Browsing Tag

holiday decor

  • clutter-free holiday decorations.

    We needed to take things up a notch with our holiday decorations this year. I knew we’d put up the usual lights and candles and tree, but I had a hankering for something extra sparkly,…

    December 6, 2016 36 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #136: Size your traditions to fit your space.I’ve written before about my philosophy on holiday decorating: Simple and spare and requiring only a shoe box’s worth of space in the closet for storage in the…

    December 9, 2015 45 Comments
  • a clutter-free advent calendar.

    Growing up, my mom introduced an idea to our family that she called Advent Angels. The idea was a riff on Secret Santa, but it was more about actions than things. We’d draw names…

    November 25, 2015 40 Comments
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015 17 Comments
  • wintry things.

    It’s officially the time of year when I convince James to take a crowded train back to Brooklyn with me, loaded up with brown paper shopping bags stuffed to the gills with pine cones…

    December 1, 2014 6 Comments
  • holiday decorations for a tiny apartment.

    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…

    December 13, 2012 22 Comments
  • cedar birds.

    found in a box of old things. wintry inspiration for a tiny space. and other things: * these blossoms already have me itchy for spring breezes. * winter scenes caught on film. * a seriously…

    January 6, 2012 5 Comments
  • scrappy.

    left-over boxwood branches tucked between lavender and driftwood: makings for a wee wintry garland.…

    November 29, 2011 9 Comments
  • boxwood and cedar.

    trips to my parents’ house almost always mean foraging. i take walks to the beach to collect sea shells, tuck a pair of scissors into my pocket to gather cedar clippings, and yank down…

    November 28, 2011 18 Comments