Wednesday, December 15, 2010

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care (or not)...

I've been trying to figure out where to hang our stockings.  I don't have a mantle and I was thinking of making one, but felt overwhelmed at the thought. 

So I decided to just screw it and nailed in some picture hooks.  I didn't measure, I just eyeballed it, so they're not perfect, but that's okay.  The kids are thrilled.  It makes the corner look nice.  We're good I think!

I bought these stockings a couple of years ago from Target at their after Christmas sales (75% off!).  I like the plaid a lot.  I decided to personalize them by using iron on velvet lettering I got at Crafters Warehouse.
When I got them that long ago, I bought 2 extra stockings for our future babies. Here is my youngest's name.  I still have another stocking waiting for this next little one.  I love it when a plan comes together!


I had bought a tree skirt that matched, but it was so tiny, I wanted a bigger skirt.  So we made a new skirt with a faux wool type material and lining.  Then we cut up the old skirt and made patches out of it
I used more of the lettering here to personalize it for us
I transferred the buttons and ties from the old one too for some pizzaz
Here is the rearranged living room.  I had to move that white table away from the tree so I had room for presents!  I think the stockings help finish off the room.
The tree is ready for presents!  And I'm ready for Christmas


4 comments:

  1. I {LOVE} it that you bought extras for future babies! I totally do that too and my friends laugh at me!!

    Okay, your eye-balling (I LOVE that phrase, we don't say it in England....but I do now!!) and my eye-balling are VERY different!! Your stockings are perfectly lined up - mine would be lucky to be in the same room if I just estimated!!

    Sarahx

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  2. These look great Miranda. When you get tile up behind that stove you frame it with wood trim and you can put the socks on that.

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  3. Perfect solution! BTW, I love the names of your children. So cute and unique. And until you said you wanted a larger tree skirt I never thought about it...I've never had one because I figured they just get covered with presents but if (like you want) you have a REALLY big one a pretty edge WOULD still show.....just thinking out loud. ~Lindy

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  4. Love your blog!
    Feel free to drop by mine and visit anytime:)
    Merry Christmas!
    Gina

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