Earlier this year my daughter and I were in an antique store in LaGrange, IL and we found a pair of ice skates for $11. I was pretty excited because they were small and the price wasn't too bad. They laid around my bedroom closet all year until a few weeks ago when I ran out and bought some greenery and a couple sparkly picks at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I glittered the skates and added a fresh green swag behind it. I love it and probably spend over all less than $20 to make my door decoration. OK...fast forward to a couple of weekends ago and the thrift stores are filled with ice skates priced around $3 to $5. So, I over paid a little for those old skates but I'm ok with it because I do love the way they turned out.
I recently picked up a little dollar store village house. They're so poorly painted you just have to change them up. Yes, they are only a dollar and I don't expect good quality. It brings to light the fact that someone in another country is sitting in some factory or some warehouse and is just slapping paint on a bunch of little houses for pennies on the dollar all day, every day so we can buy it for $1. Makes me much more thankful for my own job in a warm comfy office with a stocked coffee room, right!? Phew, how did I get that deep over a little Christmas Village house?!
Anyway, I picked up the little house, painted it white and glittered it with some pink glitter. It came out cute and I paired it with a couple of little white bottle brush trees.
I also purchased a white Nativity set from Ebay last year with the full intention of glittering it up. I wanted a white Nativity set. I glittered it only lightly because I wanted it to look magical but not glitzy. I do think it needs a cloche to cover it so I'll be on the look out for one at the after Christmas sales or when I have a really good discount coupon available.
The completed white area of the living room. I added a couple of decorated hurricanes for height. I've got some additional ideas for next year for my glittery white area.
Until next time,