This year was my first year buying a REAL Christmas tree and I’m so so so glad I did! Jay and I set out early one morning to two different Christmas tree shops, one in Brooklyn close to home and one in Manhattan to search for the perfect Christmas tree. Finally, we settled on our 8-foot beauty – Albert! I call him Albie for short; it definitely started a joke naming our tree (because it’s “living” in our apartment) but the name caught on, and now we just refer to him as Albie casually, hah! 🤓
Having Albie in the apartment is so great, he seriously makes the air quality fresher in the apartment, and I LOVE the amazing pine smell he radiates. I’ve also been burning my favorite holiday Bath and Body Works candle, Mahogany Balsam, so it’s been smelling EXTRA foresty in here. Can’t complain about that! 🌲
We got most of our simple ball ornaments from Target, I actually bought two different packs of ornaments to get the colors I wanted the tree to be, which is mainly white and gold with a hint of pink! And I think it worked!! Our more fun ornaments are from West Elm and Anthropologie. I know it’s getting VERY close to Christmas but I linked them down below anyway for anyone who’s running a little late on decorating, or still haven’t gone home due to final exams in college! My favorite ornament(s) this year is definitely our little bunny couple that I picked up from West Elm. They are dressed so fancily and I love that even Jay appreciates the adorable-ness of a bunny in a bow tie, haha! His favorite is the “merry” wire ornament we got from Anthropologie. A classy choice.
I can’t forget to mention our wooden J & W initials as well – we actually got matching initials last year to decorate our tree, but since we found these new and more stylish ones, we retired our old initials and hung them on our stockings instead (to distinguish between the two, of course).
This little Christmassy set up has quickly become my favorite corner at home. Since the apartment is pretty small, it definitely feels like Albie is the center of the apartment, which I kind of love. Christmas is only 3 days away now and I am getting excited just thinking about it! 🎄 I have a few more pictures and posts to share so I will definitely be a busy bee until then to push them all out! 🐝
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season thus far and I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I did a little snapchat tour of the tree earlier this week, so if you don’t want to miss future videos like that – definitely follow me on there! 🙂 xo