josh and i will be hosting a customized christmas stocking workshop on november 13th at west elm broadway here in the city! the event will take place from 6:30-7:30pm and i hear something about donuts and hot chocolate being served, so…. ooh la la! if you’d like to come, please RSVP HERE!
i’m so excited that the holiday season is finally arriving, and this event will be a fun way to kick things off! since we began preparing for this west elm event earlier in the year, it’s been fun (and strange!) having a little bit of christmas in july (when josh and i first sat on the sofa and stitched these stocking together in shorts and flip flops!) and again in october (when we had a little pretend-christmas morning at our house with the kiddos to hang the finished stockings in our living room and take a few photos with west elm to display our finished project).
tim coulson photographed our little pretend-christmas morning, so we all felt right at home having the best time playing pretend-christmas together and practicing for next month! eleanor and samson were in heaven! josh had already told me he was on board for putting all the christmas decor up before thanksgiving this year since the we aren’t sure when baby will arrive and want to have as much ready as possible. (i can get him to budge on pretty much anything but that is his ONE big thing that is usually non-negotiable – no christmas music or decor or shopping or anything until after thanksgiving, which is one of his favorite holidays.) so he was extra thoughtful to his very pregnant and christmas-ecstatic wife the day of this shoot when he said at the end of the morning, “so, we can leave it all up until christmas if you’d like!” it was music to my ears! but then again i feel like you have to at least give halloween a chance and i also felt like it might totally confuse eleanor and samson to be carving pumpkins with a christmas tree in the living room, so we decided we’d take it down for a couple weeks and put it all up again in november. but maybe the earlier part of november, because, you know. ;)
christmas stockings are one of my favorite things about christmas in general. they are fun for the kids to sort through, and josh and i usually only do stockings for one another over big gifts, so they are extra special to the two of us. i can’t tell you how excited i am to create and hang a 5th stocking up on that wall this year for this new baby! we just need to meet him or her and figure out that first initial!
below are a few of my favorite photos from the west elm shoot.
you can see a full list of all of west elm’s DIY holiday workshops HERE.
also, if you can’t make it to the west elm event here in new york city, west elm will be hosting our customized stocking event at their stores in columbus, long island, washington D.C., pittsburgh, birmingham (michigan), boston, philadelphia, huntington station, paramus, princeton, chelsea, dumbo (brooklyn), scarsdale, king of prussia, georgetown, toronto, westport, burlington (mass), and mclean (virginia).
and please note that you will be able to purchase a stocking for $16 at the event, or you are welcome to bring your own to stitch with us if you’d like! hope to see you there!
photos by tim coulson.