My house is a bit torn-up right now as we are still dealing with the repairs from the damage the ice storm caused. The restoration crews are in and out of here, which is keeping things interesting. 🙂
But, the good news is I can still show you my fireplace mantel and a little trick I use to hang the stockings.
I love decorating with color and whimsy at Christmas Time. I always feel like I’m decorating for a huge party, but get to leave the decorations up for a month. Here is my fireplace.
I used a 3M hook sideways on each side of the mantel, then I tied a ribbon around each hook, then clipped the stockings right on. (The stockings are separated so that we can light the fire!)
And yes, I definitely use this trick all throughout the year with birthday banners and party decorations!!
As for the tree, it is being hidden by displaced furniture during the repairs, but go ahead and picture a kid-pretty tree that is not decorated on the lower 1/3rd because of a crawling-trying-to-stand baby.
From my home to yours,