Patchwork stockings, hung by the chimney with care, show off the symbols of the season. Wooden Stocking Hangers, L.L. Bean; 800/441-5713 or llbean.com. Stockings not available.
Boats and ship's bells ring in the season. Primitive accents lend folk-art flair.
Barn star on mantel, fish sign, and red-star throw, Antiques on Nine, Kennebunk, Maine; 207/967-0626. Custom furniture, Charles Bender & Co, East Coventry, Pennsylvania; 610/970-5862 or acanthus.com. Boat on coffee table, Authentic Models; authenticmodels.com. Fireplace, Isokern; isokern.net. Stockings, Chinaberry; 800/776-2242 or chinaberry.com. Ornaments, Midwest of Cannon Falls; midwestofcannonfalls.com.
Red-and-white quilts provide cozy comfort on Christmas and all winter long.
Signal-flag quilt and shams, Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com.