Decorating Your Home with Vintage and Antique Christmas Stockings
If you are a collector of vintage home decor, or just want to have a vintage Christmas this year, one of the key Christmas decorations that you need to find are vintage or antique Christmas stockings.
Christmas stockings are one of the most traditional Christmas decorations that will line your fireplace mantel in your home, and create that wonderful homey holiday atmosphere that vintage decor gives us. And you really only need one vintage stocking for each family member which makes the search for vintage stockings a much less daunting task.
It helps if you have an era in mind of what types of vintage Christmas stockings you are looking for, so this article will get you started on your search, or you can just click through any of the links to find what you want.
Vintage 1950’s Christmas Stocking
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Searching for Vintage Christmas Stockings on Ebay
Searching for an item on Ebay can be fraught with difficulties, so the easiest way to find what you are looking for is by searching very specifically for what you want.
You can start with a broader based search, then narrow it down, or you can make it very specific in the beginning. If you look at the searches that I have put on this article, you will see that I have searched for vintage and antique Christmas stockings in specific date eras.
And although the terms vintage and antique do not mean the same thing, you can find authentic vintage items under both terms. If you have any questions about the items that the Ebay seller is listing, contact them directly for proof of authenticity or any other questions you have.
Vintage Christmas Stockings: How Will They Hold Up?
When buying a used or vintage item, including vintage Christmas decorations like stockings, it is important to feel that you are getting a real value, especially if the price of the item is high. Depending how collectible the vintage stocking is, will increase the price. The old rule of supply and demand comes into play.
As a collector, you can research similar items for price and availability, and look through collector’s guides. If for any reason, you do not think your seller is being honest, do not buy from them, but you can judge a seller by their rating on Ebay. Good sellers stand out.
Depending on how much you plan to use the vintage Christmas stocking, whether you will fill it with goodies or just display it in your home, will also have some influence on which stocking you buy. Check the fabric that it was made of, and double check with the seller as to whether it is in mint condition or not.
Vintage 1960’s Christmas Stockings
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How Stringent are Your Requirements?
Ask yourself the question of whether you want an authentic vintage Christmas stocking or a vintage designed Christmas stocking. If that is the case, you can look for vintage style or retro Christmas stockings on Ebay or other sources. Or you can make your own vintage style Christmas stocking by buying vintage materials from Ebay and creating a personalized stocking.
Antique Christmas Stockings
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Vintage Knitting and Sewing Patterns for Christmas Stockings
If you want to make your own vintage style Christmas stocking, then you can also search for vintage knitting and sewing patterns for Christmas stockings. You would be surprised at how many completely unused vintage sewing and/or knitting patterns are still around.
Knitting patterns are the easiest to preserve because they are just written down on paper, but sewing patterns, even if decades old, are still just as good as when they were printed if they have been keep dry and cool. This is a great way to save on vintage Christmas stockings and many other vintage items. Just recreate them.
1940’s Christmas Stockings
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