Monday, November 21, 2011

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Santa's Sleigh Freestanding Stocking Holder


Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I spend a lot of time trying to create fond memories for our children, whether it be keeping the magic of Santa alive for as long as possible or making sure our home feels cozy and festive.  That last endeavor includes hanging up stockings every Christmas for the whole family.  Not having a fireplace mantle, we have had to seek out alternatives.  What we have used the past 7 years or so was a black metal stocking tree, which was functional, but not very attractive.  It looked like a primitive oversized ornament tree.  Thankfully, this year we will be using this far more attractive espresso-finished Santa Stocking Holder from Kirkland's.

This stocking holder measures about 3 feet long and over 3 feet tall.  It was extremely easy to assemble.  I only needed to line up the holes on the crossbar and the legs, insert the winged screws, and then tighten them.

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The dark finished metal on this stocking holder would fit in well with traditional, country, and mission style furniture.  With the proper lighting, the sculpted silhouette will cast a dramatic shadow on the wall.


Although our stockings are rather large, we were still able to fit all five of them on the stocking holder.  This stocking holder actually comes with an extra sixth hook, so I might try to sneak on one more since the cats have a stocking that they all share too.  The hooks are not attached to the holder, so I can space them out as I see fit.


Left alone, this stocking holder is quite sturdy.  I would not use it in a house with an infant or toddler who might pull on the stand or on the stockings because it could tip over.

To view their full selection of holiday and everyday home furnishings, visit Kirklands.com or find a Kirkland's store near you.


Thank you to Kirkland's for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a second product for our contest prize.





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