By the plate rack with care. Unfortunately, our fireplace is a stand alone wood burning stove, so nothing combustible can be within three feet of it. Which also means, no stockings hung on a mantle. So, the best option was the plate rack in the dining room.
To hang, I screwed eye hooks behind the quarter round and it works perfectly! I snagged all the stockings last year on clearance. The silver ones are from Wal-Mart and the white is from Target. I also bought monogram pins on clearance.
Of course they didn’t have a V. Rarely can I find a V monogram. Oh, I also whipped up a quick centerpiece using evergreen clippings, an IKEA planter and origami.
Remember how much I loved these porcelain reindeer?
Well, I’m cheap and can’t justify the price, so I attempted to make my own using polymer clay. That ended in complete and utter failure. Then, I decided to make traditional paper origami reindeer.
I think they’re still cute, though not as modern. Oh well.
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Don’t have a mantle? What clever places do you hang your stockings? Do you have an initial you can’t seem to find a monogram of? Are there any ornaments you’re coveting this year? Just want to see more Christmas ideas? Here are a few ideas to get you started.