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Hanging the Stockings With Care

Hanging the Stockings With Care

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Some of the greatest holiday traditions are centered around the fireplace and mantle: Santa comes down the chimney, stories are told by a roaring fire and stockings are hung on the mantle.  What does that mean, though, for the rest of us without fireplaces in our homes or apartments?  Neither of us are lucky enough to have a roaring fire to cozy up to but that doesn’t stop us from decorating for the holidays fabulously!  Here are some of our favorite inspirations for alternatives when hanging the stockings with care.


Not having a mantle shouldn’t mean missing out on the tradition of hanging the stockings.  Here are some even cooler ways to display them.

hanging the stockings with care

French Larkspur

The antique ladder is the definition of shabby chic.

hanging the stockings with care


Bring the outdoors inside by hanging a branch.



We’re crushing hard on this chalkboard faux fireplace.

hanging the stockings with care

All That Brings Joy

Personalize this one with monogrammed knobs.

hanging the stockings with care

Country Living

There will be no confusing who a stocking belongs to when they’re hung from the bedpost.



There is one thing that all homes and apartments have: a door!  Here are some alternatives to the traditional wreath to help keep things fresh this year.

unique holiday decor

Real Simple

A couple of simple ornaments let visitors know that holiday cheer awaits them.

monogrammed christmas wreath martha stewart

Martha Stewart

This monogrammed wreath is so Martha and we are so doing it.

Unique Christmas Wreath Alternatives

Carla Aston

This one has us chirping a merry tune.


An Extraordinary Day

Spell it out in green and gold.


Small Measure

Snowflakes make a unique display, no two are alike…

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Whether you live far from any tree farm, don’t have space for a big tree or you simply want to spare an evergreen this year, we are loving these alternatives.


Vrouw Online

Think less “tree ornament” and more “ornament tree”.

green book christmas tree

Apartment Therapy

Cuddle up with a good book or two.

doily Christmas tree window


If you’re really short on space, take it to the windows with vintage doilies or paper snowflakes.


Wedding Chicks

For those short on space or cash that still want that fresh pine scent.

alternative christmas tree

Atlanta Homes Mag

There’s no need to chop a tree down when you have a perfectly good one growing in your living room.





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About The Author


As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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