Friday, December 16, 2011

Stumpy

I had romantic notions of Christmas tree's this year. I was going to pick the tree that nobody wanted. The sad little tree that caught nobody's eye. This is quite unlike me, as I'm usually a tree perfectionist. I like the tall and skinny type, with strong branches, and lots of room between the layers to hang ornaments (like the one I had last year).

I faltered, on the walk to the tree place, and decided that actually, I did want a nice tree. Nobody wants those ones for a reason right?! As it turns out, it was Hobson's choice anyway. There was only one tree left...

And so I named him Stumpy, and he became mine.



I wasn't too sure about stumpy when me and the bestie carried him home. Nor when he was standing there, a little naked, in my house. But after watching  Christmas movies (Elf and The Family Stone) to get us in the mood, decorating him to within an inch of his life, and drinking a considerable amount of wine, I think I might be persuaded. Wonky star and all.


Gorgeous tree skirt by Reene


Luna and Beaks have already taken half the lower ornaments and scattered them around the house. But when they look like this, I can't help but forgive them :-)






The quilt we're all snuggling under is my Christmas Strip Twist, from last year. I love it, but its a little small for me + the best friend + 2 cats. I might make a new one ready for next year! 




29 comments:

  1. So cute Laura, I have to make do with a laptop to keep me warm!

    ps. I photo shop my pictures when its gloomy!

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  2. Hehehe I really should get round to finishing the one that me and Ellie are curled up in...
    Stumpy looks fab, glad he went to you.

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  3. Stumpy looks much more ready for Xmas than ours - not even posted, not worth a post. Love your quilt!

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  4. Your tree looks fantastic! I personally like the shorter fuller trees.

    Your cats look comfy all curled up...it has been chilly the last few days so I'm sure they have been seeking out the warmest spots. :o)

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  5. I love your stumpy tree! And those kitties of yours are just so cute!

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  6. your tree looks perfect, and you all look very cosy under your quilt there!

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  7. I love Stumpy. He is dripping in glitz! I am going to put my tree up next week. It will be the first time in over 12 years I have done so because this year we are going to be HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - wooohoooooo!!!

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  8. It's lovely! I think we have one of those heavy stars on ours too!

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  9. Dear Stumpy,
    You make me smile. With a your bling and room for prezzies, you may have just melted my heart.
    love, annaliese ;)

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  10. Oh I really like Stumpy! He looks like a wee short fat man with wide open arms ready to give you a hug! Like the way our rescue dog picked us, Stumpy picked you! Lovely decorated too! Jxo

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  11. Stumpy is gorgeous once he had a little loving from you. Makes it all merry and bright. Now just stay under that quilt and enjoy the happy feeling, and the wine glow too of course!

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  12. Welcome home Stumpy! He looks gorgous all dressed and ready for some giving :) kitties look sooooooo happy curled up :) snuggle in and enjoy with another tipple or two!

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  13. Gorgeous stumpy tree! Your place is looking so festive and cosy!

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  14. Aww, he's not bad at all - at least he's short and fat rather than short, thin and balding!

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  15. I wondered what you were talking about when you said you liked them tall and skinny with strong branches! Stumpy is adorable as are your furry friends who look very happy with the new tree. Enjoy him! (The tree).

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  16. Stumpy looks great and what he lacks in height he makes up for in personality! Love the photos of the cats - very cute!

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  17. Aaah, lovely tree (this made me feel all festive!)

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  18. Lovely tree Laura - and cat pics are adorable, still trying to figure out the last one..this is our first year without a cat to knock the baubles off our tree.......

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  19. Stumpy looks delightful and he has such good fashion sense ;) Your house looks very festive now :)

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  20. Yeay for girth (snigger!) stumpy looks great :) x

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  21. Stumpy completely lives up to his name, but is fabulous nonetheless! Your evening sounds fun, too!

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  22. Stumpy trees are the best! I love short, fat ones!! How adorable your cats look :)

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  23. I love your tree! Did you come over and see mine? I love the sparkle and color.. sweet!
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. Gorgeous tree Laura! It looks like I will around the middle after eating my way through the festive season!! Gorgeous kitty cats too, I love how cats swipe at the decorations and it's hilarious when they try to climb the tree! Enjoy x

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  25. I love stumpy. He needed a home for Christmas and you provided him with that as well as 2 cats to play with : )

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  26. Stumpy looks happy! So you should be too!

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  27. Aww I think he's a great tree.

    And I'm glad to hear that someone else has a tree where only the top half is decorated. my cats have removed the decorations, tinsel and an entire string of lights from the bottom half of our tree. only the fact that it is 8ft tall has meant that any of it is still intact!

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