And just to show you that I do occasionally follow through with the things I *say* I'm going to do on this blog, here is the bride's basket full of mini-ornaments that I was inspired to gather after reading an article in that Christmas issue of Flea Market Décor. I didn't want to decorate the living room and dining room entirely in turquoise this year, so the turquoise is confined to this little table in our foyer, but I've enjoyed having a splash of turquoise to enjoy.
I found a beaded turquoise tree at Marshalls, I believe, several years ago, but it's a little too new for my tastes, so I accessorized it by adding right on top this tacky/gaudy/lovable (choose one) rhinestone Christmas tree I found at an antique mall years ago.
Now these stars are some pieces I found at Target the year I first got into decorating with turquoise, and they are pretty, but they are lethal. In fact, I started to toss them this year, but the glitter looks so pretty with the other stuff, I decided they get to stay for another year.
And last but not least, there's the dollar store nativity that remains one of the most meaningful gifts I've ever received. If you haven't read the story behind it, it's here.