Today should be the day for a baby bump update…but that will have to wait for tomorrow. Today I want to share a post that I intended to write yesterday as a part of my Tuesday Tours and in order to join in on the Christmas Mantle Party at The Lettered Cottage. PS. ALL of Kevin and Layla’s seasonal mantle displays at the Lettered Cottage are fabulous and I highly recommend checking out the link. In fact, her whole house is amazing and it is very worth the time to do some clicking around a bit while visiting their site.

The apartment we lived in a few years ago had a beautiful fireplace and mantle upon which to hang our stockings.

This house does not have a fireplace.

My mother-in-law gave us this one for Christmas last year….but it isn’t quite big enough for hanging stockings. We also felt it would be unwise to hang stockings this low to the ground so close to Josiah’s play area…those deer reindeer stocking holders are very heavy and the daddy deer has rather sharp antlers!

So we had to get creative. This year we hung our stockings here…

…atop the computer desk.

This also proved to be a great way to re-purpose some greenery which was a part of the decor at our winter wedding in 2005.

Next year we will have to get creative again…we will need to hang FOUR stockings and only have three matching silver deer stocking holders.

(But I DO have plenty of fabric left to make another matching stocking…that was always the plan :))

  1. Layla says:

    Well aren’t you the sweetest thing EVER!!! 🙂

    I love that ladder/wreath combo, and everything looks so festive and fun.
    Thanks for linking up!


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