The old window has been on my mantel since we put it up in the new bonus room (that I am still working on....maybe someday I will post about it!) Anyway, the wreath I have had for several years but it still had some life in it :)
As for the garland spray on the mantel, I used several things I purchased on clearance last year after Christmas. Lighted evergreen garland, large artificial white poinsettias, some silvery ball thingys and the glittery (and very messy!) twisties. The only things I purchased new this year were the silver ball garland and mercury glass globes at Marshals for under $30 total for all.
My silver stockings were another clearance purchase from last year :) I just love those after-Christmas sales! I try to never buy Christmas decor for full-price (but there is the occasional impulse buy for something that I really want like those beautiful mercury glass globes ;)
So, there you have it. My frugal and simple wintery Christmas mantel.
I don't know about you, but Christmas is really sneaking up on me this year! I cannot believe how close it is and I hate to say it but I am really behind in my Christmas shopping! Looks like I will be finishing it up last minute as usual!
I am linking up to Rhoda's mantel party! Take a look at the hundreds of beautiful Christmas mantels that are there!
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