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So, The Twelve Days of Christmas actually start ON Christmas Day (or at least that’s what Wikipedia tells me), but I’m gonna try something a little different here and kinda do a countdown with the famous carol leading up to Christmas. And in keeping with my own interpretation of the chronology, I’m also going to get a bit less-than-literal with the gift recommendations. Starting with this whole “partridge in a pear tree” affair.

partridge pear tree

I think a pear tree sounds lovely (mmm, pear tarts!) and partridge a bit less so, but honestly, not many people have room for either these days. That’s why I think these cool retro brass partridge figurines and Jonathan Adler graphic pear pillow make a pleasant alternative. If my true love showed up with these, I wouldn’t regift them, is what I’m trying to say.


71 Responses

  1. I love the partridge figurines. I could work them in nicely (even for year-round decor).

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  3. MizzyD says:

    What a great idea!! I'll be following you closely for the next 11 days!

  4. [...] On the second day of Daily Delights, I give you…TWO TURTLEDOVES! (AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEE!) [...]

  5. [...] I give to thee…FOUR CALLING BIRDS! (Also: THREE FRENCH HENS, TWO TURTLE DOVES, AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEE!) Birds, birds and more birds! I don’t think I ever noticed how obsessed this song is with [...]

  6. Jaclean says:

    This wonderful silly song is not so silly. It derives from religious persecution & each verse has a double meaning. Quite fascinating really. Google it y'all & learn some history!

  7. [...] On the third day of Christmas Daily Delights, I give to thee…THREE FRENCH HENS! (TWO TURTLE DOVES AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREEEE!) [...]

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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