Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Little Navy Tree.

I have this fabulous little white goose feather Christmas tree. Which, yes, a "goose feather" tree sounds a little off, but its precious. I got it from a fantastic little store years ago, One Swanky Shop. Ok ok, so it was my Mother's store, but it was a pretty awesome place. Around Christmas she would close down the store to put up decorations and merchandise and people would literally line up around the block to be there for the Christmas opening. I wish I had some images to show you. It was like a vintage wonderland.

Anyways, back to the tree. When I moved to Hawaii I brought the little tree with me, but not the ornaments we put on it at my parent's house. It use to be a pickle tree. Covered with new, old, large and small pickles to bring good luck. Do you have a pickle on your Christmas tree? It emanated from an old German tradition:

“A very old Christmas eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle [ornament] deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant child would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas. The first adult who finds the pickle traditionally gets good luck for the whole year."

So without the pickles, I needed a new theme. I thought how perfect would it be to have a Navy tree. So I began to decorate my tree with vintage blue and gold ornaments, founded by my mom. I still put pickles on my main tree for luck. I thought I would sneak a little baby pickle on to my Navy tree. I'm hoping it will lead to a victory for the Mids this Saturday at the Navy/Army game.

Please excuse the mess, I am home sick!

Can you spot my reflection? Opps!

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