Patriotic Mantel

I really don’t know what happened first.

Maybe it all started with the purchase of this valance from Goodwill.

It could have been the box of fun flags and such~that I bought for $1 at a yard sale.

I could blame it on the Hydrangeas?!

I’m not above asking for something!!!  :)

Make me one! and she replied, just watch me!

It’s awesome in person!  I wish you could see it!

I really didn’t know how much I needed this, until it showed up on my front porch!

Thank you Shannon!!!!

I can’t show you how to make one,


Shannon can! (Click on the photo above for directions)

It’s beautiful and budget friendly:

Dollar Store Noodle

Old Jeans

various flowers, also handmade by Shannon!


The Checkered Apple, Positively Splendid, It’s Overflowing, Savvy Southern Style, Homestories A to Z,

The Lettered Cottage, Between Naps on The Porch



  1. 1
    Diane says:

    Your mantel looks terrific! How nice of Shannon to send the wreath!
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    I am LOVING your patriotic mantel — so festive and truly reflects the season. Unique use of the valance {smacking forehead and saying: why didn’t I think of that?} Your hydrangeas are ‘blue-tiful’! That wreath is the crowning glory. How thoughtful and generous of Shannon to send! I will check out your up coming linky party. Have to use my noodle and figure out what to make! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
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    just love all that red,white and blue!!!

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    Vicki sutton says:

    Wow! It looks fabulous. Sooooo sweet of Shannon!

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    debbie says:

    Shannon Rocks, and so does your mantel. LOVE it Deb!
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    YAY! So happy for you! Shannon is such a sweetie! And your mantle looks fantastic! :)
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  7. 7

    The noodle gave it away for me. how wonderful!!
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    Your mantle looks fantastic with Shannon’s wreath and your touch. I would never have thought to put a little ruffled valance on the mantle top, but boy, do you have my wheels turning! I need to get to “noodling” so I can join the party.
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    How cute is that pool noodle wreath? Gorgeous!

    Love your mantle, Debbie!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    You will…forever be…queen of awesome mantels! You amaze me every time with what you come up with, and Shannon’s wreath is the icing on the cake! What a sweet thing to do…I think I need to practice me some “hinting” skills and see what shows up on my doorstep! 😉 lol

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  11. 11

    Everything looks very festive!
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    Pat says:

    Love it all! Shannon did a fabulous job on the wreath and you rocked the rest ~

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    Bliss says:

    My noodle is ready and waiting. Finally something done for a party, I’ve missed the last several I wanted to join. Don’t tell Shannon (HA!) but it’s a Fox Hollow knock off.

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    Janel says:

    It truly looks great!! The perfect touch to your gorgeous patriotic mantel!. She’s great!!!
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    You lucky gal! Your mantel makes me see stars and stripes!!
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    Gina says:

    Oh Debbie, I love it! My little red & white gingham heart loves your patriotic mantel. Before I read about the wreath, I was almost screaming, “What is she doing with Shannon’s wreath?” lol How sweet of her to make one for you!
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    Your mantle is *beautiful!* And of course Shannon’s pool noodle is the perfect centerpiece!
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    I love the mantel.. it screams patriotic!
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    Carmella says:

    So sweet! What a great gift….and I do believe I need to make one now!
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    Sharon says:

    It looks great in you home with your other things. I love that you got it from a fellow blogger…now you will think of Shannon every time you look at the wreath.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class
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  21. 21

    You two just made me laugh and smile and reminded me, once again, why I just love this blog world!


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  22. 22

    I love it. Your mantel is so pretty. Shannon did an awesome job. I love all this patriotic spirit….I need to get with the red, white and blue summer program.

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    Jann Olson says:

    Looks like it was made just for you! It ties everything together wonderfully. Love it all!
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    Roeshel says:

    Shannon is a super sweet friend! And your patriotic mantel is so fun! You’re all set for summer! Love it!

  25. 25
    Meegan says:

    Your mantel looks incredible and Shannon is SO sweet! How fun is that???
    Thanks for sharing with us!
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    Shannon Fox says:

    I am so tickled to see something I made at your place… sort of a trip actually!
    You made my/your little pool noodle wreath right at home! Just don’t think it could not look any cuter.
    That is one fabulous~festive mantel you put together =)

    Hugs! Shan
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    Kelly says:

    Very fun! I would never have thought to use a valance on the mantle. :)
    It works perfectly. And I love that fun denim wreath!

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