Years ago, when I was looking at various houses deciding what type of house I would like, a realtor took me through a house where the owners had a thing for...
Everywhere in the house, there were pig figurines, pig pictures, pig cups and plates, pig blankets and maybe even pigs in a blanket in the oven.
I have never seen so many pig-related items in one place before or since. I half expected a pot bellied pig to come wandering through at any moment.
In a word, it was porcine decor at its finest, if porcine decor can be considered fine.
And I suspect that if I had walked through that home at Christmas time, I would have seen pig ornaments on their Christmas tree, like this one that I saw in a store earlier today.
At least one person who lived in that house was a pig lover of the highest order. Oink!
Contrast that with my house, where there is nary a pig ornament on my tree, and no pig decor to be found anywhere else, unless you count the little flying pig outside my front door. But I do have some tell-tale signs throughout the house that might suggest to guests that I enjoy gardening.
Year round, there are hoes and watering cans everywhere, plus a sunroom full of plants.
Then at Christmas time, I decorate my Christmas tree with ornaments that relate to gardening in some way, like this snowman tangled up in a garden hose.
But to put it all in perspective, I don't think it is nearly as odd as those people with the pigs.
(Sometime after Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day (the 15th, this Tuesday!) and before Christmas, I will post about a few of my favorite gardening-theme ornaments. I'll at least post about the top 10, or maybe my favorite 25. And I'll probably post it as a slide show so you don't have to scroll down, and scroll down some more, and then some more. I'd love to see the gardening related ornaments that others have, too!)