If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace.
Dog Pond - Place a plastic kiddie pool in the ground. It'd be easy to clean and looks nicer than having it above ground. Big dogs can't chew it up or drag it around. This is obviously more fancy than a plastic kiddie pool underground, good idea thou
How to Make a Cardboard Christmas Fireplace. Create a mock fireplace for Santa to come down from cardboard Boxes. This cardboard fireplace can also serve as a focal point to hang Christmas stockings on and for holiday decoration.