Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Hippo Hero Tales

Well, no - not actually. But, I've had that song stuck in my head since yesterday!!! How is it possible that I've never heard it until last night? It's quite possibly the cutest Christmas song, ever? Right!?

Besides vegetarian hippopotamusesses floating around my brain - I've been trying to put together a little Christmas cheer for this apartment. My over-excitement for Christmas came early this year. It was a few days before Thanksgiving and I blame it on channel 4 of XM radio. Normally 40's songs, but now for the Holidays its classic Christmas carols and when you're driving through New England on a cold grey day - it just hits the right nerve!!

IMG_0313


So yesterday was tree day. And I wore this pretty little 50s beaded cashmere dress for the occasion! I wanted to take home a mangy little scrawny thing, and somehow we ended up with an over 6' Noble fur behemoth. It's lovely, but dang - we had to re-arrange the apartment around it!!! The decorating process also ended up turning into a 2 day ordeal when we quickly ran out of lights.

IMG_0341


But I thiiiink all is set now! I'm sure I'll manage to find other little bits and bobs to stick into the branches over the next few weeks.. Last week I was a pom pom making factory, next week - a little bird building shiny nests!

IMG_0359

34 comments:

chelsea said...

Adorable photos!:)

Teenysparkles said...

Simply fabulous! And what about that topknot!
Teeny

Toni said...

Both dresses you wore are such beauties.

The Body Electric said...

I had never heard that song till this last week when a friend sent it to me and I too was dumbfounded that I'd never heard of it before. It's pure DELIGHTFULNESS and I have spent many waking moments since then (desperately trying to) perfecting it on the ukulele.

It's been on repeat all week!!!!! You're tree is adorableness btw, as are you....as usual.

fashionforwriters said...

Yay for mega Christmas tree decorating extravaganzas! And for such pretty dresses and such pretty shoes and tights! Your apartment reminds me so much of my favorite San Francisco Victorian apartments..

xo Jenny

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

I adore your outfits so so much. They are always perfect. Today was tree day for my family too!

Rebecca said...

I love the pom poms on the tree. Much prettier than plain old ball balls!

love_again said...

Now you got me feeling all festive. That is a damn fine tree you have there, and the pom poms are adorable. Lovin' the topknot!

Ashley said...

Beautiful photos! Love your yellow crochet dress!

Claire St Juin said...

That is THE prettiest Christmas Tree EVER!!!! Merry Christmas m'dear :-)

casey said...

Such a sweet set of photos! :) I just love how you've arranged your hair...

We ended up getting a slightly bigger tree than I anticipated too (but then again, I wasn't able to tag along for the tree picking this year :p), which pretty much displaced our bunny's spot in the living room (we set up a little pen and let him run around in the evenings). lol. I love all the pom poms you put on the tree too--such a cute idea!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

What a fun, magical day of decoration! I wish I were whimsical and charming enough to wear cute clothes for decorating a house. I'm in sweat pants most of the time! I didn't even decorate this year.

Isabel said...

You are way too adorable.

Manja said...

For some reason, the link isn't working when I click on it :(
Anyway, I am guessing you are talking about 'I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas' aren't you? Ha, I LOVE that song...it has been one of my favorite Christmas songs for the past year and it makes me happy every time I listen to it :)
You look wonderful and that topknot suits you so well!

Lexie said...

you may have the most perfect head of hair in the whole world!

your tree is GORGEOUS! we always used to get giant trees when i was younger too!

jenloveskev said...

These are too adorable!!- I am in love with your sweet and messy top knot.

Meaghan Kelly said...

awww wow! that tree makes you look teensy! and those pompoms are the perfect xmas ornament!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Too cute :)

Jessica said...

Miss adorable you couldn't get any cuter...or lovelier!!! The tree looks so perfect and all of the pictures have me even morree excited for Christmas (ps: the deer on top is the best!)! Plus, your dresses are dreamy worthy and imma steal those shoesies!! xx

MissKellie said...

Your yellow dress is so sweet! :) And your tree looks great! You did a wonderful job decorating!

jeff allen said...

These photos feel so warm I just took my shirt off mouse.

Noonton and Cocobean said...

This post has actually made me feel Christmasy thank-you for bringing the festive spirit!

As for the song its lovely :-) you learn/hear something new everyday they say!

x

anne said...

great shots! i love your hair in the last photo! i heard that song for the first time recently as well :)

Lara said...

Oh this a lovely post! You tree looks fantastic!

reckless daughter said...

I'm completely loving this post! I'm in such a christmas-y mood! which isn't usually the case around this time of year.

corrie said...

love everything! your tree, your dress, your hair!

Andi B. Goode said...

That's my favourite Christmas song. =D
-ANdi x

emma wallace said...

How gorgeous! And your lovely dress is so angelic. Your room must smell divine.

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Monster Girl said...

That tree and these photos are so completely divine. Love. Love love love love love!

the spectator said...

Adorable.

You have an excuse to start another collection - vintage Chrissy decorations.

JC said...

What a gracious lady and a gorgeous tree! Your pom poms made me laugh... so cute!

kristin said...

cute dresses and tree! i always want an ugly, mangy tree too, but somehow we end up with a tall, fatty that takes up precious space -- but i love it nonetheless.

Every Little Counts said...

such cute photos. very sweet and christmassy
xo

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

ooh i love pom poms!!! so much fun to make! i wanna make white rag ball ornaments for next year!

Related Posts with Thumbnails