While I absolutely love holiday decorating ... thanks to a minimal budget, I love *free* holiday decorating even more! That's why I was happy to have created a vignette on our sofa table in the great room with things I already had on hand.
Whether it's with a bowl of *seasonal* autumnal goodies, filled with faux pumpkins I've gathered over the years ...
or an inexpensive plate from Wal-Mart's BHG line that I scooped up last year (and, happy to say that they're at Wal-Mart again this year, too).
After spending time perched on the bookcase in our sitting room last Fall, this fella (from Michael's) came back for a return appearance ...
and, a lantern, once filled with nautical rope during the Summer months, now has faux leaves in its place ...
with a Fall *crown* made out of picks and leftover ribbon from last year.
Sparkly, little crows, complete with witches' hats, flew on out of our Fall bins and over to branches I recently snatched from the woods,
annnd, a metal hammered bucket, filled with holiday pillows last year, became a comfy resting spot for a few faux pumpkins this year!
All of these things came together to create this:
Now let's see if I can get away with spending zero dollars finishing the mantel on our porch! Wish me luck!
As always, thanks for stopping by!