We are still working on finishing up the Christmas tree, but I managed to get lots of other Christmas decorations up around the apartment already. Part of me feels like I am putting up the decorations a bit too early, because its not even December yet (one more day!), but I really don’t care because I love look of Christmas around the apartment so much!
Here is a sneak peak of what our apartment is starting to look like:
I love taking something that is already there, like this vase with and adding a bit of a Christmas touch!
It changes the whole look!
I am also obsessed with my little snowman Christmas calendar. The snowflake moves to what date it is and is my little countdown to when Santa comes. It also serves as my Christmas card holder!
I love snail mail and Christmas cards, so hopefully I start getting some soon!
I am not sure if you knew this already or not, but I have a serious love for candles and all things candles. Just picked up this holder this weekend with my mom. I love it!
I am a huge fan of decorations that are winter/holiday themed but not too over the top “Christmas-ey” mainly because then I have an excuse to keep everything out for the remainder of the winter.
I mentioned these placemats in my Favorite Things Friday this past weekend and I picked them up over the weekend. I am loving them, mainly because they are festive without going over the top!
The green reindeer makes me oh so happy!
The Santa napkin holder used to be my parents, but it made its’ way back to Philadelphia with me. I think he’s cute!
Since we are lacking a fireplace, I created one here. I love the stockings hanging down.
A little touch of Christmas in the kitchen…
I also picked up a Rosemary tree at Whole Foods. It smells amazing and is in the shape of a little mini Christmas tree! Swoon!
Any other Jim Shore fans out there? I love my Nativity Angel.
Some blast from the past pictures of Jackson with Santa are decorating our entry-way. These are more comical than anything!
Obviously, Jackson loves Santa…
One of my serious holiday obsessions, other than pretty placemats, are seasonal candles. I love all the fun scents and love even more how they make the apartment smell awesome.
Two of my favorite Yankee Candle smells are Balsam & Cedar and Silver Bells. I tend to pick up extras towards the end of the season on sale and save them for the next year! It works out really well.
I also love the pinecone candle decor. These babies can stay out all winter!
What are your favorite holiday scents/candles?
All in all, we don’t have too many decorations, just a few fun seasonal/holiday items, but a little bit makes a big difference in our space. And putting out just a few little decorations, totally puts me in the Christmas Spirit!
Can you believe tomorrow is December?!
Have you started decorating yet? What are some of your favorite things to put out?