Is hard to believe that we moved into this apartment less than two months ago. Its already starting to feel like home and even more so with all the Christmas decorations out now.
The first thing I do every night when I get home from work is plug in the tree. The glow it gives off warms the place up so much.
Across the room is the big bookcase with the front hall and kitchen on the left and the dining room on the right.
We had been eyeing a clock from Lowe’s lately, but the $99 price tag was just not doing it for us, so I was so excited when I found this almost identical clock on sale at Winners for $16! It looks perfect with this cute rosemary tree that Garrett brought me home and a few of my favourite holiday votive holders.
When you first go into the dining room, my little home office is on the right. Last week we bit the bullet and put up these shelves for extra storage. Despite all the work, I love them!
I have all my work bins on the top, with some Christmas fabrics I’ve been using lately to make Reusable Gift Bags. I also have a great divider for all my ongoing files, ingoing/outgoing mail and even a few lovely Christmas cards I’ve received but haven’t found a place to hang them yet.
You’ll also notice the return of my beloved Maltese Falcon as he gets in the festive spirit with his Santa hat again. The little nutcrackers are from some great memories of going to the ballet with my one of my dearest friends.
During the day, I open up the blinds and you can see the Christmas wreaths that I’ve hung on the outside of all of our dining room windows. I’ve always wanted to do this and now I have the windows for it! You can see more about our outdoor decor this year here.
As you go back through the dining room, you enter the kitchen and see the J-O-Y plates I made last week. I am still over the moon with them. They make washing dishes that much more bearable – though I’ll confess Garrett does most of them and I do most of the cooking, so I guess he enjoys this over the sink more than me.
The rest of the house has little bits and bobs – a small wreath in the bathroom, festive red plaid flannel sheets on the bed, a candy cane here and there. I even got in the mood last night and did some wrapping after we came home from the mall. Nothing gets you in the spirit like a tree full of presents waiting under the tree for your loved ones!