Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekly [P]inpsiration: Simple Christmas Greenery

I love using greenery to decorate for Christmas so I've been searching for new ideas that are simple, fresh and beautiful. Enjoy!
I have 4 silver goblets that are family heirlooms. I've always thought that they are beautiful, but what do you do with them?! Now I know :)

I love magnolia leaves and these look simply beautiful next to strands of cranberries. 

Remember my post on how to get free greenery?! Use it and create this adorable look for $0 [Merry Christmas... from me to you!]

Ditto with these ideas. Find a free Charlie Brown branch, put it in a glass jar, add a few simple ornaments and it's beautiful. 

So simple and so, so pretty!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Words of Wisdom


"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Want to know a secret?! Christmas Planter DIY on the cheap!

Here's a great idea for creating super inexpensive Christmas planters:
I made this one in about 10 minutes and it cost me right at $5

Idea #1: use your planters from summer.
I cut my mum down to about 1" from the root. I'm hoping it will come back next spring, and this planter idea should actually help to protect it.

Then I added leftover mulch from summer- this isn't entirely necessary, but I wanted to protect my mum & give the planter a nice, dark base.

Idea #2 [this is the big secret] Dig in the Trash.
Yup, I said it. I added FREE greenery that I pulled from the trash. Seriously. Places that sell live trees usually trim the bottom few branches off, so just look for a trash can that's brimming with greenery in the tree section [this is important: only dig in the trash of the tree section, otherwise you'll just look like a vagrant, not a thrifty Christmas lady!!!].
 Of course I cleared it with the checkout girl before leaving [who may have looked at me like I was crazy!] But I guess when you say stuff like, " I pulled this from your trash... is that ok?!" You're really just asking for it!

Then I took inexpensive [but the only part that actually cost money] poinsettia bundles and separated them into flowers [I wanted real flowers, but since these were going outdoors I knew they wouldn't last day in the frozen tundra that is Indiana these days]

Finally, I stuck the flowers down into planters and they easily stayed exactly in place since the planter already had dirt & mulch. After the flowers, I did the same with my various types of greenery. So easy. I actually went back and added a few gold ornaments for a bit of sparkle, but it's seriously cold out now and I'm not going back out there for another photograph: sorry!

2 planters.
20 minutes- tops.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas at the Shop!

Salvage Savvy is all dressed up for Christmas, come and see us!
Here are a few of the things that we have for sale... a little something for everyone :)


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