I must say: I’ve been having a great go at thifting blown glass ornaments this year.
I’ve picked up some great random ornaments: a TV, popcorn, beer set; a pink dragon start the list.
I use the blown glass ornaments to define break-away themes for trees through the house, whether by color or subject. Current plans this year are just ST:TCT and the big tree in the front room. That means the big tree will be absolutely dripping with holiday bling.
Thirfting and post-holiday sales help me dress excessive trees on a smaller budget. Plus, I’m helping to reduce waste by giving these gorgeous things a new life in a new home.
Also, point blank: Christmas decorations make me feel better. This is a good year for embracing such things. Some thrift stores put out ornaments year round as well, which let’s trimming the tree feel like Christmas day as I unwrap who knows how many new-to-me ornaments I barely recall…