Whether you're short on space or just not the traditional type, consider one of these alternatives to a traditional Christmas tree.
You can decorate a house plant, suspend ornaments from the ceiling, or cluster metallic, spray-painted branches in a decorative vase.
Waiting in line on Black Friday isn't the only way to save money on good-quality holiday gifts, especially if someone on your list loves vintage and antique goods.
I live in old construction in the south, so I'm accustomed to having a spacious dining room. Urban folks aren't always as fortunate with the square footage, and many carve out dining space by creating kitchen nooks.
If someone on your holiday gift list loves to hunt for vintage and antique treasures, browse the gift guide for flea market and yard sale shoppers. You'll find store-bought and handmade gifts in a huge range of prices.
For many folks, wrapping holiday gifts in pretty packaging is just as important as choosing the contents.
For packages as unique as the presents they conceal, wrap your gifts using these inexpensive thrift store and flea market finds:
If you're not a fan of Black Friday crowds, skip the mall in favor of antique malls and thrift stores.
You might find a few treasures for the antique and vintage lovers on your list, and they're ideal sources for unusual holiday decor. You can start a collection of vintage tree ornaments or pick up some bits and baubles for making your own.
The feast you're preparing for tomorrow smells delicious, but what about the rest of your home?
If yours seems a little stale and musty, try these DIY solutions to freshen it before your holiday company arrives:
For some, decorating is hard just because they don't know where to start.
It's actually pretty simple. No matter what room you're working on, you start with the basics.
I can't believe November starts tomorrow. That means it's time to get your dining room ready for the holidays. Your chairs are a good place to start.
Going home with the good stuff.
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Have you shopped a Vintage Market Days show yet?
Vintage and juried shows are two of my favorite flea market trends. When you attend a Vintage Market Days event, you get both, and the next one starts on November 8.
Vintage Market Days even gives each event a theme, which sets the tone for the how. I'm especially intrigued by the one called Urban Cowtown.