Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas stockings ~

Happy Sunday everyone ~

I don't have my tree up yet, hopefully this week, but I did hang my Christmas stockings and my salt dough icicles on the Mantel ~

My wonderful neighbour Karen made these Christmas Stockings for me out of an old chenille bedspread that I had ~  I just love them

Ofcourse, I had to add a little vintage bling ~

These salt dough icicles are VERY easy to make and they are rolled in glitter.  I love the way they sparkle in the sunshine ~

I am keeping it very simple this year ~ I am very busy taking care of Mr. Vintage ~ he does so much for me ~ I need to nurse him back to health ~ I LOVE you Mr. Vintage.

Last year Mr. Vintage made these little rustic stars for me ~ I just mentioned that I liked them when I saw them in a shop and the next day ~ there they were ;-)

I did put up my little tinsel tree ~ I don't know whether I will decorate it or not ~ I kind of like the way it looks now ~ what do you think?

Well,  I must be off ~ Mr. Vintage needs me.  I will be back to show you our tree.

Have a wonderful Sunday ~




  1. I LOVE old chinelle bedspread - never thought of doing stockings from one. Since I have 2 bedspreads waiting to be used for craft projects, i am going to have to give that some thought :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  2. Happy Sunday
    I would leave the tinsel tree looks great. Your Friend did a great job on your stockings too. Take care Mr. Vintage, I hope you feel better soon.


  3. I kinda love it all - the stocking is amazing, just beautiful, love love love it! The icicles all a-glitter, beautiful. The tree with the candle, etc. in front of it - love it the way it is, but it may be even more beautiful decorated, we can't be sure until you show us :) Get well wishes to Mr. Vintage and thanks for making the gorgeous star last year - without being asked!


  4. I love the stockings your friend made for you. And the stars Mr. Vintage made.
    I hope Mr Vintage will be feeling better soon he has done so many nice things for you.....he is a keeper!!!
    Enjoy your day
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  5. The stocking is perfect! I so want to make one this year! And we are keeping it simple this year, too! I hope hubby is on the mend! Hugs! ♥

  6. That stocking is wonderful! I wish I could sew. Everything is so lovely! I like the tree plain. It's so pretty with the accents you have near it.

    Hoping your husband feels better each and every day!

  7. Wow - I like everything you've done so far, Marianne! Very pretty!!!
    I'm sure Mr. Vintage will get to feeling better soon with your loving care.
    Have a happy one!
    ~ Zuzu

  8. How sweet of you neighbor to recycle you bedspread, love the stockings. Had not heard of salt dough icicles, but will look them up on the net. Would be fun to make. So many cute ideas and so little time before Christmas.

  9. I love your simple stockings and the tinsel tree. I think the tinsel is enough decor for it. I hope Mr. Vintage is doing well. Blessings to you both. Pamela

  10. Hello dear Marianne,
    I love the tinsel tree just like it is. What a sweet husband you have, to make you the little vintage looking star. My hubby used to do that when he had a workshop. Yes, you must nurse that man back to health, you need him to live a long healthy life.
    Hugs to you, my friend. Cindy

  11. What a great guy your Mr. Vintage is; take good care of him!

    I think your tinsel tree looks lovely just as it is...


  12. Hi Marianne,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Your mantle looks beautiful with all the pastel coloured Christmas decorations!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  13. What lovely stockings and icicles! Enjoy your day. Make sure to take care of yourself, too!

  14. Heal fast "Mr Vintage"! Love those MIL has a bedspread she has been wanting to re-purpose...think I'll suggest this as an idea for the grand daughters :) Thanks, Laurel

  15. Hi Marianne,
    I am happy to hear that Mr. Vintage is home and doing well...Will be praying for a quick recovery. Please take care of eachother.....I also just read about Mindy...So sorry to hear about her. Sending you a great big hug.

    Much love,

  16. Terrific stockings and other vintage items in you holiday decor!

    So happy Mr. Vintage is doing well. I pray for his fast and complete recovery!

  17. I think the Tinsel tree looks great AS IS. The stocking are wonderful...what a great idea!!!!
    I think you'll enjoy your siimpler Christmas this year, because you'll be so dang happy to see Mr. Vintage continue to improve.
    So give him those little nurse kisses that only you can.....and we'll wait for photos of the tree.

  18. that stocking is so pretty...don't we just love chennile?!
    Hope this finds Mr doing well.

  19. that stocking is so pretty...don't we just love chennile?!
    Hope this finds Mr doing well.

  20. Beautiful Marianne!
    Love yur stockings and that tree is perfect like that!
    You are a sweetie...hope Mr. Vintage is doing well!

    Deborah xoxo

  21. I like the tinsel tree just like it is.

    I have 3 of those and love them. I even put one in my bathrrom with tiny picture frames on it.

    your little doug ice icicles are interesting