The stockings were hung by the … err… no chimney here. No fireplace, no mantle. At least not one that would be suitable for Santa's entry point. So instead we use our bookshelves as a mantle substitute.
sources: JOY sign / felted bird / Frasier fir garland/ stockings
We've been using the shelf to hang stockings since we moved here but I styled it a little differently this year to spice it up. Kudos to Young House Love for thinking up of the most clever fireplace alternatives I've ever seen. Do you have your own workaround?
For those of you without a roaring fire to roast chestnuts, what do you use for your stocking display?