Saturday, January 19, 2013

After Christmas Thrifty Buys-Christmas Decor Ideas

I didn't do a lot of after Christmas shopping, but I did make a trip to Tuesday Morning and found a couple of things that I love.  I really wanted one of the feather trees that I kept seeing everywhere, but they were so expensive that I just passed.  The cheapest one I saw was around $30 and that was not in my budget.

I was so thrilled when I found these three treasures.

 The tree and the two sconces were a little over $20.  The tree alone was marked down to $7.50.  Now that is definitely in my budget.

 The feathers are such a lovely burnished gold color, really pretty.

 I also thought the detail on the sconces were gorgeous.  I might spray paint these in Oil Rubbed Bronze, just have to think about that for a while.

 Great finds and I think I can use them as part of a winter vignette for a while and I definitely have all kinds of Christmas decor ideas for them.

So have you found some really great buys after Christmas?

I am joining:
Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for SNS
Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Carmel @ Our Fifth House for The Dog Days of Winter - Thrift It Challenge
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Kathryn @ The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday

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  1. Hi Marty, now that's my kind of bargain. Great finds.
    hugs ~lynne ~

  2. I'm with you, Marty, $30.00 for one of those trees would have been too much for me. You did good with your find though! The only after Christmas things I bought were a few carolers from Christmas Tree Shop. That was restraint on my part! : )

  3. Marty,
    Love all 3 but those scones are really gorgeous!!


  4. Oh Marty, I wanted one of those feather trees too. I just never could find one for a price I could afford. Our Tuesday Morning just does't have much of a selection.

    The sconces are great. Like you, I did buy some things after Christmas and mostly for a "winter" theme rather than just Christmas!

    Great thrifty buys!

  5. Hi Marty, Very pretty sconces and adore the gold feather tree. You did well in your after Christmas shopping!

  6. All three pieces are perfect to get your through the winter, Marty! I love after Christmas sales, too. You really got these at rock bottom prices! Very pretty!


  7. Don't you love when you find items you can use for more than one holiday? Great buys.


  8. Very nice, Marty! Our Tues Morning is closing down. :(
    I did a post on my bargains too!
    Churchill plates for .40 and Johnson Bros for 1.00!

  9. This is my first time to comment on your blog, but I have been following it for two years. Love your style and the kindness you always show.
    I missed the trees, but I did find Fitz and Floyd Frosty's Frolic cookie jar, S&P and canapy plate all for under 30.00. The lowest I ever saw the cookie jar was 80.00.
    Again, love your blog.

  10. Marty:

    It seems we've all been finding some great after Christmas bargains.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Pretty! Great finds. I tend to focus on stocking stuffers and Christmas cards. It's always my goal to buy everything for the stockings by January. I am finished with their stockings for next year, except the candy I'll add. Always fun to get a good deal!

  12. Great finds, I have loved those feather trees too. I must say this year I was not able to find too many after Christmas sales. With as much as I put away, maybe I didn't need any more. The floor is almost done and I am more than ready to start painting the walls. I love repainting a room and starting fresh.

  13. Great finds! I love the candesticks! They would be pretty to use all winter! I didn't buy much after Christmas, just some Hallmark Ornaments for my daughter's tree. Before Christmas, they're not in our budget either! We have to wait for the 40% sale! ha! :)

  14. After Christmas is such a great time to find decorations, right? My hands down favorite Christmas decoration is a vintage nutcracker that I picked up for $3 at one of my favorite vintage stores.

  15. Marty, great finds and what a bargain. Love the tree.


  16. Marty,
    I was under~the~weather and missed most of the after Christmas $ales, however the one I did attend allowed me to add some icy faux greenery for the Winter decor!!!
    You found some great buys at Tuesday Morning!!! They truly enhance your already gorgeous decor!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely Winter vignette with us!

  17. Wonderful finds Marty! Those candleholders are just beatuiful!

  18. Way to go!!! Won't it be fun to pull these out next early Christmas presents!

  19. Marty, what fabulous finds. Yes, I can see how you can decorate with those pretty much all winter. The tree is just gorgeous! That is my kind of shopping.


  20. Marty, I love that feather tree. It is so pretty. You found some great after Christmas bargains. Thanks for sharing them at my Silver Pennies Sunday link party! x

  21. Great finds Marty!
    Didn;t even see the candlesticks had deer head details until you shared a close-up with us!

    I bought shoes and boots at the post-holiday sales. I needed them so badly!


  22. Marty, Great finds! I looked for a feather tree last Christmas but found they were really expensive. The candle holders are wonderful too. xx, Sherry

  23. Hi Marty,

    I love that tree!

    I wasn't able to get out to shop after Christmas, but the Tuesday Morning stores around here are no longer promising. The last couple of times I shopped (I mean stopped) there, I noticed that they were quite pricey. You made out!

  24. Beautiful bargains! What great finds. Way to shop! I almost never find any Christmas bargains. Most of the Christmas things I find seem to be reindeer with one antler missing. :)
    Love your finds, though.

  25. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! We would love to have you come to our very 1st link party. It is live The Busy Bee'stoday! Please come and link up as many of your ideas as you would like! You can find us here
    Thanks! Joye & Myrna

  26. NICELY DONE! I also went to Tuesday Morning after Christmas and luckily a pillow I had seen in November was still there! I pouted because I loved it but it was $24.99 - a little steep for a pillow I didn't need. But when I went back, someone must have it in the regular pillow section on the bottom so I got it for $12.50 along with two other pillows in burlap and silver satin which say HOPE which were like 7 bucks! And adorable little holly place cards for 60 cents. A very good day! And I am crushing on those candlesticks - beautiful!

  27. Oh, those are beautiful!! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse