I had to make an unexpected trip to visit my daughter in North Carolina last week. I was only home for three days (after this) when I found myself on a plane again heading north. I didn't had time to catch my breath, let alone get into the Christmas spirit. Naturally, my daughter and her roommate are so busy working that they didn't have time to decorate. After my marathon decorating trip this summer (HERE, HERE, and HERE) I knew I wanted to keep going and add some Christmas decorations into the mix.
One thing I love about her city is the number of thrift stores. I didn't want to waste money on a real tree, and I didn't want to spend money on a tree that would be difficult to store. Imagine my delight when I walked into the thrift store and saw the lovely wooden Christmas tree pictured above just calling my name! For $5.99! After I put it in my shopping cart, I had fun looking for little Christmas goodies to place on the shelves. The nick-knacks were priced from .25 cents to $1.00. The total for the tree, decorations, and lights was $20.00. She said she wants to keep the tree forever. Once the holidays are over, it will be easy to store the decorations in a shoe box and just slide the tree under her bed.
I just love the vintage angels!! Oh, and the nativity was only .99 cents. Win! (...and now I have a new obsession...vintage Christmas stuff.)