Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stocking Stretcher Re-do


Vintage wire stretchers...for stockings or gloves...
You see them often at flea markets.
A few weeks ago my junking buddy Paula and I 
came across two pair...for a song.
...one pair for each of us.

Back at her house after our junking jaunt...
...Paula started playing with hers...
...out came her stash of lace, her favorite linen thread,
 a bit of winter themed ephemera and decoration.

Voila!


Mine are still sitting in a basket in the corner of my bedroom...
...waiting for divine inspiration to come my way!

:)

I'm sitting here on my bed with a box of tissues by my side...
...feeling just a tad sorry for myself as I had to cancel a much anticipated meet up with Liz from the blog Liz Loves Vintage.
We had planned on lunch and a bit of antiquing today but, 
alas...I came down with a Christmas cold.
So...boo hoo...
I look a lot like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer right now!
Hoping to re-schedule soon...
Aaah...choooo!


40 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh no!!! Puffs,with lotion and vicks all in one is the popular thing around here. The reason that I know this is that everyone who came here for Christmas who were sick with colds brought them. It's only a matter of time now............
Hope you feel better soon:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love the way the stocking stretchers turned out. How creative. Sending get well soon wishes your way.

Danielle

Vintage Gal said...

That is the cutest stocking stretcher ever. YOu have given me such inspiration. Take care of your cold, tea, lots of fluids and ofcourse, chicken soup. ;-)

janet said...

Hoping you feel better soon..What a great stretcher idea..Your inspiration will come once your cold unfogs your head..HA..Have a great week..

Marilyn said...

Oh no ..... Time will make you feel better !!
My Wish for you & yours is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!
Marilyn

time worn interiors said...

Oh that sucks! So Sorry you feel bad! Hope you are better soon!

Love the stocking strecher! Looks so cute with the lace on it!

tot

time worn interiors said...

I know I spelled stretcher wrong! I was typing to fast!
tot

ariadne said...

Remember Rudolph is the one we all know and love!Get well soon!AriadnefromGreece!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Laura those stocking stretchers are so cool! I love the way it's decorated!
Susan

LizlovesVintage said...

I hope you are feeling better since, we chatted. I was thinking about you today and thought what a miserable rainy day. Good thing you didn't venture out. It's a day to stay in with your pj's and be cozy, warm ;)
Get Well Soon,
xxx Liz

LizlovesVintage said...

Oops!! I love the stocking stretcher idea!
Liz

Lisa said...

Feel better! I love the stocking stretcher! Hope you can have your visit soon.
Hugs, Lisa

Eva said...

I love your blog and have it listed on my blog as a blog I follow. I hope you feel better soon!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I just learned something today because I have never heard of "stocking stretchers". I remember my grandma just using her hands:) Hope you are better soon and looking forward to seeing your inspiration for your sticking stretcher.

Burlap Luxe said...

I have seen the small glove stretchers but not a stocking one:)
I think it is a great accent piece used in your design style. It looks like it would make a great pattern for making stockings.

I am never disappointed when I visit your place that inspires.
xx
Dore

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a darling creation for Christmas! Hope you feel better soon! Happy New Year!

Gert said...

Oh I pray you are feeling better real soon! Love that lace mde into a stocking! Beautiful!

Blessings,
Gert

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hope you feel better soon! Seems colds are going around now. I have never seen a stocking stretcher, that is so neat!!

Carol

Jann Olson said...

Love the dolled up stocking stretcher! So sorry to hear your under the weather. My hubby is fighting the same thing. Guess I won't be snuggling up to him tonite. lol! Wishing you a quick recovery and a fun luncheon with your friend.

Andi's English Attic said...

Get well soon. xx

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet idea ~ hope you feel better soon!

Dorthe said...

Dear Laura, how sad for you,I hoope it will soon be gone,again, so you can celebrate new years eve- fully well again.
Hugs,Dorthe

Shug in Boots said...

Ha! I didn't even know such things existed! I'll have to add this to my list of vintage Christmas obsessions. :)

Andy's Attic said...

So sorry you have a cold. Hope you feel much better very soon. The stretcher is great.
Annette

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Sorry for the cold...bad timing...I had one just before Xmas...love the lace and stretcher idea,the old postcard of the skates adds a beautiful final touch. Cheers, Susan

Fort lapin said...

Dear Laura I hope your feeling better soon!

the stocking stretcher is great!! i have never heard about it..


Love and a big hugg from me..
PeetX

Recycled Rita said...

So sorry your sick! Airborne helps the severity for me...I love all your vignettes! Happy New Year! karen....

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you are ill Laura!! smiling thinking of you as a Rudolf!!! Im junking in England in this days!! Love and Good Health to you & family all on 2012!! W. the Antiques Lovers

Rebecca said...

Oh I hope you are better by now and can ring in the new year without ringing in your ears!
Wishing you a joyous New Year!
Blessings
Rebecca
PS Love the stocking stretcher idea!

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

That stocking is like, totally cool!

Linda said...

Too bad you had to miss the meet-up! Hope you are feeling better soon, Laura!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Get well soon and Happy New Year to you!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you are feeling better soon!

Bohemian said...

May you soon be feeling 100% again... and may 2012 bring you abundant Blessings, endless possibilities and the very Happiest of Memories.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Laura, what a pretty idea! Hope you have one of the best years yet. Looking forward to more great posts of yours in the new year.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hope you get rid of your yukkies and get inspiration for your stretchers right away!

Happy New Year!

Spencer

DearHelenHartman said...

Feel better soon. The stocking stretcher idea knocked my socks off! Next time I find them I am snapping them up (the stretchers, not my socks)

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

VERY cute idea!
deb
linens lace and lattes

Bine Beldecor said...

Hi Rudolph (hihi),

hope you feeling better, I get a bad cold before Christmas and now I have cough, so you see you are not alone...

The stockings look great, a fabulous idea!

Take care my friend, and all the best for 2012!

Rudolph (Bine)

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

So Gorgeous Laura! A Really Brilliant Idea
Oh no.. Christmas Cold! Don't you just Hate That!Get Well soon!
Warm Regards
Jill