I can't stress enough how important it is to shop yard sales/garage sales/flea markets/thrift stores anykindashoppingthatyouarentpayingfullpricefor. DO. NOT. PAY. FULL. PRICE. You see, the cool thing about Christmas decor is that it doesn't go out of style. I have purchased 99% of my Christmas decor at garage sales. Your money goes so much farther....
(((Excuse the photos - I took them with my cell phone last Christmas)))
I purchased this entire village for $10. I also have (this year) purchased more pieces for it for $1 a house, or bundle of decor.... It's going to be too large to put on the sofa table, now, and it cost around $20!
I know it's hard to see, but the Santa topper is made with a velvet coat, satin details, and a beautiful porcelain face. I've seen them in home decor stores and craft stores retailing for roughly $50 - $60. I got mine at a garage sale for $10. It stands about 2 feet tall. The Christmas tree was purchased at a thrift store for $25. It is 6.5 feet tall. Bargain? I'd say so.
Just wait until tomorrow afternoon.... I've got more to share!!! I never overlook Christmas at a garage sale!