Happy Day after Christmas!! I really wanted to keep up on posts over the holiday, but as I'm sure most people understand...it got busy. My mister and I had a lovely holiday together...our 3rd Christmas together!! Time flies when you're in love.
On Christmas Eve I went around to some thrift shops in search of cheap retro holiday decor...and I certainly scored. I found so many great ornaments, it prompted me to put up a tree last minute to display my new/old treasures. But before our Christmas Eve tree, Brad and I had some fun making scenes with the ornaments. A few photos from our playtime:
After we played I ventured over to my hometown of Mesa...Reason #1- to visit my favorite thrift shops on the eastside, #2- to help my momma cook a little for Christmas.
Man-o-man, my very favorite thrift shop did not let me down!! Check out this load of vintage Christmas ornaments I scored!!
Since I had found such great holiday ornaments/decor all day, I grabbed my mini Christmas tree from my mum's to set up at home. When I plugged it in at home I was disappointed to remember that only a few of the pre-strung lights worked...boo. But that wasn't going to ruin my Christmas Eve! I had thrifted some red poinsettia lights that I wrapped around the top of my non-working tree...it turned out a bit hodge-podge..but I'm fully a fan of perfectly imperfect.
A crappy phone photo of my last minute tree:
Although it's quite imperfect, it was so great to have a tree to look at on Christmas morning.
I'm planning on stocking up on Christmas decor today since hopefully everything will be on sale. I will post later today about my handmade holiday gifts. They ended up being a hit with my family, I have three requests to make more!!