been challenging. In addition to figuring out how to work at home, school at home, and entertain two bored kids, we also had to reconfigure all of our holiday plans. Some things we could not change: a good portion of my family lives out of state and we were unable to visit them or gather with them. We have made the best of it via Zoom and FaceTime.
We faced yet another challenge as well- how to entertain ourselves and our kids, but safely. We typically have several Christmas traditions we enjoy, but many of them aren’t possible. We can’t ride the Country Christmas Train at Denton Farm Park and we can’t see Santa, but we can do plenty of other things.
Here is a list of safe and fun ways to celebrate Christmas from a safe distance.
1. Drive through Denton Farm Park and enjoy the Christmas ligjrs
Many of the things we love most about Denton Farm Park are currently closed due to Covid. We can’t ride the train, go into any of the buildings, or ride ponies. You can drive through the park and look at some beautiful lights. You can purchase refreshments and craft items.
2. Visit Tanglewood, Festival of Lights
Some features of Tanglewood are currently closed, such as the gift shop and stables, but you can still drive through the park and enjoy the lights.
3. Make delicioustreats at home
Make some hot chocolate, some Christmas candies, or decorate some Christmas cookies. Enjoy some sweets in the comfort of your own kitchen.
4. Read or watch Christmas movies
Do you have a favorite Christmas book? A treasured Christmas movie you watch over and over again? Take it out, dust it off and enjoy it. Have a movie marathon in your Christmas jammies.
5. Call or Zoom with your family and friends
These are difficult times and we can’t safely gather. That leads to loneliness and depression for many of us. Call your loved ones and check on one another often. Zoom is a poor substitute for an in-person visit, but it is a safer option, and you can at least see one another.
Stay safe this holiday season!! Please comment below with your favorite socially distant Christmas ideas.