9 Creative Ideas for Extra Festive Christmas Stockings

Simple details take Christmas stockings from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Happy December 1st! It’s officially time for all the merriment to begin. Even with all the merriment, I’m a fan of simplicity. I don’t bring out a lot of decorations mostly because I don’t like to put them away at the end of the season. Ha! Does that make me sound like a tired cranky Scrooge? Maybe.

While keeping the decorations simple can give us more time and bring more focus to what matters most, I still believe that adding at least a few special touches to your decor brings extra festivity to this season.

And festivity brings joy to everyone!

What are some key areas of your home where you could add an extra touch of festivity?

How could you take something ordinary and give it an extraordinary look?

Certainly Christmas stockings are one of the focal points in a home this time of year, so let’s start there!

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Add Monogram Tags and Wood Beads

It doesn’t have to be complicated, but a special detail added to the stockings or creativity in what you hang with them or how you hang them can bring more cheer.

Are you inspired to try something new with your stockings this year? Tell me your ideas! I’d love to hear them.

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Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!Christmas Display Shelf – House Log Holder

Some of you may have noticed the other day that there’s a little stand on my counter. In case you were wondering about it, today I’ll share the story.

As we were setting up our first bit of Christmas decor before Thanksgiving, I thought back to how we had decorated our open shelving in our previous kitchen. It was so fun to have shelves to style especially during the holidays.

In this kitchen we decided not to install wall shelving (sorrow), but I knew from the beginning that I could get creative with a free standing unit.

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for the right piece, but so far I haven’t found the right one.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

You might remember seeing this photo above. I shared it on the blog years ago as well as featured it in my book Simple Gatherings. It is showing a nesting table I repurposed on my counter as creative stand for a dessert bar. I later used it on a counter in our bathroom, so it sure came in handy!

Well, that idea sparked a simple idea for this house!

Unfortunately, I think I lost that particular table in the move or left it at my old house. Womp, womp, womp. I’ve been a little sad about it ever since.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

Well, my mom and I were shopping at Target right before Thanksgiving and I saw this log holder sitting on the floor in the Magnolia Hearth & Hand section. I had seen it online and thought it looked so cute, but this was the first time I saw it in person.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

I knew it would be adorable sitting by the fireplace or door stacked with logs, of course, but my mind wandered to some other possibilities. The nesting table image popped into my mind at that moment! So, I decided I wanted to try the log holder first on my counter to give me a little display space for Christmas!

WEIRD?

OR … WHY NOT?

I decided that it should be a WHY NOT?!

I know, I can’t seem to use things in normal ways. Bless.

But if loving this is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

It won’t be a permanent feature in here, so WHY NOT enjoy it for now? It was so simple. And, it brings me joy to see this little spot of festivity every day.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

I kind of love it.

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

And who doesn’t enjoy a festive little coffee or hot chocolate stand, especially this time of year? 

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

It doesn’t take much effort at Christmas time to make any space feel more magical. It’s like you get to live in a storybook for a few weeks of the year!

And isn’t magical how Christmas should feel? 

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!

Sources and Details:

Log Holder / White and Wood House Canister / Copper French Press / Runner / Kitchen Details / Kitchen Shiplap FAQ / Herringbone Floor Details

Simple Christmas Display Shelf in My Kitchen!
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