Wednesday, December 8, 2010

46 vs. 16....

I saw a decoration the other day and they wanted $46.00 for it... It was just perfect for my dining room table and I am starting to look for new ideas for around the house. This year is not going to be a big decoration year, I'm just not feeling it!!! So I studied the decoration (as any crafter would) and thought, "I could make that for a lot less than $46".
I was on the hunt for all the parts and pieces...

I found a set of trees (2 to the box) for $24.95 and the ornaments for $2.00 a box. So each
decoration cost me $16.00. Not bad!!!!

The table runner under the tree is one my mom made me. I just love it and try to use it each year to remind myself of how much my mom loves me and how she is so special to me. She weaved all her love within this piece. I know it took her a long time to do it. I am so blessed to have a caring mom that likes to make me things ♥

Look at all those stitches...

Here you can see the detail...

So that is the only decoration I made new this year. I decided this year I am going stress free. I am not stressing out about baking, decorating, or buying. Just not going to do it!!! and so far, I have found "IT'S OKAY".
I wish you all a stress free holiday...


  1. You've got the right idea..and I know you'll have a great Christmas..because you have it in your heart all year long :-)

  2. The table decoration is beautiful. Here I am all stressed but I swear this is the last year. I know that I am not putting out as many decorations this year. I'm not feeling it either.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

  3. Clever the header...did you know that some PERSON knocked one of the windows over at the shop, right after another lady just paid for it...geesh!!!

    When ya goin to paradise??? BRAT!

  4. I love having those special things to put out for the holidays. Your mom was very talented, just like you!