When it comes to Thanksgiving, it's the turkey who get's all the attention, right?
These postcards are from my personal collection and are actually the only turkey things that I have so I tried to fancy them up a bit by displaying them in front of the centerpiece on my dining room table. (along with the black bird!)
Here is where the trusty ol' black birds come in. I know, I know you are getting tired of seeing them! I have used these birds for Halloween, Autumn and now Thanksgiving!
Tucked in amongst my faux fruits and veggies is the same rose bud that I shared with you in my last post on the Rose Chintz china.
And then there's the black bird display in the parlor...
So this is where "little robin red breast" comes in...
The weather has been so nice here lately that the robins are just having a hay day in my bird bath and I was even lucky enough to capture them in the act. I just think they are so precious with that little white ring around their eyes.
With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to share with you a few of the legends on how the robin got its red breast.
One is connected with the tradition of the burning of the Yule log during the 12 days of Christmas. The robin was believed to have first carried fire to the earth, thus its connection to the Yule log. As the story goes, in the process the robin singed its breast and forever after had a red breast.
And for those who preferred the religious connection, the robin was said to have plucked a thorn from Christ's crown, accidentally pricking its breast and staining it forever.
So whatever the belief, the robin could not be omitted from the Christmas decorations of the Victorians.
This is it for today, but I do want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. And may we all remember to...
God bless you and yours!
I am joining the following parties...
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela
HOME with Sandi
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy