an urban christmas.

We got a break from the gloomy weather so I finally was able to take some (not-so-dark) pictures of our Christmas decorations!

Our last apartment had a nice wood-burning fireplace.
This year we had to improvise...

Since our apartment is pretty small, we wanted to keep the decor very simple. I love the look of the traditional red/white/green colors which also helps the decorations to stay pretty modern looking.

I love these paper snowflakes I made last year.
(tutorial here along with lots of other winter paper craft ideas!)

With visions in my head of Anthro's 2008 winter window displays, Chris and I made a bunch of paper chains one night while watching The Biggest Loser. Who knew scotch tape would stick to cement so well?!

Christmas tree hors d'oeuvres plates and the owl getting festive with the santa hat.

I added white lights to the birdcage. Instant lamp!

Chris and I spotted perfect tiny trees at Whole Foods as we walked back home from date night Friday night. Chris got to carry our cute little tree all the way home. It felt so right buying our tree downtown and carrying it home through the light-filled streets!
All decorated next to the 'fireplace.' I bet you can't do that at your house.

I love seeing other people's decorations so leave a link if you've done a post!


  1. Cole on December 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    I am so jealous! I wanted to make paper chains so badly but I thought they'd look funny in an unfinished house :(
    And I LOVE your "fireplace"!!!!

  2. Sarah on December 7, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    THOSE PAPER CHAINS!!!!!!! They are beautiful! I love your urban Christmas decor. And the little tree is super cute! I'm pretty sure you've already seen all my Christmas decor posts so I won't leave a link. Also, I am too lazy to leave a link...

  3. KiraLynn on December 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    I love your little tree topper. I have been looking for one like that for my big tree, but I can only find small ones. And the chalk board fireplace was a great idea!

  4. Liz on December 7, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    oh my goodness, so clever and cute! I love it! happy holidays!

  5. my name is lauren. on December 7, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    you are adorable. true story. i love your little urban take on christmas.... especially the chalkboard fireplace. genius!

    oh...and also...i think we should hang out again soon. i miss me some becca!

  6. Ryan & Laura Doucet on December 7, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    hey Becca, great post, here is the link yo my post about our tree

  7. My name is Misty on December 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Merry Urban Christmas! Love the bird cage!


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