As I have been decorating the house and tree this year, one thing has been ever-present in my mind. God has created such beauty for us! We have a wonderful little thrift store in my town, who's profits go entirely to Hospice, they have some of the most beautiful things you've ever seen, everyday and month of the year. However, come the middle of November they turn there store into a Christmas Wonderland. Having saved all their Christmas donations throughout the year, they bring them out then in full force and the store is transformed, and for very incredibly bargains!!!
It is appropriately named Sacks Thrift Avenue!
They have had so many beautiful things and for such great prices, I found myself running to the store at least 3 times a week! And why not? I have a lot of decorating to do, both here at my home and over at my Mom's! (Post to follow on My Mom's front porch Christmas Makeover)
This ornament was in the original 1950's packaging, a complete box of 9 for $2. The deals just kept getting better.
One thing I have discovered about ornaments this year, is whether old mercury or dollar store finds, every single ornament looked better, and more old-world vintage, hung with a piece of satin ribbon or lace!
They just look Better! And, you cannot beat the
price for this redo on your ornament. Whether you get your ribbon at the Dollar Tree, Goodwill, or Michael's you will pay no more than $1 for anywhere from 6-10 yards of it!!
Can you imagine how many ornament you can remove those little metal hooks from and redo at this price? The sky is the limit and all it takes is a little time and not much of that, either.
And you know us gals! I had a few friends stop by while I was re-doing these ornaments with satin ribbon and they all wanted to do some, too! We visited for about 30-45 minutes and all the ornaments I had out were transformed and half of them on the tree!! Blessings don't really cost anything, do they? Neither did this incredibly fun and easy project!
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