Thrifty Christmas Mantle

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.


28 thoughts on “Thrifty Christmas Mantle”

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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!!!!! 🙂

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