OK, before you start thinking I'm a fraud, I have to come clean: I have one thing that I love that is not thrifty or frugal or cheap.
I have a Christmas village. It's made by a company called Dept. 56... it's the 'Christmas in the City' series... it is not cheap. I don't buy new pieces all the time or anything and I haven't even gotten a new piece in a couple of years, but in the interest of keepin' it real, I have to let you in on my dirty little secret.
I know I'm not the only one with a Christmas Village... if you have one, it's your duty to come clean. SHOW YOURSELVES! :)