Christmas Decorations from Deseret Industries Thrift Store

Wooden Gingerbread Man $2.00

“One of the better ways to simplify our lives is to follow the counsel we have so often received to live within our income, stay out of debt, and save for a rainy day. We should practice and increase our habits of thrift, industry, economy, and frugality. Members of a well-managed family do not pay interest; they earn it.” Elder L. Tom Perry, Oct. 4, 2008

Many of us are watching our finances this Christmas. I thought I would share an idea for finding inexpensive Christmas decorations. Yesterday I went shopping at the new Layton, Utah, Deseret Industries. They had an unually large selection (2 aisles) of Christmas items. Most local thrift stores hang onto their Christmas items, and sell them at this time of year. Thank you to all of you who donated items you were tired of, so I could buy them. 🙂

-Inspect carefully for chips, cracks, and broken parts.
-Smell the item for cigarette smoke,
-Clean items by washing with soapy water, or disinfectant wipes. Be careful to look at the fabric care labels, if any,
-Thrift store shopping takes time. Plan on an hour. If you can leave your young kids at home, do. It will make your trip much more enjoyable.

Wooden Gingerbread woman and man, $4.00 total
Holiday books $3.50 total

Rug (saw a similar one at Kohls for $35), mine cost $3.00

Gingerbread salt & pepper shakers (still had Dillard’s tag for $24), mine cost $2.00

Gingerbread, Snowman Pie plate $2.00

Ceramic Bakery House $2.00

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