So, I’ve been decorating my heart out for Christmas all week and loving every minute of it. It totally is the most wonderful time of the year for me. The first room I did this year was the Piano Room, complete with some new thrifty finds I’m excited to tell you about, the first of which is the tree.

Ahh, yes, the tree.

If you’ve been here a while, you may remember 2 years ago when the Lord first told me this room was born to have a gorgeous Christmas tree. (Click here if you want to read about that first tree.) And ever since then, the Lord and I have made a little deal…He helps me find a great deal on the perfect tree, and I give Him all the credit.

And this year was no different. We found our biggest tree yet and we even got the 20% off Black Friday special. But, the problem was, I didn’t realize until we got home that 20% off meant 20% OFF. It truly was a “holey” tree.

But, after I sent out a cry for help on Twitter and Facebook, a few of my friends gave some great suggestions and with a little fishing line to close the gap, plus an extra branch stuck in for good measure, I’m thinking it turned out heavenly after all…

So, yes, the Lord does have a sense of humor, even when it comes to Christmas trees.

And as far as the other deals I’ve found lately…

You may have noticed I got a new coffee table which came just in time to be perfect in front of the Christmas tree. Plus, it was a fraction of the cost of similar ones I’d been eyeing. It’s actually 3 tables, so it’s triple the fun. I found it here at Overstockwhen it was on sale. AND I saved even more because I went through Ebates first. (You really need to sign up for Ebates if you haven’t yet and get your free money.)

A clearance tray from Target holds some free pine cones and a couple other sparkles…

And then there’s my luxurious faux fur throw I found at Ross for only $12.99. It’s strikingly similar to one being sold right now for $129 at one of our favorite stores (whose name I won’t mention but has the same initials as Peanut Butter. Ahhem.)

With a little pillow from the after-Christmas clearance at Kohl’s last year, and a few more simple touches, I’m happy with how it all turned out.

And it wouldn’t be Christmas without ournativity set, styled by Lola. And I’m just now noticing that one of the wise men looks like he’s blowing kisses to someone across the room. Whatever. We’ll go with it.

Much more Christmas to come–thanks for stopping by and sharing! How’s your Christmas decorating coming?