Friday, December 24, 2010

Jesus Is The Reason for the Season!

In observance of Him whose birth we celebrate...

Merry Christmas!

Plum Perfect Friday - Thrifty Gift Refinishing!

Whew! Well it's Christmas Eve and I've got my last minute gifts completed...Remember this headboard that I got my hands on for $5? It became a perfect Christmas present for one of my triplets' bedrooms!


Don't 'cha just love how it turned out?

It totally compliments the rest of her decor.

She's gonna be so surprised! I can't wait until she gets home and sees it all set up (I didn't think it would be to smart to put this under the tree)!

This was another fabulous $5 find for my 11-year old who likes to have tea parties. It was definitely in need of some's not easy to see but, the chair seats were in pretty rough condition as was the table top.

I sanded and repainted the top and recovered the chairs, adding some little bows to the back.

How adorable is this now?

I made some napkins, placemats and added the same fabric to the window treatment.

Then I purchased a round table cloth, just in case she feels like getting really fancy...

How fun! I think I may be more enthusiastic than they may be, but that's the trouble of being a parent~

Hope your holidays are fabulous and that all your dreams and wishes come true! If you get a chance, post some of your thrifty gifts, I won't be posting at all next week, so that will give you some extra time.

Here's wishing you a "plum perfect" Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rusty Rave Monday - Garage Sale Christmas Gifts!

Gotta love it! Once again, I have been lucky enough to find some fabulous items at garage sales that will be great gifts for my children! Some are vintage things that you can't find in stores, that they will absolutely love (cause they're a little like me)!

This is a Petri circa 1960's, 45 mm camera that we found for $2! One of my 15 year-old triplets loves this kind of vintage stuff. (I don't know if you can even purchase 45 mm film anymore, I had never heard of it, that's what makes it so cool to me!)

When we looked it upon e-Bay...we found that they are going for between $40-60!

Minus the top cover, it is in really good condition!

Remarkable! She'll love it!

My 11-year old daughter collects and wears hats, she is my little Mad Hatter...$1 for this gently used cutie!

She also collects and LOVES stuffed animals...Boyds Bears, under $10 collectively!

Woo hoo!

These are for the other two triplets...they are both extraordinary "writers" and passionate about traveling abroad when they are older. One is taking french and wants to participate in a foreign exchange program her senior year...

...the other triplet dreams about Ireland. I found this whole collection free of charge from a worn out garage sale merchant. My daughter will be thirlled!

Lasty, I have been looking for a floral sphere to go in this little gem of a vessel. When I was at Michaels recently I saw them for over $10, I spotted this one for $1! (Let me say another woo hoo!) The tags were still attached but it had an ugly little cheapie bow, so I came home and added a nice new one!
It makes me happy, and is very festive in my bathroom! After the holidays, I will just turn it upside down and hide the bow on the inside for everyday use!

How about that?!!

Merry (Thrifty) Christmas!!!

Your turn, you know the off some of your fabulous finds!

Something Special: Christmas Joy

I have to share my sister's wonderful blog with you...take a look at some of her beautiful Christmas decor. Enjoy!

Something Special: Christmas Joy