The Stockings Were Hung…

The Stockings at StoneGable are hung, but not by the chimney with care. We hang them on the back of our kitchen chairs. It is just much more practical! And goodness knows these old chairs could use a little sprucing up too! The tree in the background is my Kitchen Tree.
My stocking is made from an antique quilt and embellished with some old lace and antique muslin.

My children’s stockings were made more than 20 years ago when they were babies. They are made from my GREAT Grandmother’s muslin flour sacks. The sacks were passed down to my Grandmother and I remember her washing them once a year and putting them back into her hope chest (that I now have).
So when the muslin sacks were passed down to me I knew that a few would be used for Christmas Stockings. When grandbabies come some day I will make each of them a stocking made out of their GREAT GREAT GREAT Grandmother’s muslin flour sacks.
The Stockings are attached to each chair with a big ribbon and filled with greens for an extra festive touch!

I am saving quilts, fur, cashmere, and old buttons…and have visions of new Stockings are dancing in my head!

Comments

  1. says

    Great post Yvonne. I love the story of your stockings and hanging them on your chairs is a great idea. I doubt I’ll have a chance to visit again before Christmas. Have a very merryand blessed Christmas!

    - The Tablescaper

  2. says

    What a TREASURE to have the flour sacks! I hope you have grandchildren to make stockings for!!!! Your childrens stockings are adorable! I love that you have them hanging on the kitchen chairs! Someday, I hope you post your KITCHEN!!!! I see a bit of a Christmas tree in there:):) Come on, share:):) I know it is gorgeous, everything you touch is!!!! XO, Pinky

  3. says

    I believe I like the stocking on the chair idea a lot. We’ve always done them on the mantle so a change is in order. Love the stockings made from the old quilt. What memories.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with those you hold dear.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  4. says

    OMGoodness, how beautiful, and what a wonderful way of passing on the great “heritage” you have. I am sure great-great grandmother is smiling from above and loves her flour sacks done in beautiful Christmas socks for her posterity. Brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Christmas.

  5. says

    Yvonne, How wonderful.. I love your stockings. these are so wonderful. I am at a loss for words. I think it’s just wonderful to use things with history. You’ve done a great job. wow. Merry Christmas, seeing your stockings just made mine!

  6. says

    O, the stockings are all so pretty. I, too, want to make new ones for my grands. My son and daughter have velvet ones, made by their grandmother, my mom, and wouldn’t take a million dollars for them.

  7. says

    I really love the stockings and most of all the special meaning they have for you!Isn’t it fun to look at them year after year and remember your loved ones ? I have a red and white quilt that I get out at christmas…I found it in my grandmother’s cedar chest and a cherish it! thanks for sharing with us!

  8. says

    How beautiful and heart warming! We do breakfast stockings (filled with christmas breakfast goodies) so ours start by the fireplace and end up at the table. This is such an adorable idea, we may just have to change that next year. And what a beautiful treasury your stockings are too!

  9. says

    Your stockings are delightful. I so want to do this…our real stockings (not the wood ones on my blog right now) are on that track sort of….to me stocking are the perfect way to incorporate memories and love. How’s your knee/back?

  10. says

    How wonderful that you have these, Yvonne! And the story has to be passed down too, of course! They look wonderful on your chairs. My dining room chairs are very similar {except for the short spindle break close to the top}. I did put my Ballards Naughty and Nice Stockings on two of my kitchen chairs. I just stuffed them with a few plastic shopping bags to poof them a bit, but I’m liking your greenery. I need to clip some more fresh from my yard for the tables, so I’ll grab a few extra for the stockings, too.

  11. says

    We hang our stockings on dining room chairs! My mother-in-law knitted each of hours with one to spare in case of a new addition.

    I love yours. Each tells a story. Stories make up the fabric of our lives.

    Merry Christmas!

  12. says

    Yvonne, I’m sure your family certainly appreciates the history of the flour sacks and when those grandchildren do come along I know you’ll create something extra special for them. Thanks so much for sharing your family stockings and Merry Christmas.

  13. says

    Yvonne,
    Cherished heirlooms for the Christmas celebration! Lovely! What a wonderful, creative way to keep memories of loved ones with us at this ever special time of the year. Thank you for such inspiration today.
    Fondly,
    Pat

  14. says

    Great idea the back of the chairs! There is no room to hang them at the fireplace here..so we have most on the upper landing railing looking down..This is a great idea for Christmas morning..Thank you.
    Lovely stockings..I like that they are special also.

  15. says

    I love that you hang the stockings on the kitchen chairs. I never thought of that! Partly because we don’t have kitchen chairs…we have benches. Still, I think it’s a tremendous idea and may hang ours this year on the dining room chairs. If my family will let me. Old habits die hard, or not at all, around here :)

    Merry Christmas Yvonne!

  16. says

    Hello Yvonne!

    Your stockings and their history is wonderful! What treasures they are. I had planned on hanging our stockings on our dining room chairs this year because I have no other place to do so. I am glad to see yours and how nice they look hanging on your chairs.

    I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

    ~ Tracy

  17. says

    Yvonne, those stockings are such a beautiful family treasure. A keepsake that will be past down from generation to generation. Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas.

    Gail

  18. says

    I love the idea of using chairs to hang stockings. How wonderful those stockings have such a beautiful link to the past. You have and are creating more Christmas heirlooms to tie current generations to those of the past. Your family is very fortunate. This was a lovely post. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  19. says

    Merry CHRISTMas Yvonne…….when I get to come to your blog………it makes me just feel so loved and warm. Thank you for all the beautifulness you send our way! Very very nice to come and look around when I can…..now that I am doing this out of the HOME thing it limits me…….that okay…….God is in charge..right?

    Love and hugs from my farm to your beautiful HOME!
    Linda

  20. says

    Yvonne, I have certainly enjoyed my visit with you today. You are so talented and creative. Love those stockings, cookies look amazing, menus, all your gorgeous decorations–better than a magazine!! Hope your Christmas was joyful… Happy New Year!!

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