At long last I was able to snag a few pictures and get a current post up. This is also maybe the biggest look yet at the new apartment, even though it's only about 4 months shy of being a year old.
Christmas seems to get busier every year, and by the time you have a chance to just sit back and take a breath, it's time to pack up the decorations again. It was fun to decorate the new place, and despite a few things I wish I would have changed, I think it's a success. However, with the amount of ornaments I've accumulated over the years, and the height of my new ceilings, I think next year it might be time to take the plunge on a full sized, live Christmas tree!
Hope you enjoy this little tour of Christmas on South Calhoun!
|I have to admit this is kind of the afterthought area. These objects always had a particular place to go at the Penthouse. Here the polar bears and candy cane people are mingling with plants and vintage ornaments.|
|More decorated bottle brush trees and a new snow globe.|
|The big gallery wall received the majority of the winter berries this year.|
|The old Martha Stewart Everyday jingle bell wreath is an almost perfect match with the Martha by Mail spice rack. The Bedford Gray walls make them stand out even more.|
|High above the kitchen are all of the cake stands and one of two tinsel trees I've never used before.|
|Bedford Gray really is just my favorite color.|
|Although Kyoto Green is a very close second. I love everything about the color of my bathroom, and added just a touch of gold and copper to the mix for the holidays.|
|This is the kugel I found at the Midlands Arts and Antiques Market in Indianapolis.|
|The orchid just gives another dash of yellowy gold.|
|One of the two gold tinsel trees,|
|And the other in the opposite corner! I added a lot more red this year,|
|I love this old Everyday feather tree with it's random creature ornaments. I never found a place to put the green one,|
|Above the tall windows, almost to the ceiling, are two more kugels hanging. Next year I want to put the winter berry garland above the bedroom windows.|
|A bowl of vintage ornaments is just gorgeous mixed with brass, mercury glass, and silver.|