Zenfolio | Siobhan Connally Photography | Doll Hospital | Photo 7

Melody Howarth adjusts some antique ornaments in the front entryway of her Nassau home, which she and her husband are rennovating. Howarth has more than 20 trees and countless ornaments set out for the holidays. She has made a name for herself as a restorer and conserver of decorative and historic porcelain and ceramics. She is having an open house for the holidays on Sat., Dec. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.