Merry Christmas Eve House Tour

Here we are at Christmas Eve already…the decorating has been done since Thanksgiving.
Last week I baked all my cookies in one day!
Our youngest son and wife came over the weekend, so we had our Christmas with them.  Our oldest son and family sent our presents from Texas and we opened those too. I feel like Christmas is over, but this will be the first time we can just relax and enjoy the reason for the season.
The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I want to share a little house tour with all of you.  I never pay full price for anything if I can help it. Most of my decorations are either homemade or Goodwill, Thrift Store or Yard Sale finds.
This is our living room.  Last year I gave up my big tree for a German twig tree (I did pay full price for it).  This year my mom gave me a piece of tinsel that belonged to my grandmother that she used the first year she got married in 1920.  It’s 98 years old.  My mom used it for a lot of years and now I have it.  I couldn’t believe I even found it amidst all her decorations she had in her basement.

98 year old tinsel
The Lantern on my coffee table was a $4 yard sale find.
Our stone fireplace, the wreath is a red metal wheel that I added fake pine and ribbon.
On the right side of the fireplace is an old crutch my son gave me and I made the sign that says “God Bless Us Everyone” because it reminded my of Tiny Tim.  I love this folk art Santa, he was a $2 Goodwill find. The red bead garland was 50 cents at the Thrift store. On the left side is an old ash sifter and inside I have a primitive Santa and gingerbread that I made.  The mantel was a $50 Consignment shop find.
June McKenna Santas under a glass dome.

Our Dining Room table, large dough bowl that I filled with Christmas decorations, the wooden packages I made a few years ago directions–> here 
The battery Edison lights I found at the Dollar General.

This is an old wooden washtub lid that I found at an antique store this summer. I have it hanging on a cast iron wreath hanger.  The old ice skates are another antique find and the primitive stocking I bought for $2 at a yard sale. These are faux birch logs that I made using a pool noodle, brown packing paper and the knots are rolled pieces of masking tape. I painted and distressed them.  The candy canes are plastic that I covered with red/white pin stripe material.
These primitive mittens I made from muslim that I coffee stained and baked in the oven at 200 degrees to dry. I sewed rusty bells and added homespun hangers.  I have them hanging from an antique saw that I’ve also hung a rag quilt on the blade. This is a black and red buffalo check mat that I crocheted, my first time using this technique. The cross stitch snowman picture was a $2 Goodwill find and the painted coffee can was 50 cents that I place a small tree inside.This Pottery Barn Santa Mailbox I found at Goodwill for $4.99.
It retails for $59, so this was my best find of the year! Lastly, is my primitive nativity that I found last year at Goodwill. I fell in love with it. I hope you enjoyed my little house tour.  There is so much more, but I don’t want to bore you!
Thank you to everyone who have visited my blog this past year.  I hope I gave you some valuable content.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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