December 1, 2013

What I did with all those estate sale Christmas stockings...

I borrowed this idea from Magpie Ethel
 Over the past two years, I've been rescuing handmade Christmas stockings when visiting estate sales.
They are now hanging up in my kitchen as a festive Christmas valance.
Now, I wonder if I could get some elves to help keep my kitchen clean?

Happy December 1st!
 

26 comments:

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Please let me know if the stockings help with the cleaning-I'll do it too:@) Very cute!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty!! Happy December!! xo Holly

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very cute idea!

I finally finished my hutch today! ♥

Debby said...

Very sweet. Good reuse of them.

Grammy Goodwill said...

That is the very best idea ever and I am going to steal it if I can find some stockings!

Simply Shelley said...

Great idea....looks wonderful. I like the little dolls on the shelf too :) They are the same as the ones in your header picture...right? Blessings

Nellie said...

Love the valance! If you find the kitchen cleaning elves, let me know how you found them! xo Nellie

Lutka And Co. said...

How festive! You have an amazing collection going :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is absolutely adorable!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Such a fun valence to showcase your collection ! Happy Advent!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a good idea. I bought 2 the other day so I may need to start a collection, too. I love your sweet banner! Enjoy your week my friend!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a great use for those stockings! Sweet looking valance Kim.

vintage grey said...

I love it Kim! So cute! I need to start collecting them! Happy new week and December to you! xo Heather

Jboo said...

Very cute! You're way ahead of me in the decorating -- as usual! :)

Lee said...

Adorable! ❤this~now on to the hunt!
Thanks, Kim

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad I could provide a bit of inspiration. Stockings are on the schedule to be hung tomorrow and excited to add a few new ones that I found this year.

Corey Moortgat said...

I love vintage Christmas stockings so much! I've collected a few over the years (but have never found as many as you have!) However, I tend to take them apart and use them for different projects. I love the way yours look over the window! I've been up to my eyeballs in various projects lately, but hopefully I'll be able to show my Christmas d├ęcor soon- can't wait to see the rest of your house!

Lynne said...

Great idea Kim . . .

KayteeJane said...

Looks cute!

ImagiMeri said...

If you ever find the elves that do dishes, clean up after husbands, etc., don't be stingy.....send em over here, too! I'm so glad you are rescuing old stockings. I especially love the ones where lots of hand-work are on them.

Love ya,
Meri

Jodee said...

What a great idea! Adorable stockings!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CUTE
CUTE
CUTE!!!
My "elves" just help themselves to all of my chocolate because I can't find my hidden stashes! LOL!
Warmly,
deb

Pam Kessler said...

Great idea for all those stockings!

Margaret said...

I just love this idea! It's a stocking banner. Just love it!

Barbara said...

The stockings look great! Will be watching to see how that elf thing works out.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Super cute Christmas valance! I love those old felt stockings and glad that you have found a way to reuse them.