Friday, November 18, 2011

Antique European Grain Sack Christmas Stockings.... Advent Calendar and or 12 Days of Christmas


Hello!
I just want to first thank everyone who participated in the giveaway.
The winner of my giveaway is Shel, who has a blog called Auntie Thesis.
Congratulations Shel....
There will still be opportunities to win a Wintersteen Farms Wreath this season....
I will be hosting a few more giveaways with Wintersteen Farms before the season is over....


On another note....
I wanted to share some images of these petite stockings I made from antique European Grain Sacks the other day....
I have wanted to come up with an idea using grain sacks for an advent calendar and or an idea representing the 12 days of Christmas for my shop.........
I decided to make miniature stockings out of grain sacks and hang them from a birch branch....
These are really easy to make...
My girls helped make these.
It is a fun project to do with your kids....


One of the things I love the most about antique grain sacks and antique linens is that all the seams were hand stitched together....
I can't imagine the amount of time spent sewing up these sacks.....
I wanted to make sure some of the stockings would have the original seams showing....


Here I strung 12 stockings from a birch branch that is tied to a pair of antique french shutters....


I thought they would also be cute hung on my mantle...
If you wanted to use these for an advent calendar they could be strung from two branches or just use a slightly longer branch to hang them from.
You could also string them from twine instead of a branch....


I left enough room at the top of the stocking to place a piece of candy inside the stocking....


I hand sewed the string (from the original grain sacks) 
into the tops of the grain sack stockings.
Each stocking in shaped slightly different and the stripes are placed in different areas on the stockings...


These also make great tree ornaments and or can be used to decorate the tops of your Christmas gifts.....


I will share a few more images of other ways I used these next week.
I will be listing these in my shop today....
along with regular sized grain sack stockings....


I hope you all enjoy your weekend.
Take Care,
Maria



48 comments:

White Dream said...

I realy love your miniature stockings.
It's a nice idea for christmas.
Thank you!
White Dream

Bine Beldecor said...

Wonderful idea, sooo cute!
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Bine

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

so lovely
jessica

Bente said...

They are so lovely

Have a nice week

Hugs Bente

summersoul said...

I love them! I am in the process of making regular sized stockings out of grain sacks but, as usual, you are one step ahead.

have a good one

Debbie said...

Awwwww, Maria, these turned out sooo cute!!! I think these would be sweet attached to a wine bottle with one of those decorative tops inside.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
xxxooo

Petie said...

The stockings are so clever. Love, love, love them and the branch.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations to the winner!
Those stockings are a great idea, Maria. There are sooo many uses for them... can't wait to see some of your ideas. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care,
Jo

Rozmeen said...

Hi Maria,

How are you?
Love the stockings.

xoxo Rozmeen

Ashley said...

These little stockings are the cutest!! Congrats to the winner! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Maria,

Congrats to the winner! These are so cute - love how the seams are showing!


XO's,
Jessie

Rachel Pallas said...

Those are adorable! xo

Emilie's daughter said...

They are absolutely pretty and cute! xx

manon 21 said...

Ravissant.

Bon Week end

Manon

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

these are so sweet & I love that you honored the seems & such...would also be cute on a table setting with silverware tucked inside at the place setting?

Allison said...

These petite stockings are adorable! How sweet that your girls were involved in making these. Congratulations to the winner!

Vitt hus med svarta knutar said...

I love the cute stockings and what a lovely idéa! I can see many ways to use them...

Congratulations to the winner in your give-away!

Greetings from Sweden!
Regina

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Those stockings are adorable! I can see hanging them off the back of each dining room chair with a sprig of pinebough in each!

sue in mexico mo said...

Great idea!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life Studio said...

ADORABLE!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

The simplicity is what makes christmas beautiful. I had added you to my sidebar with one of your thanksgiving table settings for the Giveaway and now the giveaway is over but I am leaving it there because it is so pretty. And after thanksgiving I will change the photo to one of these. I removed the 'Giveaway' and wrote 'For Holiday Inspiration.'

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations to Shel on an amazing win! And thank you, Maria, for hostessing such an incredibly generous giveaway. I adore the little stockings....so sweet. Have a great weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Betty Jo said...

These little stockings are gorgeous! I just love your blog. I mentioned your blog, and linked to it on mine today and hope that was okay.

Debby said...

I love your little stockings. So pretty.

Olde Whitby Cottage said...

So adorable! Love them!

DustyLu said...

OMG How did I miss this! They are already sold. I want some!! You going to have more. I am emailing you now! Hugs Lulu

Heaven's Walk said...

Just adorable, Maria! What a sweet idea! :)

xoxo laurie

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Just Sweet!

Le Style said...

I realy love the idea&stockings!
So cute.....

xo

andrea said...

Sweet, petite, and perfect for a nursery because they remind me of baby feet! andrea@townandprairie

LizlovesVintage said...

Maria,
These are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Have a great Thanksgiving.
xxx Liz

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh my goodness, Maria, they are darling!

: )

Julie M.

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

Hi Maria!!! The socks are so lovely! Love them! Also i want to invite you to my Shabby Apple giveaway...they are generousoly givivng away a beautiful dress!
Hugs!
Mara

Angela said...

Don't you just love Christmas? Those lil stockings are so dainty and cute!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Adorable stockings...
Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family, Maria~
Lisa

Nadja said...

Hi Maria,
I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and I have to say I love it. The photos are just stunning and beautiful and they inspire me to decorate and organise my place :) Also it inspired me to open my own blog. Although I still have to try out layout and work on my photography skills.
www.nadjas-welt.blogspot.com
All the best
Nadja

Fort lapin said...

Ohhh so cute those little stockings!!

I love your blog!

Greetings Peet

Have a nice day!

salma said...

These are all the attractive stuff ,New design can change always people attention and give them more attraction to get in to it.add some designs of the card in here......
print membership cards
clear cards

di said...

Cute stocking and a natural rustic charm hanging them:)

di

The DIY Show Off said...

So sweet!

Happy Thanksgiving, Maria. :)

Catarina Santi said...

so cute :D

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Maria those are just sooo cute!!
I LOVE them!

Magnolia said...

Oh my goodness how cute are those little booties. I'm inspired. Another happy follower for you x

Client said...

Love your stockings! Well, I love all your things:)

Hugs,
Kelly

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Maria, I featured your shop in two blog posts this week for christmas shopping...www.seacottage.blogspot.com

Modern Country said...

This is lovely Maria, I love these little Grain sack Christmas stockings !!! You have so many beautiful Ideas, all year round.

I hope all is well, and not too hectic. This is also my favorite season of the year. Creativity flows.

I Wish you a wonderful time towards christmas. Warm hug and greetings from Aina

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

Maria!
I just ordered myself a few of these for our home! I wish I could afford enough to just cover our tree in them they are so cute!
I love your design and i am just SO EXCITED to finally be able to have something from your shop!
Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!
Merry Christmas
Lyss

Candylei said...

Cute as a button!! I like how you varied the red lines! <3