Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Sign of Good Luck!

My house sitting assignment is over and I am ready to dive head first into the Christmas season. I am one of those people who waits until after Thanksgiving to decorate and think Christmas. I know I am in the minority here so please girls forgive me, but it drives me crazy to walk into a store before Halloween and see Christmas items......


Not that I am a huge fan of Halloween, but I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving and I think it gets short changed. True it is not the cash cow that Christmas has become but to me it has the most unassuming nature of all the holidays....it is purely about gratitude with no expectations of "What do I get in return?"



OK, after having said that and hopefully not alienating myself from any of you I have grown to love:)....I am all about Christmas from now 'til DECEMBER 25th.



I had to show you what I found on our annual Tree hunt.....
Yes.....a bird's nest in our Christmas Tree. As soon as I saw it I knew this was the tree. I will leave nature's decoration exactly where it is~maybe give it a new inhabitant. I believe there is an old saying about gaining good luck if you find a nest in your tree~wouldn't that be a nice gift?

20 comments:

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Doesn't a nest in a Christmas tree mean "good luck"? What a perfect nature's ornament. Love the stockings you did for Penny.

Classic Charm said...

Thonda, I just found you at Lavender Hill blog and wow what amazing stockings you made her! You are truly amazing...love them. Nice job! I'm new to your blog, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your sewing talent!
Rose

Classic Charm said...

Rhonda I meant - ha sorry!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Rhonda darling, who could feel alienated from you?? You're a sweetheart. I don't decorate before Thanksgiving either. The Saturday after is another story.

Love,
Julie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That nest makes it the most perfect tree!

I'm a Thanksgiving girl, myself. It's all about being thankful......no gifts allowed.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow- how wonderful to find your beautiful tree already decorated with nature's treat! Guess good things come to those who wait!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Yes, It's good luck to find a nest in your tree. I have never been fortunate to find one but I always put a "faux" nest in our trees. And I completely feel the way you do about Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday with (like you said) no expectations....just family, friends, great food and fellowship. ~ Lynn

Esther Sunday said...

Nope. Not started decorating yet either. The nest in the tree is sweet! Have a good weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm with you, visions of sugarplums do tend to dance in my head before Thanksgiving but I don't indulge myself until the day after. It gives me something positive to do on Black Friday besides fight crowds:>) How awesome that you got a tree with a birds nest! Sweet, I would keep it too and it would make me smile every time I saw it!

Kathleen Grace said...

By the way, I saw your stockings that you made for Penny and they are beautiful! How nice of you to do a custom order for her:>)

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh Rhonda...
What a lucky find indeed!
I would have chosen that tree too...
Priscilla

Michelle said...

Rhonda, I love the idea of keeping the nest in the tree.

By the way, I saw the stockings you made for Penny~stunning! You do beautiful work. Have fun decorating. Michelle

BellaColle said...

Oh girl, I totally agree with ya! Thanksgiving such an awesome Holiday...so underated! That's why we went and got our tree today..
by the way, what an awesome find!YES! I heared of that old wives tales saying it's good luck to find a nest! Yay! It's soo pretty.
hugs.

Cottage Contessa said...

Love the nest too, glad you left it there. Can't wait to see a photo of the tree all dressed for Christmas!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meggie said...

Oh Rhonda: Thank you so much for sharing your feelings about rushing Christmas. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. I LOVE Thanksgiving and all it stands for and I love celebrating it and decorating for it. NOW is the time for Christmas decorating and anitcipation because Thanksgiving is now over with. I believe in living and celebrating every day to its fullest...

Karen said...

I love finding nests in my tree! We have a son with a birthday on Dec. 6 and I'd said that we wouldn't decorate until after his birthday. He's old enough now to demand that we decorate before his birthday.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How great finding that tree with the nest!! I would have known it was the "right" tree too! I too wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate....
Penny

p.s. I am hanging my pretty toile stockings you made me today!! I am having to guard them! All my blogging friends want them :-)

bj said...

I agree with you 100 percent on giving THANKSGIVING it's due. I never start Christmas decorating until the day after Thanksgiving.
I WANT A BIRDNEST IN MY CHRISTMAS TREE!!! How precious! I will have to BUY a nest, I suppose, but I'm determined to have one...maybe at the very top of my small tree!!?!!
hugs, bj

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