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by habituallychic

12 . 22 . 11
The most exciting about my new apartment is that it has room for a large Christmas tree.  Even better was that Green Valley Christmas Trees was kind enough to send me one. I haven’t put up a tree in a few years and it was so much fun unpacking all my old ornaments.  I especially love the ones that I bought in an antiques shop on Gamla Stan in Stockholm.  I didn’t create a color scheme because all my ornaments are meaningful and remind me of Christmases past.  

This little guy from Sweden isn’t an ornament but I wired him to the tree. 
I love the little knit sweaters and mittens. 
I bought two boxes of vintage ornaments at the flea market this year. 

One box went on the tree and the other into an old silver bowl. 

My Amaryllis is finally blooming. 

This little Santa and tree also came from Sweden. 

I hung a wreath on my new resin antlers from Suzanne Kasler for Ballard

The Delft snowman and tree came from my parents many years ago.
Even my topiaries get into the holiday spirit with a simple red ribbon bow.  

All photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Diane James Home December 22, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Your tree and all of the special Christmasy touches are beautiful! I spent a good part of Sunday trying to get ours straight (finally tied it up to a ceiling beam!) and am seriously considering going faux next year. You’d think that being in the business, I would have ages ago but I so love the smell of fresh pine. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Heather, and thank you for another year of wonderful posts. Cheers, Cynthia

  2. Allison December 22, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Merry Christmas! There’s nothing like pulling out your treasured ornaments and decorating your tree. Yours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your home with us this Christmas.

  3. kp December 22, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    So pretty Heather. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Chic Coles December 22, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    Heather, I love all of your Christmas decorations! Our amaryllis is blooming too! Merry Christmas!

  5. stuffiheart December 22, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    love it all. I also love those roman shades (bamboo?) peeking out from behind your tree. Do you mind sharing where you found them?

  6. camdesign December 22, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    loving the vintage ornaments in the silver bowl… Happy Holidays!

  7. The New Diplomat's Wife December 22, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    gorgeous! (and I did not mean to also do a post on my christmas tree today as well ha ha!)

    When can we see the rest of the apartment??

  8. ArchitectDesign™ December 22, 2011 | 10:18 pm

    It looks fabulous, dear! Merry Merry Christmas!

  9. maria December 23, 2011 | 3:11 am

    I love your tree and mostly the little sweaters and the vintage ornaments in the bowl.
    I wishe you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy Newyear.

  10. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll December 23, 2011 | 4:56 am

    Looks beautiful. Merry Christmas to you!

  11. MJH Design Arts December 23, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Hi Heather–I love your tree……themed trees are great, but I love trees filled with memories. Your new apartment is looking great!! Have a wonderful New York Christmas. Mary

  12. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli December 23, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Lovely post and glad to see you are using vintage and ornaments with memories. A friend of mine said she threw out all her ornaments in order to make a theme tree. I was a bit not in agreement with that as I love the ornaments that have tradition with them. It is what Christmas is all about. Have a great holiday!!!

  13. My Grandpa's Closet December 23, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    So cute! love these! Can never get enough Christmas decorations 🙂

    Check out a DIY on MGC this morning…we did an awesome Gold and Red hay wreath!

    From the girls @

  14. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime December 23, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    So festive- love the special details.

  15. kim at northerncalstyle. December 23, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Love your Christmas tree and all the decorating. These are the things that make it stylish and special, not “decorated.” How lucky you are to have the delft pieces too. I really your blog.

    Enjoy a Merry Christmas!

  16. Splendid Market December 23, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    Merry Christmas Heather! Your abode looks wonderful. My amarylis are amazing this year! xo ebh

  17. Claudia Juestel December 23, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Love the old-fashioned Christmas decorations, wonderful reflections of the olden days.

    Merry Christmas Heather!



  18. Modern Country Lady December 24, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Merry Christmas Heather! How wonderful you can put a tree up – it makes it so festive. I love the cute little mittens and sweaters- so adorable!!

  19. HRH The Duchess of State December 24, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    Great decorations dahhling! particulary the evergreen topiary with the red bow!

  20. Slim Paley December 25, 2011 | 1:02 am

    Merry Christmas Heather!!
    Your apartment and tree look fantastic


  21. bevy December 27, 2011 | 6:37 am

    I like it all! Much more personal!