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.
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.