Monday, December 2, 2019

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Happy Monday to all of my friends!
Today is December 2nd.
It is also my 61st birthday.

After work,
 Bob and I will be going out for dinner,
 and then do some Christmas shopping.

Today I feature the 
partridge in a pear tree.

Besides the partridges and the pears,
I also added tallow berries and
candy canes.

These white tallow berries were purchased
from an online store called
Curious Country Creations.

The Chenille candy canes were purchased
years ago from an Ebay seller.
So sorry, do not remember the seller.

Today my story is about candy canes.

Back in 1670
a German Choirmaster

wanted to get the attention
of his students

during the long Nativity scenes.

He decided to bend a candy stick
into the shape of a Shepherds hook.

Others took it to represent the letter J
for Jesus.

Although it is not known for sure
if the Colonists used candy canes,
they did seem to appear in America by 1847
By the late 1800's
the red stripe began appearing.

At least we do know they were invented
before the 1700's.

Since I have so much to share,
I will be doing my posts every other day
now until Christmas.

Candy Cane Blessings To All!


  1. Happy Birthday! What fun information as always. Decorations are lovely

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! I am also a Sagittarius, my birthday is December 5th but I'm not as young as you; I'll be 78 on the 5th. Where oh where did all those years go??

    1. Glad to know I have a blogging friend that is a Saggitarian! Janice

  3. Happiest of birthdays,Janice! How fun. And how festive. Thanks for all the beautiful sharing and I'm delighted you will be posting much more!

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Next post in the morning. Janice

  4. Happiest blessed birthday hope it is special. Thanks for the history lesson and wonderful photos in your home. Glad you will be posting more frequently, one of my favorite blogs.πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ„πŸŽ

    1. Thank you Sandy! We had dinner in Pt Huron. Then came home and watched Rudolph. It was snowing so bad that we cancelled the shopping and just came home. Stay tuned as next post in the morning. Hope you can still come to the house on the 14th. Janice

  5. Janice, love the candy cane story. I have a lot this month too, but don't think I will make everyother day???. Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely. We had snow and hope the tradition continues for Christmas!..I'm looking forward to all your posts..xxoJudy

    1. Forgot to mention, Happy Birthday, BABY girl. I'd love to see that number again!..xxoJudy

    2. Snowed yesterday and today here. Just hope we have some for Christmas. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Next post in the morning. Janice

    3. We had a great Thanksgiving too. Gobbled til we wobbled. Janice

    4. Thanks for the sweet visit, Janice. Those little candles are so cute and I never started out to collect them but I just kept finding them one by one and all in pretty good shape..Happy Tuesday..xxoJUdy

  6. We're doing a secret Santa at work I found the cutest candy cane decorations on my locker from a primitive store named: Kathy's Primitives...I'll probably feature them this week on my blog. I think you would like them as much as I do!

    1. Cannot wait to see your candy canes. Hope you had a great secret Santa event. Janice

  7. First - the new header is awesome. Second, which should have been first - Happy Birthday. Thrird, I love the little history lessons. Forth - I enjoy these posts and can't wait for more!

    1. Thanks for liking my header. It took a bit to create. Thanks for the birthday wishes. More history tomorrow. Janice

  8. Happy Belated Birthday Janice. Your decorations and the history lesson are always so goo.

    Hugs, Julia

  9. Thanks Julia for the birthday wishes. More history tomorrow. Janice

  10. Happy Birthday!! Really enjoyed your history lesson
    Linda m

  11. Belated Birthday Wishes, Janice!! Glad you had a lovely snowy dinner out to celebrate.

    I am fascinated with all of this Christmas decorating history you are sharing. Your red pears look stunning amid all the tiny white lights and crocks as well.

    The photo of the tree, blue/white crocks and little cabin on the shelf is my favorite. It would also be perfect for the Americana theme for Summer too. Red is my favorite color and it just works almost anywhere and with anything.

  12. You are amazing! That is such an awesome idea for Summer too! Thanks for sharing your own ideas and for the birthday blessings. We did have a good dinner. Janice


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