We combined items found at Goodwill with the homeowners family heirlooms.

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget from Goodwill Houston!

We were super excited when Goodwill asked us to help them with a holiday segment for Check This Out Houston!  Since we usually focus on fashion, getting the opportunity to decorate was a real treat.

For the holiday tablescape, we started by using what the homeowners already owned, elegant white and silver China, stacked on their heirloom charger plates.  We added our thrifted Christopher Radko Christmas tree plates, a Christmas ornament and a real pinecone (believe it or not, purchased at Goodwill!) to finish off each place setting.

Before and After

Before and After

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Another way we were able to incorporate our Goodwill pieces with the homeowners items was by stacking a snowman candy dish on top of a few cake stands, and again we added a few pine cones to tie it all together.

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Fitz & Floyd salt and pepper shakers for $1.99

Fitz & Floyd salt and pepper shakers for $ .50 a piece

For our table’s centerpiece, we used a silver punchbowl (part of a full set that included a platter and cups that we picked up for $24.99) and filled it with Christmas ornaments along with more of our natural elements.

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thrift store finds

pewter santa bowl

One question we hear all the time is what store do you shop at and we can honestly say that we shop all over Houston.   We love the challenge of stopping by a new store and finding something awesome!   We work on buying holiday décor all year long!  A great example is this gold deer and angel that we purchased in April.

We bought these huge gold, lighted, Christmas items for under $10 in April!

We bought these huge gold, lighted, Christmas items for under $10 in April!

Yesterday we shared with you WHY we choose to support Houston Goodwill.  Click here for the post.

To see the full Check This Out Houston holiday decor segment, click here.

 

Jen and I are looking for 3-4 people who are willing for us to pick out an outfit or two for you, from Goodwill, and be filmed for an upcoming TV segment with “Deals”, a nationally syndicated show, on The Live Well Network.

Filming a segment with "Deals" @ Goodwill

Filming a segment with “Deals” @ Goodwill

Film with Jen and Pippa for upcoming segment

Film with Jen and Pippa for upcoming segment about Thrifted Fashion

When:   Friday, March 7th, 2014

Location:     Goodwill River Oaks, 2030 Westheimer, Houston TX

Jen and I will pick out an outfit for you!   "This blouse is $5.99 and the pants are $6.99"

Jen and I will pick out an outfit for you!
“This blouse is $5.99 and the pants are $6.99”

Jen and Pippa style picks!

Jen and Pippa style picks!

A few of our fashion finds ...

A few of our fashion finds …

 

If you are interested please email me:  pippajanie @ yahoo.com