Here are my five stockings in all their unhung glory. Not your traditional stockings by any means...
They are made with upholstery fabric with lots of tassels and beaded embellishments. And each one is lined with a quilted satin fabric. Yum! Talk about decadent. They complement the Antique and Vintage furniture I love so much. I bought them long before the idea of children had ever entered my mind and in recent years I have been feeling that they are a tad stuffy for my squishes. I grew up with hand knit stockings in traditional red, white, green with Santa Claus theme. The best thing about them was that because they were knit they kind of grew as things were stuffed inside! The Mr.'s family stockings are made of felt with cute little symbols on them to differentiate each person's personality (drum, teddy bear, kitten, mine has a sewing machine on it...)
BUT...the Mr. really likes our current stockings so I haven't found support in my attempts to replace them with more child friendly stockings. Hmmph.
Since it doesn't seem like I am going to get very far in this argument with the person who happens to hold the purse strings...I've decided to work around the problem. :p Instead of replacing ALL of my old stockings (which will happen eventually, mark my words) I've decided to make a few new stockings in this upholstery vintage style for the girls that will be more child friendly instead. For the first stocking I've chosen classic Christmas Colors - Red and White.
Stayed tuned for later this week when I'll have Miss E's stocking finished!
Linking up to Rainbow Hare Quilt's Making Christmas! What kind of stockings, if any, do you use? Any family traditions?
- rebecca lynne