Thursday, December 6, 2012

Outdoor Holiday Decor {Free-Ninety-Free}

My friend Sherry at The Rusty Pearl has a saying that has stuck with me from the moment we met, 
"Free-Ninety-Free."  
I LOVE that saying and when MyLove asks me what I paid for something I respond the same,
 "Free-Ninety-Free" 

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! 

"Free-Ninety-Free" 
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. 
You can see the original posts about the rescues HERE and HERE.

If you have a house with kiddos then you HAVE to have a Santa, right?
"Free-Ninety-Free!"
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 
{Free-Ninety-Free} 

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 
"Free-Ninety-Free!"

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!
~Tami 

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