I LOVE Christmas. I love any excuse to celebrate, but I especially love the Christmas season. The music, the lights, the extra family time, the Christmas movies...ahhh. I usually re-visit my Christmas movies and music in July (and if I'm being honest, some make it on a year round loop). This year I worked with my sister in law on a side project where we made a bunch of stockings of our own design to sell at some local city markets. I also had a stocking project coming up, so I was able to use a few of them in the shoot. We will likely sell our stockings each winter, it was a lot of fun seeing them in people's homes!
This stocking series is to help give gift givers stocking stuffer ideas! If I were to choose top favorite items to put into stockings, these items would all be included. Liz & I picked from our very favorite shops and curated a perfect gift guide for you stocking stuffers out there. I styled stockings for different ages and genders- tho we missed husbands! Next year I'll for sure do several mens stockings, since they are sometimes the hardest! Names of each shop will be under each photo- take note that some of these brands are small shops and may be sold out of the specific item photographed, however they will likely restock or carry something similar! These brands are all extremely awesome and if you email them with requests, I know for certain you will receive exceptional service. I will provide links to all of the shops at the bottom of the post. All photos by the talented photographer, Liz Williams (who also happens to love Christmas as much as I do!).
Styling flat lays seems a lot easier than it is, but its actually quite time intensive! I think because you can see every tiny detail so clearly that you are very aware of what you like vs dislike. I am in love with how these turned out. And a huge shout out to Octavia Spiker who did all of the calligraphy on our backdrops, it added the perfect touch!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
Now, for shop links: Oddest Williams (apron sets), Mon Petit Shoes (soft soled handmade yellow leather shoes), Tinsel (handmade stockings), Braided Mermaid (bracelets), Wun Way (accessories), Opposite of Far (handmade felt animal masks), Manny and Simon (wooden toys), The Land of Nod (toys), June and January (baby accessories), Anthropologie (whisk, select stockings), Crew Cuts (tie, markers), Peek Kids (sling shot, accessories), The Caramel Jar (handmade caramels), Madewell (women accessories), Zimmerman Shoes (handmade hard soled leather shoes), Bla Bla Kids (knit dolls), Commonfolk (handmade bear families), Love Lane Designs (cape and helmet), Chapel and Rose (fur hat), Petite Soul Shop (jersey bonnet), Tubby Todd (body/room spray), Raine and Skye (leather purse), Yarning Made (doll blanket), The Copper Pot (handmade caramels and sauce), Malvi Mallow (gourmet marshmallows), Pitchoun Designs (leather hair accessories), Fancy Free Finery (felt flower headband), Anais and I (tights), and Free Babes (bows).