Santa greets guests on the porch on top of a washstand given to me by a friend about 20 years ago. The sled and birdhouse were yard sale finds.
In the log room, the fireplace is built from stone collected from our property. The chair hanging on the wall was inside the old log cabin we took down to build this room.
The carved Santas on top of the silver chest (that belonged to my parents) were carved by lance Powers of Elkview, WV in the 1980's. See the fresh mistletoe? It was destined for the kissing ball!
Last year's tree was all vintage and handmade ornaments, from my paper stars to the apple and orange garlands to the hand-beaded ornaments made by my mother years ago.
I like to use old books for decorating. These library discards are perfectly at home on top of a table bought at a junk shop for 10 dollars. The table is pegged together and had part of a Ouija board inside its drawer when we bought it. The churn is one I used for several years to make butter and the coffee grinder we still use occasionally. The silver teapot was a $3 find at a resale shop. You can see a little of the hand-cranked washer in the corner; it was patented in 1883 and I bought it from the man whose mother ordered it new from Sears in the late 1800's.
That's all for now. Maybe next week I will be able to post photos of this year's decorations.