Welcome! I'm participating in Julia's Hooked On Holiday House Tours blog party today. If you like looking at holiday decorations, need to get in the holiday spirit, or harbor some voyeur tendencies, then you may want to pop on over and check out the 50+ homes on display.
I live in a Victorian apartment building that "went condo" in the late '70s, so we have lots of charm and period detail, but with modern electric, plumbing, sheetrock, etc. We also have lots of great neighbors who can get quite festive when the occasion calls for it, and the holidays are no exception. We throw some great parties here, including one just to "deck the halls" i.e., decorate the lobby and the landing of each floor.
Here is the tree in our lobby, decorated with handmade ornaments depicting historic scenes from Hartford.
Before he played for the Sox, Babe Ruth batted for the minor leagues in Hartford.
A mod blue and white tree on the landing to my floor.
My front door. Welcome! (Note, I wasn't tipsy, I just couldn't take a straight picture with my dorky camera).
This year my wreath is silver, pewter and white. And fake. :-( It is very dry in the building and a girl can vacuum the doorway only so many times....
My tree, which I just put up this weekend. I love the smell of a real tree, but a) see note above re: the dry air in the building and b) The Lounging Party [aka my cats] think any living plant is their personal salad bar, just waiting to be chomped on. They did, however, "assist" with the decorating and frequently rearrange things while I'm at work.
I'm in love with the face on this little owl and acorn ornament.
Even my chandelier gets a little dressed up for Christmas.