Friday, December 9, 2011

And The Stockings

were hung by
the chimney with care.

Well, not really.
I don't have a fireplace
and therefore no mantle.
So my stockings hang here instead.

I have a confession here.
I found this little hook board
by dumpster diving years ago.
It remains one of my favorite possessions ever!

Anyway, the one stocking with Cupid's
stocking (yes, Santa fills the pet stockings too)
is an original from the 50's.  It's been in the family
all of this time. I just love it.  Santa doesn't fill it
anymore but all of you sure do!

It's a great day to say thank YOU to all of my loyal
followers and commenter's.  YOU brighten my days so much
and I appreciate the time you spend with me.

To all of my new followers,
thank YOU so much for joining my blog.
I look forward to getting to know YOU.

To all of the bloggers that I follow,
thank YOU for sharing a part
of yourself with me.
You teach me so much!

So you see,
I don't really need Santa to fill up that old stocking.
YOU all do it so beautifully!
Thank YOU!



29 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I hope they are all bursting with goodies on Christmas morning!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You are so right. Gifts do not have to come in the mail or be purchased. A simple comment is sufficient enough. Thank you as well for all the comments you leave on my blog daily. Very appreciated.
Looking forward to knowing you better as well. I have not gotten tot he post office yet. I should be able to get there this morning if not tomorrow. I have not forgotten you.
TFS.
Ana

Gloria said...

Awe very nice post Jill! I sure enjoy your blog!

Melodie said...

You are a great blogging buddy!

Ellie said...

What a great substitute for hanging you stockings.
I want to say thanks you to you also. You have been a great blogger friend and I look forward to coming to read your posts every day.
Have a great weekend.

Lynne said...

This "new blogger" is very happy we found one another . . .

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill, I left a comment, but it disappeared??? Anyway, your stockings look so cute there, and I love that you have stockings for your sweet pets too!... Tessy is soo excited for Santa Dog to come see her this year, her first "real" Christmas... and Jill, YOU bring so much happiness to the blogging world, thank you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Chatty Crone said...

You are so sweet - thank you for being my friend too.

And did you hang them with care? lol

sandie

missing moments said...

And thank you for sharing yourself with us! Love how you hang the stockings!

Jackie said...

Love the stockings!!!, and I love reading your blog Jill. I can tell you're enjoying this Christmas time of year.

TexWisGirl said...

so true! :)

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Sweet stockings, Jill!

(Santa fills our pets stockings, too!)

I love your little hook board.

What is that old saying?
One woman's junk is another woman's treasure! :)

Flora said...

Love that board. Good post!

Maple Lane said...

I had a board/coat rack like yours at the last house and it was a great place to hang the pets' stockings.

It has been a joy getting to know you through blogging also. Enjoy these festive days!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, I agree that blogging and getting to know all of you has been more fulfilling than ever imagined. Blessings my friend. Catherine xo

Donna said...

Awwwww....what a sweet message!!
Hope you have a great weekend Friend!
hughugs

Blessed Serendipity said...

That rack is perfect to hold the family's stockings, and Jill, your friendship fills my stocking. Hope your day is filled to the brim with blessings.

xo,
Danielle

Theanne and Baron said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today...enjoyed your comment! Old Christmas stockings are so interesting, the one you have is beautiful...I need to put Baron's stocking up...I don't want him to think he's not getting anything ;-)

Your dumpster find is fantastic!

Merry Christmas to you Jill...I look forward getting to know you!

Theanne and Baron

Madi and Mom said...

Jill you have a gift for putting just the right words in just the right place...thank you for sharing your stockings and quite frankly..I'm with you I like them on the hook board!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Michaele said...

Very true. Be sure to get another photo of them filled. You have been good this year right?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a lovely post Jill. Blogging can add so much to each day.

Paula said...

So glad I met you this past year. Love your talented blog.

Debbie said...

you are one of the kindest soul's in my wonderful world. xo

Kimberly said...

Great post! I love all my followers and commenters also! We don't have a fireplace or mantle either so our stockings get hung in the doorway near the tree. It works for us. :)

Donna said...

Dear Jill,

What a blessed thing to read! Thank you so much and thank you for being such a beautiful friend and sharing with us! Every day you post, you brighten my day.

I have a 50's stocking like yours which was my original when I was 1 year old! Precious memories!

Your stocking will be running over long before Christmas morning!

Blessings,
Donna

EG Wow said...

I love it that you got the hook board for free! Super!!

I really believe it's way more fun to give at Christmas than to receive. I think you do too. :))

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Thank YOU, sweet lady, for being my blog friend. :) xoxo

Lottie said...

What a sweet post! I've added pet stockings as my young'ns moved away. Pets don't know the difference, but ma an pa do. Thank you to you!

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Great find Jill. Sometimes you can find the best stuff like that. We don't have a fireplace or mantle either, so that's a great idea to hang stockings on. : ).. Looks great!