Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hollies & Berries Ornament and fun Folklore


I'm just diverting away form Halloween for a moment to share my newest ornament. I am always fascinated to discover why we use certain symbols for decorating through the holidays. The folklore of Holly and Berries is wonderful. A symbol of rebirth used for protection against: naughty faeries, bad weather and lightning. It is considered very good luck to bring Holly & Berries into your home for the Holidays. If you choose the thorny type which is consider male or the smooth type considered female this determines who will rule the home in the coming year husband or wife. I think mine is smooth I didn't add thorny points. Hollies & Berries are here if you'd like to take a peek.

4 comments:

Cellar Door said...

O the holly berry! Its rosy surely is Christmas' reflection! (But please be wary: to tread upon a holly "bead", no matter if the stomp be lightly, insures bad luck!)

Cellar Door

Cellar Door said...

Postscript: Your mached and clayed hollies are delightful!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fascinating lore about holly berries. And your little ornament is just adorable! :) Theresa

Brenda LaBell said...

Becca, Holly and Berries is adorable! Congrats on being featured in Celebrate 365!! You so deserve it and your creations always lift my spirits!!

LOL, I just did a face lift on my blog today and I picked the same background as yours goes to show great minds think alike!!

((Big Hugs))
Brenda