Tuesday, December 15, 2009

a christmas wish

Papaya had a very specific Christmas list.

She was worried that we wouldn't have anywhere to put our stockings. The stockings that are hung every year on the railing/banister of our stairs. So she wrote a quick wish and gave it to her Dad.

In the spring we had replaced the carpet in our living room and upstairs. However we never put our banister back up because my husband's busy field season was upon us.
The "wish list" from our daughter was the incentive he needed to get started on the project again. I figure it is better the kids encouraging him, then me nagging. So, with the help of a friend, who is a contractor, from church they hauled out the tools and started to tackle the project.
Here is what it looked like for the last 7 - 8 months.
Here the bottom plate and main post are getting set in.
Then a days work is almost done as they, okay friend, place the last spindles. The work isn't really done. The railing is just primed white and we need to decide exactly how we are going to paint it. Any suggestions?Here is our "Chief Inspector". She had her magnifying glass out and was a helpful little girl to the gentlemen that were working.
And here is the answer to a little girls wish.
The stockings are hung by the stairs with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there.

10 comments:

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your railing looks great -- very festive. One more project to check off the list....I know how that goes. And thank you for your kind words on my Christmas Past post. It's all about perspective. And, I'm starting to look at it a bit differently.

Big Daddy said...

Wow! What can I say! My little niece is so smart. Do miss her.

peaknits said...

The railing is gorgeous - I can see why your little Papaya saw the necessity of getting it done for Santa to come!

Stephanie said...

Looks great. I hope santa fills those stocking to the top!

Angela said...

Oh that looks great!!! Your girl is smart and cute!

gonzomama said...

that is the sweetest christmas list! i bet she wast thrilled!

amandajean said...

How exciting to have the railing up! I know how those home projects go. ;) It looks gorgeous with the stocking on it. Yay!

stitching under oaks said...

Yay! For kids getting their wishes during the Christmas season. It looks great...I'll bet you're happy as well.

Laura said...

Great idea to hang them on the railing!

Rebekah said...

What a cute letter and a fun little kick in the pants to get the railing finished.

The stockings and railing look great! I wish the staircase in our house was open like this so that we could hang greenery for Christmas...