If you are like me, you absolutely love to deck the halls but despise spending hundreds of dollars doing so. I love coming home to a festive scene, but am always amazed at how much holiday decorations cost! This year, I headed to Savers to see what surprises they had in store- I couldn't WAIT to get home and see where my finds might fit! The Mantle
I went to the local nursery in my town to price out garland this year and almost passed out. It was, however, a great place to gather inspiration and re-create the look during my Savers shopping spree! I found this incredibly high quality, real-looking garland at Savers for $5.99 for a 15 foot strand. I added in a few trinkets that I picked up as well for a mantle that would make Martha Stewart proud!
I purchased these white lanterns on sale last year (and yes, I have seen similar ones at Savers) and they work for every occasion. I found the silver votive holders that you see inside at Savers for next to nothing, and added an electric votive. You can also put trimmings from your Christmas tree in the bottom of the lantern, cranberries, or fake snow with an electric votive nestled inside to create a gorgeous glow!
I placed the stockings that my late grandmother knitted for each member of my family on stocking hangers that I inherited from my mom. Traditions are incredibly important to my family, and I love blending new finds with memorable pieces.
I also found these fun gold-trimmed snowmen at Savers- the perfect addition to my white and gold color scheme! My kids love these little guys (so much so that they definitely needed to be high up on the mantle- I found Bryson trying to put Cabbage Patch clothes on one of them). I added these gold tinsel trees and mini hurricanes of matte and shiny gold ornaments to complete the look.
The look of lighted garland wrapped around a bannister evokes such a sense of nostalgia for me- my mom did this every year at my childhood home. I wanted to carry on this decorative accent, but couldn't find affordable and realistic lighted garland anywhere. Luckily, Savers had the perfect strand for my railing for a steal! I also found these oversize gold ornaments to line the stairway, all packaged together at Savers for less than $5.
I hope you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, whatever your traditions may be! Make sure to head to Savers to spend less on festive fun for the season.
Disclosure: I was provided with gift certificates to Savers to purchase items for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.