We don’t generally go overboard decorating for holidays, because we don’t like to have an attic full of things that only get used for a week out of every year (and Becky is a self-proclaimed Minimalist Scrooge). This year, though, she hit on an idea that’s the best of all possible worlds: “rent” holiday decorations from thrift stores!
This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Click on the photos for a closer look!
Here’s how it works: at the beginning of every season, we head to our local Goodwill and buy a few decorative items. We don’t spend much, maybe $25-$50. We use them to decorate one corner of our house, and when the season is over, they all go back to Goodwill! No storage, and we get to be creative all over again every year. Brilliant!
In January, we chose a Valentine’s-Day theme. Lucy actually ended up buying the bear for herself with her own money.
When spring came around, we decorated again, this time with baby animals and pastels.
We took some time out of our moving efforts to designate a holiday corner in the new house. Will was home, and really enjoyed helping out with our Winter theme.
We loooove this idea. We’re not even bound to the usual holiday schedule, we can re-do it whenever we want! Lucy gets to enjoy decorations that are way outside of our general style, and we get the satisfaction of knowing they will only be around a month or so!