Fireplace Stockings Were Hung with Care

Fireplace Stockings Were Hung

A fireplace is so integral to Christmas that hanging the stockings on the fireplace mantel is a tradition that many families look forward to each year.

Clement Moore’s famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, immortalizes that moment when “the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.”

As a safety note, please remember to remove the stockings when your fireplace is lit.  On Christmas eve when all head to bed, the fire will be safely out so stockings can be hung and Santa can make his traditional entrance safely.

Some FireplaceMall.com friends have generously shared photos of their stockings hung by the chimney.  Find inspiration from their stocking designs and holiday fireplace decorations!

  • Stone Elegance

This drama of this huge stone fireplace speaks for itself. The nine matching red and gold stockings keep it simply elegant!

The number of stockings is only matched by the size and drama of the fireplace.

The number of stockings is only matched by the size and drama of the fireplace. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/haeyoc

  • Starring Pair

The sparkle and glow of this pair of stockings are highlighted by the stars and lights on the mantel.

The light and dark contrasts up the impact of this mantel display.

The light and dark contrast ups the impact of this mantel display. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/pammock

  • Be Merry

The cream colors, brass fireplace doors, and dark brick fireplace all work so well with this trio of personalized cranberry and hunter green stockings.

Cranberry and hunter green stockings are a classy take on traditional Christmas colors.

Cranberry and hunter green stockings are a classy take on traditional Christmas colors. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/cuteculturechic.

  • Textural Delight

The patchwork stockings capture the texture and variety of the rocks in this awesome fireplace wall. Lights, Christmas balls, and themed stocking hangers coordinate their colors with the stockings’.

Patchwork and applique stockings hang from the mantel of an awesome fireplace.

Patchwork and applique stockings hang from the mantel of an awesome fireplace. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/docksteader.

  • Happy Kitties

Red, green, white and a cheery holiday plaid combine in these smile-inducing, fishy stockings for the felines of the household.

Plaid, fish-shaped stockings join the ones for the humans on this cheery holiday hearth.

Plaid, fish-shaped stockings join the ones for the humans on this cheery holiday hearth. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/garbisongirl.

  • Purrr-fect Stockings

This jolly mantel and hearth signifies the abundance of Christmas  and the love for all our family members including the furry ones.  Note that each cat’s stocking is labeled with its name.  Eliminates the Christmas morning cat-fights, we’re sure.

Five cat stockings, personalized with each cat's name, are sure to keep Santa busy.

Five cat stockings, personalized with each cat’s name, are sure to keep Santa busy. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/CoolR1a

  • Cross Stitched Works of Love

How many tiny stitches went into the creation of these remarkable cross stitched stockings?! Each one unique and all in the same color scheme, these lifetime treasures were handmade by a mom of five teens.

Seven handmade-with-love cross stitched stockings adorn this Christmas mantel.

Seven handmade-with-love cross stitched stockings were hung on this Christmas mantel. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/SewSugarBeans

  • Nifty Novelty Stockings

Santa will have no trouble telling which fun stocking hanging on the impressive stone wall of this fireplace belongs to which family member!  A Christmas ball laden wreath pulls it all together.

Each stocking on this stunning stone fireplace captures the individuality of each family member.

Each stocking on this stunning stone fireplace captures the individuality of each family member. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/Laurilu61

  • Grandchildren’s Stockings

What could make a grandmother more delighted at Christmas than to have the grandkids’ stockings, each as individual and charming as the children are, adorning the fireplace?

The grandkids' stockings all hang from the proud grandparent's fireplace mantel.

The grandkids’ stockings all hang from the proud grandparent’s fireplace mantel. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/ScullySpeaks

 

  • Stacked Stone  & Stockings

The prominent keystone and the arch of this stacked stone fireplace are both repeated in the design of the mantel.  Brass stocking holders echo the brass in the fireplace doors.

The stockings hanging from the mantel of this arched fireplace await Santa's treats.

The stockings hanging from the mantel of this arched fireplace await Santa’s treats. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/MariaRollan.

  • Stockings Were Hung

Lest there be any doubt, these stockings are officially hung by the chimney with care.  What a clever, convenient and charming way to display the stockings!

This plaque with its own hooks makes it simple to display the family stockings.

This plaque with its own hooks makes it simple to display the family stockings. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/TerinAleah

  •  Just in Time for the First Fireplace

A talented grandmother cross-stitched each of these stockings.  The last one was completed just in time to hang on the family’s mantel for their first Christmas with a fireplace!  Atop the mantel is a creche scene.

The cross-stitched stockings were finished just in time.

The cross-stitched stockings were finished just in time. Photo courtesy http://twitter.com/mangumission

All of these Christmas stockings were hung with care and love above the fireplace, the natural gathering place not only of family and friends but also of Santa as he fills those empty stockings. To ready your fireplace for stocking-opening day, update your fireplace screen and replace your fireplace tools if they have seen better days.

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Susan shares ways to make homes, especially those with fireplaces, renewing spaces for families. When not writing for FireplaceMall.com, she can often be found by a fireplace with a book in hand.

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