I am a Target shopper by nature. I love many of their selections at reasonable prices, and though I only go there about once a month, I do usually come home with something for either Plum Tree or The Nest. After I finished my actual Christmas shopping and wrapping, I went over there to pick up some bagged kale salad mix (they carry the one that's my favorite), and stopped in to browse the bargain section. If you shop there you may have noticed that right at the entrance, where you pick up your cart, there is usually a small section of items on sale, mostly seasonal. I couldn't help but notice that some of the Christmas doo-dads were things that had not previously been in the main Christmas department, so they must ship the inventory in from other stores.
I couldn't resist buying
two packages of these...
...seasonal greetings printed
on burlap-style fabric...
...and at four for a buck
who could resist?...
Of course, the red string did not do it
...a bit of a quick-change act
to black and jute twine...
...tied with some faux rusty bells
and taupe linen napkins
(also from Target)
and we have a place setting
For the first time I actually found chargers
that suited my dishes.
They were from Kirkland's for $3.99 each,
and believe it or not,
they are a nice grade of plastic
and won't scratch the table!
No place mats or table cloth necessary!
If you're wondering where the wine glasses were,
we were already drinking out of them,
as these photos were taken just prior to
our Christmas Eve dinner!
Did you incorporate any budget items into
your holiday decor this year?