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Monday, December 5, 2011

Free For The Taking!

You just never know what you will find in your local listings.  Last week, I was thinking about decorating the house for the Christmas Season and thought it would be nice to add some fresh pine or fir boughs to the outside of our house.

And that's when I spied an ad offering all the pine boughs I could cart away for free!  A very generous woman who lives about 15 minutes from here had to cut down two large pine trees and she had more tree than she could handle cluttering her yard.  Luckily, my dad was visiting so we made two trips and filled the back of the truck each time.

Here's what I made after visiting our local dollar mart for a few economical accents.

We filled all three window boxes with pine
 and then added clear lights for a soft shimmer

I used the dollar mart accents and the leftover pine here
(I already had the containers from my summer flowers)

Here's our front door now

So if you're looking for some cheap and easy Christmas exterior decor, check your local listings or call your nearest Christmas Tree growing farm (if you have one in your area).  You just never know what's up for grabs!  

With a little snow (you know it's coming!), it will be pretty as a postcard!
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Samantha said...

Love it! I think I'll definitely check out my local ads :)

Simply Suthern said...

Looks really nice
Smells good in the house too.

Tammy said...

You are so talented girl! Those look great! I love them!

I bought a wreath to support the 5th graders at our school. It looks really nice so I am happy.

I got your card today...thanks so much! Mine haven't arrived here yet. I was a little late in ordering...oops! :) xoxo