“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there”
Since as early as 1870, children have been hanging their stockings on the mantelpiece above the fireplace on Christmas Eve in hopes that Santa will fill them up with treats.
The Christmas stocking tradition is a favorite among children all over the world and they look forward to this more than anything else.
When I was a child I remember my siblings and I would get so excited about hanging up our Christmas stockings. I can still remember the excitement over finding the lumpy, bulging, treat-filled stocking on Christmas morning. As a mother, I witnessed the same excitement with my kids on Christmas morning.
Mantles Crafted with Care
During the holidays your mantle takes center stage. Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to the reclaimed wood mantel that you’ve been dreaming of … we can have it built and installed in plenty of time for hanging stockings.
Our craftsmen can create custom wood fireplace mantles from a wide variety of reclaimed materials. Hand-hewn beam mantles bear rugged marks from a broad ax. Rough-sawn beam mantles are more refined, but still, including the circular saw marks from milling over a century ago. They can also re-saw and plane antique beams in a cleaner, more modern style.
The fireplace is the heart of the home so give your mantle some extra care this year.