While thoughts of gum drops may dance in your head, a beautiful wood-burning fireplace and a mantle to hang our stockings dance in mine. But that dream comes with time and for now I will get to the creative board and find another way! I got these classic red velvet stockings from Pottery Barn right after Geoff and I married, but they’ve never really had a good place to call home during the holidays. So this year I made a point to find a an alternative way to hang these beauties…mantle or not! While out thrifting I came across these mounted deer antlers and knew immediately I had found our sweet stockings a place to call home. Deer antlers are all the rave, especially during the holiday season, so I eagerly jumped on board when I saw them. (Who knew taxidermy would be so trendy?? My grandfather would be so proud:)
I’ve also had this large frame I scored at a local Goodwill sitting in our garage waiting to be used…I had to talk Geoff out of throwing it in the garbage on multiple occasions. I just knew I would find a good use for it, and along came Christmas!
I spray painted both of them black, hung them with care, and gave our red stockings a new home for our Cottrill Christmas affair!
No mantle? No problem…