Tuesday, December 22, 2009

stocking stuffers

It seems most people are wrapping the shopping up and all that is left is to fill the stockings by the chimney with care. Last year, I shopped at this wonderful spot "Barneche" located in the Catskills of NY and found some lovely items, soaps, creams, and handmade things. I love filling stockings with thoughtful items and old fashioned things too, like oranges, peppermints. Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care?

13 comments:

Deidra said...

A package in my mailbox yesterday is confirmation of your gift for putting smiles on faces. You are a treasure!
Merry Christmas!

Rebecca said...

When I count my blessings, you are among them. The world is enriched because you share your talents and insights with the blog community. My wish for you is a wonderful Holiday season and may 2010 be filled with joy and rewards.
Thank you for the lovely notes you have sent my way. Your artwork is a lovely reminder of the joy and happiness in this world.
With Best Wishes and Thanks,
Rebecca

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I agree with Rebecca! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Debra said...

Ditto to all of the comments above. You have been an inspiration and a huge help this past year. But wait... I'M suppose to fill the stockings???
I've been waiting for Santa-Baby to do that all these years...or maybe I've just been very naughty.

VictoriaArt said...

Stockings, hmmm....

well, we never gotten into this American tradition, I love to hear though what you all do with it!
Sounds like fun.
We do something like it on December 6Th! St.Niklolaus day!
Small sweets and tiny gifts, filled in boots!

Have a wonderful time ahead!

XOXO
Victoria

Kwana said...

My stocking are ready to be hung. I can't wait.

Karena said...

Oh great thins small can go in stockings, for girls....lipgloss hair accessories, etc, boys, McDonald gift certs, little cars candies, it is fun!

La Maison Fou said...

A kindred spirit; I too swoon for a great smelling bar of soap, wonderful lotion or spritz of a scentsational spray ...for home oe Moi!
HH to you!!
Leslie

gina said...

I love finding little shops like your Barneche that just has everything I love to give. 15 minutes away is my favorite shop- at the Sundance Ski Resort. I love shopping for stockings there... unique candles, treats, soaps, homemade lollipops etc.. It makes stocking stuffing so much fun.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas. I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year. Your artwork is beautiful.
I'll have to add Barneche to my list of places to visit.

Elise said...

oh yes ! old fashioned presents are sooo cute.

I love your artwork - always a treat. thankyou.

happy Christmas

Joyce said...

I love this illustration! I was so taken by it, I didn't read your post. LOL... Enjoy my friend! I'm off to read your post now. xo...

Melissa said...

For a painting like this... how long does it generally take you?

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love me some Barneche! She inspired me to learn how to sew this year. :-) Haven't been upstate since we bought the shorehouse...we're hoping to make it up there this winter.