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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Frugal is Fashionable, Baby!

   Who says you have to spend a lot to decorate?  Fresh fruit in a basket is colorful and festive...

   Place some bright ornaments in a cookie jar and add some colorful ribbon to an item in your every day decor- like Mr. Bunny here- and you are ready for company!

   I got this darling twig basket at a yard sale this past summer and now it is full of tissue paper (no one will ever know except us!) with a few baubles placed on top...

   How about a decorative glass filled with candy?  Red hots are the perfect color and they look great next to this fellow.:)

   More decorative balls to add a sparkle to your pictures...

   This topiary was another yard sale purchase.  I just added some gold ribbon and now it is ready for Christmas!

   Silver ornaments hang from my light fixture over the dining room table...

   And just in case you forgot where you were.:)   This styrofoam ball was left over from a science project.  I just glued on some fabulous buttons and added polka dotted ribbon...  
Have fun decorating your home!  Look around and see what you have before you head to the store.  You may be happily surprised!


18 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh I love it. Those glittery ball ornaments I made a couple posts ago...I also hung from our chandalier over our dinning table, hehe...great minds think alike! Love that button ball :-)

Tristan said...

so creative!! O-M-G...red hots..omg, I NEED a red hot..ok, so i think this must be like a craving, i can just totally taste it..and I WANT ONE.

Love the bunny & everything, so pretty!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love Mr. Bunny! He is so cute at EVERY holiday.
That photo of Mandy has to be my all time favorite. She is so cute!
I'm glad to see you have a ball with buttons all over it-That is sooo you!
BTW can you hear it? Yes, it's pouring down rain here~ They say we are supposed to get a touch of snow next Saturday! Hello!?! (I would be thrilled if we did!!!)
Have a great week!
Robin~♥

Rachel said...

Dang straight Frugal is Fashionable!!!! Loved this post. Everything looks great. I am trying to get all my decor finished. :)

Artfulife said...

So stinkin' cute! I will have to try the button thing with Sloan.

Darlene said...

I LOVE all those great decorations!! CUTE, CUTE!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Looks wonderful!! I love the ribbon hanging from the light fixture..so pretty!
-sandy toes

fairychildheirlooms said...

I always love coming to visit your blog! You have such great ideas!
Missy

Yarni Gras! said...

I love everything! I remember making topiaries for a girlfriend's Christmas gift 14 years ago! WOW.......

Elise said...

Ooh, I love it all, Lori!! Love the tip about tissue paper in the basket below the ornaments.
Elise

Lindsay-ann said...

I love all your ideas Lori especially the hanging silver ornaments and the styrofoam button ball. Thanks for sharing your Christmassy creativity.
Lindsay

KKJD1 said...

What great ideas! Love the button ball! I better go look around and see what I can dig up. Blessings, karen

AwtemNymf said...

Cute Cute Cute! :O)
I had wondered if that topiary w/ urn was from that garage sale where you asked "What can I do with this".
Lookin' fab gurl! I knew you'd think of something! The button syrofoam ball is adorable! Woohoo! Festive!!
Hugs & Faerie Dust!
~A~

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Frugal, but oh so fabulous! Christmas guilt & debt free...can't get any better than that! Great post! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Sherry said...

Simplicity is beautiful! You always decorate so pretty!

Sherry

Amy said...

So love the red hots! Everything is so cute! We have our tree up, and it's sort of decorated, but that's it so far. I don't even have my wreath made yet...

Thanks for your kind words on my loss. Anna's response when I told her was, "Grandpa's in heaven!"

Firefly Hill said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love baskets and baubles and I love the chandelier with ornaments!

countrygirl3031 said...

You are so creative and talented! I love all your decorations!

Hugz,
Michele