OK so what says Victorian more than candles on the boughs? I found some LED lights and used the air-drying modeling clay (not the stuff you folks were talking about, I didn't need anywhere near that much), wrapping thinly rolled 'sheets' around the base of each light. Bead garlands seemed to be popular, too, so I made one with seed and trumpet beads, and attached it in the proper 'draping' with the trusty glue gun.
Baskets of goodies are also in keeping, I have three of those made so far containing three cookies, an orange, some nuts, a candycane and a couple sugar plums. I'd like to make two or three more. I still need to find a bucket for water... think I have one in storage somewhere but would probably be easier to find one at HobbyLobby. And some toys, like a drum or a dolly or teddybear