I know that Christmas things are just about the last thing you want to look at right now. But, this time of the year is when I get my best deals on Christmas treasures.
Last week after I stopped at VW to use my GC and coupon, I stopped at another favorite thrift store that was on the way home just to check out what they had.
All of their Christmas things were 75% off the tagged price. Love that!
My all time favorite Christmas decoration is Christmas trees. I just love them. I have several smaller tabletop and floor trees that I normally look forward to decorating each year. Our main Christmas tree is always real and has ornaments that have meaning to us on it. The smaller artificial trees get to be fun theme type trees.
When I walked into the store, this little 4 foot tree was sitting there right in front of the door. I need to “fluff” it up a bit yet.
All decked out in lights and peach Victorian ornaments.
I looked at the price tag. $5.99. Okay, not a bad price. Then I saw the 75% off Christmas sign and thought, “Now that is a REALLY good deal!”. I told one of the workers that I wanted to buy the tree and asked if he could take it up to the register while I shopped around.
I figured they would strip down the tree while I was shopping. But, no, they sold the tree as is. The grand total paid for the tree was a whooping $1.59! four strands of working lights, all the ornaments and the cute “real” mini tree stand!
It looks pretty and I decided to set it up in Lia’s room with all her “Santa” Christmas gifts around it. Yes, we already had sent her a bunch of gifts but, I buy all year for her and so, I still have plenty here. Not too mention, we plan to have a small Christmas celebration whenever she does come home. Now she will have a Christmas tree all waiting for her.
Seriously, could you have passed up this tree for $1.59? Even if it was used once and then re-donated. I just couldn’t pass up this thrift find!
Okay, let’s see your thriftiness!