Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Stocking Display http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:11:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Sonya http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-410762 Sonya Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:41:49 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-410762 I live in a townhome with no fireplace & very little space so I made my closet bi-fold doors into my mantel. I bought christmas wreath door hangers in gold, personalized each one with my children’s names & hung their stockings. It decorated the entry way & got the kids excited to see their stockings fill up!There are so many decorative wreath hangers so the possibilities are endless!

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By: The Yellow Door Paperie http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123306 The Yellow Door Paperie Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:48:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123306 I just added my new stocking hanger to my blog!

http://theyellowdoorpaperie.blogspot.com/2008/12/things-that-live-in-my-brain.html

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123307 Allison Fri, 12 Dec 2008 20:50:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123307 What fun ideas! Thanks!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123308 Erin Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123308 Oh. I forgot to mention that I’ve hung out stockings on the pegs of a coat tree in the past.
It broke, so we’re moving on to a stocking ladder now. :)

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123309 Erin Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:34:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123309 I just went to a Christmas show and saw a booth of primitive/folk art pieces. They had 5 ft. tall decorative wooden ladders (not designed for real climbing) leaning against the wall with stockings hung on each of the rungs. It was perfect!

We have no fireplace either, so this year we’re trying to make our own primitive ladder to hang our stockings with care. After Christmas, it’ll be a great place to hang quilts and throw blankets.

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By: R-Eight http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123310 R-Eight Thu, 11 Dec 2008 06:14:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123310 I bought a long wood shelf, painted it Chrsitmas red and put pretty hooks on it. We used that for years. It always made me happy.

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By: Paige http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123311 Paige Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:28:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123311 We hang ours on the piano too but from stocking holder picture frames.

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By: Gigi http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123312 Gigi Wed, 10 Dec 2008 21:39:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123312 I have a fireplace and mantle, but like the idea of hanging our stockings from the back of the dining room chairs. We have an open floor plan and it’s fun to have the decorations all over the big room rather than concentrated in just a part of it.

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By: Xanz http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123313 Xanz Wed, 10 Dec 2008 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123313 i am spending my 5th holiday season in my first fireplaceless house and solve this problem differently, depending upon what mood i am in.

i bought a wood pegboard, the kind one would put up to hang coats on and put scarves and antique bags and a couple of other decorator items on it. It hangs in between the living and dining areas. During one Christmas, the other items came down and the stockings went up and it worked perfectly.

i have also used a piece of wrought iron scroll, a scrap that i had hung over a window, as a stocking home. i’ve hung them on bookshelves (which seems to be popular), and even tied them to the backs of the dining room chairs.

One year, the first here, we were in the process of moving and the stockings were unreachable. i scattered some wicker baskets around, trimmed with Christmas ribbons and big hand painted name tags. They were sweet and everyone loved them.

Christmas eve, i wrapped all the little goodies and they were charming on Christmas morning and far easier to stuff than a stocking.

A close friend in a very small space tacks hers to the back of the sofa and on Christmas eve, once they are full, hides them to be hunted the next morning.

A friend whose husband is a fireman uses… you guessed it, fireman’s boots. All lined up and trimmed with ribbons, they are adorable. They put them next to the front door and all who enter do a double take to find them ready for receiving little gifts and not left behind by some huge man just to be allowed entry to the house.

Another hangs them from the wainscoting in her family room with a wreath above them.

gentle thoughts…

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By: Nicole Block http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123314 Nicole Block Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:34:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123314 you can find stocking hangers/hooks in lots of places. i have metal weighted ones that i put on my bookcases, and they work great. and they're awfully cute too…

try this link to target's site. they have a number of fun options. http://www.target.com/Stockings-Holders-Christmas-Decorations/b/ref=sc_pgb_r_4_0_728011011_1/181-9662461-0506655?ie=UTF8&node=680951011

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By: Nancy http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123315 Nancy Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:10:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123315 We keep them in a cute Santa bag on a doorknob and then put them in our chosen chair on Christmas Eve for Santa to find.

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By: Katie and Eric http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123316 Katie and Eric Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123316 I can’t take credit for the info, but here are 10 other places to hang stockings courtesy Tiny Decor Blog:
http://tinydecorblog.com/blog/2008/12/10/no-fireplace-needed-10-other-places-to-hang-stockings/#more-1957

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By: horsley home http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123317 horsley home Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123317 I think it’s cute to hang them from your bedroom door… along with maybe a cluster of jingle bells or something? I know my little girl would be thrilled to have her stocking on her door. It could be the first thing they see Christmas morning. You could also put a cute wall hook on the door and hang it from there. You could drape some thick ribbon across a wall and hang them with clothespins too. That would be fun and whimsical!

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By: Ambrosia Girl Jenn http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123318 Ambrosia Girl Jenn Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123318 We have a fireplace, but no mantle. So I made a fake mantle out of some cork board I had on hand. I cut it into a couple of wide strips, covered it with pretty fabric, and stuck it onto the fireplace using those removable 3M wall adhesives. The stockings hang off long tacks pushed into the top edge of my fake mantle. It works.

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By: loft2dwell http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123319 loft2dwell Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123319 I’ve used those over-the-door wreath hangers and hung them on the door to the laundry room (which is just off our living room. You can hang more than one stocking on a hook and you can add as many as you need. You could also paint/decorate the door hangers to make them more festive. I guess you could use the same ones you use for bathroom/bedroom doors. They just would hang higher.

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123320 Erin Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:26:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123320 this year, with no mantel, we hung ours from a magazine rack that basically looks like a ladder. i love it leaning against the wall next to the tree!

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By: Azúcar http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123321 Azúcar Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:17:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123321 We hang them off of our entertainment center with stocking hangers.

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By: The Ellis Family http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123322 The Ellis Family Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:04:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123322 I too live in a fireplace-less home. We recently moved in & I have been trying to decide where to hang my stockings. I have no stairs, half wall, or anything that would work. I have a shelf with pegs on it that is over my couch & there are just enough pegs for my family. It turned out pretty cute!

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By: P/F http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123323 P/F Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123323 I’ve actually seen an iron (maybe at Decorator’s Collection) stand for hanging stockings, and thought that it would be less cringe-inducing than the weighted hooks that I have sitting on my mantle.

Also, If you have a banister, hanging the stockings along the railing is a nice touch (on the outside of the stairs of course).

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2008/12/ask-design-mom-stocking-display/comment-page-1/#comment-123324 Amy Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=951#comment-123324 Thank you so much for posting this Q&A. I've been bummed for weeks trying to figure out how to hang my stockings in my fireplace-less home. I'm off to find some cute ribbon to hang them from our staircase right now! Merry Christmas!

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