N THE DINING ROOM, a one-of-a-kind
Santa from the Horchow Collection, wearing
a seashell wreath around a mane of white hair,
was given to Alisa by her sister-in-law. The fig-ure
carries a Scotch bonnet in its hand.
Chris Ward’s collection of vintage Santa
Claus figurines were assembled from found
antique items. All are accompanied by a tag
penned by the Pennsylvania crafter who made
Rustic reindeer and woven cone shaped
trees are draped with long-needle white pine
Alisa Ward decorates her home with child-like
whimsy, from the stuffed animated animal
and object toys to the colored felt chains hung
from the kitchen chandelier.
Alisa, who makes jewelry, fashioned wreaths
for each child’s bedroom door. Beginning with
a basic faux evergreen round, she designed
the wreaths with tiny, shiny balls and layered
in a few of their favorite childhood things.
For Bennett, that means Captain America,
dinosaurs and trains; for Lily, Minnie Mouse,
Hello Kitty and princesses.