Monday, November 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

Joan @ Anything Goes Here is hosting a party every Monday until Christmas called Vintage Christmas Monday.  This party is a wonderful way for us to share some of our vintage Christmas decorations.  Joan has a wonderful blog that is always brimming with all sorts of vintage goodies and she has a great eye for putting together vignettes with her vintage finds.  Be sure and check out Anything Goes Here and all of the participants of this vintage Christmas party.


I'm a little late joining the party (better late than never) so I'm going to share just one of my vintage Christmas decorations tonight. 


First let me say that it makes me a little sad to admit that this is vintage because it is the Christmas stocking that I have had my entire life.  This stocking is celebrating it's 50th Christmas this year!


My mom made this stocking in 1960 for my 1st Christmas.  This is the same stocking that all my brothers and sisters have (I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters) so Mom definitely got her use out of this pattern.  It is made out of felt, with embroidered features and sequined highlights.  We didn't have a fireplace in my childhood home so every year the stockings were hung on the staircase bannister.  It was always my favorite holiday decoration.  When we got older Mom gave each of us our stocking.  It became the pattern for the Christmas stockings for our own families.

Thanks for letting me show you my favorite vintage Christmas decoration.  I'll be back next Monday with some more of my vintage Christmas finds.

 


38 comments:

  1. This stocking is vintage? No way ... doesn't look a day over 18, just like you!! It's gorgeous and so well 'preserved' ... lovely!

    xo
    Jill

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  2. Cute! Look forward to sharing more again next week! Take care, Laura

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  3. What a wonderful keepsake! My mom has passed down many things of mine from christmas's long ago. They do mean so much to me! The detail on the stocking is excellent! Dee Dee

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  4. What a precious Christmas stocking :)

    Thanks for sharing the ideas for Christmas decor. I have done a couple of them, tweaked a little!!
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Deb :)

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  5. Hello Jane, thank you so much for visiting me and your sweet comments... your vintage stocking is so adorable, and how wonderful you have kept it safe and sound... these are the kinds of things I love to see, family treasures that have been loved and always will be...how sweet that your mama made those... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

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  6. So you get your craftiness from your Mom! Reading your post, you reminded me that growing up in Brooklyn we did not have a fireplace either and our stockings were hung on the staircase banister, too. We used to come down in the morning and were able to look into the stockings on our way.

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  7. There's no way that stocking is that old! Sorry, no offense intended, it just looks so spankin' brand new! Your Mom did a lovely job on it!
    Can't wait to see your newest creations Jane!
    Happy Vintage Christmas Monday!
    Carol

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  8. Wonderful stocking...great story! Thanks for the inspiration, I'll post about the felt stocking my mom made for me 4 decades ago..and the one I made for my daughter 15 years ago.
    xo
    Pam

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  9. Awe, definately priceless! How sweet of mom to make these for you all to cherish and share with your families. Definately something for me to think about for my 3 little ones. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed holiday!

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  10. Hi Jane, this is just precious, and it's in such good shape. I remember my stocking, but it's a mess! Have a wonderful week!
    Debra

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  11. I have a felt stocking, too! Made by one of our family friends for my brother, my sister and me. Yours is in much better condition than mine, which is a little "grayer" around the edges. ;-)

    Love reading your thoughts when you visit. I'm making sure you get all your "credits", too! Good luck with the drawing, Jane.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  12. My husband has two brothers and three sisters and was born in 1959. Your stocking looks like it is brand new. It was certainly well-taken care of and is something to cherish. Blessings, :) Tammy

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  13. Jane, that is precious not only for it's cuteness, but most of all for the sentimentality that is holds. Adorable! I will be joining in next week.

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  14. Hi Jane, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are so lucky to still have your stocking. It's so cute and in great condition. Your Mom did a great job. What a treasure you have!

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  15. But vintage is a good thing, what's old is new again. ;-) That is the sweetest stocking, and even more special since it was made for you by your mom.

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  16. Your stocking is so cute....and I can't believe how the felt has stayed so "new" looking! I have some felt ornaments that are 25 years old and they yellowed terribly. I just LOVE taking out all the decorations and remembering who gave them, or who made them and when! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. What a wonderful Christmas stocking and so well preserved, tee, hee! No kidding, it doesn't look like it's very old, looks brandnew. So sweet pf your Mom and isn't funny how the little things are always the most precious to us.

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  18. It's nice to hear of special holiday memories. Your stocking is adorable and looks in fantastic shape. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  19. So cute! I think my childhood stocking is the same pattern, but decorated differently. I'll dig it out today and share a photo if it is.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  20. I'm baaaack! I just gave you an award on my blog today - I really wanted to share your blog with others, you have so much talent, but I understand if you don't want to do all of the steps- it's such a busy time of year! Love that stocking! ~ Theresa

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  21. I'm back, haven't been up to the attic yet but just wanted to let you know I have a little award for you if you'd like to stop by and pick it up!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  22. Here I am to say hello. What a nice keepsake from your childhood and your post captures the feeling that I wanted people to be able to share with Vintage Christmas Mondays. See you next week and thank you again for being a part of the party.

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  23. Hi there vintage Janie, I do love that sweet stocking your mother made for you! I think this must make you smile when you are able to bring it out and remember all the Christmases that it represents to you and all the memoires it has held for you over the years. It's beautiful, just like you!
    Hugs,
    June

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  24. What meaning this stocking has!! I love decorations and ornaments that actually have a history to them.!! It looks great! Just like you!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  25. So so cute and looks like perfect condition. Just love the vintage Christmas...julie

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  26. How cute and sooo sweet! I love how you still have yours...I have mine too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Hi, Jane! I love your stocking! I, too, have a vintage stocking. My grandmother made mine, but I think it must have been from one of those printed on the fabric patterns. I should take a picture when I get it out this year. (Mine is 53 years old this year, and it still holds my goodies!)
    Mary Lou

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  28. I made all of us stockings when my girls were little bitty and we still use them. I have added new ones for sons-in-law, grandson, sister, and my mother since then. I'll have to take a picture when I get them hung this year.

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  29. Oh Dear, I just realized Carole nominated you at the same time she did me. You must be extra sparkly to get it twice in one week! I'll have a photo of my santa up tomorrow on my Rednesday post.
    Sparkly hugs!
    Dawn

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  30. Hi Jane!
    What an awesome thing to have and display for your Christmas! I just love things with such happy memories. Happy memories go with Christmas!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  31. So wonderful to have a keepsake for that long and in such fabulous condition!!!
    I am late visiting you and so glad that I have!!!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  32. Hi Jane,
    I love your little Janie stocking, it looks beautiful, just like you!
    XoXo

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  33. That stocking is adorable! I love vintage Christmas items.

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  34. Hi Jane...

    Ohhh my...is 50 vintage??? Hehe! My friend, how sweet...to still have your childhood Christmas stocking! What a treasure...and I'm sure that it brings back sooo many wonderful memories for you!!! It's absolutely adorable!!!

    Well my friend, thank you so much for coming by and leaving me such a sweet note! I just wanted to come by to say Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope that you have a fabulous day, my friend!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  35. What a great keepsake to have, this is what memories are made of.

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  36. You can tell that it has been treasured and taken care of - it looks great!

    I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Jane.

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  37. I just finished going through your posts. Your blog is just fabulous!!

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  38. Love your stocking! I still have the one that my mother made for me too.

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!