oh christmas tree





Last weekend we got our tree & decorations up, and the stump works perfectly. Q salvaged it from a huge piece of lumber at his parent's house. We brought it home (it's super heavy, by the way), and he drilled a hole in it and added a few coats of varnish. We set it on a piece of protective cardboard and then wrapped faux sheepskin rugs over top.

If the tree looks crooked in these photos - that's just because it is. After putting it up, I also realized a 7 foot tree looks tiny in our living room! And I miss the smell of a big, real tree. So next year we might try a real one again, and put this one upstairs. I guess I'm becoming that lady who has multiple trees (and cats). Have a lovely weekend.

PS. a few Christmas-y links:
-picking the perfect tree
-fireplace full of candles
-making peppermint bark
-a festive holiday mix.

35 comments:

Quentin said...

Minnie and Bailey made it into the post! :-p

Olivia said...

so beautiful!!

Chaucee said...

Totally love how you decorated the tree! And the stump idea is brilliant. Our stand always is too flimsy (why do they make them out of plastic anyways??) and the tree ends up on the floor. I'll have to see if we can do this this year!

my2fish said...

Angie said it looks nice with the bark left on - I think I do to!

Pattie said...

What a cute idea to use the stump! I know when I get a house I'm going to be "that lady" with multiple trees, I'll even have one in my room!

alli/hooray said...

my2fish: thanks t+a! I also agree - glad we left it as-is.

Erin said...

What a great idea! I'd like to be the lady with multiple trees too. We're very festive at our house. We've got 6 advent calendars this year!!!

Thanks for the link to peppermint bark. It's a holiday favourite of mine.

Kimia Kline said...

yay! the stump looks wonderful :)

Laken said...

So pretty! Love the stocking!

Andrea said...

I love that you did this, good job guys! When I saw the picture you posted of the inspiration, I fell in love with the idea of doing something out of the norm for the tree skirt. You inspired my burlap cover that I'll post someday! And there is nothing wrong with multiple trees either... I think it's so fun to have them all over :D

Carissa said...

it all looks so lovely and charming. and your kitty is so cute! :)

happy weekend!

Amanda Swann said...

Very cool. Love the tree skirt. Mine is obnoxiously red:) Might need a new one.

The Cheeky Cafe

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh... it looks great! i did one too and showing pics monday. love it. Thanks for the link, inspiration. i love how you wrapped the fuzzy material around the base of your "stump" lovely addition. xo

kaira said...

sigh. I love the holidays :-) Your living room looks great! I can't wait to get ours up!

Cassie said...

I love the rugs tucked around the bottom - makes it look so cosy! Although your cat in the first picture looks like it might be working out a way to scale it!!
xx

Melissa Allam said...

Your tree looks beautiful in that stump, but I was going to ask how you keep it watered, but now I know, you don't have to. It looks good anyway and so does your chair next to it with the sheepskin. Looks like a nice place to sit and watch the tree lights twinkle. Have a great weekend.

Sonnya Kale said...

The stump...what an outstanding idea!! Love it!

Sonnya

alli/hooray said...

thanks for all of your thoughtful comments!

and flowers pick themselves said...

i am so smitten for these photos. so whimsical + lovely!

xo Alison

Lisa said...

i love the stump! i wanted to do that too, but i swear there are no stump in arizona.

{eleise} said...

what cozy christmas decor!!! i love it!

Kélé said...

where did you get the undertree 'skirt'?

Sandy a la Mode said...

yayyy for putting up your tree!! i just love seeing other trees!! we unfortunately won't be in town for much of this month so don't have time to put one up! we did just put up lights around our window though haha!!

Gloria said...

this is amazing - love the added touch of the cozy sheepskin rugs!

this free bird said...

i am in love with the stump!! it turned out perfectly!!

xo,
carrie

Alicia Clinton said...

your home is just so cute, Alli. merry Christmas!

alli/hooray said...

Hi Kélé - our tree "skirt" is actually two faux sheepskin rugs (they're from Ikea!).

Danielle said...

Aw - that stump is so sweet!

-Danielle

christine, just bella said...

Ohmygoodness, I just love your decorations. I love the stump too - I dont think I've ever said that about a 'stump' before! Haha, but really it's fantastic.

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