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.
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28 thoughts on “Thrifty Christmas Mantle”
It's beautiful Sherry and best of all…thrifty! I'm sure your dad loves it.
Well done – it most certainly does look festive and will get you both in the mood for Christmas.
You did a great job, Sherry!
Sherry that mantle looks beautiful! And done on a budget too!
Very pretty! I am sure it makes your dad happy!
How sweet of you to decorate for your Dad. I hope that he recovers soon.
Sherry, how wonderful that you are able to create some Christmas cheer for your dad. This is beautiful!
That turned out very pretty, Sherry and I love his little fireplace. It is so charming.
It's beautiful, Sherry. I'm loving the simplicity. Simple can still be quite festive.
Great work on a budget, Sherry. I know your dad must be happy you are at his side. xo
So pretty, Sherry! I know that your Dad loves the Christmas cheer that you've added to him home!
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
Hi Sherry, it si so lovely to decorating your Dad house, he must be so happy!
How pretty, simple and sweet, Sherry. Wish your Dad a Merry Christmas from your Wisconsin friend- xo Diana
Sherry your dad's mantel looks fabulous!!
I love how you are still decorating even though you aren't home, I'm sure it cheers your dad up!
looks wonderful and sure to put you in the mood and cheer Dad…Take care
That was a beautiful thing you did for your Dad. You are magical, my friend!
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)
Everything about this is so right. Right price, right look and right kind of daughter to be making merry with her dad!
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!!!!! 🙂
I am crazy about white fireplaces Sherry and you have decorated this one beautifully. I know Dad loves it! xo
Thrifty and gorgeous, two of my favorite words. I'm sure it brightened Dad's day. Blessings to you and your family.
Sherry it looks beautiful! I am sure your dad loves having you there.
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.
You did a lovely job! That's the prettiest mantel I've seen this year!
I LOVE it Sherry, I bet you Dad does too!
Sherry! That looks fantastic. I'm sure your dad must love it.
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