Monday, December 7, 2009

Warm Holiday Greetings



Holiday Greetings!
As a child one of my favorite traditions on Christmas morning was opening up my Christmas stocking...
Now, it is fun to fill Christmas stockings for my children and husband with all sorts of goodies ...both practical items as well as fun treats.



There are lots of stockings at my house. The black wool ones are one of two pair found in an antique shop specializing in rustic and hunting items up in the Adirondacks a few summers ago...they are complete with garters (Paula has the second pair in her home). The white stockings came from Anthropologie several years ago....love the colors and the stitching.





Love the pointy toe on this stocking made out of ticking...





A funky bottle brush wreath in a great creamy white color...



Another favorite stocking in linen with blue stripe cuff and natural elements as embellishment. Don't you just love the long shape of this one?





Wool mittens and heart with wooden stars on a wire make a sweet and simple garland...



Just a few decorations around our home this season...
It is feeling very wintery here in the Northeast this week!
Warm greetings to all...

29 comments:

sissie said...

The stockings are wonderful and very different.
I love all your decorations. The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

I like a stocking that allows for a muscular calf... all of these are wonderful and worn with love. Loved this post.
Fabulous! You aare making more progress than I.
Lee

donna said...

Stockings are my favorite part of Christmas too!
I look for fun things to fill them all throughout the year...both fun and practical things.
I love your Holiday decorations...really unique I don't Think I have ever seen a feather tree wreath before...have a wonderful evening...donna

Linda K. said...

The silver and gray banner on gray barnboard is gorgeous! So is the mitten and heart garland, creamy cream on gray is beautiful.

Linda

Robin's Egg Blues

erin said...

emptying the stockings is our favorite part of the gift giving! you never know what ol santa will put in there! i love that funky bottle brush wreath...one of a kind!

Jo said...

Your stockings are wonderful. I too have very fond memories of stockings on Christmas morning as a little girl. They were always the highlight. They are a favorite in our home to this day.

Jo

Rosemary said...

I just love the stockings, banner and decorations. So simple and elegant.
Your blog is always so special, and inspiring.
Rosemary

Florence said...

I love the stockings, they were all cool and I really like the garland with mittens and heart and stars, enjoy the holidays. Florence

manon 21 said...

mais où tu trouves tout cela!!!!

bonne journée


Manon

jade said...

Oh, i love your christmas decoration - all those creamy colours, the beautiful stockings and the sweet garland..............sooo lovely!!!! Thank you so much for all this inspiration and have a wonderful week, dear Laura,

Hugs Jade

Theresa said...

Love the banner! It is so pretty as are the stockings! The garland with the mittens-simply gorgeous:) Have a blessed and warm day!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, you have such wonderful things. Whatever the time or occasion, you've got something beautiful for it.
Your Christmas stockings are no exception. They are not just ordinary ones...they are so special. My favouriye is the ticking one hanging on the iron bed but I also love the 'Bon't open until December 25th' tag.....oh, and I love the ribbon on the wreath.
I am thoroughly enjoying you posts leading up to Christmas. They are really getting me into the Christmas spirit...... and the odd glass of red wine !!!! XXXX

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love all of your decorations, Laura. Especially that bottle brush wreath!

Jeannette said...

Each picture is a gem but I love, love the ticking stocking!

Chrissy said...

I am with you Laura,love the stockings!! John never had one till we got married and he loves them too,we all still climb into our bed in the morning and open them together!! Hope you enjoy your day,x0x0x

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

My husband and I still put out our childhood Christmas stockings from the 60's each year that are made in the style of the white ones in your first photo. Good stuff as always!

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Love the little tag "Do not open until Dec. 25th"
Very cool collection!

Trouvais said...

Just so pretty. You are a magnet for pretty...when are you opening a shop? Trish

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Great photos Laura, of all your great Christmas stockings. And oh, that bottle brush wreath. I've seen several out on the blogs, but I don't know where to get them! Love your Anthro stockings and that ticking one is wonderful.
Have a wonderful week!
Debra

In my house said...

OOoooohhhh hallo,,, i love your fotos!!! you are so good.... Love your pictures!!!!


Kram josse

Rostrose said...

Laura, I LOVE your Christmas-stockings-collection and the garlands, they really make a good mood! Warm Advent-hugs, Traude

junkdreams said...

Love the soft hues in these stockings!!
xojanis

Ange said...

Yup - the wreath does it for me too;-) I still get as excited as the kiddies in the morning with the stockings. It's all that holds them back until my husband rises;-) The stocking with the moulded calf reminds me of something out of Beaumarchais...

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Laura! I love the banner in the first pic. It's fabulous! That boyyle brush wreath is pretty cool too! Thanks for coming over for a visit and Merry Christmas!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Amazing stockings! The Anthropologie one fits right in with all the vintage ones, too.
I think my fave is the extra long one, sort of looks like a leg!

Big hugs,
Anne

CATHY said...

Hi Laura!

Love all these stockings...and your whole blog, actually :) We bought a Canon Rebel XTi (pricey for us but also has video capabilities). I must say I'm feeling like a professional photographer when I use it!!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Your blog is so lovely; I've added it to my favorites so I can visit more often!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

when can i move in?! seriously, your house must be amazing! love your Christmas decor- especially that sweet bottle brush wreath!

The Lone Dollier said...

I just love the ticking stocking! Makes me want to find one and hang it in my spare bedroom. It would fit right in.

Smiles~
Marilyn

PS> I'm really serious - know where I can locate one?