I'm also in the process of transforming a small wooden bird house into a gingerbread house.I think used match sticks will work for candy canes. And I bought three small mirrors (without frames) that I plan to surround with shell trim. I also bought three "pictures" - more for their frames. I'll put my own pictures in them. I've been gathering quite a few colored ones which I plan to reduce in size. Should (fingers crossed) turn out well!
The Christmas tree is up in the den (naturally!), with presents underneath and my two little boxes of Christmas decorations. For now, I've put a garland of fake lights on the tree itself, but I'd like to be more authentic to the period, more traditional. Candles would be nice if I can figure out how to do it. Paper chains and popcorn would be even better. Or perhaps both.
I finally discovered how to hang the four resin "stockings" (formerly miniature ornaments). I thought initially that a small nail or brad would work, but I couldn't find any small enough that wouldn't split the wood. Then I found doll house sized door knobs in brass! They work perfectly. I've glued them to the top of the mantel and hung the stockings from them. Sounds odd, but looks very nice! They may even be able to stay, as they have a certain nautical look to them - like miniature capstans! And this is a "nautical" room!
And to finish the day's accomplishments, Mama gave me some blue and red metal "spatterware" cups and plates for the kitchen and a pair of Victorian style ladies' boots, which probably need to be put in the attic now I think of it!
As you can see, I've been having a lot of fun. And I'm also enjoying working in my bedroom studio. My own little niche - while visions of sugarplums dance in my head!! Ha Ha
P.S. Lace seam binding makes great curtains for the CHDH (cabinet house doll house). A bit large of pattern, but still sweet!