A Council of Cardinals

December 6, 2010 | My Jottings

Sara put up two of our three Christmas trees last night — one in the den and one in the living room, and we decorated both. I’ll take some pictures soon and share them here.

One of the ideas she had was to put some of my cardinal collection (all were gifts over the years) on top of some little chairs we have hanging above the bookcases in the den.

Way up by the ceiling, six wooden chairs are now occupied by a serious looking group of cardinals.

I wish I could have taken a better photo straight on, but the ceiling fan was in the way, and my camera is simple and I don’t have a wide angle lens.

Do you decorate for Christmas with anything unusual or meaningful?


  1. Ember says:


  2. Lloyd says:

    Great decor, Julie: your very own college of cardinals.

    Drab is the surrounding desert but the park is brightening with light-wrapper palms. These cold mornings are challenging. Way down to 40 today; but when precipitations falls, it leaves on its own. I’ll take it.

  3. Just Julie says:

    My heart bleeds for your hardship, Lloyd. Forty degrees – oh my! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Deb says:

    I love the new cardinal display!!

  5. Patty (Rugersmom) says:

    Do I see the lovely Yarnista in the photo on the center shelf in the bottom picture, looking very vampy in her long blonde hair and her red lips! All of you girls are stunning…..

    And I also love the cardinals on their little chairs!

  6. Just Julie says:


  7. Holly says:

    Looks good enuff for all year round, cuz !

  8. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Holly – I may not take them down!

  9. Larry says:

    I look forward to this time of year as it reminds me that it is time to renew my heart for HIM once again, it is a time of reminding me of the follies of the past and the Heaven of the future. It is time to once again regain any focus I might have lost or forgotten or just got lazy on. It is a time to give thanks for all the things I sometimes don’t – like my car starting with His love, my house heat being provided by Him, The roof over my head that He has so lovingly provided, The eyes that I can see His creation with, the touch of things not always understood yet blessed by Him, the many wonders of the woods in the winter with all the designs among the branches that only He could design, the little feathered friends outside living proof that He provides in all weathers of life, the morning frost on the grass that during winter only His breath can warm, the air I can breathe, and the life it gives, His blessings are so many it would take a lifetime to explain or express. This is the time of year for remembrance and giving of love and forgiveness and yes blessings untold. He has blessed me with another year with my family, and with my church, He is the I AM in my life.

  10. Just Julie says:

    Yes Larry! I second that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Pat says:

    That was such a great idea and how darling they look perched on those chairs! Your tree is also incredibly beautiful next to your fireplace (and I love the mantel). Can I come live with you?

  12. Just Julie says:

    Yes – you would cheer me up, Pat. Come on!

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