My friend Sherry at The Rusty Pearl has a saying that has stuck with me from the moment we met,
I LOVE that saying and when MyLove asks me what I paid for something I respond the same,
Well, tonight I am going to share with you my
Outdoor Holiday Decor
and guess how much it all cost me...yep, you guessed it, "Free-Ninety-Free!"
First let me step outside and show you my front door. Don't you love this wreath? MyLove had it before we were married so to me it's a definitely "Free-Ninety-Free!" I think it's pretty.
Last year I displayed it indoors and showed it to you in my Night Before Christmas post.. It's fun changing it up a bit year by year.
Now that we are on the porch Look Up! I hung my super huge (5 foot wide huge) FREE wreath above the door! I LOVE it there!
You may recall last year I wrote about when I answered an ad on Freecycle where someone was giving it away. I jumped in the car and swiped it real quick before they changed their mind!!!
It even had tons of working lights on it last year, this time we had a few casualties but a super easy fix.
Now moving along on the Holiday Front Porch. You know I love topiaries! (Hubby hates them by the way) so for Christmas I spruced up the Outdoor Topiaries that I made out of Tomato Cages. You can see how I made them HERE.
Sprucing up was easy since I had the lights on hand - Again, "Free-Ninety-Free!"
Sherry, stop me now, look what you started girl - I'm hooked!
I said it again!!!
Just last week I had a friend give me a call that she had spotted some outdoor angel forms on the curb.
Of course I ran right over and scooped them up!
Hallelujah! Love them!
At first I thought there was only one, but hiding behind the other trash can was her glorious sister.
Half of their lights worked but upon a little tweaking they now shine BRIGHT as ever in MY front yard!
Aren't they pretty?
Well, there's more! Yes more FREEBIES!
Last year I rescued a lonely Santa and then a few months later found his sleigh.
If you have a house with kiddos then you HAVE to have a Santa, right?
I kid you not!
If you remember, Santa needed some new lights last year but the Sleigh was ready to go. All the lights worked perfectly!
I added some outdoor pillows with a big bow to make it look like presents.
Wow! That's a lot of
Outdoor Holiday Decor
Of course I did not score all of this over night or even over one season. I have accumulated these over a five year period that we have lived in this neighborhood.
Here's a little fun recap:
1. Outdoor Garden Pedestal - Garage Sale - $5
2. Tomato Cage Topiaries - DIY Dollar Tree - $30/set of 2
3. Peppermint Pillows - Garage Sale - $1/set of 4
4. Large Outdoor Wreath - Freecycle Ad - Free
5. Outdoor Garden Urns - Curb - Free/set of 2
6. Outdoor Angels - Curb - Free/set of 2
7. Gold Metal Christmas Tree - Curb - Free (hard to see)
8. Willow Branch Christmas Tree - Curb - Free
9. Peppermint Pillows (closeup) $1
10. Outdoor Santa - Curb - Free
11. Santa's Sleigh - Curb - Free
Wow! If you go check out my Project Gallery or Trash to Treasure Tab, you can see where I found and wrote about almost every one of these items. I didn't mean to accumulate so much junk (I promise MyLove) but I like how it all has come together for practically next to nothing.
Oops, I mean
Do you think anyone will notice their discarded Christmas trash from years past?
I love how they all now have a bright new future.
Thanks for stopping by my Curb Alert! home.
Next time I'll show you the inside.
Happy Treasure Hunting!