Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The Newlyweds Next Door have been busy "making the yuletide gay."

How so?

Let's take a tour!

Welcome to our condo...


When you walk in the front door you'll see our "Beach Tree"...

{click any of the images to enlarge}

This tree has always been a dream of mine and this year I finally did it!

It's all white shells with turquoise balls and ornaments. I just LOVE it.

I made pencil starfish and sand dollar ornaments using starfish and sand dollars left over from our wedding by hot gluing blue ribbon to them. Super easy and looks great!


I also picked up some fun turquoise ornaments and balls at Target.


This beautiful starfish ornaments is from our trip to Nantucket. A perfect memory of fall 2009.


Next you'll see this sparkly Santa on the pantry door in our kitchen.


And our dining room table scape.


When you step into the living room, it's aglow with lights! We hung icicle lights all along the inside of the floor to ceiling window in living room so you can see our unit all lit up from the street (which is cool since we can't display outdoor lights in our condo). It looks very cheery!


And of course, you'll see our main tree.


There's no theme to this tree. Just my favorite ornaments.

Some from my childhood...


And some from recently...


Things that's I've made and bought...


Uh oh... look who's hiding out, determined to destroy my tree...


Next you'll see our living room bookcases, that we changed for the time being to display some fun Christmas items.


Including this nativity scene that I've had since I was little.


Hope you enjoyed the Christmas tour! Can't wait to see all of yours!

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I've been so excited to see how this all came together. It's truly beautiful and so integrative of the old and new! I LOVE it! The sea tree came together magnificently! Love the nativity memory. The great Santa sign worked out well. What a wonderful time of the year! :)
Love you, Mom

Linda said...

Too cute! I'm super jealous. With all the boxes I haven't had the energy to decorate yet!

Lil' Woman said...

Very cute.. I esp. love the lights on the windows! :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous decorations!!! Love the ornaments and your tree especially!

Brittany Ann said...

It looks beautiful! Just beautiful!

Ams said...

Oh it's GORGEOUS! And I am in LOVE with that beach tree idea... what a great idea.
The whole place is looking so festive, bright and romantic :)
I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner!

Amy Lynn said...

I am in LOVE with your beach tree!!!

Emma-leigh said...

Too cute! I love Christmas and all the decor. Love love love it all.

Kim said...

LOVE your beach tree - it looks fabulous!! The starfish and turquoise ornaments are perfect!

Jen said...

Wow everything looks amazing - great job! I love the turquoise theme!

Sweet Simplicity said...

The beach tree is so perfect for you all and it turned out great! It is one of my favorite themed trees that I have seen this season.

RECIPES FOR THE LIFE- CJ said...

Hi there, I found your blog at Lindsey's Learning to be a Wife. You have a cool blog.

I loved your decorations! The beach tree is a brilliant idea!

Drop by my blog some time. I had shut it down for sometime, but now its on again

♥ CJ

Blackeyed Susan said...

Your decorations gorgeous!!!

Katie said...

I love the lights!

Living and Loving in L.A. said...

So so pretty! I'm still working on my tree! Oh well! I'll just leave it up longer I guess!!!
Your place looks amazing...I love the Sesame Street ornaments especially!

The Kinards! said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your beach tree!!! We have similar taste! Same wedding color :) This is the very first time I've put up a tree, and of course my "theme" revolves around that color blue!! I did icy/pool blue, sparkly silver,and dark grey ornaments! I also have that same sparkly blue one you showed a pic of!! We would totally be friends in real life :) ha!

Mrs. Dew said...

Looks great! I LOVE the beach tree!!!

Meagan said...

Your home looks gorgeous!!! I especialy love the beach tree! What a cute idea!

Christie said...

I love your beach tree. That is super cute!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

It always takes me a while to see what you're up to on your blog.. sorry! I really love your beachy tree! When we get married I plan to do the same thing for our first christmas together! Absolutely love it and you did a great job!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love it! And I love the fact that you put up lights on the inside so they can be seen from the street! I think it's ridiculous that condo places are banning outside lights!!! Um can we say scrooge!

B.E.A said...

I'm loving the beach tree!

Chic Runner said...

I misssssssssss you! BOO HOOOOO I have no christmas decorations so that means I must come over and see yours to make me at least kind of feel like it's christmas! :) Let me know when your free busy bee!

Laura said...

Love the tree!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love it all! And love your trees, what a great and fun idea! So cute and so pretty!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

your decorations look awesome!! i am a huge fan of the beach tree!! and our cat is also determined to bring down our tree this year... aren't they great?! ;)

~Kate~ said...

Looks so pretty and glittery. Merry Christmas Newlyweds!!

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful! I love all your decor, you have done a wonderful job! Merry Christmas!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love your beach tree!

Jennifer said...

Here for the tour - love your fun beach tree! (o:

Nicoolmama said...

Hi! I am a new reader and LOVE your blog!!

Where oh Where did you get that awesome, round, white mirror in your dining room??

We are redoing lots of different rooms in our house...would love to score that mirror!!

In this wonderful life... said...

Oh! everything looks SO good!!! You did a beautiful job! I just love Christmas decor!

Jackie said...

We're newlywed's living in a condo as well! So fun! I had a blast decorating our home for our first Christmas as a married couple. I love the beach theme for one of your trees. And the lights are spectacular! Merry Christmas!

Rona's Home Page said...

I've been really enjoying the 2009 Christmas tour. Many of you are so talented and creative!
I just love all the decorations. Thank you for the tour!

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