These basewood buildings, displayed at Martha's home in Maine, are painted to look old and weathered. Birch twigs make door and window frames, and the church even has birch doorknobs. Three houses and the church are shingled with pinecone scales, while the rear house has a pine-needle roof. The ground is covered with moss and balsam sprigs; a little path, made from pink granite pebbles, rambles through the village.
Rustic Holiday Touches: The mantel and tree at Martha's Seal Harbor, Maine, home are decorated with pinecone garlands and ornaments. The beautiful hand-blown glass balls on the table near the sofa are old fishing buoys, which Martha collects. The stockings are made from ingrain carpet remnants.
Table Trimmings: For Christmas Eve dinner at Skylands, Martha's Seal Harbor, Maine, home, the table is set for six with Art Deco cranberry-glass stemware and American sterling flatware. Italian 17th-century chairs with silk velvet cushions are poised at either side of the table. The Venetian-print tablecloth has Victorian-style gold thread trim.
At Skylands, Martha's Seal Harbor, Maine, retreat, the porch is trimmed with a garland and giant wreath, studded with gold and natural pinecones, and tied with a gold ribbon bow. Pink rose hips adorn the garland.