Woo hoo! I have finally finished all the elements of my Christmas mantel and will soon be ready to reveal it to you! But first, I want to show you the stockings that I made…using burlap topped with a plaid cuff. I have to admit that they were inspired by stockings that I found in Ballard Design's Christmas catalog!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Wreath 3 I have already shown you my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath…are you starting to see a theme here? You can get a better look at it plus a detailed tutorial for making it here.

Baby Kitty The staff and I have been working like Santa and his elves to get the mantel ready! I always feel that I have to finish it first since the whole inspiration for the rest of my Christmas decor usually comes from it. As you can see, our co-host Baby Kitty was a big help in the sewing department!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings I used the same method that I used for last year’s stockings…just changing the fabrics. And I used the remnants from my Christmas wreath, so they were free! Woot woot! I really like the homespun look of the burlap and plaid! You can find detailed instructions for making a cuffed stocking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings1 And here’s a better look at the stockings! I can’t wait until we have another really cold night so we can build a fire and enjoy the mantel all decorated for Christmas!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings3 But in the meantime, I will just pretend that we are having some snow! Don’t you love all the wintery special effects over at Picmonkey? Last year we actually had our very first Christmas snow! I have my fingers crossed that it will happen again!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas stockings!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
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Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

Centsational Girl for the Holiday Home Craft Party
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My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
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2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Debbiedoo's Holiday Knock-Off Decor Party
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See you next time! A la prochaine!

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