Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Upside Down Peacocks

I came across these upside down Christmas trees! A couple of them are peacock trees. I love the peacock theme, but not so much the upside down aspect. Did you know that in medieval times, peacock and boar were eaten on Christmas day? It wasn't till Henry the 8th ate poultry one Christmas that things changed.





A peacock kaleidoscope!

“The king’s ships, manned by Hiram’s sailors, made a round trip to Tarshish every three years, returning with a cargo of gold, silver, and ivory, apes and peacocks.”

2 Chronicles

10 comments:

reana claire said...

Oh, peacocks and boar, not turkeys during those days? Anyway, those are not easily accessible over here, turkeys are expensive here. Upside down christmas trees too? hahaha.. I wonder whose idea is that..

Nancy Chan said...

Why would they want an upside down Christmas tree? So unusual. Merry Christmas!

Sandra said...

I did not know that anyone ever ate peacocks and I've often wondered what they were for. I love the feathers and I love the colors but I do not love the trees upside down. Somehow to me an upside down Christmas tree is like turning a cross upside down

Tamago said...

I love the 3rd one very much - the white feathers look like a wedding veil! I saw upside down Christmas trees somewhere before - can't remember when/where but it must be more popular than we think :-)

DawnTreader said...

I think I remember these (or similar) from some post in the past...? I like the peacock theme but I agree the upside-down is just weird.

LV said...

Never heard of such a thing, let along see it.You find some of the most interesting and unique things.

Ann said...

The trees are pretty but I would like them more if they were right side up

Ruth Hiebert said...

I would have to agree with you.I don't care for the look of the upside down trees.

SweetMarie said...

peacocks are beautiful. the trees are beautifully decorated, but I don't care for the upside down look.
love love your header..wow!!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

oh this is so interesting to know! I can see why they had peacock trees, they are pretty. It funny how far we have come...