Sunday, December 14, 2008

And the stockings were hung. . .

Uh oh, no chimney! Where do you hang your stockings if you don't have a fireplace/mantle? Last year I had a little metal stocking tree that went in a corner - well, that corner is occupied this year so I thought I would try something different and hung them on the top of the bookcases.

Nope - that just isn't doing it for me so I tried something else. (and after looking at these pictures, I decided I need to do some work on the bookshelves - not really happy with the way they look either!)
Remember the dvd cabinet hubby built for me a while back?
I decided to decorate it like it was a mantle and put the stockings there.

Much better. Of course if anyone wants a dvd out of that cabinet it might be a problem!
I stitched these stockings way back - when there were just 4 of us. I stitched the names and my grandmother made the stockings for me. I had enough foresight to get enough fabric for one more stocking so when baby boy came along all I had to do was stitch his name and we were all set. Of course 20+ years ago, I never thought about someday needing to add to the stockings again so I had to buy Ashley a stocking. I've been wanting to make us all new stockings for a few years now, but it is still on the 'to do' list. Maybe next year.

This is the little 'Charlie Brown' tree that I have in my teenie tiny office. Someday I may put handmade ornaments on it, but for now these work fine.
I will so more of the house as we get closer to the big day.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Lorilee said...

We don't have a mantel either. We have built-in bookshelves and a counter with cabinets, but it doesn't have doors yet! So, I hang the stockings on each person's bedroom door with a wreath hanger. When filled, they are laid beneath the tree!
Your Cabinet looks great decorated like a mantle. Great idea.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I am having a fine weekend. Loving the "shorts and t-shirt weather!" Your little Charlie Brown tree is precious. And I like where you have the stockings. It looks like a white mantel!

Nola said...

In years past when I was "without mantel", I've hung them on bookshelves, doorknobs, backs of chairs, and even in the windows. Now I HAVE a mantel, but hubby creates raging infernos, so it's not safe to hang them there. This year...on the kitchen cabinet knobs.