*if* i were the type of person who was to go out and buy christmas decorations, baubles and the likes, then i *wouldn't* because of how darned expensive they are!
lucky i am not!
a confusing sentence. i am sure i could have structured it better. but it does the job.
are you all with me?
$7+ for ONE glitzy bauble?
what are people thinking!? how much money do you have to spend to decorate the entire tree?
how first world!
for other first world reasons (an expensive italian car that needed a new cat. converter), and the death of my iPhone, i found myself in town yesterday, for 8hours, un-contactable, and with 20 clams in my back pocket.
fun. (no, really it was! nowhere to be. no-one to speak to. i was as good as free!)
so, i set myself a challenge.
i was going to buy all the decorations for our tree for $20.
and here is the result.
and the breakdown.
mexican bunting from Oxfam $8
pink/yellow and orange cut paper decorations from Oxfam $5
chinese paper lanterns from chinatown $2for a pack of 6
chinese 2012 'year of the dragon' lucky door hanging (which i, probably un-luckily, hacked into small hangings) $5
yellow fabric torn into strips and tied into bows - already had in the stash
pom-pom 'star - made by lottie from her yellow wool and some of my jute twine.
so,.there you go. a 12foot tree, jammed into a vintage milk pail, crammed with decorations,.all for $20.
still first world. but easier to swallow.
how does your tree look this year?