KRIS Likes… Stocking Stuffers

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The tradition of hanging stockings is said to have its roots in the 16th century Dutch tradition of children setting their clogs by the fireplace to be filled with gifts from Sinterklaas, otherwise known as Santa Claus…  Below are a few fun gifts to fill your stockings with this christmas season.  Enjoy….

Rock Soap on a Rope from Jayson Home & Garden $8.50 each

Pamela Barsky Vintage Scarves Button Pin Set Blue / Orange / Purple – $10 for set of 5

Amy Butler Calculator – $14 each

Geometric Modern Green Coasters –  $15 for set of 4

Forget Me Not Rings – $50 in Sterling Silver 14k Gold & Platinum Also Available

Adjustable Thin Leather bracelets w/ Pendant Charm – $24 Each

Sparkly Sequin Key Rings – $1.75 each

Cavallini “oops!” Eraser – $3.50

“…I Met and Liked” Journal – $12 each

Crayon Rocks – $7.50 for Bag of 16 Colors

Anne Taintor Sticky Notes – $4.50 each

Iomoi Gold Zig Zag Patterned Pens – $20 for set of 14

Striped 8″ Phillips & Flathead Screwdrivers – $26 (Comes w/ box of 20 colored screws as well!)

KRIS Likes…. Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder


I thought I would write a little something for those of you who are hosting loved ones today.  Below are some last minuet DIY Thanksgiving decorating tips…. just in-case you need them!


Branches of holly, crab apple, or bittersweet berries make great Thanksgiving centerpieces and if you are lucky you won’t have to go any further than your back yard to get them….

Speaking of collecting things in your back yard……

When my aunt hosts Thanksgiving at her house in Montauk, she makes the place cards out of rocks from her beach. So creative!  They also make great holiday keepsakes – I keep mine on a little soap dish in my bathroom!

Etsy TIBTreasures

I love the idea of using gold acorns as a thanksgiving accent.  All you need is a can of gold spray paint and some acorns and you are ready to impress….  If you are not one for arts and crafts you can buy the acorns pictured by clicking the link above.


Take a tip from Martha and make custom place cards using mini pumpkins, some paper, a gold pen and the same can of spray paint you used for the acorns above (If you haven’t guessed already I am a big fan of spray paint).  Martha has tons of great tips and tricks like this one to insure a stress free Thanksgiving on her website.


Above is another great idea for a homemade place card using a festive seasonal fruit and paper name tags tied in place with twine.  Leave it to Martha!  More at Table Decor.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!! xx KRIS