"Ready or Not"

It's hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us.  The Wal-Mart Black Friday ad is out, the Christmas Muzak is in full swing and holiday decor lines the aisles at just about every retailer.   I thought I'd get a jump start so I could share with you a few festive yet frugal ideas for creating a wonderland in your home.  So, this week's posts will be dedicated to the holiday decorating on a budget. 

Let's start in my bedroom, shall we?

Several years ago I fell in love with this cover of Martha Stewart's Blueprint magazine.  I loved the pink tree (of course) and I also loved how sophisticated it looked paired with gold and silver.

 
 
So I set out to recreate a similar look in my master bedroom.   Here's how it came out....
 
 

As much as I love the tree, I love the price it cost to outfit it in silver and gold even more.  Most of the ornaments were purchased at Goodwill for $0.49!
 
I'm not sure where they came from, but apparently they'd received an assortment of beautiful "new" ornaments. I combed through a bucket to dig out all the ones that were silver and/or gold. Score! 
 

Needless to say for $0.49, I got as many as I could find. 
 
Goodwill also supplied a number of other decorative items for my holiday decor.  Like these glitter leaves that I added to a simple glass vase and the $0.99 pine cone pot in this vignette.  A few dollar store glass bulbs and there you have it.
 
 
 
I can't stress how important it is to be able to see the potential in items found at Goodwill.  For example, when I saw this cane frame, I immediately thought of the gold cane mirror I recently hung above my bedside desk. 
 
 A coat of gold spray paint and an Etsy custom holiday reindeer print and it's a whole new look.

Something about this round frame made me want to take it home.  I knew that the broken arm would be an easy fix and at $2.99, it was probably worth it.   I was right!


The mantel includes a silk taffeta boot/stocking that I picked up this summer at Goodwill for $0.99.



 
I really like the overall feel.  I like quite a bit of holiday decor in my master bedroom.  It's where I start and end each day and it makes it extra cozy during the holidays.
 

 
 
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6 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Elizabeth Grant said... Reply To This Comment

Super Cute! Love your stuff as always! <3

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks! It's only just begun.

goodwillsp said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and thrifty - we love it!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks! It really wasn't my intent for this to turn into a post about Goodwill, but it really was a huge source for most of the decor. : )

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said... Reply To This Comment

Love the framed pictures! I'm thinking about doing something similar this holiday season! It's just SO simple. :)

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

It really is. Etsy has so many great options.

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