On a recent stop at JoAnn's, I saw these striped Halloween knee socks. I brought them home not quite sure how I was going to use them...
But in some dark corner of my imagination, I must have been thinking of something like this.
And then I remembered that years ago I had bought a pair of these...vintage wire stocking stretchers. I had to use this photo from Etsy because, in a moment of decorating bliss, I forgot to take a before picture (don't you hate when that happens?).
The striped stockings looked so cute on the wire frames that, of course, I had to run back to JoAnn's for another pair. Knowing what I'm like when an idea is percolating, DH just rolled his eyes, went back to the Patriots game, and pretended that he didn't know what I was up to.
And then...stuff, stuff, stuff...and in a slightly schizophrenic combination of holidays, up on the fireplace they went.
and I loved them!
Since I seemed to have something of a "Wicked" theme going on, I continued it on the mantle...
Adding one of my favorite photos of my sister, Nancy...
Who loved the Wizard of Oz...
And was always happy to play the witch at my daughter's October birthday parties.
Now that I've got the Halloween stockings hung by the chimney with care...
I wonder what kinds of surprises I might find in them on Halloween morning...maybe spiders? Or eye of newt? Decorating done, I guess all I have left to do now is wait and see what
Santa the Great Pumpkin brings!
This bewitching post is linked to:
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Under 100. Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Vintage Thingy Thursday at The Coloradolady
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Wickedly Creative Halloween Party at Itsy Bitsy Paper
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Addicts (not so) Anonymous Link Party at Addicted 2 Decorating
Frog Blog Love Party at Kissed By A Frog
It's Fall Y'all Link Party at The Lettered Cottage