Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care

When we were little (who am I kidding, we still do this) the first thing we did was empty our stockings. Before any of the Christmas festivities started my sister and I loved to sift through the goodies in our stockings.
Without fail, each year, we receive an ornament. I have been getting a silver cross ornament for years. It is always fun to see what Santa chose. Some years they are ornate, victorain designs and others are simple, traditional crosses. One day, I will have a tree decorated totally from Wallace silver bells and Lenox and/or Wallace crosses. (Dr. Monogram Chick has received a Wallace silver bell every year since he was born)


What better way to start or continue a family tradition than with a Personalized Polka Dot or Damask over sized stocking?

Two of my favorite things: damask and polka dots...could these stockings be any greater?! Santa won't get confused this year at your house, with these personalized stockings lining the mandle.

As Christmas approaches, it is fun to continue family traditions and create new ones. What is your favorite tradition or what tradition do you plan to start this year?

23 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These stockings are so PRETTY! I love them.....and your all silver dream tree with Wallace silver bells and lenox.....sounds beautiful!!

Sandy Toes said...

I love those stockings..they are just beautiful!!! We have tons of family traditions at Christmas...I am posting my two favorites next Monday!
-sandy toes

Rachel H. said...

I LOVE THOSE STOCKINGS!!! I'll be ordering them for our family for sure!! Great idea! I love the personalization too!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

This post was very helpful to me! ;-)

How funny, my sister and I always went straight to our stockings, and we always had something "big" in there like jewelry or an expensive wallet or big gift card...then it was filled with all kinds of goodies on top of that.

I love Christmas!!!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Last year we started the tradition of drawing names for stockings. We each had 5 letters (I became Becca for the occaision!!) and we had a spending limit. We had to buy a gift that starts with each letter of their name. It was SO much fun!

ko said...

about how big are they?

Mom on the Run said...

I love those stockings!

Ginette said...

Every year my son and I make Christmas sugar cookies and decorate them. Not the pre-made, pre-cut. Homemade, cookie cutters, icing everywhere..always great memories. It's a family tradition. When I married, my mother gave me the cookie recipe and cookie cutters as a shower gift. Girl, boy, or age doesn't matter. It's a fun bonding moment.

Natalie said...

I love the last one on the right.

I need to get on the ball with some traditions. Maybe I have them but don't know it?

My parents had an X-mas Eve open house every year which ended a couple years ago so that might be why I'm feeling traditionless.

LyndsAU said...

thank you thank you thank you for posting this!i have been dying for stockings and i will now be purchasing these PRECIOUS ones from you :) i believe one of each will do :) Off to order. I looooove them!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love them, so cute and beautiful!

Jessica said...

Combining two of my favorite things - Christmas and preppiness. I think I need one :)

Allison said...

Love these stockings. I wrote a stocking post of my own and included a picture of your beautiful damask monogrammed stocking. Check it out.

LyndsAU said...

Hi there. I went to the site to purchase the stockings and there's only two to choose from. I just wanted to see if all 4 were available? Thanks :)

Hillcrest Acres said...

The Christmas stockings are beautiful. I love the damask one.

Muffy said...

Oh, I loooooooooove these!!!!!!!!!

Rhea said...

Those are awesome stockings! Very nice!

zentmrs said...

I love to see our stockings come out of the Christmas box too. For years, my great aunt made everyone in the family personalized and matching stockings. Occasionally when we all get together for Christmas (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) we get to see all of them together and it is quite something. One of my mom's cousins has taken over the knitting duties for the next generations. I'm so grateful we are able to keep this wonderful family tradition alive!

An Atlanta Bride said...

I love pretty stockings, and seeing them hung on the fireplace mantel...those are lovely!

The Gallup Family said...

Your stockings are adorable! I love them.

Kappa Prep said...

What darling fabrics!

CarolinaGirl said...

I love the stockings, and those traditions are great! The scarf below is to die for. I love that grey. Too bad I do not need one here in FL. Have a great weekend!

sara said...

I went to your site to purchase some stockings, but they were no longer listed as available - is it still possible to order some??