Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Joyeux Noel: Fleur d'Elise at Home

small christmas tree, neon, woodland, christmas decorations, gift wrap, silver, birds
My husband and I have lived in our apartment for nearly five years now, and you know what? We've never had a tree! Every year I say I'm going to get one, but we never host our families for the holiday, so in the end I usually go without. Also, I just can't bring myself to buy a little tree I'm just going to throw in the garbage come January 1st. It seems like a waste of money and a waste of tree. So this year I set out to buy a fake tree and found the perfect one! 

small christmas tree, neon, woodland, christmas decorations, gift wrap, silver, birds
As much as I wanted a silver or white one, this tree was the best choice, because it will still be sensible when I'm over my kooky Christmas colors phase (it's a phase, right?). It looks so lovely atop our new mid-century credenza (Say it outloud. It makes you feel fancy). This is honestly the prettiest, tidiest corner in our apartment.

gift wrap ideas, neon, silver, teal, paper source, tinsel, stars, woodland animal
I'm having a lot of fun with the colors and concept for my gift wrap this year. I wasn't sure it would all work together, but so far I really like it. Silver looks so good with neons and greens!

frames, art, entomology, bugs, butterflies, curiosities
 LEFT: The little bear ornament is just hanging out till he's ready to go to a new home. If you'd like to own him, he's still available on my Etsy! RIGHT: I'm happy I'm finally getting my insect collection displayed where I can enjoy it! The butterflies were a gift from my dad. I believe he bought them in Covent Garden. They're pretty old. The beetle below them is a Pine Sawyer. It's the biggest beetle on the west coast and the only one I've ever seen. I found her outside Petco in Gig Harbor (I grew up there). I tried to keep her as a pet, but she died :(

frames, art, entomology, bugs, butterflies, curiosities, gemstone, etsy, fleur d'elise
 LEFT: One of my gem stone art prints and the most expensive beetle I've ever purchased. He's a jewel scarab. RIGHT: I'm so happy I finally get to use my ornaments! 

Do you decorate for the holidays? What's your favorite tradition?

1 comment:

Keit said...

AAaaw, that tree is so freakin cute! You know what I do? We got a fake one too last year, but because I love the smell of pine I get a few pine branches from our local tree dealers and I spread them around in vases. It smells heavenly!

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