A Little Christmas Decor

by Sherry
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. 
I  am normally a pretty organized person, especially when it comes
to preparing for the holidays.  By now our home would have been
decorated, all the gifts bought, wrapped and shipped.  The Christmas
dinner would be planned and most items already purchased. 
Well, not this year!
I have a ton of Christmas decorations stored in the attic at our Virginia home.  Here at
dad’s I was pretty much starting from scratch and needed to decorate on a budget.


 I added bottle brush trees from the Dollar Tree to Dad’s vintage truck.



The little tree was $2.00 at a thrift store and I added burlap around the
base.  Many of the ornaments came from GW or Dollar Tree.
(the picture looks crooked but actually the wall juts out)

Dad has a collection of vintage pocket watches that were added to the tree.

Several days after the tree was decorated I found a few boxes of vintage ball
ornaments in the garage.  Dad said he hadn’t seen them in over thirty years!
I guess I need to clean and organize his garage next.

We added the vintage turquoise ornaments to the mantle.

Free greens added to a large copper pot.

This year we may not have the most decorated home or the prettiest decorations.

 What we do have is a house full of love.

Happy Holidays,


I am partying at:
French Country Cottage
Savvy Southern Style
A Stroll Thru Life
Coastal Charm



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Lady of the Woods December 10, 2012 - 11:10 pm

And Love is the single most important thing! You have a tree and you did wonderful with it! I didn't know the dollar tree had bottle brushes, I only just got interested in them after being brainwashed on blogland by them lol, but there are some beauties to do make with them! Simplicity frees us up to do the more important things, like love.

Ron December 10, 2012 - 11:10 pm

And a house full of love matters most. You really did well on a budget:) xo

Starr December 10, 2012 - 11:21 pm

Very pretty, Sherry!

Kelly December 10, 2012 - 11:24 pm

I think your decorations are beautiful and special since you did them for your sweet Dad! I'm sure he loves having you there and decorating his home. I love the pocket watches you added to the tree.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style December 10, 2012 - 11:24 pm

That is such a sweet idea adding the pocket watches.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions December 10, 2012 - 11:30 pm

Very pretty, Sherry! You're doing a great job decorating for Christmas at your Dad's ~ and on a budget!

Anne December 10, 2012 - 11:37 pm

You did an amazing Job on a budget Sherry! That tree is so sweet! LOVE how you decorated it!

Penny Phillips December 10, 2012 - 11:55 pm

You are a very talented decorator…you can work with whatever you have on hand and very little money! Hugs, Penny

[email protected] December 11, 2012 - 12:11 am

And love's all you need to pull the house together and make it home! It's lovely!

Debra @ Common Ground December 11, 2012 - 12:28 am

Sherry, you did great!! It's just beautiful, and "filled with love" is just what you need right now. Christmas Blessings, xoxo

My Cozy Casita December 11, 2012 - 12:32 am

Hi Sherry, you did a lovely job your dad must be so happy with all your love around him and his home you are bless by God for all you been doing

Carlene @ Organized Clutter December 11, 2012 - 12:34 am

Love the old truck and the pocket watches. It all came together very nicely.

NanaDiana December 11, 2012 - 12:47 am

Sherry- I love the pocket watches on the tree. That is a memorable and sweet idea. You did a great job on a budget!!!! xo Diana

Babs December 11, 2012 - 1:11 am

OMGosh! Your GW and DT decorations are wonderful, especially the vintage turquoise ornaments on the mantel…love the little truck with the trees, too…and I agree, love is the most important thing.

Ivy and Elephants December 11, 2012 - 1:22 am

You have such an eye, you were able to put together a fabulous little tree and the truck just screams vintage charm. Warmed by it all, … especially the love!

♥ Sonny ♥ December 11, 2012 - 1:24 am

I think it all looks beauiful and the LOVE shows in every detail..

enjoy every moment with your Dad.

Something Nice and Pretty December 11, 2012 - 2:50 am

You are doing such a wonderful job and it is all so special and from the heart!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek December 11, 2012 - 3:00 am

Love the decorations and the pocket watches.

Roxanne Reinhart December 11, 2012 - 3:17 am

What a cool thing to do. I love his watches on the tree! Love the rest of the decorations as well. Hope you have a very merry Christmas.

Rhissanna December 11, 2012 - 3:25 am

The pocket watches are a brilliant touch! I knew you could do wonders, with imagination and love.

Designs By Pinky December 11, 2012 - 3:44 am

Sherry, LOVBE is what it's all about, right? Jesus loves us all and for that very reason He came. I love all that you have done, and I am sure your dad appreciates it all. You are a GOOD daughter. XO, Pinky

sweet violets December 11, 2012 - 4:05 am

Well, I must say, you've done an outstanding job!!! It's lovely and I'll bet Dad is very pleased….it really is all about the love isn't it???

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch December 11, 2012 - 4:22 am

What a blessing you are to your dad. I'm so glad you are taking care of him. I'll bet you miss your home right now. Hang in there.

Sue December 11, 2012 - 4:42 am

What better way to decorate than with love? You have chosen well. The tree is lovely.
Merry Christmas Sherry

Pamela December 11, 2012 - 4:44 am

It all looks beautiful!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig December 11, 2012 - 5:02 am

I love everything about this… your dad's old pocket watches, you decorating your dad's house, and finding new treasures together. Just so sweet and a time you will cherish forever. You are a great decorator… no matter where you are!! Hugs!!

Maureen Wyatt December 11, 2012 - 6:29 am

Your dad must be loving this! It's wonderful that you have incorporated some of his prized possessions into the Christmas theme. This is one of the best displays in Blogland because it's all about love!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR December 11, 2012 - 7:37 am

Oh, Sherry, it is so sweet that you are able to do this for your dad. I know he appreciates you bringing some cheer to his world…and that's truly all that matters. That, in itself, is what the season is all about. The beauty is in the love!

decoration sapin de noel December 11, 2012 - 7:45 am

This truck is looking awesome. These all ornaments are so cute. I love to decorate Christmas tree with these cute ornaments.

Lulu December 11, 2012 - 8:50 am

You are a wonderful daughter, my friend! The pocket watch tree really touched me! My dear departed Father loved watches as well. Please have a joyful Christmas with your loved ones and I hope your Father soon returns to good health!!

Sandra Lee December 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

You are such a blessing and you are working your magic. Love is the greatest gift of all.

Dawn December 11, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Its all so charming, and I am a sucker for a vintage truck with a tree in the back.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) December 11, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Oh it is so pretty and I think the meaning of the season is so expressed that it tops all the glitz of any tree or decor. God Bless for the perfect Christmas. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

JP December 11, 2012 - 2:10 pm

It's so sweet that you are creating new memories from old. It's so nice that he has you there with him to celebrate this time of year!

Cynthia December 11, 2012 - 2:58 pm

I love the tree and the touch of burlap. Your heart shows through all things you are doing.


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G December 11, 2012 - 3:49 pm

You did a wonderful job decorating on a budget! The tree is beautiful and I LOVE that precious little truck filled with the bottle brush trees!

Laura Ingalls Gunn December 11, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Your Christmas decor is completely enchanting! I love all the festive touches.

How thrilled your dad must be.

May the beauty, joy and peace of the season be yours.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles December 11, 2012 - 4:47 pm

I love what you did! The pocket watches look wonderful on the tree! And yes, a house full of love is the best decorated house there is!

Karen Albert December 11, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Sherry I think you have really brightened your father's Holidays! Adore your tree, it is very special, with the pocket watches and found ornaments!

2012 Artists Series,

Ellen December 11, 2012 - 6:31 pm

so creative, just shows when you have little to work with your imagination goes in overdrive.
happy holidays
wishing you and your family good health in the coming year.

Lind[email protected]al Charm December 11, 2012 - 8:18 pm

A house full of LOVE is what it's all about my friend. I know your dad is having a wonderful holiday season with you there with him. The pocket watches look great on the tree.


Moni - Zuhaus at Home December 12, 2012 - 12:00 am

You decorated it beautifully…I also love the vintage turquoise ornaments and the vintage truck. Just lovely… Merry Christmas !

Maria December 12, 2012 - 1:25 am

I think that you did a magnificent job of decorating…it's all very effective and such creative use of what you had to hand…lovely!!

Sandy December 12, 2012 - 1:50 am

Sherry! The decorations look magnificent! Boy do you have a good eye. Hard to believe many of the items came from the dollar store. Love the little truck with the bottle brush trees. What a great daughter you are!

Coastal Cottage Dreams December 12, 2012 - 1:57 am

I love the truck and the bottle brush trees. Like the tree personalized with your father's pocket watches.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) December 12, 2012 - 2:59 am

Your little tree is stunning. All of your little touches are just grand! I think you are one of those people who can make anything out of nothing.

Leslie Harris December 12, 2012 - 4:44 am

Sherry, the decorations look perfect, and they seem so suited for your Dad too. Your creativity really shines with the vintage watches and the truck. What a sweet daughter you are.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Miss Kitty December 12, 2012 - 9:49 am

Love all the creative decorative touches that you added to Christmas at your daddy's house. Everything looks great but the addition of the watches is my favorite thing that you did. The little trees in the vintage truck is great too!

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French Basketeer.com December 12, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Sherry, your decorations for your Dad are tremendously beautiful and relevant to him….perfection…..wishing you a lovely holiday season!

jayneonweedstreet December 12, 2012 - 11:51 pm

The creativity is not on a budget – such a lovely way to celebrate Christmas – lucky Dad!


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