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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Symbolism-Poinsettias!

Hi everyone! I'm joining the Poinsettia Party, Fresh Cut Friday, and the Christmas Party this week! My plans for the poinsettia were changed when I broke a branch off by accident...
So for me it's actually "Fresh Break Friday", but I can still play along:@)
I added the branch and some white pine to a tea pot, some brass bells for sparkle!

Then I mixed it up a bit and played with this funky bird I've had for years!
One last shot... 

The Legend of the Poinsettia
Mexican legend tells of a boy who had no gift to put by the figure of baby Jesus in church on Christmas Eve. On his way to church he heard an angel tell him to pick some dried weeds for his gift. As he laid them beside the other gifts, the weeds turned into beautiful flowers. Dr. Joel Poinsett, the first U. S. ambassador to Mexico, brought the plant to the United States where it was named "poinsettia".
Have a happy day:@)

Interesting tidbit: Sue @ I Need Mom commented:
If you will take your pointsettia stem and hold a lighter or match to it to "seal" the stem, it will last for a very long time in water. (I used to work for a florist)
Thanks Sue!

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28 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn, I didn't know about this meme. I could have posted this one. My sister gave us the most beautiful poinsettia plant.

    You made me laugh with your post today. Something like when you get a lemon, make lemonade. Smile. Very clever and pretty too.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  2. Hi Lynn! You did good, friend! Love how this looks and I've meant to tell you how I love your little Santa drawn by the little piggies! This is perfect for your blog!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Hello Lynn,
    fabulous, what you made from the broken branch. And you have a wonderful runner with Poinsettia. I have never seen such a nice one. My dear friend, why is al bird allowed to sit with the Poinsettia? What's about Mr. Pudge or at least a friend of him?
    Thank you for sharing this interesting story. I didn't knew.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  4. Hi Lynn,
    Your post is very nice and I have similar things in mine. I won't be posting mine until tomorrow however and it will be on my Christmas blog, "Christmas Pudding." http://christmaspudding09.blogspot.com/ I enjoyed yours very much and thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. I love your header, such a pretty picture and the snow is fabulous. Your pointsettia is so pretty in the teapot. What a great idea. It's looking like Christmas. Thank you so much for your graciuos and kind thoughts and comments. I really do appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Hi Lynn..I know Poinsettia is a M;exican plant...I love it... probably on saturday I'm going to buy some!!!Have a nice aftrernoon.... ciao Flavia

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  7. What a lovely story of giving and your arrangment is darling.

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  8. What a neat story. Your poinsettia arrangement is very pretty. I love the bird!

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  9. Very cute inside the teapot Lynn.
    I may have to give that a try!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. I like your cute teapot and I do think that Pudge is probably upset he isn't in the vignette. Joni

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  11. Hi Lynn,
    I clicked on the photo to enlarge it and could really see the detail on the little red bird sitting on the teacup. The poinsettia is such a pretty flower and thanks for the story behind the tradition.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. "Beautiful Lynn", I LOVE the white teapot with the rich colors of Christmas in it! SO Beautiful!!!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. Lynn, Your poinsettia looks so pretty in the white teapot! Love the little bird too. Thanks for sharing the legend of the poinsettia and for joining the party.
    Blessings, Beth

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  14. I love poinsettias. Your little bird is sweet. Everything is put together beautifully. La

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  15. What a pretty arrangement. I hate when I break a flower off from a bouquet and always try to do something special with it {out of guilt, I think!}. Thanks for the history on the poinsettia!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. awesome facts.. thanks for sharing. pretty clippings too.

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  17. I would have done the same thing. The little white teapot is perfect for that gorgeous poinsettia!!!

    Thank you for joining in! I really really appreciate it!! :) I hope you have a great weekend!

    ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for sharing the list of memes! That is awesome!

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  18. P.S.S. I'll be joining you for your Nativity party! Awesome idea!

    ~Liz

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  19. I love this, Lynn...so festive and pretty.

    I have your button on my sidebar and my post in draft...just waiting.:)

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  20. I love poinsettias. Thanks for sharing this charming arrangement!

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  21. How funny! Fresh break friday. Love that you used a teapot, that is a wonderful idea, and so adorable. I will be joining the Nativity party too!

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  22. How pretty! If you will take your pointsettia stem and hold a lighter or match to it to "seal" the stem, it will last for a very long time in water. (I used to work for a florist)

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  23. I have always loved the symbolism of thhis flower and love the name of your blog.

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  24. Sometimes, the simplest of ideas turns out to be the best and the prettiest... I've broken my share of poinsettia branches- me and my klutziness and my brown thumb, too. Yours does look lovely in that tea pot. Oh- and that piggy being ridden by that farmer cracked me up. I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing when I first saw the picture- it is 2 in the morning, after all... LOL
    ~ Sue

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  25. Hi Lynn, I love what you did with the "accident". It often seems that accidents lead to creativity. Love the white teapot with the red. The entire arrangement is just right. I am afraid I may have just Boo Hooed1 YOU however pulled a rabbit, OOPs a pig out of the hat again. Hugs, Ginger

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  26. Ha, only you could have Santa's sleigh pulled by piggies - love it!
    Your arrangement turned out very nice and the red bird adds a nice finishing touch.
    Judith

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  27. I'd never heard that story about the little boy, Lynn! How sweet!
    Your teapot looks lovely with the salvaged branch & that pretty feathered friend. I did enlarge the photo & the textures are amazing. ♥ your tablerunner!!

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  28. I love that bird! Thanks for sharing the legend. Happy pigs and poinsettias!

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