Hi friends, welcome back and come on in! As you know, Jon and I moved at the end of October and we’ve been busy making our new apartment feel like home. It’s been decorated for Christmas since November 7th, but I was waiting to see if we could get the apartment a little more settled before I shared. It’s not 100% done, but it’s getting there. We absolutely love our new place and especially love how cozy it feels decorated for Christmas.
Jon recently put our gallery wall up and the apartment felt so strange without it. I love being able to see the pictures and the decorations on the table from the couch.
These trees are my favorite, I love when they glow at night.
I put my Santa’s under the table, this one holding cookies is new this year. Next year I’ll have to give them prime real estate on my new bookcase.
Our kitchen is almost identical to our previous apartment, so I kept the decorations pretty much the same as I usually do.
I was gifted this chocolate advent calendar by La Maison Du Chocolate and it is light years better than the Trader Joe’s one I used to buy.
This Santa is new and I found him at the hotel gift shop at Bryce National Park of all places. He sparked joy the second I laid eyes on him.
Our coffee stays fresh in this cookie jar Jon picked out this year.
Food tastes better on a Santa plate 🙂
I saw this sign when I was at a little fair with Jon’s mom in Atlanta and knew Jon needed it. He LOVES to quote Christmas Vacation.
In the window above my desk I have my gingerbread train and cute new snowman I got as a gift from my Aunt Rita and Uncle Craig. They have the best Christmas decorations! My sister and I flew home after Christmas with our snowmen and TSA checked both which I thought was funny. No reindeer games here 🙂 (Also, I am not a time traveller, I just didn’t update my countdown from last year…)
I have an extra windowsill to decorate this year. I made one more rustic, and the other more fun and colorful.
We bought a bookshelf on Black Friday, but we didn’t have the tools to mount it to the wall, so next year I’m excited to decorate it. As I mentioned, still a work in progress, but it’s going to look so great next year!
My poor tree, last Christmas 2/3 sections of the prelit lights went out so I was prepared this year and strung them myself. About a week ago the top 1/3 stopped working but now that all the ornaments are on, I don’t want to restring and risk something falling, so it’s just doing the best it can.
We bought this tree in 2017 and only had a few ornaments. This year I had to decorate the back because we have so many ornaments!
These are all our new ornaments, I like to collect them from trips. The big Santa is from a special Christmas store in Salzburg and we were very nervous it would break on our journey home, but luckily he lived to see Christmas.
Our old bedroom was tiny and super cramped, so I never decorated. Now our bedroom is spacious and cozy with this skinny tree. I was deciding between leaving it with just lights, or getting ornaments too and I think I like how simple it looks best. I almost forgot we had this bedding, but I’m glad I remembered in time. I usually buy new things when they’re on sale after Christmas, so by the time the next Christmas rolls around, I occasionally forget about something.
We have counterspace in our bathroom finally so Jon bought these little soap dispensers and tray while I was out decorating my parents’ house. I’m glad he enjoys Christmas decorations as much as I do!
I think that wraps up my tour! I hope you enjoyed taking a look 🙂 When I share a normal apartment tour I’ll show you my decoration closet where I have the luxury of storing everything in one place.