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NYC Christmas Apartment Tour on the Upper East Side

January 1, 2016
New York City Christmas Apartment Decor

Every year I try to remember to do a little photoshoot in our apartment to remember the holidays… And this year was a little bit later than the last. ( Here is last year’s post and here’s from our first apartment.)

2015 has been a huge and crazy year. New apartment in April, new rescue pup in May, wedding in September. It feels really good that things calmed down enough so that I could focus on making holiday crafts. ๐Ÿ˜›

Pinecone gnome.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

In terms of NYC apartments, this one is a bit odd because it is a duplex. Finding an apartment in this city, especially in Manhattan, is incredibly stressful, fast-paced, and expensive. When our broker showed us this place with the weird stairs, double balcony, and dog-friendly landlord, I thought it was almost too good to be true. (Someday we might have luxuries like a dishwasher or a washing machine in our house. \o/ Right now I’ll settle for Central Park.)

As an extra note, I think we’re at a place in our apartment where the tally of furniture we scavenged from the sidewalk is even with the furniture we’ve dragged back from Indiana.

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

Below is the antique bar cart my mom gave Sean and I for a wedding present.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

And the mischievous furry ruv of my life, Miss Pimm.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

This year I made stockings for Sean, Pimm, and me. I still have some beadwork to do on the human stockings but they’re close to being done. I wanted to model our stockings off of the DIY dog cake toppers I made for our wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚ Over Halloween I spent WAY too many hours looking through all of the patterns on Fabric.com to find the perfect prints.

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

Puppy cocktail napkins from Kim Seybert.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

This Scandinavia map is still one of my favorite wall hangings. Sean’s brother bought it for me in an Indiana Goodwill for $1.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

This cardboard house with a pinecone roof was one of my holiday crafts this year. I asked Sean’s sister to bring down pinecones when she came from Rhode Island for Thanksgiving and we spent all day making houses while Sean cooked Thanksgiving dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

We’ve done some serious rearranging of dishes since this photo was taken and added one more shelf above the cabinet.
New York City Christmas Apartment

New York City Christmas Apartment

Here’s to 2016 being full of more crafts, sewing, puppies, and a slower pace of life. <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Rosantia Petkova January 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Hello, Stacie! I’ve been following your blog since I first found your amazing DIY jewelry. Congratulations on your wedding, I hope you are a very happy family! Your apartment is a mirror of your individuality, cosy and eclectic. I just couldn’t help it to drop a line when I saw this gorgeous view out of your window – I love living in the city and having briefly visited New York in 1991, I fell in love with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Greetings from Bulgaria!

    • Stacie January 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Oh my gosh Rosantia! Thank you so much for your kind comment!! <3 New York is so special to me too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rosantia Petkova January 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

        Thank you for becoming my blog follower, Stacie!