After seeing all of the beautiful and creative Christmas decorations from other blogs, I decided that I didn't like or want to use 75% of my old Christmas decorations! Not being flush with money (like most of us) I quickly realized I was going to have to get creative (a.k.a. copy) some ideas I'd seen and use things I already had around the house.
This idea came from Ann over at Moonbeams and Fireflies -- I love all of the interesting things she put in her drawers!
For my drawer I added a doily and an old book along with a tiny silver tray I picked up awhile ago at the thrift store. The tiny tree was a great find this week for 50 cents at the thrift store. The vintage postcard is just an image I found, printed and glued to a piece of card stock. I distressed it a bit to make it look like an old postcard.
The "ornaments" and "tree topper" are vintage clip on earrings and pins.
These black and silver enamel earrings belonged to my mom.
I have two of these strange, little kangaroo pins that I got at an antique shop years ago. I love wearing them but they look cute on the tree don't you think?
My house looks like a bomb went off and I'm hoping that I'll have it decorated at least a few weeks BEFORE Christmas to enjoy. More "copy cat" blog ideas to come!