holiday decorations for a tiny apartment.

December 13, 2012

tiny apartment pinecone swags At long last, a few shots of wintry decorations in our tiny apartment. This year, instead of a tree, I opted for wintery greenery of a more miniature kind: tiny swags, fir clippings in glass bottles, and a tiny garland or two. tiny apartment pine cone swags I wrote a set of step-by-step instructions for these tiny pinecone swags over on Gardenista where I’m a new contributor. I’d be delighted if you popped by to say hello; there are heaps of holiday inspiration to be found over there.
tiny apartment swags And here, posts from holidays past: a wreath.
a scrappy garland.
rosemary holiday cards.
a christmas tree hunt.
wintertime additions.
christmas in connecticut.
a twig of a tree.

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  • Reply Georgie December 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    They look lovely! What kind of tape do you use though? I'd love to do something like that but we have a rented apartment and I'm having a huge problem finding tape that doesn't stain/mark the walls?

    • Reply Erin December 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Japanese masking tape! Lots of pretty colors to choose from and I haven't had any trouble removing it from walls!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic December 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I'd like to have a tree, but I don't have room for it unfortunately.

  • Reply Shenya de Silva December 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Pretty! You are a huge inspiration! I got to start reorganizing my room and make it look more like this than a pigsty!! Cheers!

  • Reply lauren December 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    that sepia cycling gal photo is my new favorite thing. your wall is such an excellent collection of textures and images – neurons fizzing!

  • Reply Miya December 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, Erin. This is really adorable. I wouldn't expect anything less! xo

  • Reply Little Kitchie December 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    These look darling! We definitely don't have room for a tree in our itty apartment, so this is great inspiration.

  • Reply Celine MacKay | Pure Green Magazine December 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Love these Erin! Especially the last photo with vintage photographs and postcards. Have always wanted to try this look and never gone for it!
    Hope you are well,
    xo Celine

  • Reply Alexa December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    what a fun spin on tradition! fitting for a small space, indeed.

  • Reply Kiersten December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I love this idea! So much easier to clean up than a tree, and fits so much easier into smaller spaces šŸ™‚
    <3 Kiersten

  • Reply Trista December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The set up in the last shot is awesome! I got a tree this year, but the pine cone swags would be perfect for other less-decorated parts of the apartment!

  • Reply Jennifer Tetlow December 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Simply divine!

  • Reply chelsea December 14, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Love it!!

  • Reply Erin December 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    thank you, friends! so glad you like them!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon December 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    So pretty!

  • Reply Inge December 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I love what you've done with your wall! Great idea. I live in a tiny cabin and this will be my first year without (room for) a tree. This gives me some ideas on how to still bring in some cheer!

    • Reply Erin December 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      your tiny cabin sounds awesome!

  • Reply Annabelle December 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I have such a small apartment too! Decorating it makes me feel even more cozy! I especially love those bundles šŸ™‚

  • Reply rebecca December 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    your decorations are perfection by the way.

    • Reply Erin December 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      thank you, friend.

  • Reply Bridget December 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    i love these pictures. such sweet decorations.

    • Reply Erin December 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      thanks so much! glad you like!


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