Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Stockings

“The stockings were hung by the  chimney with care in hopes that Saint Nicolas soon would be there.”
A quote from my favorite Christmas story/poem “ The Night Before Christmas”. The story that has been read to me or I have read every year of my life. In truth I know it by heart but I love the old images in the book far too much to miss.

We all love this story and most of us partake in this quaint Christmas tradition of hanging stockings Christmas Eve. In my house on Christmas morning the Christmas stockings are always a wonderful treat.
Have you ever wondered how it all began?

The stockings or hose pictured in this fantastic ancient painting show you the style of the stockings of the day. We will never know for sure but here is the legend behind the Christmas stockings.

It is thought that around 300AD a kindly young bishop began the quest of leaving secret gifts for needy people and disappearing without thanks. His fame grew until he was named Saint Nicolas.
It was common in days of old to leave stocking to dry overnight pinned to the hearth.

A nobleman mourning the loss of his wife was said to have thrown away his fortune leaving his 3 daughters without a dowry and thus unable to marry. When the generous Saint Nicolas heard of the girls’ predicament, he rode his white horse past their house, in the dead of night on Christmas Eve and tossed little pouches of gold coins into the chimney. By chance they fell into the stockings hung to dry and were found Christmas morning.

Thus began the Christmas Stocking tradition. The legend of Saint Nicolas made it’s way to Holland where he became Sinterklaas  leaving treats in wooden shoes. Eventually the legend hit North America where he became Santa Claus filling stockings with presents.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bra Bling–Top 6 stocking Stuffers

We are seeing bling on everything fashionable this season, why not your bra as well?

Quick, tell the Santa in your life that these little treasures are great in a stocking. Gorgeous Crystals and Rhinestones catch the light and glimmer even in candlelight or the glow from a Christmas tree.
I think it is fashionably fun to have a hidden sparkle that shows only during movement. Maybe you will surprise your Santa with a hidden bling.

Have a look at my top 6 bling choices.

crystal bra strap bow clipscrystal heart bra clips
#1 – Crystal Bows                          #2 – Crystal Hearts 
These clip on crystal decorations for your bra straps are my first and second choice because they are so unique. They can be clipped on at any spot. How fun if you have a Christmas outfit that may show the bra strap.

Packaged in a black faux suede gift pouch.

4 strand crystal bra straps  double row crystal bra straps
                                                #4–Double Row Crystal  Bra straps

Fantastic crystal bra straps that replace your every day bra straps. in order to use these you need to have a bra that has removable straps. These are generally called convertible bras.
These decorative straps are quite thin for a plus size woman. There is not a lot of support.
These straps would be best for a special event type usage.

If you want to do a bit of hand sewing and have a black bra strap they can be tacked on top and look great.

Each set is packaged in a jewellery style box and has a gift pouch for protection when being stored.
red bra strap with crystal heart   black bra strap with crystal squares
#5 – Red Bra Strap with Crystal Heart

Fun and inexpensive bra straps with crystal decorations. Just a little flash of bling to dress up the Christmas Holidays.

These are used in the same way as the crystal straps above. These, however, have a bit more support.


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Unique Plus Size Bra and Panty Set

SATURDAY STYLE – Plus Size Mocha Bra and Panties

Plus Size Mocca Bra and Panties This set one of my personal favorites!
Fantastic European made Plus Size set by Tatiana.
The lace is gorgeous and the combination with the soft cream colored lycra created an elegant set.
You very rarely see brown shades in lingerie. I love the cream and brown combination.
This is a wonderful special occasion set.

Plus Size Mocca Bra
This is a beautiful bra for sizes 36E - 40E.
It is an underwire bra with wide set straps leaving an open neckline. The lower part of the bra has a very slight padding.
The straps are slender and the back band has 1 set of of hooks.
Plus Size Mocca Bra
With the heavy embossed lace it is easy to overlook the small detail that make this bra so special.
Notice the cute, thick little bow at the center front.
How adorable!

plus size full brief
The panty is full cut to the waist but the high cut leg opening still gives a seductive look.
The curved inset of the lace shows a slimming shape on the front.
The lace has a solid look but is soft to the touch and comfortable to wear.
Panty sizes XL – 3XL.
The back of the panty is ultimately plane. No frills or lace to obstruct a smooth line over the butt.
A generous cut allows this panty to offer full coverage.
mocca back
I am calling this a set although each item is sold separately.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

And the Winner is….


The lucky winner of the gorgeous Purple Corset is ……..

Brenda Larsen

Congratulations Brenda. I hope you will enjoy this corset over the holiday season and a long time to come.

Thank you to everyone who entered this contest and who continues to follow along on my blog.  

corset contest

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