And the stockings Were Hung...
Cottages and Bungalows|Holiday Decor Fall 2020
IF YOUR HOME DOESN’T HAVE A FIREPLACE, FEAR NOT. HERE ARE SIX ALTERNATIVE AND EQUALLY MERRY WAYS TO HANG YOUR STOCKINGS.
Kelly McMaster

A cozy fireplace with a statement mantel may be the dream of every home décor enthusiast; however, not everyone is lucky enough to have one. It certainly does not mean your Christmas stockings need to remain in storage or miss a visit from Santa.

We asked three creatives how they solve this no-mantel dilemma in their homes, and between them, six festive ideas emerged.

6 STOCKING SHOWCASES

Jill Flory, a designer and seamstress, makes wonderful use of her open staircase to display her family’s stockings. She used thin ribbon to tie each stocking to a stair rail, or they can be tied to hang from the garland as well.

If you love the sweater-style stockings shown here, visit Jill’s shop at sewafineseam. com. Made from thrifted sweaters detailed with bits of vintage lace and trim, each is one of a kind. Prices range from $19 to $45.

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