Friday, December 25, 2015

Decorating a Small Apartment for Christmas

We are STILL unpacking!
I had to take a break from all that and look for my Christmas decorations as I wanted to put up our tree on Thanksgiving Day. 
Thank goodness last year I had the forethought of selling my ginormous, 12 foot, fat tree and replacing it with a skinny one. 
It's 12 feet as well but my hubby told me not to put the bottom portion on so the star would be able to fit at the top. The tree is about 8 or 9 feet now. 
It's perfect!

I love that I kept my ornaments from the fat tree but I cannot find my red ribbon. I made do with a roll of red burlap I had stashed away (funny what you find when you're looking for SOMETHING else)
I went ahead and just cinched it here and there to make it a little easier to wrap around the tree. 

Then, since we don't have a fireplace in this apartment (sad face) I got a shelf from Ikea to put up in our entry way. 
I have a little cabinet there that I decided to decorate around.
The shelf was only $14.99 and is one of those "floating" ones. 
I simply added my Merry Christmas sign I made a couple of years ago and some of my Christmas decor. The stockings are burlap lined with fabric that my mom made. On the floor next to it is a vintage suitcase with more greenery, lights and my huge candle sticks with my santa. 
What do you think?

I think this can work in the dining area as well. 
I am working on painting our dining table and decorating our eating nook for Christmas Eve dinner. 
I will share that with you soon. 


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