Christmas Traditions at Chestnut Cottage!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

…Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!  The stockings were hung by the chimney…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

Another very important Christmas tradition at Chestnut Cottage is Christmas stockings!  For many years, we have had our stockings in the library. Made from blue velvet, they hung over the old original fireplace at Chestnut Cottage.

 north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

This year, with the addition of Mr. Duncan MacDuff, I decided to make new wool plaid stockings for our great room.  I love this Lee Jofa plaid and just had to make new stockings out of it!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

On Christmas Eve, I hang my old childhood stocking that my mother made for my first Christmas in 1951!  It is so dear to me and my favorite part of this stocking was the little train at the bottom.  Mother was a great lover of trains and I am sure that she included this little train to instill that same love in me.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

And my precious Bentley’s stocking still hangs behind “his” tree in my kitchen.  One day, I suppose I will be able to call it Duncan’s tree.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents christmas stockings

I have been very good this year, so I am hoping that Santa will fill not only my new stocking, but also my childhood stocking!

I hope that Santa will fill your stockings with lots of treats and lots of joy!!

…the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

xo Kathryn

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