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~ Celebrating Beautiful Objects of the Past ~

12.03.2012

To Florence, with Love

I had a request........

to create a Christmas stocking for a very special someone. You see this very special person had never had a Christmas stocking before. Florence loves girly, pink, shabby, romantic, ruffly, and vintage and Florence is a very young 92 YEARS OLD. She's a girl after many of our own hearts......wouldn't you say? This is for you Florence and a very Merry Christmas!!! xo

  A glittered "F" personalizes this special stocking

 Vintage creamy pearls, an old reticulated holiday indent ornament, sparkly crystal pendants, a puffy worn gold heart and pink satin ribbons make a pretty tassel and speak romantic, sweet and girly



Created from vanilla puffed matelasse and a cuff of vintage blond mink, it's quite large, measuring over 2 feet long and a foot wide, insuring lots of room for many surprises come Christmas morn

Toe and heel are capped with pretty quilted rose themed fabric with an overlay of vintage soft pink and white crochet lace work, topped with a gorgeous layered rosette

 I had the privilege of adding to the contents, one of which is this charming old doll, full of candy box charm with her old netting and flocked pastel flowers

And to truly make Florence queen for a day, I made her a tiara, covered in German glitter glass, already dimming with that beautiful dark patina of time

 It was an honor to create something for such a special person and it's my wish this season that it may become an heirloom piece, passed down to her pretty grand-daughter and on    :)

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I am so tickled to announce that Anne of White Lace Cottage blog is the winner of my recent give-away.  A year's subscription to the gorgeous e-magazine Belle Inspiration, coming to you straight from Paris, France, with page after page of practical, versatile ideas and coupled with beautiful images, unique boutiques, gorgeous interiors, food and fashion. Anne, knowing how beautiful and special your blog is, I just know you will love perusing this magazine. Enjoy!   
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Happy Pink Saturday and I hope you have a fabulous week.  I am crazy busy working on decorating my home for my next blog post.  There are some Open House holiday parties coming up soon that I am so excited to be a part of.  Until then.......xoxoxo
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39 comments :

Grace said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful! The stocking is stunning and I love the dolly and her tiara! Grace

Olive said...

Well Florence certainly got a special treat. It is a beautiful stocking.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This made me tear up. Love this! I know Florence is going to love it.

XO,

Sheila

craftyles said...

The stocking is beautiful. I'm sure Florence will absolutely love it! I love all the little touches you added. So pretty!

Anne said...

Lynn what a beautiful stocking! She is a lucky lady! And thank you so much! I am thrilled to have won!Is there anything I need to do?
xx
Anne

Nancy Carr said...

So sweet and beautiful. I am sure thst the love of your blog readers will go with the stocking to Florence. Peace and Blessings, Nancy Carr nancythedove@aol.com

NanaDiana said...

Florence is sure to be over the moon with that gorgeous stocking. It will become a family heirloom for sure. You did a beautiful job on it-xo Diana

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh!!! Oh!!! Oh!!! Bravissimo! What a wonderful and BEAUTIFUL gesture in every sense of the word! The things we take for granted, huh? High five with a shimmy shake, sister!

Designs By Pinky said...

Forence should be THRILLED!!!! This is exquisite! I can see that alot of love and care went into this. XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Forence should be THRILLED!!!! This is exquisite! I can see that alot of love and care went into this. XO, Pinky

Beverly said...

Okay, this made me cry. Merry Christmas, sweet Florence. Sending love to me for you.

Ah, Lynn. You are the best of the best. Absolutely and exquisite work of art - and from your heart. Happy Pink Saturday.♥♥♥

Donna Wilkes said...

Your post was beautifully written and so heart-felt. I am sure that Florence loved the stocking.

Maureen Wyatt said...

You totally outdid yourself on this wonderfully romantic stocking! I hope you let us know Florence's reaction.

Kay San Nicolas said...

Beautiful stocking. I love it.

SueAnn Lommler said...

That stocking is fabulous...she will love it
Hugs
SueAnn

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That is very sweet and very beautiful!!!
Ciao for now...

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh my 92. I bet in all of her 92 years has she seen something so beautiful as this! You did a wonderful job! So lovely!

Darlene said...

Oh that is the most beautiful stocking and love that pink vintage doll! take care, Darlene

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Gorgeous stocking.Florence must be thrilled.
BWW,
Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Lynn, I'm back to say that I have a card for my camera, but with my laptop I had to connect it to the laptop with a cord. I have no idea what happened to miy cord, but it disappeared between my travels. I might see if the next computer has a place to insert the little chip thing. Spencer said that hers does that. Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to make sure that Mr. Magpie checks all this when he gets my next computer. I had fits with the broken one since the beginning. The keyboard simply dd not work (and as you know a blogger pounds the keys daily) among other things. And it has all my pictures on it. I hope they can be saved.

XO,

Sheila

victoriantailor said...

What a sweet thing to do and sweet storie, the stocking is gorgeous too!!!

Rebecca said...

Oh, my! Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! :) Love the story about the recipient too! I can just picture her seeing and running her 92 year old hands over her beautiful pink and white stocking! Just lovely!

-Rebeccca
www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, What a beautiful gift! The stocking is gorgeous and I love the blinged out tiara. I hope you are doing well and I appreciate you linking to my party.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

What a beautiful treasure for her to keep through the years! So nicely done and created with imagination and great talent!

Hugs, Sherry & Marie

lvroftiques said...

Oh Lynn it's beautiful!! And I could cry that Florence had to wait 92 years to get her first Christmas stocking! Well y'all are making up for lots of lost time with that beauty *winks* Good thing it's a BIG one! Vanna

kelly said...

A lovely idea. A beautiful stocking.

Kell

A Vintage Fairy said...

This stocking is beautiful!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

HEY my name starts with an F and is VERY close to Florence....will you make me one when I'm 92? that will be sooner than you think :)
She will be over the moon.
(())

SmilingSally said...

What a lovely treat for Florence. You are a special friend.

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn.

Jen said...

Oh my! What a delightful stocking to have! I know FLorence will absolutely love this!

One another note, I have some dolls that are very similar to this... My granny used to buy them for me to collect.

Marti McClure said...

Hi Lynn, What a beautiful stocking! Florence will just love it. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays too! ~Marti

Tete said...

That's the most awesome stocking ever and I am sure she will be so delighted with it. What a special thing to do for such a kind old soul.

Chubskulit Rose said...

So creative and pretty!

My PINK Candelabra
Hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Vintage dolly has a sweet face!

Visiting you from Pink Saturday. Come and join me in my Countdown to Kitschmas.

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Rhissanna said...

What a gorgeous creation! The stocking really shows the love and care put into it. Matelasse, eh? Who knew it would be the perfect fabric for a vintage stocking? Genius!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm sure Florence is going to be tickled to bits... What a lovely present.

Blessings,
Spencer

BECKY said...

Beautiful stocking, Lynn! And oh so very wonderfully shabby!! I'm sure she will adore it! Thanks for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Hugs,
Becky

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The stocking is lovely. What a special treat for Florence.

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