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The Best and Cheapest Way to Hang Your Christmas Stockings

December 9, 2014

Oh yes, SST got some work done. A little blog Botox  in the form of updated HTML is bringing Silver Spoon Taste into the 21st century. I hope you enjoy the new look — refined and classic, just like me. When I haven’t been drinking, that is. 

Pleaseeee do me the honor and leave me a comment with your thoughts of the new look. #newsst

Now, on to other discussions.

Sunday was the BEST day.

Wilson and I slept in late, ate takeout pancakes on the couch — highly recommend a 15-second reheat in the ‘wave for ultimate pancake perfection — and then watched football —re: Wilson watched and I checked Instagram to see Kim Kardashian at #artbasel — and I didn’t leave the apartment all day long. ‘Twas glorious.

We also finished decorating our apartment for Christmas. It’s nothing fancy certainly, but then again neither are we, so it works quite well. Adding some fresh greenery and lights to our little Savannah abode was like that jolly ol’ Santa elf decorated our apartment in spite of himself.


Wilson unpacked these lights and was delighted when he rediscovered his handiwork from last year.

“Anna! You see this?”


“These are pieces of our old hardwoods unfinished that I used last year to pack the lights!”


“You can’t buy common sense like that from the grocery store.”


I told him the other day that he hadn’t given me any good blog material lately and  he replied, “Yes I have. You just haven’t been listening.”

Bless him.


 The Christmas elf at work. I freaking despise putting lights on the tree, so good-natured Wilson took on the task while I watched and drank champagne put the ornaments on the tree. We’ve now taken to calling the tree Chunky, affectionately of course.


And now for the easiest, laziest way to hang your stockings. Yes, that is a wire hanger from the dry cleaners taped to our mantle. Straight munz, I know. You can’t buy common sense like that at the Christmas store now can ya?

Just use some simple Scotch tape to make sure the surface of your mantle isn’t messed up. Way better than hanging them on a nail. Or an overpriced stocking hanger that will go out of style in a hot minute. 

hanger up close

Haha. I don’t care who you are, that shit is funny. Plastic fork budget at its finest, just in time for this swanky new website reveal.


champs scene

My view from the seventh second glass of champs.


donut ornament

My favorite ornament. Good enough to eat.

champs side

wreathes again

Simple decorations can create a lot of impact and warm up a space so nicely. I love our little love nest all decorated for Christmas. Makes me want to pour another mimosa.


Merry Tuesday!

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  • Reply Susan M Harpe December 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Love, love, love the new update to the website! It looks “fab” and the hanging of the stockings were just genius! But it does run in the family….Ha! So sorry that I missed seeing you and Wilson at Aunt Martha’s Thanksgiving lunch. Hope you both have a very Merry Christmas! Love to you both….

  • Reply Krystle December 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the new website. You are so amazing and I’m so happy for all of your Silver Spoon success. I miss you tons (you need an event planner??? haha) and can’t wait to see you again. Hopefully that is sooner rather than later. Merry Christmas!!!!!

  • Reply Maggie Wilson December 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Looks amazing! So proud of you!!!!

    • Reply Anna December 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you! Love you.

  • Reply Lindsey December 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Love the new website and all the needlepoint decorations in this post!!

    • Reply Anna December 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      haha thank you Metzger! The needlepoint decor is courtesy of Mrs. Jones 🙂 and not me Mrs. Jones…

  • Reply Beth December 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    New site is absolutely fabulous….as are you! Keep doing what you do as it suits you so very much. Merry Christmas.

    • Reply Anna December 10, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! I hope all is well in NYC… Miss my AST friends!

  • Reply Patrice Boyd December 10, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Your condo looks amazing and so Christmasy!! Those stockings are gorgeous !!

    • Reply Anna December 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you, love you!

  • Reply Wilson December 10, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Common sense isn’t so common anymore.

    The new website looks great! Love you!

    • Reply Anna December 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Love you!

  • Reply Allison December 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Love the new look, Anna! Getting back to my blog should be a new year’s resolution for me …. but reading yours is so much easier 🙂

    • Reply Anna December 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Aww thanks Allison! But you must get back to blogging… yours is much too good to leave behind.

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