Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a beautifully-decorated home and thought it was an unattainable dream for your humble abode. Anyone? Bueller? Well, I’ve got great news! Decorating your house doesn’t have to break the bank! Some of my best decor finds have been pulled from the rubble of the clearance shelves. Yesterday, I found these super festive items amongst all the Christmas clearance goodies at Michael’s. I was ecstatic to find the deer head for our mantle, and the plaid and timeless serving tray has so many ways in which it can be used (I’m leaning toward placing it on our kitchen bar to hold a few of my seasonal candles).
When it comes to Christmas decorations, one way I get the most bang for my buck is to purchase a few items I can leave on display throughout the winter months. Think pinecones and lush greenery. Envision golds, whites and icy blues. My new serving tray could be a traditional Christmas item, but it’s also a solid winter piece that I’ll leave out until the snow melts.
Here’s a peek at how the deer head fits nicely with my other winter mantle decor:
When looking at my mantle, you’ll see several pieces that I use throughout the year in my home decor. For instance, the little blue bird was originally part of my 6-year-old’s nursery, and is now usually out with my spring and summer decorations. I even incorporated the little guy into my fall decor this year, also! The lantern that is currently filled with pinecones is filled with pumpkins in the fall and faux grass and eggs in the spring. My galvanized bucket (tipped upside down in this photo) is also used year-round, as well as my milk glass bud vase (I just switch out what the vase holds according to the season). These classic pieces save a lot of money, and help bring everything together with our everyday home style.
I hope my first blog post was enjoyable and inspiring in some way – I look forward to posting again soon!