I always thought a home wasn’t a home without a fireplace until moving to Arizona. Probably because we live in an oven most of the year. So, when we had our home built I wanted a fireplace because how else would Santa bring all the goodies and where in the heck will I hang my stockings?
It would have been an extra nine thousand dollars for a gas fireplace so eventually I had an electric fireplace installed and a contractor do a build-out to make it look as real as possible. Before that, we had to be creative but truly it doesn’t take much creativity at all.
What You Can Do
You could drape them on a stair rail, hang on a chair rail, even attach them to the back of the dining room chairs with a ribbon. What I did was hung them on a shelf in the dining room as well as the buffet table.
Whatever you do, keep it simple and let your decor match your personality. I tend to go for a more classic but warm feel so whites, creams, wood, and greenery always do me good.
The stockings are from Home goods, the magnolia garland is from a local boutique, Found, and the other trinkets are from Target. I purchased the stocking holders from Pier 1 Imports years ago and really want new ones but had to seriously close the wallet. You know what I mean?
OH…. and check out the gorgeous, tea light candle pillars made of concrete and a brushed gold bottom!!! Great find and easy price from the cutest shop in Gilbert, Arizona- The LifeStyled Company.
And for good measure I had to share a picture of my friend/photographer, Jenn Sutton’s stockings.
She simply hung Hearth and Hand stockings bought from target with a simple string of garland above. This is her dining room ladies. Anything works, I promise. Now go hang your socks and get stuffing!