Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Antique Stocking

I bought a pair of antique stockings at an antique store last week for $4.50. They're my favorite stockings for hanging on the mantle(if I did-which I don't because we have a wood burning stove and my husband won't let me)-but sometimes I hang them on the stairway banister. I have a collection of them(started when I was decorating the Rutherford House) because that is what they used to use in the 1800's-their own socks-and they sometimes would hang them on the end of their bed. I like to add things that they might have been given-this is a ladies stocking-so I've added a book titled The Secret to a Happy Life, a gold fold-up hair comb, a rhinestone hair comb, a round sequined hair pin, antique talcom powder and a silver clothing brush. It's fun to find things to put in them-you'll be seeing the entire collection on Sunday at the Second Hand Collection Party on Tete's Beyond the Garden Gate's Blog. I'm linking up with Faded Charm for White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com


  1. Cool stocking, you can fit lots in that one!!!

  2. Love the stocking, it's very pretty... and looks like it will hold a lot of goodies!!!

  3. That stocking is just perfect, fil er up!! Char

  4. Love it.... :-) How did I pass so many Christmas's and not think of that clever idea?

    Warm blessings,

  5. How Cute!
    Love them!
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. I have some of those stockings and that is such a cute idea!
    of course, I have no idea where the stockings are.....

  7. oooohhh ~ I do love that idea and they look great. Well done. Happy Holidays


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