Friday, December 9, 2011

Stockings Week- Our Parents

Here are our original stockings that we had as little girls. Our mom made these starting in 1980 to 1992. 

The girl names are embroidered in Green and the boys in Red.
 They are hanging in the front room in the window strung on a piece of twine.

I asked my Mom what her favorite things to Give in our stockings were Oranges, Nuts and a Candy Bar.
Her favorite things to Receive as a child were Oranges and Candy. 
I asked my Dad what he got when he was little and he said that he would always get the Old Fashioned Christmas Candy, Oranges, and Nuts.

Guess the tradition lives on through generations...

15 comments:

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

These posts have been so fun! :)

Redo 101 said...

Love your stockings - family traditions are the best, we're so blessed to have them. Thanks for sharing yours with us. I'm visiting from The Cottage Market.

Mary

Crafty Mischief said...

Beautiful stockings!

Megan said...

these are so adorable. I just love the shape of these stockings...sort of short and squatty. too cute.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Gorgeous stockings! We always had oranges in our stockings as kids too! That was in the UK, now we live in Tropical north Australia - Santa puts mangos in our kids stockings!:)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kendra said...

oh, this is so cute! I wish I had a picture of my old stocking!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

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Linda Pruitt said...

We used to give an orange or an apple in the stocking--our family was large too--it stretched the budget and filled the stocking. But when I married, my hubby wasn't too keen on the orange thing!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Things like this are so priceless. I love that you still have them. Thanks for making me smile.

Warmly, Michelle

Lori said...

Love em'...thanks. I'm a follower too. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Those stockings are so pretty! Good job mom :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

All you stockings are so wonderful. My Momma made the stocking I have. Family traditions are what makes the holidays. I really like the shape of them also. Thanks so much for sharing all your stocking inspiration over at Sunday's Best! Make sure you come back now.

abeachcottage said...

Family traditions are so nice to see during Christmas, makes it so much fun!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I love traditions!! Things you can look forward to & look back on fondly! We do candy & a couple small things like from the dollar section at Target =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

The Prudent Pantry said...

Homemade stockings are the best! I never have time for projects like this during the holiday season, so I'm trying to get a jump on things now.

I would love it if you would share this at my new 12 Days of Christmas in July linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/twelve-days-of-christmas-in-july-linky.html

I can’t wait to get organized for a peaceful and frugal holiday season!

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