Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's that time!

Well, my lovelies, it's finally here - the most magical time of year. And I say that completely without irony. If there's something I truly love, it's Christmastime. As I told my friend Dave a couple of weeks ago: I'm Christmas crazy. The music, the decorations, the search for the perfect present, the search for the perfect wrapping, the food, the parties, the feeling that regular business has been suspended - I love it all.

And nowhere on earth does Christmas the way New York does. While spending the season in France is high on my wish list, every Christmas I get to spend in New York makes me fall more deeply in love with my city.

I promise loads of photos from all over the city over the course of the next few weeks, when I'll be all over the place celebrating like crazy. (I hit several carol sings and a Messiah sing-along each year, even though my voice isn't quite was it once was.) In the meantime, I thought I'd show you a couple of the decorations I've put up on my home turf.

As you probably know, my apartment is fairly teeny (only 350 square feet total), so I stick with a similarly teeny tree that doesn't even pretend to be real - I call it my Charlie Brown tree - and hang my favorite Gorham silver snowflakes and crystal ornaments from bare cherry branches. (I'm seriously considering grouping some tiny pine cones around the base of the pitcher - what do you think?) It may not be much, but it's home - and doesn't take up too much space, leaving plenty of room for entertaining galore!

How are you decorating your space this season?

Photo of the Empire State Building courtesy of DeaPeaJay on Flickr.


Dolce said...

I have a tiny (fake) Christmas tree like yours but still, I decorate for Christmas!
I love the Christmas season in New York, this is so festive! In France there are hardly ever Christmas songs on the radio, even on Christmas eve or morning. So even being French, I love it here :)

Nicholas said...

Unrelated to Christmas decorating: the robin egg's blue pot on your cupboard, who is the maker? It's delightful and I feel I might need to add it to my List of Want.

Jen said...

I love your decorations. And that Charlie Brown tree? Adorable!

Wendy said...

Your cherry branches look beautiful! I put a basket of cinnamon scented pinecones together and now when I walk in the house I can smell that nice little pick me up scent!

Meg Blocker said...

@Dolce: Spending Christmas in France is one of my undying fantasies, especially after my 2006 trip to Alsace. I'm so glad to hear NYC compares favorably!

@Nicholas: That's from Martha Stewart @ Macy's; I've had it for a couple of years, and it's served me well. It's enameled cast-iron, and the color is gorgeous, IMO. Very sturdy, and an economical alternative to Le Creuset.

@Jen: Thanks! Cocktails next weekend? DM me!

@Wendy: Thanks, hon! Those pinecones sound delicious.

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