Monday, December 3, 2012

Thrifty Christmas Mantle

Hi everyone! 
If you are a regular reader of my blog then you already know I am living
with my dad after his stroke.  He hasn't decorated for Christmas for years,
normally spending the holiday with family.  This year I wanted to decorate his home and
make it cheerful without breaking the bank.  Our attic in Richmond is full of
 Christmas bins but I didn't want to push my luck by asking Steve to bring some things
here on the plane.
The mantle was decorated on a budget by buying the green garland and ribbon from
Michael's on Black Friday when it was 70% off.  I was able to buy a huge box
 of the silver garland at a garage sale for $1.00.   The Steuben vase and candle
belongs to dad.  It is simple and thrifty but still says Christmas Cheer.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you at the Open House party
starting Wednesday evening.


I'll be partying this holiday season with:
Savvy Southern Style
Common Ground
At The Picket Fence
Coastal Charm
French Country Cottage
Cedar Hill Ranch



Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's beautiful Sherry and best of all...thrifty! I'm sure your dad loves it.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Well done - it most certainly does look festive and will get you both in the mood for Christmas.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a great job, Sherry!

Anne said...

Sherry that mantle looks beautiful! And done on a budget too!

Calypso In The Country said...

Very pretty! I am sure it makes your dad happy!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
How sweet of you to decorate for your Dad. I hope that he recovers soon.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, how wonderful that you are able to create some Christmas cheer for your dad. This is beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That turned out very pretty, Sherry and I love his little fireplace. It is so charming.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's beautiful, Sherry. I'm loving the simplicity. Simple can still be quite festive.

Ron said...

Great work on a budget, Sherry. I know your dad must be happy you are at his side. xo

Becca said...

So pretty, Sherry! I know that your Dad loves the Christmas cheer that you've added to him home!

Designs By Pinky said...

I bet this just cheered him right up! I remember decorating my in-laws tree every year when we would go down to Fl. I know my FIL really appreciated me doing it. I love the ribbon and the vase is beautiful!!! XO, Pinky

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Sherry, it si so lovely to decorating your Dad house, he must be so happy!

NanaDiana said...

How pretty, simple and sweet, Sherry. Wish your Dad a Merry Christmas from your Wisconsin friend- xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry your dad's mantel looks fabulous!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love how you are still decorating even though you aren't home, I'm sure it cheers your dad up!

Kathryn Cain said...

looks wonderful and sure to put you in the mood and cheer Dad...Take care

Divine Theatre said...

That was a beautiful thing you did for your Dad. You are magical, my friend!



Leslie Harris said...

Sherry what a deal on the garland, you're my kind of shopper. And I love how you blended your Dad's vase and candle with the new items. You've reminded us all that decorating can be an expression of love. Hope Dad is doing well.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Maureen Wyatt said...

Everything about this is so right. Right price, right look and right kind of daughter to be making merry with her dad!

Sunny C said...

Hey Sherry;
How is your Dad doing?? You Both are in my Prayers. I hope that he is doing better since you are staying with him.
The mantle is absolutely Beautiful!!!!! It says Merry Christmas!!!!! :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am crazy about white fireplaces Sherry and you have decorated this one beautifully. I know Dad loves it! xo

Sandra Lee said...

Thrifty and gorgeous, two of my favorite words. I'm sure it brightened Dad's day. Blessings to you and your family.

Pamela said...

Sherry it looks beautiful! I am sure your dad loves having you there.

Cynthia said...

You did a fantastic job on a budget. I love this mantel! I still love the faux fireplace that your dad did he must love it.


Cyndia said...

You did a lovely job! That's the prettiest mantel I've seen this year!

Rose H (UK) said...

I LOVE it Sherry, I bet you Dad does too!
Rose H

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Sherry! That looks fantastic. I'm sure your dad must love it.

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