Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Stockings are hung...{Burlap velvet stockings}

The stockings are finally hung,
and the Christmas mantle is done!


I chose burlap (I ordered a finer weave and it's less smelly
and ivory velvet as my fabrics of choice. 
Burlap is all the rage, you know. I may be late to the party, 
but I'm here with my own version. 

I wanted a basic shape with a contrasting cuff,
and then personalized each one with different adornments. 
 These faux wooden buttons looked manly enough for the hubster.
 A box of vintage lace revealed these little beauties for my stocking.
 That same vintage lace box had this sweet little lace collar for my daughter's stocking, and it fit the cuff perfectly!
 Sometimes, the odds are in your favor.
Thank heavens they were in my favor today!
 I went rummaging in my son's room to find something
 interesting for his stocking.
Oh yes, his jar of vintage keys was just the thing! 
They even jingle!!
 Here's a full view of my stocking.

 I thought about glitter initials for each stocking,
but found these mirror ones...
and they were easy!

If you'd like to read more about how I decorated my mantle click here
and click here for DIY instructions for the candles and garland.

This Christmas mantle is complete!

17 comments:

  1. Janis, I love the stockings and your mantel is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! They were a labor of love!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  2. Gorgeous and simply beautiful mantle...Love the burlap..Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Patty! I am loving my new color scheme! Blessings to you!!

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  3. What a beautiful mantel...love the chalkboard and those charming stockings. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm loving the chalkboard trend!! Happy New Year!

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  4. I love the idea of burlap and velvet together, your stockings are gorgeous!
    Have a lovely Christmas x

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    1. Thanks so much! The stockings were fun to make...and messy, but the end product was worth it! Ha!

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  5. Love these stockings! My favorite part is the individual personal touches like the wood buttons and keys! I know what you mean about the popularity of burlap and coming late to the party! Lol! I can relate! Love your mantle as well. Merry Christmas, Janis!

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    1. Thank you Sonya! I'm always a little late, seems like. I so appreciate your sweet comment!

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  6. Janis- everything looks lovely, but I am not surprised.
    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Awww...Laura, thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback and sweet comment! Happy New Year!

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  7. Love your site and everything in it! Can't wait to follow you from now on! Hope we can be blogging buddies! Come visit when you have time! www.wonderfulathome@blogspot.com

    nice to meet you!

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    1. Kristen, I am delighted to have you! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Blogging is the best! Going over now to check out your blog!

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  8. They look amazing! this post has given me some inspiration on doing restoration work on similar pieces. furniture stores in prattville al

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