Coming in the front door of our home, looking into the family room you will spy Annie's Owl Tree.
This tree has become a tradition within the last few years. Annie is an owl fan...and she knows her stuff. Barn owls are her favorite...but all owls are admired and read about.
I started this little tree for her a few years ago and the word spread. Gifts of owls for the tree were joyfully received and added to the branches.
The large fellow in the lower right corner is new this year, a gift from a friend. It's there among the other owls...and...a little brown horse.
In early December, this sweet package arrived for Annie. A generous gift from the talented artist Angela Hillstrom from Of Cloth and Hand.
Annie beamed and, without hesitation, placed him on her tree.
And so...Annie's Owl Tree now includes a noble steed. Among the owls... a little something different. Something not quite like all the others. A horsey with a shining presence all it's own. He brings an unexpected something special to this little tree. Something "special" like my girl...and the dear friends who bring such joy to her life with gifts of owls...and a little brown horse. Special indeed.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Enjoy the day,