December 10, 2008

So, my family has had the same Christmas stockings for as long as I can remember. They're cute. And crafty. And patchwork-y. They've served the Johnsons well.
(I did make one in my junior high sewing class and it made its way into the lineup, but other than that, they've all been the same.)

Unfortunately, the last few years have been some rough ones. I think the poor things are on their last leg. Hanging on by a thread if you will.
(Pun totally intended.)

Observe:





Christmas stockings with gaping holes don't tend to hold their stuffers too well. I know from experience.

So, although miserably painful to ditch them after so many Christmases, I've taken it upon myself to be the Johnson Family Christmas Stocking Liaison. Or maybe Ambassador? Explorer? Go-and-Find-er?
Whatever.
It is my job to find us some new Christmas stockings this year. They have to be cute and they can't be cheap and fall apart on us. I need something that's going to last us for at least 22 years. (I know, I know. It's a tall order.)
Problem is...I've never bought a Christmas stocking before, so I haven't the faintest idea where to shop for them. And my old standby for everything else (Walmart) isn't going to cut it for this task.

So. I need ideas, people. Help a girl out. It is up to me to make Christmas dreams come true for the whole Johnson crew. (Well, except for Taylor since he won't get to see his stocking this year.)
Stores, boutiques, online...whatever. They just have to be here by Christmas. And I have to like them. And be able to afford them.

4 comments:

Em said...

Design mom has several posts about christmas stockings (12/2/08, 12/20/07, 11/21/07), and there's a ton of them on etsy, all over the place price-wise.

Shauna said...

Holy crap, those stocking look like they are from 1892. You should try Rod Works, I haven't been there this year, but last year they had really cute stockings.

Brittany said...

I don't have an idea that would be ready for Christmas this year, but my whole family has had our stockings crocheted (sp?) by the same woman and we've had not a single issue, mine's been going strong for 23 years now. If that's something you want to check into for next year (just get something that will last for 1 year for now) I can get you the woman's number. Let me know!

ohana photographers -david and kimi said...

etsy.com or any specialty christmas stores in your mall :)

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=christmas+stocking+NOT+stuffer

good luck!