A Holiday Decorated Apartment

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Little Tree made her appearance over the weekend. We're going on five years together now. And because I'm a bit sentimental when it comes to anything Christmas related, every time I take her out of the box I can't help but think about how much has changed from one year to the next.

I wish I had some great story about how I got Tree from a cute little pop-up tree shop on a Chicago corner and that I carried her home on my back for six blocks. But the fact is she's from a Walmart in Topeka, Kansas. Oh Topeka, how I don't miss you.

We've carried this little tree of ours from Kansas to Illinois to Nebraska back to Illinois and back to Nebraska again and again. (Due to lack of storage in Chicago, Tree spends her off-time in Nebraska.)

Each time we take her out of her box she looks a little older. (She probably thinks the same of us.) Her faux pine needles are becoming more scarce and her fake tree limbs seem to hang lower and less sturdy. But now matter how weak she gets, she still holds some of my favorite memories.

To read my completely sappy post about my love for my fake Walmart tree click here. Or else we can just a gander at a few of the decorations that have popped up around our apartment.
















I'm such a sucker for the holidays.

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27 comments:

  1. Love your decorations! Tree looks great! :)

    Trish
    www.thetrishlist.com

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  2. I like fake trees better than real trees. They hold more memories :)

    xo, Val
    in-betweenlife.com

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  3. I feel the SAME way about my Walmart tree too! I just love your decorations! Can I please fly up and visit your cute house!? HA! Hope you enjoy Christmas SO much this year!

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  4. Looks great!! Love your apartment!

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  5. Beautiful! Looks so cozy and festive :)

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  6. Your tree in that window, framed by those drapes is so lovely and dramatic. Your home looks beautiful.

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  7. Stopppp your apartment and your decorations are to die for. How did I not realize you're from kansas? I'm a Kansas City girl myself!

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  8. Looks great! WHERE did you get the cocktail napkins?!

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  9. It's the most wonderful time for a beer. I obviously need these coasters in my life. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  10. Fake tree represent! They hold so much memories. I love the pictures, I needed some Christmas decor inspiration.

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  11. this looks perfect! love all the details. especially your little tree.

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  12. I love your decorations! I'm a sucker for the holidays too! X

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  13. Gorgeous decorations! We put ours up yesterday and it is the best to have them up - now it really feels like Christmas!

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  14. "Oh Topeka, how I don't miss you." bwahahahaha coming from someone who's spent lots of time there and lives within an hour ... I so understand!

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  15. I love your décor! Everything is so pretty! I LOVE that vintage radio and the Macy's parade Jack-in-the-box, so cool!

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  16. I really love your apartment, it just looks so cute and cozy. It's also really sweet that you've had the same tree for five years.

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  17. Gorgeous tree! I love it (and the other decorations/ your apartment!)

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  18. Your apartment is so cute! I love it!

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  19. You're apartment is decorated so cute! I love your love story with your tree, besides it actually being a fake tree ;) xoxo, ganeeban

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  20. exposed brick and such amazing decor?? Um, you win the beautiful apartment award. Love it!

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  21. That is like the PERFECT spot for a Christmas tree...it looks gorgeous!! And how adorable is that picture of baby Harlow? I really love your holiday decor style - so festive but cool and unique!

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