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Dec

On the hunt for Christmas Stockings

We own zero Christmas stockings, and I’m thinking it’s time that we get some. One of my friends told me the other day that her childhood stockings were handmade by her mom, and the cuffs were trimmed with fabric from her wedding dress. Now that’s an heirloom keepsake! I like the idea of making my own, but there’s a lot of really amazing stockings out there too.

Etsy is a veritable smorgasbord of handmade stockings. Check out these offerings from MissMosh:

The Original Elf Felt Stocking brown pinks cream by missmosh.

Oh, and an awesome tree skirt too!

 

RikRak’s felted stockings are so bold and graphic. I can only begin to imagine the fun combinations!

Initial stockings!!!! Ack!!!! I DIE!!!


Felt ornaments, too.

Bloom & Barnacle’s sweet ribbed stripe stockings

But it’s these striped knit stockings from Sturbridge Yankee that I’m in love with.

They’re half off, too – $19.99 apiece.

And paired with these fun frame stocking holders from Pottery Barn, they would be perfect.

 

 

 

A funky Jester stocking from Pier 1.

 

 

 

What kind of stockings do you have? Do you mix & match or have all the same?

 

 

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Dec

Searching

Thanks to WordPress’s handy stats meter, I’m able to see a lot of things, namely how many readers I get per day (a couple hundred, and growing every month!), so I know you guys are out there, but I rarely hear from the majority of you! (In other words, comment away, darlings!)

Anyway, the other thing that I can see on the stats is the search terms that people use to find me. These are some of the more colorful ones:

Indian bathing beauties. (huh??)
putting candy windows in pre made ginger
non traditional Christmas inspiration
Red dress Gwen
I bought the chair at Pier 1
Jolly Allsorts
pencil shavings in candy (ick!)
one big baby (definitely not mine!)
how to stop colitis flare (good luck with that one)
crazy wig walmart
master o mania
Adult circus party (hmmm)

All in all, a motley collection, n’est-ce pas?

So, tell me – how did you get here?

 

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2
Dec

A Knock-Knocking Christmas

Ever since I wrote about Knock-Knocking‘s delightful yarn wreaths, I’ve bookmarked her blog and keep checking back at her Etsy shop. She makes the most interesting things, and her Christmas decor is no exception. Run on over there and snatch it up before it’s all gone!

Darling little nutcrackers in a variety of fun colors.

I’m in love with this tree. I want to make one.

An elegant use of different yarn textures. The monochromatic blue/grey colorscheme is so chic.

The fuzziness of this white wreath is the perfect match to the snow theme of this wreath above.

I am in love with these little snow people. I think they’d be cute amongst my Christmas decor on the entry buffet. I love the detail on their sweet little faces.

::sigh:: Fun fun fun!

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1
Dec

Holey Swiss Cheese Cutting Board by prettydreamer on Etsy

The perfect gift for the whimsical cheese lover in your life.

If there is such a thing as a whimsical cheese lover. (hello, J. Peterman! Where on earth did that description come from!)

 

 

 

 

Holey Swiss Cheese Cutting Board by prettydreamer on Etsy.

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