Sunday, December 03, 2006

Look what I did last night....

Mia needed her own Christmas stocking to match mine and Griffey's. I think I've had this thing for about 10 years. I bought it for my first Christmas in this house because I finally had a fireplace mantle in which to hang a stocking. Yes, it's one of those el-cheapo $2 things from the corner drugstore. I was young, a new homeowner and broke so I couldn't do a lot with the decorations. So I bought some glue and green glitter and went to work like I was back in elementary school art class. I've made a few stockings over the years. First there was the husband. He got one with his green glitter name. Then Griffey came so he got one, too. Then the husband became the ex and I burned his stocking. Okay just kidding. I just put it in the trash. Then the live in with potential came and he got a stocking with his green glitter name. Then I had to burn that one, too. :) So now it's just me and the Griffster. But we decided to make one for Mia even though she won't be home this Christmas. She's already here in our hearts.
The finished product all hung by the chimney with care. I got a little carried away with the "m" in her name but otherwise it turned out pretty good. Maybe next year I'll spring for some fancy new stockings with our names embroidered on them.

Okay here's a funny story. My sister bought this penguin decoration thingy for me many years ago. I was still married at the time. She got a black marker and decided to do a little personalization. Very cute idea. Well, I didn't want to pitch the thing after my status changed so I bought some red paint and painted over the no longer used married name which was across the bottom. You can still see the remnants if you look closely. I think the flash in the camera picked it up cuz you can't really tell in person.
Then see how the star is on that metal twisty thing? So I just turned it around to the back and no more "Scott". Well, then a few years later came the live in with potential who I thought was going to be permanent (only because he told his mother that I was the girl he would marry).
But apparently I was mistaken. Anybody got any gold paint?

31 comments:

Jill and Jaap said...

ok...time to pull the coil of the star out! Or hit up a craftstore.

Your mantle looks beautiful!

Joannah said...

The mantle does look beautiful! Very HGTV!

I think you need a new star for your penguin decoration. Burn that one! ;-)

Connie said...

You got the holiday rockin' girl.

The decorations are nothing a trip to Michael's won't fix.

I bought the cutest personalized Christmas mantle thing just before the engagement went in the toilet. I just let him keep it....bugs me I keep telling the place I got it from to take me off their list but they keep sending me 'anniversary' emails. I just got 'Congrats on 16 months since your wedding!' It used to make me cry...Hah! Now I hit reply and say 'Congrats on 16 months of sanity since the wedding didn't happen!'

Men, they even muck up our Christmas decorations!

Kathy and Joel said...

Very cute!!! This is why I like animals sometimes more than some people. After all this turmoil in your life, the most loyal companion has been your sweet Grif.
BTW, I like the dancing penguin on your sidebar!

Anonymous said...

Cute stockings....I don't X anyone I don't know but O's to you!

May those stockings be filled with lotsa fun this year!

O's to you,

James

Krista said...

Thanks James...

Ladies, meet James. The only frog brave enough to speak when surrounded by so much estrogen.

PS If you have no idea what I'm talking about read the comments to the last post. :)

Donna said...

The stockings look great...nice job!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Looking good! Great stockings and hit the Micheals for some gold paint!

Our fur babies...constant and unwavering.

Keep smilin!

Melissa said...

Your mantle looks beautiful - love it.
I bought Ava a stocking last year. I thought we would have her this year.
We put the stockings up Sunday, I just couldn't bring myself to hang Ava's.
:0(

Elise said...

Love the stockings and they look beautiful on the mantel. As for the penguin decoration, all I can say is, atleast it wasn't a tattoo, get out the paint and you are good to go!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Hehehe!!! What a creative genius you are!!!

Robin said...

That just put a smile on my face to see little Mia's stocking hung by the chimney with care. :-) Lets hope that by this time next year, Santa will be able to fill it and she'll be able to get everything out in person. :-)

wzgirl said...

Funny how pulling out that box of ornaments each year is a trip down memory lane.

LOVE Mia's stockin', Krista. Very sweet.

Stacy said...

Great job on the stockings!!!

You are so funny! I hope you find the gold paint so you can write Mia on that star. :)

tracy said...

Your mantle looks lovely and Mia's stocking fits right in. I only hung the boys this year, didn't even hang mine...just not in the mood. Feeling all Ba~Hum~Bugish.

Anonymous said...

Made me laugh with the gold paint. Mia stocking looks great up there.

Mark & Michelle said...

I am with Stacy - get the gold paint and replace the boys name with Mia's name!! The mantel looks great!

Anonymous said...

Your mantle looks lovely. I had to laugh 'cause I can totally identify with the ex's stocking and the potetial ex's stocking too!

Anonymous said...

Your mantle is beautiful!! I love it! and I think your crafty stockings are great! :)

Debra Sue said...

Ditto on the mantle love - it looks great!

Have you seen the penquin pjs at Lands End? They are for little ones and they are a pretty jonquil yellow fleece. I saw them and immediately thought of you!

Lisa and Tate said...

Okay... I just might do a little decorating myself!!! Thanks for the nudge towards it!!! Love your mantle and the stockings!!!

Lisa

Abby in Massachusetts said...

I stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks ago and couldn't help but smile at your posts (and then had to go back and read it from the beginning). I had to comment on this one though, I can totally agree with how cleansing it is to trash/burn the ex's stuff! (Although I don't know how well the stockings would burn, I definitely would have tried to!!!!)

Here's to happy holidays and for time to fly until your referral!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Your decorations ae beautiful!

Mariah said...

Fun stocking!! I haven't played with glitter in a long time, fun!!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Hi James.....!!
Your stocking is great!! Yup just take a trip to Michaels and you can fix that decoration easily...heck even white out would work...lol!!!
Great stocking too!!

Anonymous said...

The mantle looks so pretty and festive!! :-) LOVE the fun with glitter idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the stocking. All such cute stuff! And LOVE the swirly mirror over the fireplace.

Wicked Witch said...

No mocking the cheap stocking. Half the santas at the mall wear those!

Drea said...

You are too funny Krista! And, I have to say (since I was away and missed the post with you spooning Griffey) I LOVE the family BED sharing photo below!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Mantle looks great! You did a great job on the stocking. I love the pengion(SP) craft too cute.
*HUGABUGS*

foodiechickie said...

Your fireplace is lovely.