The Stockings Were Hung..........................

 For the last couple of years, I haven't done much in the way of decorating for Christmas.  We were in the middle of a fireplace/living/dining room facelift last year at the Georgia house and for the last two years we have spent Christmas out of town with our family.  I realized that I didn't have that many Christmas decorations at this house.  I can never remember what is where these days!
 With the fireplace now finished, I needed some stockings but wasn't inclined to go out and buy some.
I collect textiles and beautiful fabrics and have never been able to bring myself to throw out a cashmere sweater, even if it is too small or has holes in it, so I dug out some of the winter white ones and an Angora/wool sweater that had been accidently washed and dried and was therefore felted.  Perfect for making stockings.
The stockings made - they were in need of trim.  Ever wonder what to do with that 50 year old fur coat that you inherited, but wouldn't ever consider wearing?
To make full use of the sweaters - I cut the sleeves off, sewed one end closed, stuffed them with poly fill, sewed up the other end to make boot stuffers.

Photos By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman


  1. Love it. That is so funny. I do the same thing with old fabrics and sweaters. Now I know what to do with them. Happiest holidays to you and yours.

  2. They're ebautiful..they are so much like you..sounds funny saying that..
    I mean just elegantly beautiful.
    You must be very pleased with them..they are perfect for the fireplace..
    Lovely light in the room and just the right mantle treatment.
    Warm wishes for the holidays:)

  3. beautifull
    I often mix up letters..
    also meant to say i had a turquoise angora dress when I was ..oh 16 I think..it would fit Barbie after I neglectfully put it in the machine..
    felted..like you said:)

  4. Just beautiful Ry...elegant! Great recycling project!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours...
    Linda xo

  5. Clever clever YOU! Merry Christmas...your home looks lovely and FULL of Christmas cheer!

    1. Hi Linda - Thanks for the encouragement! Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family!


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