Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bargain Christmas Buys ♥

I really do love a good bargain, (I mean who doesn't?!) especially when it comes to buying things for occasions such as Christmas. I really can't justify spending big money on decorations and things to make my home look festive and pretty, especially when they'll only be on display for just one month of the year and one shop which never disappoints when it comes to finding gorgeous pieces for a pittance is Dealz, or Poundland if you're in the UK. I visit this shop quite regularly and they've really impressed me with their selection of ornaments and little knick knacks this year. Take a look at the festive loveliness I picked up...

These little tin house tea light holders immediately caught my eye. Available in off white and red they're perfect for the festive season. I love the heart shaped cutouts and the little windows on the front. I picked up two of each colour and have them on display on my mantlepiece and windowsills. I think the best thing about them is that they can actually be used all year round too - a total bargain at just €1.49 each.

I picked up three of these little star shaped ceramic dishes for putting sweets and marshmallows in on our Christmas Eve table. I think they'd be great for putting jewellery in on a dressing table or a candle display too. We'll also be using these to put goodies in on our movie nights. These were just €1.49 each too.

When I saw these little wooden house decorations I had to pick them up as I thought they matched the tin house tea light holders perfectly. Our Christmas tree has a red and gold theme this year so these fit in perfectly. These were €1.49 a pair.

Another shop which is always great for bargains is Penneys, or Primark if you're in the UK. We bought a new tree this year (a larger one) and I wanted some new decorations to go with it.

I picked up these gorgeous LED star encased lights to go around the tree and they have a lovely, calming soft white light glow to them. These were just €4 a pack and I picked up two packs.

I picked up these baubles in red and gold and they include a mixture of matte, shiny and sparkly (my favourite!) designs. These were just €3 per pack.

 I also picked up packs of star, hearts and snowflake decorations, each which come in a mixture of matte, shiny and sparkly designs too apart from the snowflakes which are all sparkly. These look great on our tree and were just €2 per pack of six.

I needed baskets for keeping Tyler Lee's book advent calendar under the tree so I got this two pack of white wicker baskets from just €8 for the pair. They have a mint green lining which I didn't want but unfortunately they were sold out of the grey, Fair Isle print so I just lined the inside of them with red Christmas stockings. They look lovely under the tree and in front of the fire and will come in handy for storing other things after Christmas too.

As you can see we kitted out our tree and living room decorations for very little money. I love how how living room looks for the festive season, it's so cosy and warm with the red and gold decoration and my tea lights burning in their holders every evening. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to celebrate in style and create a nice atmosphere.
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  1. wow i love it all specially that cute little christmas tree :)

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  2. We also love good bargains and try to haggle to the lowest price possible. The little star-shaped ceramic dishes looked so cute. Even if it's not Christmas, I would want to use it and show it off whenever we have guests at home. It's incredible that you got it only for €1.49.

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  3. You have some really cute decorations. I am all for hunting down a bargain - especially when it comes to decorations. I usually go out the fay after Christmas, when everything is on sale, to stock up!

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  4. Very cute decorations! You did a great job putting them all together.

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  5. I love the little tin houses! They are so cute

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  6. I love to look at Christmas decorations but your are so right the expense just doesn't always seem worth it. I always try to pick up a few things every year when they go on clearance for the next year. That and I also have alot of ornaments that my children have made.

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  7. Great finds! I love those ornaments - the baskets are great ideas too. Everything looks great!

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  8. All of these are really nice. I love the bird house.

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  9. What a lovely Christmas gathering! :D

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  10. So many interesting decorating pieces! It brings festive mood!

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  11. I love all of the decorations that you picked! I really enjoy having a house decorated for Christmas, but hate that it can't stay up for long.

    My favorite piece of yours is the super sweet birdhouse!

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  12. You found some great deals. I love the glitter ornaments!

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  13. I too can not justify the expense of buying decorations that we can only use once so usually do not bother but then when i went to poundland other day and i looked at there selection i was really impressed so now that have seen how beautiful they look i might just go back and grab some. Yours look amazing

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  14. I love Dealz and Euro Giant for decorations, you can do so much for such little money! Those star shaped dishes are definitely going on my list, I love stuff like that, I have a whole section of a press for Tapas dishes - gutted that I missed them the last day I was in a big Dealz! They shall be mine :D

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  15. Love those sparkly ornaments! They are so festive!

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  16. I love the little red houses. Matching tins and ornaments are a plus too.

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  17. Your tree looks great. I love how you used the stockings to line the baskets when it wasn't the color you wanted. That gives it that homey touch. Your tree ornaments you picked out are beautiful and classic. They'll last a long time!

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  18. I am so ready for Christmas! Your decorations look great!

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  19. Such a good price for all you got! I haven't done as much decorating this year since December has been hectic for me, but I usually do quite a bit! I always have the added challenge of making my decorations cat proof (I´m finding out that this is impossible haha).

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  20. What a beautiful tree! I love all the ornaments.

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  21. Those white ceramic star dishes are fabulous!

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  22. There is nothing better than the colors of Christmas. You have beautiful photos.

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  23. Very adorable! I love finding great bargains!

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  24. I love the tin house tea light holders also. And the glitter--loving it! Wonderful deep colors you have chose for your decor.

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  25. Omg that little.house might be the cutest decoration ever!!! I just love itttt!!!

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  26. These are great decorations. The baskets turned out so cute.

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  27. These items look so cute. The glittery ones look fab!

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  28. I LOVE white wicker baskets. Everything is beautiful. I love bargain buys. Merry Christmas.

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  29. You got some great stuff! I love the basket idea for the gifts and the little tin house tea holders.

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  30. Your decorations look absolutely beautiful, very festive. I also always try to look for bargains when buying my decorations. Looks like you got some really good deal, I love those wooden house decorations and the LED stars.

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  31. Many good buys can really be found at a good bargain. I love bargaining!

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  32. Love all of this! Even better, who doesn't love a bargain?

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  33. These are cute, I especially love the ceramic star dish. It is always nice when you are able to find great in season bargains. Looks like you did great!

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  34. You scored some might nice finds. I love the white wicker baskets and the red tea light house. Too cute.

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  35. I love a good bargain too. And you did great. I love the decorations that you picked.

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  36. I love those ornaments and all their glitter! You've got some awesome finds, especially for those prices.

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  37. I only buy our decor at the dollar store or big lots! So many good deals.

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  38. I absolutely love Christmas ornaments made with glitter, so I enjoyed seeing your tree decor. I also LOVE a good bargain...some of my best ornaments have been on a super sale, and I also found a lovely glttery set at a thrift store before. The star holding your tree brownie is very cute.

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  39. Your tree is so pretty and so aren't your decorations. Thanks for sharing. I love this time of year.

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  40. You did such a great job decorating with all kinds of sparkly treasures. I'm inspired to be more thrifty about mine!

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  41. I like the shiny glittery ornaments. Those are my favorite kind too.

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  42. I remember those brownies from your other post!! :P
    I love those snowflakes from the dollar store- my friend actually suspended a bunch of them from her ceiling and they look beautiful!

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  43. I hit up Target last year after Christmas, got about 200 some ornaments for like less than $10. Saved a lot of money that way. It's the best time to get ornaments.. I really love the white baskets, because you can always re-use them later on. I've always wanted to do a book advent calendar for the kids, maybe next year..

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  44. the little wooden house is a steal! I wish we have items like that here :)

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    1. It's really nice that the Tin can house and the wooden house match perfectly!

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  45. Since you are talking about bargain hunts.. here in my country, we have on place for anything cheap and affordable. We call that place Divisoria. You can get everything you need there but you have to be very careful as the place is swamped! SO many people buying there specially during this time :)

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