Just because you live in a small home doesn’t mean you can’t decorate for the Christmas holidays in style. I go for table top Christmas trees and decor I can put on shelves, etc. in my apartment.
This morning I got up and dug around some more in my bin in the closet and found a few more things. I happened to come across three gold bird ornaments. Well, you know how I love birds. I already had three red birds that matched these already on the tree.
So that meant I was taking off some of the red Christmas ornaments and adding a bit more gold so my birds wouldn’t stand out like sore thumbs.
A Beverage Stand Is Perfect For A Table Top Tree:
I found what I needed to put up the white tree, so I swapped out the green one I had up yesterday. I love the white and red combination on the white tree.
When I got up this morning nothing was broken. Everything seemed to still be as I left it last night. So Ivy didn’t topple the tree.
She did manage to get into a few ornaments I had on the coffee table and knocked them off. I kind of held my breath till I realized they were unbreakable ornaments.
So I let her play hockey all over the apartment with little gold ornaments. Now she’s napping from all the activity. After that she will want to eat.
Situate The Tree Where You Can Enjoy It From Various Rooms:
I didn’t realize that Ivy was in this photo. Obviously one of her toys got away from her and is under the little yellow pantry.
Did you notice that the tree topper is a red male cardinal?
That seemed appropriate since I got a photo of one yesterday. I saw Ivy at the patio door staring at something. And when I went to see, it was this red male cardinal.
Did you know that a cardinal could have a life span of up to 15 years? The cardinal is said to symbolize hope, joy, health, rejuvenation and celebration.
When I was digging around yesterday I found a bit more Christmas decor that I put on my new kitchen wall shelves. Most of it is breakable and I don’t want it where Ivy can get to it.
Christmas Decor On Shelves:
Mix Christmas Decor With Farmhouse Decor:
I like a mix of decor. So I add the Christmas decorations around and in between decor I already have on the shelves.
I think it makes it more visually interesting.
One of you emailed me recently and asked what happened to my Jim Shore figurines. I emailed back that I gave them away, or so I thought.
But when digging around this morning I found them.
This big Santa is a music box. Isn’t he a handsome Santa?
So my advice for small space holiday decorating is to utilize vertical storage space, as in the shelves in the living room and kitchen. Plus if you have small grandchildren or nosy pets like Miss Ivy Lou, you can keep your Christmas decor safe.
I also opt for table top trees.
I was lucky to find this red beverage stand a few years ago. It is perfect for fitting a table top tree inside. Then I add white netting to resemble snow.
Well, there’s Ivy again. Hm, I didn’t notice her when I took the photo.
It’s nice that I can enjoy the tree from both the living room and the dining room when I eat my meals. And I can enjoy the lights from the bedroom as well.
I think I’m finished holiday decorating now. Unless I come upon something else I forgot I had.
Have you put your Christmas decor up yet?