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Friday (sort of) Finds (Mostly) Under Fifty: The Get Ready for Next Christmas Edition

It’s a universally acknowledged truth that the day after a major holiday is the best and thriftiest day to start shopping for said holiday. The downside? You have to wait for months before you can pull out your new pretties. The upside? You’ll save a bundle on them, so you won’t wince at memories of the bills when you see them again.

Saks Fifth Ave has some brilliant deals on goodies to deck next year’s hall. Ornaments by designers like Christopher Radko
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icon are being blown out at prices that will allow you to play Santa for your nearest and dearest. Twistie’s pick? This:

Jay Strongwater Sultana Egg Ornament This is the Sultana Egg ornament by Jay Strongwater. It’s made of mouthblown glass painted with brilliant metallic colors and studded with tiny jewels. Gorgeous. The regular price is $140.00, and I think it’s worth that. Still, I’d rather pay the sale price of just $56.00.

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I’ll Have a (Wedgewood) Blue Christmas

The best time of the year to buy holiday ornaments is usually about three days after that particular holiday has passed. The prices have come down ridiculously and everyone is sick of looking at the favored motifs, be they hearts or holly.

Right now, though, would be a great time to head over to Amazon.com and check out their huge collection of Christmas ornaments if your tree is threatening to look a tidge on the bare side. Whether you want classic icicles and candy canes, an ode to your favorite movie or football team, or something to commemorate your first year of marriage or the addition of a pair of tiny feet to your love nest, there’s something to fit both your needs and your budget.

Twistie’s pick? I do love a good classic and blue matches my eyes, so I have to go for this:

Wedgewood Teacup Ornament See? It’s a pretty Wedgewood teacup and saucer! There’s even a matching teapot ornament.

Best of all, it’s on sale. The regular price might be $43.00, but right now it’s just $38.67, and it qualifies for free Super Saver shipping.

Santa, baby, you can put this under my tree anytime you like.

Friday Finds Under Fifty: The December Decor Edition

It’s long been one of my best money-saving mantras that the best time to buy new decorations for a holiday is the week after it passes the year before. For instance, today is the perfect time to start shopping for new Christmas decorations (and gifts!) for next year.

Here are a couple examples of the great deals you can get if you hurry:

Glass Ornaments Rocking Horse Ornament Need new ornaments for the tree? Fitz and Floyd is a great place to go. This adorable glass Rocking Horse Ornament usually retails for a cool $38.00, but right now it can be yours for just $9.95.

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Friday Finds Under Fifty: The Deck Those Halls Edition

Are you putting up a Christmas tree this year? Giving a gift to someone who enjoys decorating for the holiday? Then settle in and take a look at some of the great deals I’ve found to help out!

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Saks Fifth Ave has some great deals on Christmas ornaments, like this oneicon by Kurt Adler Polonaise of Santa finalizing his flight plan. The retail price is $52.00, but Saks has it right now for just $24.00. Oh, and use code SFAGIFT to get free shipping, plus a gift box and bow!

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Deck the Halls With Jay Strongwater

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The winter holidays are fast approaching, and soon all of us will be tearing our hair out over the endless ads, frustration at not being able to get the perfect gift for every single person, the crowded stores and all the rest.

One way to avoid the stress and actually enjoy the holidays is to get some of the work done in advance and online.

If you’re looking for new ornaments or a great gift for someone who loves Christmas as much as I do, Saks Fifth Avenue has just the thing to help in the guise of lots of great ornaments by Jay Strongwater and Christopher Radko on sale.


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This gorgeous starfish ornamenticon by Jay Strongwater is mouth blown glass, hand-enameled, hand-painted and further sparklefied (that’s my word, and I’m sticking to it) with Swarovski crystals. It will add color, sparkle, and all kinds of superfantasticness to your Christmas tree…or wherever you happen to hang it. Who says it has to go on a tree and then be boxed up for the rest of the year, after all?

Oh, and did I mention it’s on sale? The retail price is $148.00, which really isn’t bad for all that handwork. Right now, though, you can go the Saks website and get it for a mere $88.80 and not even stand in line!

Save On Decking Next Year’s Halls

If there’s one thing my mother taught me well as a child, it’s that there’s no better time to start preparing for the holidays than the time when everyone else has finished. Not only do you get to avoid the crowds, you get some amazing deals and plenty of time to consider what you really want.

With the advent of online shopping, that time can be the week or so before Christmas actually arrives as well as the month following.
Jay Strongwater Christmas Ornament on Sale

Take, for example, this gorgeous Jay Strongwater egg ornament with bejeweled butterfly adornment. I found it today at Saks Fifth Avenue for a quarter off the original price of $80.00. That means it’s only $60.00 now, and I didn’t have to face a crowd!

Now that puts me in the Christmas spirit.

When You Wish Upon a Star

What’s better than getting a great deal one something nice? Getting a great deal and supporting a good cause at the same time.

This star-shaped Christmas tree ornament from Things Remembered is on sale for $14.99 (regularly $22.50), which is a nice savings. Even better, with each purchase $2.00 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Make-A-Wish Ornament Not only will you make someone’s Christmas brighter, but you contribute to fullfilling a child’s wish.