Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Christmas Stocking


"The stockings were hung by the fire with care..."

As much as crisply wrapped parcels, bags of abundant tissue (reused, of course) and little boxes exquisitely tied with crimson ribbon cause Olive's heart to leap with anticipation, she is secretly enamored with a far simpler gift giving medium: the humble stocking! How she waits for its limp form to be plumbed up with the most basic, yet appreciated of gifts. Indeed, lying deep amongst the new lip glosses, toe warmers and face creams hides her favourite gift of all - a mandarin orange, tucked lovingly into the stocking's toe each year.

Just like such a stocking, Olive's Christmas posts will be a medley of simple, yet gently chosen gifts. She hopes they bring a flush of warm holiday spirit to your cheeks and just a twinkling of calm to the bustle of your day.

Image: {this is glamorous}

3 comments:

slommler said...

What loveliness!!! I love the Christmas stocking too. But for some reason, we quit doing that! {sigh} I miss them. Maybe I will bring them back!! Ya!
Hugs
SueAnn

PlumPudding said...

Oh, how I would love to be curled up by this beautiful stone fireplace! Here's wishing you a very plump stocking this year!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I've always found the stocking to be one of the most thrilling things to peek inside on Christmas morning - you never know what treasures will be found stuffed right to the very toe! :)

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