Merry Christmas and welcome!
Two years ago, when we moved from our home in Newport Beach to our 1920's apartment in San Francisco, I had to consolidate our Christmas decorations--and somewhat painfully, gave away a lot.
But we do enjoy the view! Ding, ding, ding... there is one cable car that is fully decked out for Christmas but I never manage to get to the window with my camera fast enough.
(Our apartment has all the original crystal and brass door knobs).
Lack of space has simplified my Christmas décor, so that I
- Use what we have in new ways...that's a money saver!
- Incorporate fresh greenery and flowers.
- Light a candle or two...
- Have a vintage vibe since our apartment is close to 100 years old
...I just tucked in berries.
On the mantel, I'm using crystal decanters (wedding presents--Ha! practically "vintage") as vases with new beaded snowflakes from Home Goods.
The mantel is antique but the mirror is just two years old from Anthropologie. The peonies are from the SF Flower Mart...but I like hydrangeas from the grocery store here, too.
Come into our dining room, set for a casual dinner.
Really simple in the guest room... I added a red throw over the headboard and Santa Claus.
Here are some images as it gets darker...
which happens so early these days!
Chief likes a little firelight.
Check out yesterday's home tours by Bless’er House
Also, today is This is Our Bliss tour
...and tomorrow is