If you’re new here you may not know that I live in a small two bedroom condo. I like to complain about it because since I’ve had a small human it has become an extension of Toys ‘R Us rather than the quaint, cozy home it once was. However, it really is a great place to live and I’m thankful to have a roof over my head when so many do not.
Living in a small space means getting creative when decorating for Christmas. Creative, as in totally blocking access to the back door. We don’t use the porch in the winter anyway! Yes, that is the door behind the tree in the below photo:
When you first approach our condo you will see the wreath I made. I didn’t go overboard with the berries and ornaments. I kept it simple (mainly because I didn’t feel like going back to the store for more shit).
Upon entering our condo you will see the entry table (where mail piles up) and our makeshift mantle – it is seriously the ONLY place we can hang stockings. It also ensures we won’t forget them if we’re traveling somewhere for Christmas. They are right in our faces!
Here’s a close up of the ornament basket thingy I made for the table, along with a mini tree for Molly I picked up at Trader Joe’s.
Next up is the couch side table. These boxes were a gift one year that were filled with different candies/popcorn. I can’t remember who they were from, but I decided to keep them! You can also see my mini Redskins stocking that is hanging from the light. (I told you we have limited hanging space!) And those are two wind-up toys that Molly LOVES. She points to the Santa and says “Ho ho ho.” It really is the cutest thing ever. Also, there is my coffee. It is very very important to my everyday existence.
Did I mention we have limited hanging space? Therefore, I don’t have a cute and creative place for Christmas cards. I tried displaying them on the fridge, but Molly kept taking them off and it was getting annoying putting them back up. So I decided to use this basket, which was actually just sitting on the floor waiting to be put to use. So, Molly decided to get stuck in it… hilarious!
From baby seat to card holder!
I LOVE my Christmas Village! Right now we are limited when it comes to expansion, but I can’t wait for one day when I can grow my village.
I will leave you with a few more photos, such as this one where you can see how desperately I need window treatments. I am having a hard time making a decision on that.
Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great week gearing up for the big day… don’t stress too much!