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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung...

By the chimney window with care...

Jason and I are all decorated for Christmas.  Unfortunatley, we couild only use about a fourth of what we own this year in our new place.  I think I may have gone overboard last year for a first married Christmas with decorations.  We had 2 fireplaces then, so naturally we had 2 sets of stockings and holders.  Maybe I was overcompensating for the fact that I didn't love the house we were in last year.  Nonetheless, many of the decorations just don't work (we hate loathe clutter so back to storage they went! 

The only decoration that I was bummed to put up was our cute stocking hangers that I bought from Ballard Designs last year.  We don't have a mantle to hang them on.  We tried the entertainment center and bookshelf, but it looked terrible. 

 I remembered that Ballard Designs has a cute iron stocking floor hanger (below), but I just couldn't fathom paying $100 for a seasonal accessory.  Ballard also has a smaller version for $50, but it is sold out. 

So off to Hobby Lobby I went...I walked up and down every Christmas aisle, but nothing so off I went to the random iron pieces.  I found something that I thought would work (I had no idea what it was intended for, but who cares).  It was $19.99, but was on sale for $10! 

While I was checking out a lady standing in line asked me what it was I was holding to which I told her "I have no idea, but I'm buying it"

Come to find out, I think it's a fancy toilet paper holder, but at the Purifoy household it will be our new stocking holder.  yes, it looks a little cluttered wtih the 3 stockings, but we just can't leave out Tucker (our chihuahua)!

Happy December 1!  Can you believe it's already December?

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