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.
Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here.