Two years ago I did a blog post, here, about finding the inspiration photo below on decorating a stairway. I feel in love with this look and kept a copy in my inspiration folder. I hoped that someday, I would have a staircase to try this with. The first photo below is from Better Homes and Gardens.
In the photo below, you can see my version it it. After we bought this house in August, I went on EBAY and found some vintage ice skates. The garland is from the Christmas Tree farm we visited last week.
Here is a close up of the skates.
I put some red fuzzy socks inside the skates and then added some fresh greens and berry picks I got from a craft store. I changed the old laces out to red ribbons.
Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here.
I can see these skates hanging in the center of a wreath on the front door as well! Another vintage item I am keeping my eyes out for is a vintage sled. I have wanted one forever, to place on the front porch and hang a wreath on it.
I have also seen smaller sleds placed on a dining table as part of a center piece. Wouldn't that look great!
This post was originally written by Penny Carlson and she blogs at The Comforts of Home.blogspot. She can also be found on Facebook at penny.carlson.10.