It’s been a while since my outdoor patio has gotten any attention from me, so I decided to stop by the tree lot at our local hardware store today for some tree trimmings to use in my decor. Instead of trimmings, I found a huge bin filled with these stumps that they had cut off of their Christmas trees. I have used these for making DIY Christmas trees, as you can see here, but this time I loaded them all up and brought them home for my tablescape. What better than free decor? I lined them all up across the middle of my table and then added a few faux small Christmas trees that I had on hand. A couple of cake platters helped to raise some of the trees and stumps up for added dimension. I love how it turned out and am thanking myself for stopping at the tree lot.
I love how some of the stumps have little evergreen sprigs popping out. I didn’t trim even one of them. They were all so perfect for this setting! And free, free, free!!!
Chester seems to feel right at home. He sure does love his jingle bell. He’s not too happy when we take it off after Christmas. We should just let him be a jingle dog all year round.
This sign is actually the back side of a mirror. I just took a stencil that I had and stenciled this Anne of Green Gables saying to the back side with chalk. I love the old frame around it. I also added this old swing a while back that I found at a thrift store for seating.
Having an outdoor patio in Tucson, Arizona means that we can use it all year round. The weather here is perfect. I’ll take the hot summers for these cool and fresh winters. And I don’t mind sunshine instead of snow in December. We even get use of these chair swings all year. I love them!
I think that saguaro over there might need a big bow, how about you? Or some lights with a santa hat on top?
The old dresser in the back there, I found at a thrift store for $30. When I got it home, my hubs said to me, “what are you going to do with that, it looks so old and junky?” Old and junky? I hope he doesn’t say that about me some day. Old and junky is my jive. He stopped asking those questions after a while, but I think he agrees that it’s perfect right there in the corner. The decorator always wins, right?
I added this square table to the end of my other table because a Christmas tree is in the spot that it belongs in inside. I guess it was meant to be, because it works perfect here and since our family is coming for Christmas, we will need some extra seating. I added a mixture of seating. I think it adds the perfect rustic touch to this space. The chargers on the table are even a mixture of different chargers and I love how they all look together. Who ever said that everything needs to match? When I don’t have enough of one thing, that’s when eclectic comes alive and shows it’s beauty.
My daughters jaw dropped when she came home and saw our Christmas patio. I love how it completes our outdoor Christmas space. Now if our pool only had a heater.
A while back, I hung these old shades from these old pulleys and added these amazing jute cord lights. I love how it looks out here in the evening. And the kids always want to sit on the old thrifted swing to eat. It’s the best seat in the house. Almost everything here is thrifted or free, minus the pillows from Ikea, the jute cord lights, the shiplap chargers from my friend Jackie, and this amazing wreath from Lynch Creek Farm.
Chester would love a pat from all of you. If you even touch him, it’s like you are his new best friend. He loves anything that moves. And anything that doesn’t move for that matter.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you all enjoy this wonderful Christmas season. And I hope that this gives you some budget friendly ideas of how to decorate “on the cheap” for your Christmas table scape this year. Have a wonderful day my friends.
See My Spring Patio here
Tree Stumps: Free from the tree lot
Farmhouse Table: DIY
Old Square Table: Antique Store
Woven Chargers: Thrifted
Shiplap Chargers: Sawdust Angel
Vintage Shades: Thrifted
Jute Cords Lights: World Market
Chair Swings: Hayneedle
Porch Swing and Wood Bench: Thrifted
Wreath: Lynch Creek Farm
Glasses on Dresser: Garage sale but can find them here
Old Pulleys holding lights: Thrifted
Pray Continually Sign: DIY with Stencil and black craft paint
Glass Vintage Thermos: Garage Sale but can find Similar here
Old Chippy Door: Thrifted
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