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December 20, 2013

Christmas At Home


Living in New York City is great but one thing you don't really have in a 1BR Manhattan apartment is a ton of space. So while it would be cool to go all out on Christmas decorating, I keep it simple and easily storable instead. We have a cute 2.5 foot high pink tinsel tree that sits on our dining table. We don't usually eat on there but that's a story for another day. Hubster is awesome for letting me have a pink Christmas tree cause he knows how happy it makes me. Our stockings get hung on either end of our bookcase. Do you decorate for the holidays? How do you add your festive touches?

I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to read and comment on the post about my health the other day. I know it's not what I usually blog about but it's a reality I needed to acknowledge. I tend to be the sort who internalizes things especially when I'm unwell and it's not the healthiest thing to do. Opening up about my condition was actually quite cathartic and I truly appreciate all your kind words and support.




52 comments:

  1. Rowena, no need to thank us. That's what blogger friends are for, right? :)
    And how cute is your tree. We have a house (albeit small), but ours is the same size too, as I still haven't gotten around to buying a big one after all these years! Eeeek!

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  2. Your tree is lovely, super sweet!! And I like your stocking as well. No need to thank us doll, I just hope you get to feeling better as soon as you can. Rest and enjoy the holiday time with friends and family!! I have just a small tree and I love it too :) I hope you have a great weekend doll, Christmas day is coming fast & I have so much wrapping still to do, haha Xx

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  3. What a beautiful dainty and elegant tree, Rowena! Just lovely.
    Merry Christmas! x

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  4. I adore the tree dear, and I totally understand about not having too much space, we did that for years, and I was so happy to move in a larger place.You're a darling! Happy holidays! xx/Madison

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  5. Hi Rowena! You have the sweetest and nicest Christmas tree, and it is pink, my fav color, how adorable!:) Also the stocking with your name is just so tender. I think everyone decorates as they can, isnt really important if is little or big. I've made a Xmas tree and the Nativity, plus all around the home Ive put stockings, wreaths, Santa Claus and snowballs!^^ No need to thank dear, I really hope you get better soon and that the new year bring you the health you need. Happy weekend, Xmas is coming!:) xo

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  6. I know it hard to storage thing in Manhattan apartments. Love your sweet tree and your stocking its so cute. I decorate a tree but I did not hang stocking because when I get the dogs gifts it comes in a stocking shape so that will cause them to be confuse. Its okay to talk about your health if you want its good for the soul. Welcome to join my giveaway doll. Have a great weekend.
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  7. This is the cutest Christmas Tree ever hun. I hope you feel better soon hun you are in my prayers.
    Beautetude

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  8. that is one pretty tree! no matter where i am, i just need a tree. i've always had one. now that we live in a much spacier place we have a bigger tree. but i remember living in a studio in queens and we had a tiny tiny tree that sat on our window sill. i still loved it though. but it wasn't as fab as your pink tree! :)

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  9. pretty little pink tree, feel better as well

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  10. I LOVE your tree - it's so festive, pretty and perfect for New York :) xx Kat


    Love and Ace

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  11. I like your modest decoration Rowena. You can still make your home cozy and festive with just a few items. I am not big on decorations for as long as I remember and my husband knows well. It can be a dreading task for someone like me.

    Opening up is a good thing. You just never know how many people out there can benefit from what you share. We can always relate on certain topics or another. Get well and have a great Christmas.

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  12. Tree looks amazing!Nice touch.
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  13. super nice!!!
    xxx

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  14. Oh I just adore your tree! I totally get you about the NYC living situation! Back home, my parents bought a 9 foot real tree! We usually get one each year, and I love how festive it is. But in NYC I haven't had a real tree in 5 years!! I should look into a pretty fake tree like this! :) Happy holidays, Rowena!!

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  15. Oh your pink tree! I imagined it looked just like this, so pretty! Thanks to you for sharing it with us and for your lovely words as well on my blog, it truly made me smile so much. Have a great weekend dear Rowena! :)

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  16. I love your pink tree Rowena.... wonderful!!!!
    Kisses my dear!

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  17. looks so nice!
    wish you happy holidays and wonderful christmas!

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  18. I love decorating for the holidays!! That's a beautiful pink tree!! Love it! :) Super cute for a little apartment! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've just followed you on Bloglovin. :) xox

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  19. I love your tree! I can't believe Christmas is only a few days away. If you're still rushing to find last minute gifts or need an inexpensive stocking stuffer, check out Dorco's holiday bundle packs. We're a shaving company and our razors cost up to 70% less than leading brands. See our prices for yourself and read what others have to say about our products at DorcoUSA.com. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful decorations with us, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog, come by anytime xx

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  21. Oh yes small spaces we large city coast dwellers know all about that. You are going to love my post next Thursday. I know health issues are drag. In fact I have to have surgery on my sinuses due to an improperly done root canal. Oh joy not looking forward that.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  22. Nope no decoration, not really ones I mean, I am not that decoration type anyway, just a few touches here and there that's all. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
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  23. Super cute! Always love the colorful xmas trees.
    My family isn't actually doing anything for the holidays this year though I'll have some visitors after the 25th :)
    x atelier zozo

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  24. That's so cute! At least you still manage to put your own spin on Christmas decorating.

    We've got a big house with an even bigger yard, but we've never been the type of family who goes all out in decorating. The most we have in our house is a Christmas tree (real), which the kids decorate (this year their theme is color + DIY) and our stockings are just hung on the bookcase.

    I've realized that you don't have to have Christmas lights coming out of your ass to be festive. Lol. As long as you feel the Christmas spirit, that's all that matters. Everything else is just fluff.

    ♥ Duckie @ Frikken Duckie

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  25. We all need a pretty pink tinsel tree in our lives to brighten it up! So pretty. Thanks for your wonderful words dearest friend!

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  26. such a cute little tree love! happy holidays

    Alexa <3
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  27. I LOVE your pink tree Rowena! It's too cute. I have a 3' tree, that I decorated with pink ornaments. Really cute stocking. Personalized is always awesome!
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  28. You are so lucky to be living in NY! I know how tiny houses can be, but you seem to be making the best of it with that cute tree! It's so adorable!!


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  29. Aw a pink tree is so cute! I have the space for a real one, but I'd even go for a tiny one just for the look, haha.

    xx,

    Justina

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  30. I like to keep my Christmas decorating simple. We always have a tree from the Christmas trees farm and in the past few years I've gone for white and silver ornaments. The rest of the decorating is kept minimalist too, pine cones, candles, mistletoe or branches in a vase in the hallway. Wishing you good health a very merry Christmas, Rowena!
    Ada

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  32. Great post! I have a tiny little pink christmas tree in my room, which I love!<3

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  33. aww itd do cute! I love decorating for holidays, and you decorated yours beautifully :)

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  34. That's such a pretty tree and I like your special stocking. I enjoy decorating for Christmas and if I have time I'm going to post a few photos of my little festive touches.
    Wishing you good health in 2014!

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  35. Wow ur christmas tree is so beautiful and u nailed it girl. Ur apartment looks fab u know. Great yo visit ur blog

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  36. Sometimes sharing a few things you think you should have kept private actually helps and makes you see them in a different light. I do hope the new year will be much more kind to you. x

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  37. I too don't have a lot of room to decorate. And my daughter insisted on a pink tree as well. I miss having the smell of a real tree, but we like having a pink Christmas! I love your pink tinsel tree, it looks great! Now I just have to find a pink wreath for the front door:)

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  38. Wow… livng in new york must be crazy with the amount of space! (or lack of!) Your tree looks amazing though.. I live in CAnada and don't have space for a tree boooo :( and plus your custom stocking is the cutest!!! Wish I could get one of those!


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  39. This is so beautiful, just perfect. What a gorgeous stocking! I recently read your post the other day about your health. you are so brave and I am proud of you for sharing and opening up with us. I feel for you having such a struggle and I really wish that wasn't the case. I wish you the best and we are all thinking of you. We all want to support you whenever you feel the need to talk.

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  40. I used to have a pink christmas tree just like yours before I moved, it definitely brings back good memories. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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  41. Cutest christmas tree I have ever seen <3 And gal you have a fantastic blog!!

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  42. I just met your blog and is so pretty. I invite you to visit my blog and if you want follow me on blogger! Kisses :)

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  43. I love this pink Christmas tree! I know what you mean, in my 1BR apartment I barely have any room.

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  44. I made some decorations, more are from the previous years.
    So pretty yours. Hope you feel better.

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  45. love the tinsel tree. i want one!

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  46. cool cool cool post :) very nice pictures :)
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  47. Props to Hubster for letting you have your pink christmas tree. Don't think I could get away with it. I love how you've coordinated the colour of the ornaments, so pretty!

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  48. I love your little pink tree and I'm happy your husband likes it too! I haven't been decorating much lately for the holidays so i love to see what you have done, it makes me happy. :)

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  50. Rowena I love your tree! So chic and girly! :) I hope you're feeling better. Rest well! :)

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  51. Awww, that tree is adorable and perfect for an apartment with less space. This year my roommates and I opted out of getting a tree, but we strung Christmas lights up all over our living room and put several poinsettia plants up on our fire place. Seeing this post makes me so sad that the holidays are over!! I'm going to miss all the decorations and lights.

    xox,
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