Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year Centerpiece

Black, silver and gold colors for this New Year' decor theme.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ikea Strala Hanging Drape Lights

I bought the Ikea hanging lights for this corner window in the dining room.  It has 16 LED lights and measures about 15 feet.  For $9.99 this starry string of lights has brightened up the whole room plus a warm holiday feeling throughout.  This photo shows two sets.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Village

Every year we put together our simple Christmas village that I have collected from thrift shops.  I got these buildings and figurines for less than $3 each! The pine trees were from Walmart and Joann. I added cut garlands and shaped them like Christmas trees and put them at the back of the village for a cozier look.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glitter Ball

I have been on the lookout for bigger Christmas ornament balls, at least about 6 inches in diameter. Though more costly, it fills up a bigger space on the tree or garland, so I do not have to add more ornaments to create a fuller look. 

As much as possible I try to stay away from glitters for obvious reasons. It is so hard to clean and  it lingers until July!  But without the glitters, it is not easy to create a stunning and sparkling Christmas display.

So lately I noticed these huge ornaments, sparkling, without the glitters. Or the glitters are sealed under a bed of beads and sequins so they don't shed off as much.  This is what I'm looking for!  But they are at least $4.

And then I went to the 99cents store and found almost the same thing! No glitters coming off and it's sparkling and cheap.  The balls now hang on the garland by the stairwell along with the blue nets and blue poinsettias.


And then I found more blue stuff in the 99cents store.  I brought home a blue ribbon, blue Christmas placemats, along with this blinking blue snowflake ornament!


Loving the 99cents store and I'm planning to go back for more!


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