It’s Beginning to Feel Like Christmas!

I am a bit of a freak when it comes to Christmas.  I recently signed up for a Vintage Christmas Stocking Swap.  I am a bit swapped out lately, but when I saw this one posted I really wanted to sign up and participate.  I love collecting vintage Christmas items and I love to decorate my house for Christmas.  Last year I put up 9 decorated trees and assorted decorations.  I’m sure that I will be boring everyone soon with posts about all my funky vintage christmas decorations.

Anyway, this swap was proposed as a challenge to create a stocking with a "vintage" theme in mind.  And then stuff the stocking with any type of christmas goodies.

I love to make stockings and I love to sew and I love vintage fabrics!  Perfect!

BUT, I was paired up with a partner, Svenja.  And can you guess from her name, she lives in Germany.  Well, talk about pressure!  Germany is only the birthplace of all things Christmas awesome!  I just this August took a trip with Mr GeorgiaPeachez for our 20th anniversary.  We visited friends in Garmish, Germany which is in Bavaria.  SO lovely!  This was my second trip to Germany and I love it there.  Just an incredible place.

Here are pictures of the stocking that I made from beautiful vintage fabrics and laces and the goodies that I selected to include with it for Svenja.

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20 thoughts on “It’s Beginning to Feel Like Christmas!

  1. It’s lovely Suzy. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled. I for one will not get sick of any and all Christmas posts. Bring it on!!
    πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m a Christmas freak as well! I’m completely ready to be done with Halloween and onto Christmas, but everyone would think I was nutso!
    xo natalea

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  3. I love your site and the stocking is beautiful. Can’t wait to see you at the NOV FLEA!

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  4. Christmas…you can never have too much of the wonderful decorating season. The idea of it makes my heart beat faster! I only wish that one day I will get you as a partner in a vintage swap.The stocking that you made is beautiful and your partner is very lucky! xxoo, Susan

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  5. Hi Suzy!
    Your vintage-inspired Christmas stocking is gorgeous! And, thank you for posting a comment on my blog with who Svenja is! She’s going to love your stocking and contents! This makes me want to sew stockings, too!
    *Heidi*

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  6. How fun!! Looks beautiful, I’m sure she will love it. I love xmas too. I don’t mind that they start playing xmas music in some stores now before Thanksgiving is even over. Makes my mom really cranky though. LOL!

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  7. Thank you for your comments on my son. I can’t wait to see your Christmas decorations. 9 trees how wonderful!!! The stocking you made is so lovely. I too am in this swap.

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  8. Love that barkcloth stocking- I don’t think I’d ever put it away! Looking forward to your seeing your Christmas decorations- I love vintage Christmas!

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  9. Love the stockings, what wonderful items for a swap. Love looking through your blog, hope you’ll come swing by mying soon.

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  10. Your stocking and all the goodies are simply scrumptious!!! What a treat for Svenja!! (sigh) How do I keep missing out on all these lovely swaps? So not fair!
    Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

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  11. I know I would love it, so I’m sure your swap partner will, too. I love the barkcloth & the backing fabric…I have a vintage barkcloth curtain panel with poinsettias (strange color combo of pink, red, green) that I bought several years ago at a flea market. I have no idea why I spent that much on that panel that isn’t something I LOVE! Although, it is soft. Anyway, for a couple Christmases I’ve been thinking to just cut it up & make stockings & try to sell them somewhere. oh,yeah another thing on my to do list. πŸ™‚

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  12. Oh, believe me – I, too, will NEVER be bored by any posts that involve vintage Christmas anything!! They sooner they start – the better – and keep ’em coming!! I love it all, too, love collecting and decorating with vintage. I’ll be looking forward to all of it!

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  13. Thank you so much Suzy, for this wonderful stocking! I love the details and love all the goodies you filled in. The fabrics are so beautiful!

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