First things first, Red House Sampler is framed and hanging. I went with a warm colored frame because I thought it suited the colors of the linen and threads. I didn't realize it at the time I chose it, but the frame has carved medallions that are very similar to the border design.
So, with that out of the way, here's a look around at how I decorate our house for the holiday.
I love the simplicity of small wreaths hanging on the Windsors and greenery tucked in with fruit. We put the tree in the dining room this year, our house is fairly small, and it fit well in the corner. I enjoy looking at it at dinner time.
What more can I say? I'm a colonial at heart.
A small collection of Santa's. I like the unusual and skinny ones the best. You won't find any roly-poly well-fed Santa's in the lot.
The kitchen counter tree, filled with small cooking utensils, and sitting in a coffee cup.
More Santa's on the pie safe. These fellows are all salt-glazed. They are made by Eldreth Pottery in Lancaster, PA., and a new one is issued each year. I just noticed that the one on the right is a roly-poly chubby Santa, so I stand corrected.