Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Stockings were Hung on the Ladder with Care...

In hopes that St. Nicholas would FIND them there!!

A few years ago I took it upon myself to sew stockings for everyone in my family.

I've been known to take on crazy projects like that right before the holiday. Silly me.

They have special meaning for my family, and that made it all worth while.

There are many different colors, all different in some way.

And monogrammed with the stocking owner's first initial.

They are roomy for lots of goodies, and even have a liner. And name tags, cause some of us have the same first initial.

And what better way to display them? An old white six foot chippy wooden ladder fit the bill just dandy! The stockings hang from cuphooks. All 31 stockings, that is.
The ladder? That came from a sweet gentleman who actually still used it in his shop! I spied it and was quick to point out that it certainly wasn't safe for him anymore!!! Took a bit of convincing...but I'm glad. (that he's safe)(and that I have the ladder!)

And now, can I please please pretty please share my tree (excuse the blurry pic!) and some of my fave decorations this year...?

Every year I get the kids a continuation of a series Hallmark ornament. That's a combined 36 or so years worth of ornaments! I put them on display each year and pack them back up in their boxes after Christmas. This year I put them on the tree...saved me having to find an alternate spot for them and I didn't have to come up with something different for the tree...and they look SO sweet!

I brought in an old crusty rusty broken scale from the barn and stuffed a tree in it. Ain't it purdy!!!

And...when the college kids are home, they like to add special touches to the decor!

Look at that cutie patooty little leather satchel. It has shirt collars in it...and a little Christmas tree!

My sons drew a portrait on my chalkboard pantry door of "Bob" the buck last month during deer season. I decided it was a great start to a holiday scene and story.

I bring this sled in every winter...Love. It. It's an oldie from my hubby's childhood so we don't use it in the snow anymore. This year I added an old ice hole/minnow scoop and some "non-melting" snowballs.

Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy holiday season, filled with joy and laughter!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

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  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love all the traditions!
    P.S. FYI...Trash starts with a "T" or if you're feeling really fancy...T'nT.

  2. Oh. I feel all festive and holiday filled. Your is filled with joy and warmth...but how could it be any other way...

    I've really enjoyed the gift of your blog this year. You are an inspiration!

    Hugs and holiday blessings to all 31 of you!

  3. I love the snowballs on the sled. How cute is that. Merry Merry merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a blessed day with family and friends.

  4. What a clever way to display stockings!! I too have bought my daughter a special ornament each year to put her picture in. They are so special. She has 14 of them now. My son will be 2 in March and my daughter has loved picking out his special ornament each year.

  5. Christmas at your place looks like a (love filled) blast! I am betting that no matter how far the family roams they will do everything in their power to gather back home for Christmas.

    Happy New Year!

    Oh- I posted a muppets video of Baby its cold outside (a bit different) on my Upcycled Art blog.

  6. ADORE - your stocking ladder! I hope this idea catches on. The rest of your decor is pretty, too.

  7. I just wanted to let you know, I featured your stocking ladder in my current post ;).


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