12/14/09

Our Christmas Apartment

Last year Luke and I were celebrating our first married Christmas and we were living in a little apartment There wasn't much room for Christmas decorations so we just had a small tree.

Fast forward a year later. We are still in that same apartment.

I am currently in the process of working on not being bitter about that little fact.

So going into the Christmas season I told Luke that I didn't care if we were in our teeny tiny apartment I was buying a tree and all the Christmas fixings.

So without further ado, here is our humble abode decorated for Christmas:

First is the wreath on our tree. It's not very Christmassy, but it had peacock feathers and I fell in love and had to get it:


Right when you walk in you see our tree, I went with a red, black and silver theme. We don't have a tree topper yet:


Here is another shot of the tree and you can see the wall piece that Luke's mom had made to match our tree. I just love it!
A close up of the wall piece:

Like I've mentioned before, I LOVE getting Christmas cards. Our apartment has this big piece of ugly fake wood that is usually empty. But during Christmas time I spruce it up a bit with cards and stockings, at the end of the season it is full of cards. I JUST LOVE IT!

Here is a close up of that cute santa on our countertop. And my New Moon cup. Yes, I set it out as decoration. Yes, it's Luke's favorite piece of decoration.

This is our little 4ft tree that we used as our main tree last year. It is pretty pitiful but I wanted to use it to keep all of our sentimental ornaments. Each year my grandma gives us an ornament and everywhere we travel he buy an ornament so they are all on this tree. I hope to fill an entire tree very soon with sentimental ornaments.

It's such a pitiful little tree, but holds such meaningful ornaments!

This is the Christmas wreath that hangs above ole pitiful


This table is next to the Christmas Tree and holds one of my very favorite pieces. The Willow Nativity Scene. Last year I wanted a nativity set so bad. I specifically wanted the Willow set but knew I probably wouldn't get the full set for a few years.

Then some friends very graciously gifted Luke and I with this set for our wedding/Christmas present.

I was beyond thrilled. I cried when I got it last year and totally cried when I set it up this year.

Sometimes it is hard not living in the same town as our families, but then I remember that God has blessed us with great friends in this town and I don't want to take that for-granted.

So now I have this beautiful set! Nativity sets are so precious to me and I can't believe I have this beautiful set.


Underneath the nativity set is the first piece in our Christmas village. I hope we get more to add to our town this year!

Above our guest room/computer room/music room is this little sign and then these cute stockings that my grandma's friend crocheted for Luke and me.
And last but not least this little Santa cookie jar in the kitchen. I hope to collect santa figures in the future, this is a good start:


So there it is, our little apartment in all it's Christmas glory.

Now, does anybody have an available storage unit cause I have NOOOO idea where I will store all of this after Christmas! :-)

34 comments:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

oh wow!!! your tree is beautiful!! i love it!

Melissa said...

It all looks really good! Your tree is gorgeous!

Julia said...

Awww...don't be embarrassed, it's so cute!!! The black and red theme is very University of Georgia...LOVE IT! :)

Jennifer said...

It looks great! I love your tree! And I LOVE the Willow Tree Nativity. What a precious gift!

And I have no words for the New Moon cup.

Stuck in the Sticks said...

"Ole Pitiful" LOL! Looks super cute in there!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your tree looks gorgeous!!

Rachel said...

Apartment life is really just not easy when it comes to Christmas decorations, mainly because of the storage. I feel your pain!

Your place looks wonderful, though. Your tree is GORGEOUS! And I love the Willow Tree Nativity!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Our storage unit is FULL of Christmas decorations that we didn't even get out this year.... all I have to say about that is oy vey.

Faith said...

I really love your tree color scheme and especially the coordinating wrapped presents. (hey, my card coordinates too!!) And, I must admit that I'm having a little nativity envy over your wise men and camel - I so want them to add to my set!

Thanks for the tour!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Your decorations are just beautiful!!!!!!! :)

Heather said...

It looks great and I just love that nativity!

Ari said...

Very festive and beautiful!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that nativity set. It is gorgeous! Your tree is amazing. We have a 5-6 ft on from Wal-Mart that cost like $30. It has so many holes in it. I want a full one!

PinkSass said...

You did such a good job. I love it all. Your apt is filled with Christmas! Love the trees and the card area.

ps #TwilightPosse

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I love it!! You did such a great job! It's so warm and cheery :) Your tree is so so pretty too!

Jenn said...

It looks great! I love the color scheme for the tree!

Rebecca Jo said...

My favorite thing - the Twilight Cup!!! :) hehe!!!

Its all beautiful! Love you have a "sentimental" tree... & am totally in love with your Willow Nativity set...

Amy@My Front Porch said...

What fun! I love your decorations and am super jealous of your Willow Tree nativity!

Trina said...

I love the color scheme! I see a peacock feather peeking out from your wreath! Love it!

Tara Gibson said...

love it all! your tree is so pretty!

petrii said...

Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!! I had seen black ornaments in Hobby Lobby and wondered how that would look. Well, now I know ~~ Beautiful ~~ especially with the other colors.

Your apartment is so cute. You did a GREAT job!!

Have a Wonderful afternoon,
Dawn

meredith said...

i am new to your blog and i really love it! :)

your christmas decorations are super super cute! i need to post pics of mine soon. i have to say my fave was the beautiful nativity set. loved it!!

meredith said...

my close second favorite was the new moon cup!!! ;)

Lindsey said...

Awww such adorable decor!!!

Julie said...

Your main Christmas tree is gorgeous with the lights turned on. I loved that picture. And I love your nativity set. I've been eyeing the willow tree set for a few years now.

Jess said...

Your tree is beautiful!!

I love how Christmas-y you've made your little apartment!

Kassie said...

Your tree is so big and beautiful!! And that nativity set is gorgeous--as is the story along with it! :)

Christie said...

Your Willow Tree nativity set is beautiful and I like where you put your Christmas cards- I did something similar when my husband and I lived in an apartment. It's great you were able to decorate this year- this season is not the same without it!

Heather said...

Megan, you have done a great job!! Your Christmas tree is beautiful! I want to come and sip some hot chocolate with you in front of it! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Aww, I love the decorations! Very cute! :o)

Whitney said...

Looks great, my friend!! :) So fun and festive. Ca-yute!!

In this wonderful life... said...

looooove all your Christmas decor! The trees are so pretty!

Juliane said...

Your tree looks beautiful. Good job!

Juliane

Perfectly Imperfect said...

megan! your apartment is adorable!! and your tree is gorgeous!!