Hi, well I don't have a fireplace either, but we do have a woodstove. However, we don't hang our stockings by it since any candy would probably melt!! Can't be havin that!! So we just hang ours from a couple of shelves that have the wooden pegs on them.
We always wait until Christmas eve to put out the gifts because of the animals and some-what nosey daughters lol. So we had the girls lay their stockings on our christmas tree skirt. When they wake up their gifts are there along with their filled stockings.
I hang our stockings on a stand my dad made for me I put 5 little nails in it and we hang them and I fill 4 of the five for the dogs hubby and this year dad. He fills mine. I stuff them good no room left when I am done.
I was thinking about this too. Last year we hung them from a bookshelf, this year though we do have a fire BUT we use it, and its only small so I suspect everything we put hanging from it may melt. I'm stuck for ideas of where else we might put them
we just moved but at our previous home, there were to two nails on a narrowish wall between the living room and kitchen. The nails were spaced perfectly, one above the other. There are only three of us, so I hung both my children's stockings there and so it served not only as a place to hang their stockings, but also looked nice as a Christmassy wall decoration. I hung my stocking on another nail which was on the next well, right next to theirs. I might do that again in our new place, but not sure yet. The stockings were in a vertical line, but hung at a slant, which gave a very nice effect.
My sister hangs hers on one of those coat hangers, like somebody else mentioned, that has the wooden pegs. Hers has several pegs on it and is in her kitchen.