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ChantelleJoy
10-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Continued from the original thread (http://www.allthingschristmas.com/forum/threads/1845-What-is-the-last-Christmas-item-you-bought), I'll kick things off -

I had a $25 off coupon for TheShoppingChannel.com, so I bought these great Christmas ornaments (http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/Holiday-Memories/Ornaments/Holiday-Memories-Green-Red-Hand-Decorated-Glass/pages/productdetails?nav=R:510258), and they came really quickly --- and to my surprise, they were OVERSIZED and really, really pretty:

http://i.imgur.com/1psFJ.jpg

I'm trying not to spend too much this year - although I've probably already spend over $100 on decorations (and still have to replace all of our tree lights to new LED's).

So what have you bought, most recently?

ornamentmaven
10-26-2012, 02:30 AM
Bought a couple of sets of mini white lights and a giant purple bow to be the topper on my themed tree

SilverBells
10-26-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm hoping to buy a little something tomorrow :)

ladyice
10-28-2012, 06:27 PM
I bought a new tree 7.5 foot with white lights and frosted

steph535
10-29-2012, 04:16 AM
I bought a new tree 7.5 foot with white lights and frosted

sounds very pretty, ladyice. Should we look forward to pics?

olga
10-29-2012, 08:26 AM
http://allforchristmas.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/puzzle-2.jpg?w=450&h=353

I got a beautiful Christmas puzzle! :) I finished it last night!!

http://allforchristmas.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/puzzle-3.jpg?w=450&h=383

ornamentmaven
10-29-2012, 05:24 PM
My husband bought me two Christmas items on ebids. One was a very pretty musical door mat - a snowman design with vibrant colors - I think I will put it by the fireplace actually. The other is a decorative musical "tea pot" which I will place somewhere in the kitchen.

*Snowflake*
10-30-2012, 05:36 PM
yesterday I bought this:christmastree:

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Falksonchristmas
10-31-2012, 10:30 AM
New Led-lights to replace some of the old products in the garden, saves a lot of energy!

steph535
11-01-2012, 01:09 AM
yesterday I bought this:christmastree:

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those are very pretty, Snowflake.

olga
11-02-2012, 11:15 AM
New Led-lights to replace some of the old products in the garden, saves a lot of energy!

Thats great, I wish, I could replace mine as well, with those that save lots of energy, but, no money left for this years decoration, maybe next Christmas!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-02-2012, 08:30 PM
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought an ornament and craft supplies. I want to put my husband's picture in the ornament. My 12-year-old granddaughter is bringing two friends tomorrow and we'll do something with the beads and wire.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Crafts/o31C85A92.jpg

frostythesnowman
11-02-2012, 08:35 PM
new lights for my christmas tree!

SilverBells
11-03-2012, 12:17 PM
I got these last Saturday:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281394.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281395.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281393.jpg

ChristmasFairy
11-03-2012, 01:17 PM
All your purchases are lovely ... I love looking at what everyone's bought for Christmas :santa2:

steph535
11-04-2012, 01:19 AM
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought an ornament and craft supplies. I want to put my husband's picture in the ornament. My 12-year-old granddaughter is bringing two friends tomorrow and we'll do something with the beads and wire.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Crafts/o31C85A92.jpg

so, how did they turn out, MW? I'll bet they're very pretty

ChristmasFairy
11-04-2012, 01:40 AM
My younger son bought me three beautiful oversized ornaments ....

They are 11 inch glass teardrops filled with faux snow, twigs and teeny pinecones. Very beautiful !!!:christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-04-2012, 04:27 AM
I got these last Saturday:

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281394.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281395.jpg

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a401/TIATIA73/PA281393.jpg

Very nice! :treedance: Are you getting excited yet? I am!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-04-2012, 04:32 AM
so, how did they turn out, MW? I'll bet they're very pretty

We learned what to do and what not to do. We decided that a 24-inch wire is a whole lot better than 12 inches, and to bend the wire after all the beads are strung. I also think I'll get some nylon nose pliers to uncoil the new wire next time. Here are some of the finished products:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Crafts/Untitled-5.jpg
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Crafts/Untitled-3.jpg

Oops! I thought I had edited those pictures to the same size!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-04-2012, 04:43 AM
My younger son bought me three beautiful oversized ornaments ....

They are 11 inch glass teardrops filled with faux snow, twigs and teeny pinecones. Very beautiful !!!:christmastree:

They sure sound beautiful! Please post some pictures. :snowman:

ChristmasFairy
11-04-2012, 11:38 AM
They sure sound beautiful! Please post some pictures. :snowman:
Here you go MW ... pic doesn't actually do the ornament justice as just propped one up in its box on the kitchen counter to take pic ...

Not much money for Christmas decs this year ... so I was very pleased ... Bless him !! ... :santa1:

ChristmasFairy
11-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Actually gave me some DIY ideas for some plain ole round glass baubles that I have ..... :elf1:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-10-2012, 04:38 PM
I bought some candles and didn't like the candle plates that were available at that store, so I found some retangular ceramic(stoneware?) serving platters that will work perfectly. :xmascandycane:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-10-2012, 04:40 PM
Here you go MW ... pic doesn't actually do the ornament justice as just propped one up in its box on the kitchen counter to take pic ...

Not much money for Christmas decs this year ... so I was very pleased ... Bless him !! ... :santa1:

Wow! Very clever and pretty!

ornamentmaven
11-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Red ribbon

Christmasmouse2011
11-11-2012, 02:07 AM
Yesterday I bought some mini LED string lights from CVS for a gingerbread house I'm decorating. I also recently bought a pair of Dept. 56 mini spiral trees for my Christmas Village, which ironically are the only decent spiral trees of any size I've found in a LONG time.

steph535
11-11-2012, 03:11 AM
a cd called 'The Best Christmas Album (or CD??) .....Ever' It has classical recordings of 4 or 5 different choirs, chorales, etc.. and it's excellent but there is one thing I would change if I could. One of the groups are the Maedieval Baebes and, to me, they just do not measure up to the other groups. They sing well, but somehow just don't sound truly professional. I would rather another singing group had been put on the cd in their place, but it's only about 4 selections.

mina553
11-11-2012, 06:34 AM
bought gifts have just 3 more to get only 43 more days

*Snowflake*
11-11-2012, 11:56 AM
new Christmas tree:christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-11-2012, 11:30 PM
new Christmas tree:christmastree:

Wonderful!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-11-2012, 11:32 PM
I bought this at a discount a while back:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20in%20Our%20Home/HummelGoebelMary-1.jpg

steph535
11-12-2012, 12:08 AM
I was inspired by MW and stopped at Walmart today and bought a Christmas jigsaw puzzle. They only had 1, as in O-N-E, believe it or not, but at least it's a good one. It's called 'Victorian Christmas.' My daughter and I have all the edge pieces put together, so far.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2012, 12:55 AM
I was inspired by MW and stopped at Walmart today and bought a Christmas jigsaw puzzle. They only had 1, as in O-N-E, believe it or not, but at least it's a good one. It's called 'Victorian Christmas.' My daughter and I have all the edge pieces put together, so far.

Is it the one by Thomas Kinkade?

http://unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/17944

Fezziwig
11-12-2012, 03:06 AM
A Snoopy, Linus, and Charlie Brown inflatable. (http://www.ecartooes.com/img/snoopy/charlie_brown_20.jpg)

steph535
11-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Is it the one by Thomas Kinkade?

http://unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/17944

no, that's not the one, but that one looks very nice. The one I bought is a glow in the dark kind and made by Puzzle Makers International. I can't find it on Walmart's website.

steph535
11-12-2012, 03:52 AM
I did a search for it and a link came up for amazon. I paid between $8 and $9 for it at our local Walmart. The unscrupulous person/company selling it on amazon is charging $57 for it!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2012, 05:24 AM
I did a search for it and a link came up for amazon. I paid between $8 and $9 for it at our local Walmart. The unscrupulous person/company selling it on amazon is charging $57 for it!!!!!!!!!

GLOW IN THE DARK Victorian Christmas 1000 Piece Puzzle, that's a snowy city scene. :elf3:


Although I must confess that I limit myself to 500 pieces most of the time; occasionally I go up to 750. I prefer 500 pieces because I'm usually doing it alone.

steph535
11-12-2012, 08:42 AM
GLOW IN THE DARK Victorian Christmas 1000 Piece Puzzle, that's a snowy city scene. :elf3:


Although I must confess that I limit myself to 500 pieces most of the time; occasionally I go up to 750. I prefer 500 pieces because I'm usually doing it alone.

yep, that's the one. and, yeah, it's gonna take a long time to finish since I think I will end up doing most of it myself, too.

ChantelleJoy
11-12-2012, 04:47 PM
I have been buying LOTS of things! Some I'll have to show later, though, when my tree gets set up.

In the meantime I bought two Foam Craft Projects. One I intend to decorate our new place (moving in 5 days!!!) and the other will be fun to do with my Mom this weekend (after the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday!):

http://i.imgur.com/rYlMW.jpg

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2012, 09:59 PM
I have been buying LOTS of things! Some I'll have to show later, though, when my tree gets set up.

In the meantime I bought two Foam Craft Projects. One I intend to decorate our new place (moving in 5 days!!!) and the other will be fun to do with my Mom this weekend (after the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday!):


Cool! I love doing crafts and when I start looking for my Christmas decorations, I always run across craft kits that I forgot to make.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-12-2012, 10:22 PM
:christmastree: I bought colorful shatterproof ornaments including a red hippo and a green hippo for one of the grandsons (he's age 8). He has his own fiberoptic tree. You may recall that I also bought him a glass pickle earlier. He has the best sense of humor of any of the grandkids! He's always making us laugh.

And I bought a pre-lit LED wreath to replace the old wreath that had no lights:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Outdoors/ChristmasPhilipsPre-LitBatteryOperatedLEDWreath24inches.jpg

I'm going to decorate it with shatterproof ornaments.

steph535
11-13-2012, 12:12 AM
I have been buying LOTS of things! Some I'll have to show later, though, when my tree gets set up.

In the meantime I bought two Foam Craft Projects. One I intend to decorate our new place (moving in 5 days!!!) and the other will be fun to do with my Mom this weekend (after the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday!):

http://i.imgur.com/rYlMW.jpg

looks like fun

ChristmasFairy
11-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Lots of nice stuff everyone ... so hard to resist buying Christmas decs ...

I ordered a few of these to add to my other owls from 4 years ago ...

ChristmasFairy
11-13-2012, 02:35 PM
..... and got a couple of styrofoam cone shapes ... to do something 'crafty' ..:santa1:

*Snowflake*
11-13-2012, 03:11 PM
how cool,everyone is buying something,love everything:elf3:

steph535
11-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Lots of nice stuff everyone ... so hard to resist buying Christmas decs ...

I ordered a few of these to add to my other owls from 4 years ago ...

my (only) sister, in Ohio, has a couple of those on her tree; I think one of my nieces bought them a couple years ago. They are so cute.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-13-2012, 04:26 PM
I tried to buy some of those owls last year, but they were out of stock. This year way back in January, I decided to go another direction with my decorating. But I still love the owls.

MinnesotaMike
11-13-2012, 07:13 PM
Bought some more cords and plug adapters last weekend. I am almost done with my display.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-17-2012, 01:44 AM
I bought an assortment of pretty gift boxes.

ornamentmaven
11-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Bought some more cords and plug adapters last weekend. I am almost done with my display.

Looking forward to pic Mike! I bought another gift! Only have 5 more gifts to buy. 1 more for younger daughter, 1 for mother-in-law, and 4 small gifts for hubby!

Fezziwig
11-24-2012, 07:10 PM
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Some people use Black Friday for deals on Gifts --- I use it as a chance to get out there and buy up discounted Holiday Decorations. I picked up this Christmas Snoopy on Motorcycle (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203297286/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=inflateables&storeId=10051#.ULEKR-_cCPs) from Home Depot at 50% off, plus my preferred customer discount, I got this $90 decoration for around $30 (!!)

I also picked up HUGE pre-lit artificial Christmas Wreath for over the Garage, ticket price of about $50 but, with the same discounts, I got it for $20.

Not a bad day, lol

gemma1226
11-25-2012, 05:19 PM
I bought a load of tree decorations from Next. They're really cheap and they're lovely - I particularly like the Robin. It's the first proper Christmas tree I will have had in years because I now actually own a house that can fit one in!6054

steph535
11-25-2012, 10:37 PM
I bought an mp3 download from amazon. it's called Big Box Christmas or Big Christmas Box. and it only cost 99 cents!!! It is old classical Christmas music (not to be confused with classic Christmas music) it has 270 or 280 songs on it. I love most of it, it is 13 or so hours of listening pleasure. it includes the complete Messiah and complete Nutcracker, as well as beautiful choral pieces.

Moley
11-26-2012, 10:58 AM
I bought a pack of mirror-metallic purple baubles form the 99p store, along with a tube of instant snow. I've not used the snow yet, I'm eager to see what it is like once the water is added. Is it a pain to clear up after christmas is over?

Papa_Christmas
11-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Had to order more LED lights this morning to finish the outside lights.

Falksonchristmas
11-26-2012, 04:12 PM
This weekend I bought some more LED-lights for the garden :xmaswink:

Engineer
11-27-2012, 12:12 AM
I just bought a nice iPhone app :) :presents1:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibell-3d/id579952775?ls=1&mt=8

ornamentmaven
11-27-2012, 03:24 AM
Bought my daughter a pair of earrings. Now I only have to buy for my husband!

ernies
11-27-2012, 06:01 AM
The last Christmas item I bought was a new pair of stockings for my kids. The old ones are too worn out and I got a great deal on the new ones!

Merry Christmas Darling
12-17-2012, 01:49 AM
I bought a liitle Christmas tree shaped bowl for the end table and filled it with candy.

steph535
12-17-2012, 06:09 AM
a little group of carolers for my village (which I STILL have not finished and we will be gone in less than 2 days!)

olga
03-16-2014, 07:49 PM
I got 2 books for Christmas customs in Greece. January is always a month where you can find lots of Christmas things in really low prices (as no one buys Christmas stuff after Christmas).

I spent 10 euros for both. :xmastounge:

ornamentmaven
09-25-2014, 08:03 PM
I bought my 2014 Madame Alexander doll ornament during the Christmas in July sales at Hallmark. I ordered a new main tree for the living room - it should be here on Monday. I've also purchased 3 gifts so far.

steph535
09-25-2014, 11:28 PM
Pics, please OM, if you can ��

wstaple
09-26-2014, 07:02 PM
I bought this at lunch. I'd been looking for a Mitch Miller CD for some time now and McKay's in Nashville has their Christmas music out now!
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MinnesotaMike
09-26-2014, 08:24 PM
I bought some light clips yesterday.

steph535
09-27-2014, 07:13 AM
I bought more Christmas music, cd's and digital

olga
09-27-2014, 12:58 PM
I did not buy it to be honest, but I was given a present last night from a friend who visited me...
Its a Christmas puppy ornament... I can not wait to hang it on my tree, as, this Christmas is going to be the first one for my lovely puppy... (I wonder what Im going to do with my tree and decoration this year, I bet he will chew the branches and the ornaments during the night...)

olga
10-13-2014, 09:07 AM
My friends, I recently got a DVD Christmas collection from Internet!! Great offer, for 4 movies!!!

Deck The Halls (with Gabrielle Carteris, not the one with De Vito) / A Chance of Snow / A Hobo's Christmas / I'll Be Home for Christmas

Mistletoe
10-14-2014, 12:26 AM
A little picture book called 'An Edwardian Christmas' by John S. Goodall.

steph535
10-14-2014, 12:40 AM
Saturday, I went to a yard sale and there was a lady there who works at a florist and she was selling Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, such as wreaths, garland, and table decorations. I bought a Christmas wreath and garland. The garland has white mini lights and red berries. It is simple and pretty the way it is but, I will probably add something to it, like maybe pinecones

Papa_Christmas
10-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Just bought a Santa's Best 5' Foxwood Fraser Fir w/ EZ Power & 7 Light Functions from QVC, for the train room.
Now that I have finished the freight yard track I needed a shorter tree.The 7.5' tree I have been using will go to Sarah's room and her old tree will probably go to work.:christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Just bought a Santa's Best 5' Foxwood Fraser Fir w/ EZ Power & 7 Light Functions from QVC, for the train room.
Now that I have finished the freight yard track I needed a shorter tree.The 7.5' tree I have been using will go to Sarah's room and her old tree will probably go to work.:christmastree:

It'd about time that lazy tree went to work, Sonny!

steph535
11-22-2014, 11:28 PM
it'd about time that lazy tree went to work, sonny!

lol!!

olga
11-23-2014, 02:26 PM
Some Christmas lights for my new job!!!

ornamentmaven
11-23-2014, 04:39 PM
Some Christmas lights for my new job!!!

Congrats on the job, olga! I am going out to buy a set of lights today myself. Part of the strand of lights on my Madame Alexander tree burnt out! Now I have to un-decorate it and redecorate it. I am not too happy right now!

ReneBTurner
12-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Lastly, I had bought some decoration ornaments for my Christmas tree.

Elf_Erv
12-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Some pine-cones for a table centerpiece

olga
12-18-2014, 09:15 PM
A Christmas notebook for mum :)

Merry Christmas Darling
12-30-2014, 04:57 AM
Well, I just bought more ornaments for my mother. I don't know if she'll still be around next Christmas. I don't know if she loses things or if someone really does steal them. However, I just can't see her not enjoying her favorite holiday each year this late in life.

wstaple
12-30-2014, 03:52 PM
I bought a dozen strings of mini-lights at Hobby Lobby along with some C9 replacement bulbs, a stocking for my dog and wrapping paper, all 66% off. Then I went by Home Depot and picked up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree for $7.50.

Mistletoe
03-01-2015, 02:26 AM
I recently bought some Christmas cards for next Christmas. :santa-smiley:

Andrew Roosevelt
05-23-2015, 08:49 AM
I bought some Decorations for Christmas including nativity setup, lights, stars and balloons.

JollyElfDC
06-01-2015, 07:38 PM
I just got a new nativity scene. That brings the total to four. I don't put out all my decorations every year. I'm afraid if I did it would end up looking more like a store.

MinnesotaMike
06-02-2015, 05:21 PM
I bought a few 3-ft garden stakes last week. I use them to anchor my blow molds to the ground. I have to add new ones every year since they bend and break over time.

ornamentmaven
06-04-2015, 04:44 PM
I m about to buy a few ornaments. I just looked at a site featuring the 2015 Hallmark ornaments (pre-orders). I always get the Madame Alexander series ornament (this year is #20 in the series), the Puppy Love ornament for my older daughter (this year #25 in the series) and the Fairy Messenger ornament for my younger daughter (this year #11 in the series). They are all so cute! Additionally, this year they have an ornament premier "Madame Alexander - Glinda the Good Witch". I am wondering if this is the beginning of a Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz series? Hope so! You all know how much I love the Madame Alexander series - I have every one of their ornaments from three different series. Can't wait!

Penny Berry
06-16-2015, 12:41 PM
I just brought this http://www.festive-lights.com/christmas-decorations/25cm-indoor-santa-claus-table-welcome-light.html

JollyElfDC
06-18-2015, 02:28 AM
That's really cute Penny Berry!:elf3:

MinnesotaMike
06-18-2015, 02:19 PM
Bought some zip ties the other day. This is the time of year where I stock up on random things for my yard display. I am always looking for deals on things like tent stakes, garden poles, zip ties, extension cords, etc....

I consider these things "Christmas items".

ornamentmaven
06-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Love it Penny Berry

Penny Berry
07-06-2015, 12:41 PM
I have just ordered sparkly yarn and wool and jingle bells for crocheting snowflakes

ornamentmaven
07-06-2015, 02:41 PM
Hi Penny Berry! I haven't bought anything yet! Very unlike me! But, I will be purchasing a few Hallmark ornaments on Saturday!

JollyElfDC
07-14-2015, 04:54 PM
Hi Penny Berry! I haven't bought anything yet! Very unlike me! But, I will be purchasing a few Hallmark ornaments on Saturday!So what did you end up getting? I was in the mall with a friend and and said " Let me go in to the Hallmark store. They just got in their Christmas ornaments!" I got a bit of an eye-roll, so I just took a very quick look. I did like what I saw. They seemed to have some cute Charlie Brown things this year.

ornamentmaven
07-15-2015, 12:17 AM
So what did you end up getting? I was in the mall with a friend and and said " Let me go in to the Hallmark store. They just got in their Christmas ornaments!" I got a bit of an eye-roll, so I just took a very quick look. I did like what I saw. They seemed to have some cute Charlie Brown things this year.
I bought my three usual ornaments. Madame Alexander doll series (#20), Puppy Love series (#25) and Fairy Messenger series (#11)

JollyElfDC
07-15-2015, 01:33 AM
I bought my three usual ornaments. Madame Alexander doll series (#20), Puppy Love series (#25) and Fairy Messenger series (#11)
I just checked those out on the Hallmark web page. I am really liking this years selection. I see a lot I could give as gifts (and several for me too:xmaswink:)

ornamentmaven
07-15-2015, 02:05 PM
I just checked those out on the Hallmark web page. I am really liking this years selection. I see a lot I could give as gifts (and several for me too:xmaswink:)

I buy the Madame Alexander doll ornament for myself. The other two are annual gifts to my daughters. May still pick up a few more.

MinnesotaMike
07-15-2015, 04:01 PM
I bought a bunch of clothes for my boys yesterday. My intent was to get some items for Christmas, but I'm pretty sure they will just end up being Back To School clothes! HAHA!!

ornamentmaven
07-16-2015, 12:40 AM
I bought a bunch of clothes for my boys yesterday. My intent was to get some items for Christmas, but I'm pretty sure they will just end up being Back To School clothes! HAHA!!

Been there - done that!

Papa_Christmas
08-15-2015, 08:03 PM
Put a small fortune worth of Hallmark ornaments in lay-away a few weeks back,we'll pay on them between now and November.

MinnesotaMike
08-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Put a small fortune worth of Hallmark ornaments in lay-away a few weeks back,we'll pay on them between now and November.

We were just in a Hallmark store yesterday. The boys were picking their favorites!

ornamentmaven
08-18-2015, 05:49 PM
Hallmark ornaments are the best!

MinnesotaMike
08-19-2015, 02:31 PM
I actually bought a couple little Halloween items this past weekend. We scouted out some stores for holiday stuff, but got side-tracked when we started finding Halloween stuff!!

Merry Christmas Darling
08-31-2015, 04:30 AM
I bought handmade ornaments on Etsy for my mother. But last year she never got her tree decorated. She's too old and hundreds of miles away.

Eric Brown
09-28-2015, 08:30 AM
I bought some tree decoration items, Halloween accessories and a set of Christmas collection of Yankee candles (http://www.yankee-candles.co.uk/) and candle holder online... :presents1:

wstaple
10-19-2015, 02:05 PM
We bought some ornaments, tree lights and other Christmas decorations at Marshall's this weekend. Hoping to buy a 9' tree from a lady on craigslist later today!

ornamentmaven
10-20-2015, 05:18 PM
I think I will put it by the fireplace actually. The other is a decorative musical "tea pot" which I will place somewhere in the kitchen.

I also have a small musical teapot (ceramic) that I use to decorate the kitchen!

Merry Christmas Darling
10-21-2015, 12:01 AM
I bought Christmas cards.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-25-2015, 02:47 AM
We bought some ornaments, tree lights and other Christmas decorations at Marshall's this weekend. Hoping to buy a 9' tree from a lady on craigslist later today!

So were you able to get the 9' tree? I want to see it if you post pictures.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-25-2015, 02:49 AM
I bought white candles with lights that you stick in the ground.

Mistletoe
10-25-2015, 05:24 PM
I bought white candles with lights that you stick in the ground.

So, does that mean you're decorating this year??:gingerhouse:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-26-2015, 02:11 AM
So, does that mean you're decorating this year??:gingerhouse:

Well, I think putting those candles in the ground will be easy. But having the indoors all done might be difficult. I'm fighting depression. Last year my neighbor brought me some Christmas dinner. She's moved away.

wstaple
10-26-2015, 01:27 PM
So were you able to get the 9' tree? I want to see it if you post pictures.

No, I missed out on that one, Merry. I did find a nice full 7.5" tree though. Looking forward to putting it up in a few weeks!

ornamentmaven
10-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Well, I think putting those candles in the ground will be easy. But having the indoors all done might be difficult. I'm fighting depression. Last year my neighbor brought me some Christmas dinner. She's moved away.

Sorry to hear Merry! Just spend Christmas with us! I am counting on all of yu here to help make my Christmas bright! I won't be having my best Christmas ever this year, even though I will try to make the best of it. Moving in December is going to kill the spirit for me. I will consider myself very lucky if I am even in a new place by Christmas - and not in an Extended Stay hotel! I will be more than thrilled if I am able to get my tree up!

Georgey33
10-27-2015, 03:44 AM
Cheese cutting board with the family initials engraved in the board. Williams Sonoma has many good options.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-27-2015, 09:27 AM
Sorry to hear Merry! Just spend Christmas with us! I am counting on all of yu here to help make my Christmas bright! I won't be having my best Christmas ever this year, even though I will try to make the best of it. Moving in December is going to kill the spirit for me. I will consider myself very lucky if I am even in a new place by Christmas - and not in an Extended Stay hotel! I will be more than thrilled if I am able to get my tree up!


I'll be thinking of you. {{{{{Hugs}}}}}

steph535
10-28-2015, 05:06 AM
I bought a barn, nativity scene, and street lights....all for my Christmas village that I have not had up for the last few years.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-29-2015, 12:22 AM
cheese cutting board with the family initials engraved in the board. Williams sonoma has many good options.


i bought a barn, nativity scene, and street lights....all for my christmas village that i have not had up for the last few years.

cool!

JollyElfDC
10-29-2015, 06:41 AM
Well, I think putting those candles in the ground will be easy. But having the indoors all done might be difficult. I'm fighting depression. Last year my neighbor brought me some Christmas dinner. She's moved away.
Sorry to hear that. Remember we all love you (((HUG))):xmaskiss:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Sorry to hear that. Remember we all love you (((HUG))):xmaskiss:


All my friends here really make a difference! It's such a comfort to know I'm not the only person on the planet who loves Christmas. :treedance:

snowbell1
10-29-2015, 03:27 PM
Another tree,it's a smaller white tree for my outer porch,and i got a couple of christmas flags to hang outside.:christmastree:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-30-2015, 12:34 AM
Another tree,it's a smaller white tree for my outer porch,and i got a couple of christmas flags to hang outside.:christmastree:

So nice!:elf3:

*Snowflake*
11-01-2015, 11:15 AM
New brown ornaments for our tree and Christmas cards:treedance:

ornamentmaven
11-01-2015, 05:59 PM
I ordered this year's nutcracker

Fezziwig
11-01-2015, 08:43 PM
I was actually buying some last minute Candy for trick-or-treaters last night and stumbled upon a Christmas Sale so I bought a fresh strand of lights for the house and a couple lighted candy canes.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-02-2015, 07:24 AM
New brown ornaments for our tree and Christmas cards:treedance:

I used brown one year and my tree was too beautiful for words! You'll be very happy!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-02-2015, 07:25 AM
I was actually buying some last minute Candy for trick-or-treaters last night and stumbled upon a Christmas Sale so I bought a fresh strand of lights for the house and a couple lighted candy canes.

We're getting closer!

christmasnut
11-04-2015, 12:39 PM
Ornament

ornamentmaven
11-05-2015, 02:05 AM
My new nutcracker arrived in the mail today!

ChristmasFanatic
11-24-2015, 04:35 AM
Mom and I went to a Christmas sale at a small antique mall and I found a fuzzy wuzzy Santa book from 1947!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-29-2015, 03:06 AM
Mom and I went to a Christmas sale at a small antique mall and I found a fuzzy wuzzy Santa book from 1947!

How nice!

I bought a handmade nativity set for my two great-grandchildren. I let them open it on Friday. None of the pieces are too small for the 18-month old.

Mistletoe
11-30-2015, 02:23 AM
I used brown one year and my tree was too beautiful for words! You'll be very happy!

I've never heard of or seen brown ornaments!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-30-2015, 07:50 AM
I've never heard of or seen brown ornaments!

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%202011/o31C04FB2-1.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/DiademRose/media/Christmas%202011/o31C04FB2-1.jpg.html)

The matte finish brown ornaments might not look brown in the photo.

Merry Christmas Darling
11-30-2015, 07:57 AM
So, does that mean you're decorating this year??:gingerhouse:

I wish! The brand new candles are in the ground and plugged in, but they won't light. I threw last year's candles away and now I know that the candles weren't the problem! ARGH!!!

wstaple
01-06-2016, 10:43 PM
Picked up 6 sets of clear C9 lights, wrapping paper, tissue paper and bags at Hobby Lobby the Monday after Christmas (66% off!) and 3 sets of clear mini-lights at Home Depot (75% off) last week.

JollyElfDC
01-07-2016, 03:59 PM
I bought several boxes of Christmas crackers on clearance, a Santa and Reindeer centerpiece, and another nativity scene. I really need to stop. Six Nativity scenes is a bit much.

ornamentmaven
01-08-2016, 12:31 AM
Bought cards for Christmas 2016

JollyElfDC
01-09-2016, 06:43 AM
Bought cards for Christmas 2016

How did Christmas go? I know you were moving. Were you in a new place yet or in a temporary place?

MinnesotaMike
01-12-2016, 01:00 AM
Bought absolutely nothing on clearance this year. :sad elf:

JollyElfDC
02-02-2016, 02:27 AM
If anyone is close to a World Market, they had all the Christmas stuff that was left for 90% off!!!! :yahoo: I admit it was slim pickings, but I got several boxes of Christmas Crackers (the kind you pull apart not the kind you eat)for 2 dollars a box! I probably won't need to buy any for the rest of my life.:xmaseyeroll: I also got some Christmas cards. Hopefully this year I will actually send cards out!

chocolatechip1979
05-24-2016, 07:56 PM
I went to a local swap & trade event. I picked up this little guy out of a FREE box. Yes I know he wasn't bought but he was still meant for this family.:yahoo:
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JollyElfDC
05-24-2016, 08:16 PM
:welcome: Chocollatechip 1979! I hope you enjoy posting here. It is a little slow right now, but it is a great community.
That snowman is a great find!:elf3:

ornamentmaven
05-25-2016, 04:28 PM
How did Christmas go? I know you were moving. Were you in a new place yet or in a temporary place?

I just saw this post now - believe it or not!!! Christmas last year was VERY strange! We sold our house on Dec 17th and bought our new one on Jan 8th - so technically, we were homeless. It was so odd not being surrounded by decorations! We did go to a dude ranch for 3 days over Christmas and that was a lot of fun. I brought along a very small tree with a few ornaments and all our gifts. Our little dog really enjoyed himself. I am SO looking forward to a normal Christmas this year!

JollyElfDC
05-29-2016, 02:48 PM
I just saw this post now - believe it or not!!! Christmas last year was VERY strange! We sold our house on Dec 17th and bought our new one on Jan 8th - so technically, we were homeless. It was so odd not being surrounded by decorations! We did go to a dude ranch for 3 days over Christmas and that was a lot of fun. I brought along a very small tree with a few ornaments and all our gifts. Our little dog really enjoyed himself. I am SO looking forward to a normal Christmas this year!
The Dude ranch at Christmas sounds different, but fun! :elf3: Are you still in the NY area, or have you headed to a warmer climate?:sun:

ornamentmaven
05-29-2016, 05:55 PM
The Dude ranch at Christmas sounds different, but fun! :elf3: Are you still in the NY area, or have you headed to a warmer climate?:sun:

No - not warmer, although we did consider Florida. We moved to Shavertown, PA - near Scranton. Soooooo much cheaper to live here than the NYC suburbs!

JollyElfDC
05-31-2016, 04:01 PM
No - not warmer, although we did consider Florida. We moved to Shavertown, PA - near Scranton. Soooooo much cheaper to live here than the NYC suburbs!
I hear you! The DC area is costly enough, and I know NY is worse.

Shanniclause
06-02-2016, 04:34 PM
This is a great time of year for my part of the world. Tons of yard sales every weekend, which means, TONS OF CHRISTMAS STUFF TO BUY!!

And it is all super cheap :) I love it!

chocolatechip1979
06-02-2016, 04:59 PM
This is a great time of year for my part of the world. Tons of yard sales every weekend, which means, TONS OF CHRISTMAS STUFF TO BUY!!

And it is all super cheap :) I love it!

I totally agree with you. Make sure you post on the thread " New Found Treasures" so everyone can share your joy and great finds.

wstaple
07-21-2016, 04:03 PM
Ordered some light stakes earlier this week and they were delivered yesterday.

JollyElfDC
08-13-2016, 03:20 PM
I got a plaid Christmas tablecloth with matching napkins at my condo's yard sale. They are from Crate and Barrel and they are BRAND NEW!!! Everything is still in the manufactures package!!!!! The best part is I only paid 5 DOLLARS!!!!! :yahoo:

wstaple
08-15-2016, 07:48 PM
Picked up some more light stakes and strings of C9 lights over the weekend.

Papa_Christmas
10-29-2016, 03:01 PM
Here is some stuff acquired while vacationing in Kentucky and the October release Hallmark ornaments.
We still have several Hallmark ornaments in layaway.
Going to Hobby Lobby elf hunting today.:elf3:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/DSC_0749_zpsuyzdlihc.jpg

ornamentmaven
10-29-2016, 04:49 PM
Love these ornaments!

Papa_Christmas
10-30-2016, 02:04 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/DSC_0752_zpscogkplim.jpg

Elves..............................to cool

Elf_Erv
10-30-2016, 05:54 PM
a stocking for my new cat!

SilverBells
10-30-2016, 06:29 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a231/buck1018/DSC_0752_zpscogkplim.jpg

Elves..............................to cool

:elf3: Love it Papa C!!! :elf3:

Elf_Erv
11-03-2016, 10:02 PM
a Christmas rug for in front of the fireplace

Xmasflora
11-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Small wreath ornament at Paperchase UK and the Christmas fabrics from EQuilter.

Elf_Erv
11-15-2016, 06:10 PM
glitter glue to write my cats name on her stocking

*Snowflake*
11-17-2016, 11:39 AM
Blue ribbon for our blue themed tree this year.

ornamentmaven
11-17-2016, 06:51 PM
Bought a lot of small items yesterday. I bought supplies to make ornaments when my Mom visits for Thanksgiving next week. Also bought some mini-bow for my small packages and another nutcracker!

steph535
11-18-2016, 01:54 AM
Discovered I had a small amount left in my paypal account and found a replacement for a Hallmark ornament that I had broken a couple years ago, on eBay. And I wasn't even looking for it but so happy I found it. It was supposed to get here this Monday, but it got here today!

wstaple
11-18-2016, 03:56 PM
I found this on ebay and had to buy it. My grandmother passed away last year at 94, and she had this singing Christmas wreath that hung on her way during the season. My daughters loved it when they were little, and they still talk about it today in their 20s. They're going to be so surprised!

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Mistletoe
11-26-2016, 03:36 AM
...and another nativity scene. I really need to stop. Six nativity scenes is a bit much.

:santahat:

Mistletoe
11-26-2016, 03:43 AM
I just bought our first artificial Christmas tree. :crying:

On a bright note, we'll be able to put it up in the beginning of December, instead of mid-month! And I can leave the lights on for a long time. And I can have a fire in the same room with it!

I hope I like it.

steph535
11-26-2016, 04:05 AM
I just bought our first artificial Christmas tree. :crying:

On a bright note, we'll be able to put it up in the beginning of December, instead of mid-month! And I can leave the lights on for a long time. And I can have a fire in the same room with it!

I hope I like it.
Woo-hoo!! I hope you can post pics :hopxmas:

Jack Harrington
11-22-2017, 04:26 PM
Hi, everybody! I just found a fantastic Find the Difference game (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.midva.games.free.findTheDifference. christmas&hl=en) with loads of Christmas decoration ideas! Can anybody tell me where I could order a toy car like the one in the middle of the first screenshot? Preferably online.

Mistletoe
11-23-2017, 04:04 AM
For my nieces I got a helium inflatable remote-controlled clownfish that swims through the air with the same graceful movements as underwater. It's 5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet high inflated.

Mistletoe
11-23-2017, 04:21 AM
For my nieces I got a helium inflatable remote-controlled clownfish that swims through the air with the same graceful movements as underwater. It's 5 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet high inflated.

Ooops...I misread the thread!

So, for this thread, I just bought $175 worth of outdoor lights, because most of the new lights I bought last year or the year before decided to stop working. Despite me carefully winding them back on their spools! :crying::mad: :no: I'm cursed.

Elf_Erv
11-23-2017, 04:07 PM
2 rolls of wrapping paper

steph535
11-24-2017, 06:08 AM
3 Christmas cd's

Elf_Erv
11-25-2017, 05:54 PM
a stocking for the kitten

ornamentmaven
11-26-2017, 04:23 PM
Christmas stamps

*Snowflake*
11-26-2017, 05:57 PM
Christmas ribbon

MrsNorth
11-26-2017, 09:24 PM
I bought a Santa creamer and sugar bowl set today while grocery shopping

wstaple
11-27-2017, 04:35 PM
Fairy lights for the garland on our mantel.

steph535
11-28-2017, 06:28 AM
A few Christmas CDs that I used to have on lps or cassettes

JollyElfDC
11-28-2017, 01:02 PM
A set of Christmas salt and pepper shakers.

Elf_Erv
12-03-2017, 03:31 PM
Holiday M&M's :)

Bishop1954
02-19-2018, 11:24 AM
Well, the last one I bought was several weeks after Christmas. Wal-Mart had their 90% off sale and I picked up a 7' tree for $8.90 (originally $89) and several other decorative items that would have totaled over $150 for less than $16. Probably did not need them all (I have nine trees), but it was too good to pass up.
Worse case scenario, I'll donate a few... :presents3:

chocolatechip1979
04-11-2018, 12:33 AM
WOW!! 9 trees. That's awesome. Do you put them all up? I would love to see photos of your decorations.

Bishop1954
04-14-2018, 02:11 PM
I put up as many as I can. I gave my downstairs area to my daughter awhile back when she was having some medical problems, so I now usually place only 3 - 5 trees up for the season.
I'd love to post some photos, but every time I try they do not take. I wonder if they are too large for this site. Any suggestions?

AllThingsChristmas
11-22-2018, 03:43 PM
This is test

snowbell1
11-22-2018, 09:30 PM
I've gotten many new things but,the main thing is another tree.:christmastree:

Bishop1954
11-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Just picked up some clear, fillable ornaments for a craft I'm doing... :xmaswink:

ornamentmaven
11-25-2018, 07:25 PM
My two nutcrackers

Bishop1954
07-28-2019, 05:00 PM
A tabletop snowman from Hobby Lobby last week... :snowman:

JollyElfDC
07-29-2019, 01:08 PM
A centerpiece for this years Christmas dinner table.

chocolatechip1979
07-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Complete set (including the exclusive) of Happy Tappers from Hallmark. ( Non- Peanut version)

ornamentmaven
08-15-2019, 04:43 PM
Hope to get to Hallmark next week to pick up this years ornaments.

Bishop1954
08-17-2019, 01:59 PM
I got the first of those. The next bunch is not until October... :tree1:

Mistletoe
10-06-2019, 02:46 AM
I'm about to buy my first Advent calendar. :)

Bishop1954
10-06-2019, 12:09 PM
Got a string of 50 mini lights (multi-colored) to redo the small tree in my office... :tree1:

Elf_Erv
10-15-2019, 07:52 PM
hand made primitive candy caneshttp://forum.allthingschristmas.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7401&stc=1

chocolatechip1979
10-17-2019, 05:18 PM
Last thing I bought was this snowman on OfferUp. He is so cute :elf3:

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steph535
10-18-2019, 07:49 AM
I bought 4 small pine trees, of varying heights ranging from 2 to 3 1/2 ft. I may just put lights (probably clear) on them. And not sure if Iíll display them together or put them in various places ....bathroom, stair landing, bedroom, kitchen....

Xmasflora
10-18-2019, 06:09 PM
Christmas adult coloring books. One is a pre-order have to wait many months for Creative Haven Christmas Cats.
And Creative Haven Christmas Trees delivery is hopefully next week.