Christmas decor pt. 3 ~ Stockings

 

 

 

I needed somewhere to put our stockings that looked good and could support the weight, since the stocking hooks on the shelf would not hold up when the stockings had anything in them.

I saw a commercial for 3M Command hooks, which made me wonder why I hadn’t thought of that myself a long time ago – I use those things all the time! So, I headed to Target and got three of them for about $4.50 each.  Done!

They no longer sell the monogram stockings I got at Target for my boyfriend and me, but I wanted a stocking for our doggie, Ella.

Luckily last week Pottery Barn was having a free shipping/free monogramming sale on some stockings, so I got her this Channel Quilted Velvet Stocking.

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Sunday laundry.

Greetings, from the neighborhood laundromat!  I could really use a washer and dryer but I really do not want to spend any more time in my damp, musty, dungeon of a basement than I have to.  Do you have as many laundry “categories” as I do?  Wash/dry, wash/hang dry, dry clean, hand wash. I hang dry most of my clothes, and it is a pain but I suppose it’s better for the environment and nothing shrinks on me. I can have a shirt that fits perfectly for years, and one accidental trip to the dryer and it’s just not the same ever again.  I know clotheslines are unsightly but it would probably be better for everyone if we brought them back – I remember when I was little and my mom would line-dry our bedding and towels outside. They really did smell so much better than any detergent or fabric softener!

The reason I am hanging out here is because my silk comforter takes awhile to dry and I have to take it out and rearrange it in the dryer every few minutes so every part of it gets dry. Have you ever had a silk comforter or quilt?  They’re soooo comfortable and nice, but very hot! It is getting too warm for it now so it’s time to store it until next winter.  I came upon mine accidentally.  The now-defunct store Hold Everything (which was owned by the same company as Pottery Barn and West Elm) was going out of business, and I saw this comforter in taupe and silver.  I got the taupe one.  I just liked the way it looked, but I didn’t realize how much I’d love the feel of it as well. It was $160 marked down to $40, and looking back I wish I had bought both remaining colors. I have seen almost the exact same thing sold at West Elm and Pottery barn since, but it’s been full price which is a lot too much considering I already have one!

Back to laundry then homework. Have a good day!