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 BH&G.
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.