Our Decorative Frugal Christmas! | #TDOC Day 9

Hi, I'm back, the weekend is over and Christmas week is here! Although I know most of us have already decorated, put up the tree, shopping is done and are all ready to go for the holiday, there are also some last minute decorators, tree put-uppers and last minute shoppers (me included).  This year has been quite frugal for us due to having bought our first home and invested most of our funds plus some for upgrades.  Therefore frugal is just a relative word to how much we make every penny count lately.  Still we wanted the holidays to feel cozy and chrismassy, if that's even a word, well its a word now. : )

With it being Monday and when writing this post I wasn't really sure or mentally prepared to bring Day 9 to you guys.  I have to say keeping up and posting on the daily the last 8 posts its been quite a lot for me.  Especially if you know that I usually post once or twice a month or should I say occasionally.  So this has been fun but different for my usual.

But don't worry I wasn't going to disappoint myself or you for that matter.  Plus I figured a few of you might be interested in the a few of the sources of our Christmas decor.  As some of you may know, I've been an Avon representative for almost 13 years! Wow! I know!

I have to say it has its perks and Avon is bigger and better now than it has been in a long time.  They actually came out with a Holiday home magalog this year, it has the most festive decor at a reasonable price and discounts are contantly available so you rarely pay full price for their stuff.  

Seeing this, it inspired me and not only was it inspiring it was affordable and at my fingertips.  I couldn't resist and bought a few items.

Reversible Welcome Mat

Vintage Inspired Pillow Cover Set

Branch Wreath with LED lights

Winter Village Mantel Scene

Heritage Plaid Throw

You saw these items scattered throughout our home on previous posts,
here and here.

What's even more great is that a lot of these items go on sale for half off if you decide to purchase some of them for upcoming holidays or next Christmas to have at hand.  So definitely take advantage of that.

Our Christmas tree decorations consisted of Target, Big Lots, Dollar store and decorations we already had from previous years and momentos.  

As much as I wanted to make new stockings this year or purchase new ones from West Elm because they were affordable and on sale, I can't seem to part from our old stockings just yet, and neither could the kids.  They are very much attached to their stockings because they picked them out years ago and just another traditional momento we have to remember our Christmas's by.

The vintage small wooden bowl stand and bread bowl with the candles were thrift shop finds from last year and the bread bowl was a neutral raw wood when I found it but decided to stain it with a dark stain.

Well hope this intel of sources gives you some insight on how we decorated on a reasonable budget this year and we'll see how things go next year and how much we'll be spending if any.

Happy Christmas!  See you back here tomorrow for Day 10!

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