Buying a box of fifteen German kugels started Beverly Weir-Longacre on a collection of holiday ornaments that now numbers about 3,000.
HUNTING FOR ANTIQUE CHRISTMAS
Beth Karp melds her passions for collecting antique dolls and Christmas ornaments into charming holiday vignettes for every room of her house.
A WHIMSICAL CHRISTMAS
Devils, frogs, and other charming creatures decorate mantels, tables, and trees in the Steely family home.
Despite his hoofs, horns, and chains, Krampus captured the attention of seven-year-old Chloe Steely and led her to collect Santa’s evil alter-ego ever since.
Erin N. Ilic
A DELIGHTFUL PLACE
When the Wild West started at the Ohio River, Benjamin Henry Latrobe designed a mansion for Thomas Worthington on a hilltop overlooking civilization’s edge.
HOLIDAY DIRECTORY OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN CRAFTS
The top-rated holiday objects by today’s traditional artisans add a festive note to the recently restored rooms of Adena Mansion and Gardens in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Two young voices accompanied by a lone guitar transformed a simple poem into one of the world’s best-loved Christmas songs.
BOUNTIFUL GIFT BASKETS
Loading up a goody basket to share with family and friends is a simple, satisfying, and scrumptious way to
share a homemade Christmas.
You can create a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table with some fresh greens and sugared fruits swirled around a conical frame.
BUILD A FIVE-BOARD BENCH
Among the oldest and most functional of furniture, the simple bench served colonists for seating and working—and makes an easy holiday gift project.
MITTENS TO WARD OFF WINTER
Plimoth Plantation shares a knitting pattern for the type of hand-warmers the earliest settlers brought with them to America’s shores.
REDWARE ORNAMENTS FROM GINGERBREAD
We borrowed patterns from redware plates found in museums to decorate these gingerbread ornaments for tummy and tree.
in every issue
FROM THE EDITOR
Finding the Tree … and Making Holiday Memories
CALENDAR OF HOLIDAY EVENTS
ON THE COVER
This feather tree in the living room of Beth and Jay Karp is adorned with an array of wax angels, Dresden ornaments, and "swingers," figures on little swings that hang from the branches. Photograph by Winfield Ross.