Our Apartment: A Year Later

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
As we're approaching a year here in Wisconsin (July 29th!), I thought it might be fun to revisit our apartment.  I've recently finished a few things up (curtains, mirror and artwork hung, etc) and it's funny how those last little things really make it feel like home.  Since the apartment was super clean on Friday, I snapped some photos before our company arrived! So, a year later, let's take a look!

For comparison, here it is, about a week after we moved in.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The view from the door.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Behind the door. You can find a tutorial for the wrapped wreath here!

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Side table. Remember when I stitched up that table topper?

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Some of my vintage Pyrex! See more of my collection here.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Our trusty futon. Definitely need something for the walls behind it! Angela made the Single Girl pillow for me!

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Work-in-progress bar cart.  Put together the bar set for Michael this past Christmas. It barely gets used, but at least it's vintage and cool looking ;)

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Kitchen.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The bunny wall! Mini quilts by me, tea towel from C, bunny baking embroidery from one of my grandmothers, and Dream On bag holder.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Bathroom.  Shower curtain from Pat, used it instead of cutting it up for fabric after she re-did her bathroom! Please note the Hello Kitty toothbrush holder!

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
So it seems, all my nail polish looks pretty good together.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Bedroom. Working on a banner for above the bed. Beloved new, dreamy bedspread, Orla Kiely for Bed Bath and Beyond. I finally stitched up curtains. Print is from Coquette by Art Gallery.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Entry into the bedroom.  George's cage (for at night!). $6 thrifted chair that now EXACTLY matches one of the colors in the new bedspread, score! Also, favorite Keane poster by Sanna Annukka. Darci made me the mermaid pillow!

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My side. I can't resist vintage floral tins.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Michael's side. Very manly. Hello Kitty and Polaroid collections (mine, obviously!).

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
You've seen lots of this room, the sewing room.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My favorite piece of furniture, the vintage schoolhouse table my Dad gave me. Also, happy, happy, happy, mini quilts from friends.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My favorite collection, vintage enamelware (Cathrineholm + Dansk Kobenstyle). Also my favorite vintage Pyrex pieces.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Of course, more collections. Lalaloopsy dolls, Hello Kitty Megablocks and Unazukins.

Our Apartment by jenib320
Our Apartment, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I hope you've enjoyed this little tour.  Our apartment might be small (under 500sq), but we've crammed a lot in it, relatively comfortably.  The only thing we miss is a dining table, but honestly, we never ate at it in our last apartment, so it's not a big loss. You can see more photos of the apartment here, if you'd like!

That's all! :)

35 comments :

Jennifer said...

Where did you get the shelves that hold your Pyrex and enamelware?

karyn said...

I love that I got to see your cute apartment in person! Every little bit of it is adorable!!

Starla said...

I am insanely jealous of your vintage Pyrex collection

Amanda said...

Very cute apartment! You have such an adorable style. I love that you have Hello Kitty all over Michael's side! What a good guy! I hope you're enjoying Wisconsin. We just moved from there in February to Illinois and I'm missing it horribly!

PS- I just started a new group on flickr for sharing sewing spaces. I'd love it if you added the pics of your studio to it (and anyone else)! Details can be found on my blog - roseandlin.com/blog

Robin said...

Love all your pyrex! Very nice.

Miss Holly said...

It looks great!! So love to make a nest!! And then of course there is George....the wonder bunny!!!!!

Anna said...

love the tour, seeing all your cute stuff, especially the hello kitty tooth brush holder, might just have to track one down!

Ali said...

Wow! I always imagined if I lived by myself in downtown Seattle I could manage a space that size, but I'm sure glad I don't have to!!!! I know your collections and stuff are cool, but I still think it's your lovely quilted touches that scream "home" to me.

Chloe grice said...

It's all so colourful! What a happy home :-)

aneela said...

Loving the handmade touches everywhere!!! when can I move in ;)

http://thankfullga447 said...

You home is so cheerful, you made it your own. Thanks for sharing, I love it.

Elizabeth said...

Your apartment looks wonderful. I like how you display all your quilts and collectibles. By the way, I use my pink Pyrex bowls every day and have for 52 years. I got them for a shower gift for our wedding.

pamela said...

your apartment decorating brings me JOY! what a warm lovely place that reflects you perfectly! i love it, jeni! anyone would feel at home :) hope you have a great day!

Elsa said...

That's amazing that your apartment is only 500 sq ft! You'd never guess it with the photos you've taken! Love all the color, your Pyrex collection is epic and George has his own little space!

Gina said...

Very cute Jeni! Looks nice and comfy! ;)

Unknown said...

It was kind of like Where's Waldo...I could spot vintage pyrex in practically every picture! Fun! I wish you lived next door:)

Anonymous said...

i love your apartment! it's clean and beautiful and inspiring. i hope that when i move to a permanent location that it is as beautiful as this. after a year of work, of course!

Katie Fleming said...

You have made it such a beautiful and sweet home! Congrats on being there a year!

- Katie Fleming

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

Your apartment is adorable! I am surprised it is 500 sq ft! You did a great job decorating it.

unconstrainedYOU said...

Wow this is awesome!

mle said...

Very cute! I'm always curious to see how people organize their stuff. Thanks for sharing!

verykerryberry said...

For a small apartment you have crammed a lot in, the photos make it look really spacious! Love seeing collections of pretty much any kind and can never have enough vintage kitchen stuff!

Jacey said...

Your place is so cute and fun, Jeni! I love that heart bowl, especially. And all of your collections are so cute!

Nicole G Zero said...

Love your apartment and all of that color! Love your collections too, especially the Pyrex. I have a question, how do you keep up with dusting? I find that any items I have out on a shelf, or even just on a dresser top, get super dusty VERY quickly. How often do you have to dust or do you have a special cleaning secret that you can share???

nicoleg0 at hotmail

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I love it! It's so colorful!

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holly | bijou lovely said...

Oops, commented under the wrong account!

It's beautiful Jeni! All the color and quilts everywhere make me happy! And of course all the thrifted items fit in beautifully :) We'll have to do some thrifting next weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I see you're really into Nordic design too, your house is like my dream house only 10x cuter! So jealous of your Arabia Finel heart bowl!

Sharon Huffman said...

Beautiful homey space you've created!

Nikki said...

So lovely!

Twinfibers said...

I can't believe it's been year since you moved! Your apartment looks so nice and cozy. It looks like such a fun place to live! :)

Fiona @ Brave New Vintage said...

Aww Jeni. What a cute apartment. Boyoboy you gotta alot of stuff in there but it is so neat! And colour-pops galore! I have to laugh though, for a girl who loves colour and can work it so well I was surprised to see that your kichenaid mixer is black! They come in so many colours but you chose black. But you know, for all the colour in your home, the black makes a statement. Nice work! xx Fi

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I love your collections! they are so cute + pretty. I love that you have all tons of stuff, yet so nicely placed...

Claire Jain said...

Fun! I love your beautiful apartment :-) Your name is all over it!

ptc said...

This is really lovely post !