I thought I’d share a few snapshots from around our apartment lately. Since I am a friend of Martha, and spend all my time at home, we usually get pretty into decorating.
Look at this little guy! He warms my heart. David and I don’t have a tree topper, and it’s become a tradition that we have this little felt snowman at the top of our tree. It’s comically small, and this year we added this photo of David looking dapper at age 6-ish. He still loves suspenders, and I love his little bow tie.
I don’t do the styled tree thing. We grew up with a tree that was crammed with ornaments that all had some sort of sentimental value. When I got my own apartment, I took a lot of my ornaments, and David got all of his old ornaments, so most of the ornaments on our tree were either made by us as kids, or have our names on them. Someday I want to get a white tree, and put it in a different room, and have that be my design-y tree, but it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays if we didn’t have a traditional tree.
After the wedding, we ended up with a TON of floral arrangements. I love them. They’re wintry colors, so they really pull everything together, and it’s so luxurious to be in an apartment that is filled with flowers.
We got little stockings this year! We don’t have a mantel, so I thought it would be funny to hang them over the bar. The white one is for Caspian, obviously.
This was handed down to me from my mom. It’s kind of weirdly plastic feeling, but I like it. It’s retro, like our apartment, so it seems to fit.
Speaking of retro, this ceramic tree is one of my most prized decorations. Every woman in my family has one of these, and when I was younger, setting it up and putting the lights into it was my favorite thing to do. My mom and my aunt surprised my cousin and I, and had these made for us – it makes me so happy to have one of my own!
Seriously, aren’t these roses gorgy? This is from my bridesmaid bouquet.
One of Kellsie’s bridesmaids actually made most of the flower arrangements (I assisted, and did the boutonnieres, and nosegays for the moms & grandmas – I’m probably TOO proud of my boutonniere-ing skills, but whatever. ) This flower ball is made out of carnations, and I love it. It’s so bright, and it’s fun to pet every time I walk past it.
What are you guys doing to decorate for the holidays? Any cool DIYs I should know about?