So many of my favorite Christmas decorations have been plucked from local thrift stores. I love finding whimsical Santas and bottle brush trees, not to mention someone’s old decorated Christmas tree. Discarded mementoes – I love to give them new life in my home. Each item featured cost me $5 and under, with most only $1.
This jolly little Santa is actually a salt shaker, hence the S on his front. The holes for the salt are on the back of his hat.
I found the decorated candle in the middle of the Advent wreath at a local Catholic thrift shop. Each side of the candle is decorated with signs of the Christmas season. My kids love seeing it come out each Advent season.
This cute little tree has an opening in the bottom for a small candle or tealight. I like to keep it in the bathroom on the counter since it’s immune to the humdity in the bathroom from a certain teenage son.
For me, this is the piece de resistance! I have another fun Santa, this one is more snowman/Santa. I’ve displayed my collection of bottle brush trees picked up from a flea market along the shelf. Behind Santa is an old Christmas tree that someone crafted. In the middle is a new church someone donated to my local Goodwill which I picked up for a dollar or two. Mixed into the display are new bottle brush trees, house ornaments from Ikea, and a Christmas tree my oldest son made when he was in 6th grade.