Sunday, December 21, 2014

Annie's Owl Tree...with a Horse

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,


  1. Love your owl tree Annie! Isn't it neat how each one has its own special memory, and what a sweet little brown horse, what a nice gift! Merry Christmas!

  2. I love Annie's owl tree. All the ornaments becomes special especially when given by loving and caring friends.
    Have the Merriest Christmas ever.

  3. Robyn ~
    Your house is just perfect. You have such a knack for creating beauty and warmth.
    What a sweet gift for Annie.
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs :)

  4. Such a darling tree Annie, as sweet as you are. Love the steed, thoughtful gift. Blessings Francine.

  5. Hi Annie and Robyn,
    I LOVE your Owl tree so much!! It looks just wonderful!! Your new horse ornament seems quite at home since he lives in a barn, just like a barn owl does!! They fit perfectly together!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!
    Warm Hugs~

  6. This is the way new collections start! Julie is right - they are barn buddies. Nice tree Annie. Merry Christmas.

  7. I love her tree! And her horse!
    Merry Christmas Annie!

  8. It's a wonderful tree, and a wonderful tradition. I love that it has a little brown horse now too. Happy Christmas!

  9. What a sweet steed. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Janice