Welcome to our cheery apartment! The very first weekend of November I started decorating and it makes me so happy sitting on the couch with the tree on.
Jon and I bought this tree last year from Michaels, and I’m pretty sure we were the first people in NYC to buy a tree last year. We only had a few ornaments last year, but this year the tree is looking a lot fuller.
We started collecting ornaments on trips and this year I got some from Portland and Boston. We didn’t find any cute ones in Georgia or South Carolina that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
We bought this ornament this year at Macy’s. Last year we got two ornaments there so I’m making it a tradition to pick on out.
My mom gave me some of the ornaments that she’s been collecting since I was born, she’s the one that instilled my love of Christmas decorations in me. To see her house all decorated you can check it out here.
I actually brought a few decorations with me from Michigan and luckily nothing broke! One of my favorite things is this gingerbread train that my mom gave me. I think it’s so cute and pretty!
She also gave me this little sled that I love and I added this cute little tree from Trader Joes. I’m quite terrible at printing out pictures, but I got this frame last year at Hobby Lobby.
I got this garland at target, and I just love how it looks draped on the entertainment center. It feels so cozy and cheery at night to have only the tree and garland on while watching a Christmas movie.
When I was in Michigan decorating my parent’s house, Jon went to TJ Maxx and surprised me with a few Christmas decorations. I thought that was so sweet and thoughtful of him. I actually didn’t even notice the decorations when I first walked in the apartment after my trip. He bought this wooden Santa that we put by the TV, and he also got this giant nutcracker on our desk. I can’t believe I didn’t notice them at first!
We got this cute snowman at TJ Maxx as well and I’ll probably keep him up all winter.
Another thing I love is this little pillow I found at Crate & Barrel. I’m obsessed with dogs so this was perfect.
In the kitchen I have this windowsill that I love to decorate. I got this countdown from Hobby Lobby a few years ago and love the Cheetah. I have the Santa countdown on top so I always know how many days left until Christmas.
I got these advent calendars from Trader Joe’s and they were only a dollar. Jon and I always see who can find their chocolate first. This Santa is new this year, and I love this tree. I want to start collecting Santa’s like my mom, but they’re hard to find.
My favorite candle right now is Winter from Bath and Body Works. We light it almost every night and it makes the apartment smell so good!
I also got this cute dishtowel, I think TJ Maxx has the best ones.
In the bedroom I put garland over the headboard and I love having it on when I read before bed. It’s so relaxing. I also got these little trees for our nightstands.
Jon bought this little reindeer that I think is really cute, this was the first thing I noticed when I came back from Michigan.
On all of the door handles I put a little stocking or mitten that I collected over the years. I think they’re so cute and festive. I also bought some mistletoe from Trader Joe’s to hang over the door 🙂
I love our apartment all decorated, it makes me so happy. The first thing I do when I come home from work is turn on the tree and garland, and it’s just so cheery and cozy! I’m still in need of cute holiday bowls, mugs, and a little spoon rest, stockings, and a tree skirt, but I’m so happy how it turned out!