Monday, December 20, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung 2010...

Each year the family room mantle is a little different.


We now have 22 stockings with our 12th grandbaby coming! Each Christmas Eve they are filled to the brim and over~flowing for Christmas Day when they all come for dinner. We can't wait!
I made all these and added their name with German glass glitter.


My friend Leanne made these darling, whimsical stockings for this year.
It's so hard to keep track of these Elves at Christmastime!
They love to play "hide & go seek"!


Are you ready for Christmas?!
Now, where are those Elves? I need their help wrapping!

23 comments:

Marydon said...

Love those stockings, Maryjane ... CONGRATS on the new bundle expected.

Your decor is to adore. Just lovely ... rich in color & elegance.

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful celebration week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

*Shelli* said...

♥MOM~ The HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to make more new memories in your home :)

jeannette said...

Immediately I saw those big red and green stockings by the fireplace, and thought my, you can really get a lot in those big stockings! Only have a Christmas tree this year, because I'll go North to my kids for the celebration. But...I have all my presents wrapped!

jeannette said...

Forgot the most important - a very merry Christmas to you and yours! Your house looks fabulous!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your mantel is gorgeous!! Love all of your stockings too. Have a wonderful Christmas....
Hugs,
Penny

Merrie said...

It all looks so pretty! I love your mantle. I finally did mine just today and have decided to hang our grandbabies stockings on the railings. I enjoyed seeing your grandchildrens stockings- my granny made a red felt stocking for each one in the entire family every year. All 56 of us! She used to embroider the names and then when she was too old switched to glitter glue. Seeing yours all lined up reminded me of her. What a legacy you are giving them!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, I have the very same clock you have on your mantel. But I have to say you have done your so much better than I did. Such a beautiful room.......

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Holy Moly girl...22 stockings to fill. I mean they are precious...but what on earth do you put in them? Men are so hard for stocking stuffers and girls...well easy, but can be expensive! Really, I would love for you to give a tute on this because I love doing stockings and I am always looking for ideas!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything looks magical! Enjoy your special celebration with family! Merry Christmas! ♥

Debby said...

Love your room. Just beautiful. Lots of stockings. Do you also give gifts or are the stockings there gifts. I always wanted to do that instead of buying all those gifts. Congratulations on the baby to be.
Merry Christmas.

Elsie said...

I spotted those beautiful stockings right off. Love where you have the grandchildrens' stockings. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello sweetheart! Merry Christmas my dear...everything looks beautiful...huggs friend...hope you are all well...blessings Cat

Mari said...

OHHH MY!!! THOSE STOCKING ARE FABULOUS :)
AND THE MANTLE IS STUNNING :)
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

XO~MARI

kpaints said...

Everything is just so beautiful! Congrats on all those 'stockings'what a miracle!
Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Hi there! Wow ... 22 grandchildren you got! I love your Christmas theme and it's so pretty!!

Merry Christmas :)

Brenda Kula said...

Sure sounds like you've got a lot of folks to do for! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Maryjane!
Brenda

Treasures Evermore said...

Your home is beautifully decorated...and congratulations on the "soon to be " new arrival. We are expecting our first grandbaby in the new year.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Katmom said...

I LUV your Valance of Stockings....
hugz

Lori Holt said...

It all looks so beautiful Maryjane!...and all of those stockings!...How fun.
Have a wonderful Christmas friend:)
xx
Lori

Dena said...

Your home is so beautiful! I just love those stockings too!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Maryjane,
Sending you Christmas Wishes your way!
Wow, 22 Christmas Stocking to fill! Your sweet little family has grown so much!
You are never far from my mind.....
Hugs, Ann

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is just gorgeous. Love those stockings. Fun that you can add to them when you have another grandbaby! Your candles are so beautiful. I'd like to make some next year. And your little Buttonwillow is so adorable all dressed up for Christmas. Have a wonderful time with your family! Merry Christmas Maryjane! Mimi

Tiffani said...

wow, looking at that room makes we want to sip on hot chocolate and then take a nap with the fireplace on! so pretty and cozy!!!!!