Thursday, November 20, 2008

Show and Tell over at Kelli's.........

Today is Show and Tell over at Kelli's blog....please do drop by and see many interesting presentations......

Today, I'm showing two very welcomed gifts.....feathers......
First, peacock feathers....friends, Phyllis and Joseph, raise peacocks and shared these beautiful feathers.....




I like to use peacock feathers in the top of the pencil Christmas tree in the den along with glass bird ornaments.....
I like pheasant feathers but they are sooo expensive...just one can be as much as $13.95......we have a friend, Ralph, who goes out west pheasant hunting.....
As we were talking one day I asked his wife, Carol, if he ever brought the feathers home......"yes", said she.
"If ever he has any extra, I'd certainly like to have some." Several weeks later I had a call that he had brought a box of feathers home......by the time several other people decided they would like to have some also, the box finally made it to me.....

I plan to use mine this Christmas accentuating wreaths, trees, etc.....

These were two of my favorite gifts......feathers..........

20 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Betty...

I bet those feathers will look absolutely beautiful in your Christmas Decorating.

Join me by the fireplace anytime! LOL!!

It's cold and very windy here this morning, too.

~Blessings,
Jan

Hootin' Anni said...

I do....I DO know what you mean about expensive pheasant feathers!! One...just one at Hobby Lobby the other day was $9.99!!

Come view my show n tell if you can find time. It's a new 'hobby' of mine started just this past week. Happy Friday, happy weekend.

Mary said...

Betty,

The feathers are beautiful. I love peacock and pheasant feathers but yes, they are expensive. I'm so glad you could get these to use in your home decor.

Thank you for your kind and loving comments on Aunt May. I will be posting later today when I come back from the hospital. Your kindness, love and support are greatly appreciated.

Blessings,
Mary

Mrs. U said...

Oh my goodness!! These are PRETTY!! And you are right- they ARE expensive!! What wonderful friends!!!

His,
Mrs. U

JudyBug said...

What fun you will have decorating with the feathers!

ceekay said...

How wonderful. I would love some of those for my tree also. But no hunters here! Have fun decorating!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very nice gifts! I look forward to seeing how you use them in your Christmas decorating, and even afterwards as they can be used year around!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine

Mrs. Miles said...

These should be great for decor! Have you ever seen those paintings people do on feathers? I don't know how they do that. What a blessing you could find some from your generous friends.

Michelle said...

Great feathers! I especially love the peacock feathers and the idea of putting them in a Christms tree! I bet they look elegant.

Judy said...

Hi Betty,

We actually did visit Madison, GA several years ago. We had fun antiquing. I bought 2 opalescent celery vases, a oak chest and a chintz stool. Beautiful town.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Feathers can be so beautiful and I absolutely love peacock feathers. I hope you share what you decorate with them as I would love to see :0)

Susie Homemaker said...

You have some fine feathered friends my dear...very pretty...I have the glass birds on my tree also. Love them.

Blessings,
Susie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Betty, I love the peacock feathers but I had never thought to use pheasant feather to decorate. Wonderful idea. My brother in law goes pheasant hunting every year. I will have to ask him if he has any?lol. Hope you are doing good and will have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. connie

Lisa Ann said...

Your feathers are beautiful. They will look lovely with your Christmas decorations.

Kelli said...

Gorgeous feathers, Betty! They will make wonderful additions to your Christmas tree and wreaths!
~Kelli

Jewelgirl said...

This is a great idea because feathers
are so pretty! I hope you have a
nice Thanksgiving Betty!

Heidi said...

Hi Betty! Love these feathers! I collect feathers we find at Cranberry Cottage. For years, I have been searching flea markets for a tiny glass vase to place them in. They are waiting in a glass that is just too large for them. I have seen these feathers before but now know they are from pheasants. They are so beautiful!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty.... What a brilliant idea......... it had never crossed my mind to include feathers in with Christmas decorations. You have a fine collection there and I know, with your artistic flair, you’ll make a spectacular display with them..... please do take pictures, I’d love to see them. I once had quite a few peacock feathers.... whatever happened to them, I really can’t remember. I’m amazed at the price of pheasant feathers..... we often see them lying on the side of the road after being hit by a vehicle...... I’ll have to stop next time and pick one up if its not in too bad a shape.

I always study your pictures searching for something that is familiar to me...... In the first picture I was soon to spot the lovely red brick floor you painted.... such precious reminders. Have a great day. Marion

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Barbara said...

I am amazed you have to pay so much for Pheasant feathers.

Happy Thanksgiving Betty.