Peacocks and Pickles for Christmas

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Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

What's that you say - what on earth do Peacocks and Pickles have to do with Christmas?!

 

This is our entry into the Show Us Your Home for the Holidays Season 2...December Contest

 

First up - Peacocks!

 

One of the many amazing creations at the annual Phoenix ZooLights.

 

From the PhoenixZoo.org website:

 

ZooLights, powered by SRP EarthWise Energy, is a magical experience guaranteed to illuminate your holiday season.

3-D light sculptures featuring stingrays, flowers, hummingbird and tiger

2-D butterflies and lion cubs

Music in Motion shows featuring music from the movie Polar Express and Winter Palace by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Millions of lights

Hundreds of sparkling displays

Enjoy one of the largest holiday light shows in the country!

 

My photos from our visit on November 29 don't do anywhere near justice to this fabulous display, so this is a photo of a  Peacock from their ZooLights Photo Gallery.

 

Next up - the Christmas Tree Pickle!  

 

Who doesn't want an opportunity for extra Christmas loot!

 

According to Wikipedia: “Traditionally, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.”

In our house - it's all about the extra present from Santa Claus! 

 

From our home...to yours...Merry Christmas!

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

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Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

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Bob Ratliff
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Your title caught my attention...... I have never heard that about a pickle. This is fun for the little kiddos and those big kiddos as well. Love the Peacock holiday lights.

Dec 16, 2015 08:00 AM #3
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Sam Shueh
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Are the pickled dilled?

I do not believe I have seen one fresh pickle.

S.

Dec 16, 2015 10:34 AM #4
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Patricia Kennedy It is an ornament - worth "loot"! 

Dec 16, 2015 11:26 AM #5
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Larry Johnston I believe it is a "dill" - as long as it pays off - I'm good!

Dec 16, 2015 11:26 AM #6
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Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689 Finally I'm getting the hang of titles - maybe - thanks to coaching from Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !

Dec 16, 2015 11:27 AM #7
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Sam Shueh Dill I believe - although fortunately the glass representations do not smell!

Dec 16, 2015 11:28 AM #8
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  never heard that one before about the pickle ..love the peacock

Dec 18, 2015 01:37 PM #9
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
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Oh the pickle. So funny. My mom always has a pickle on her tree too. 

Dec 19, 2015 03:54 AM #10
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I never knew that about the pickle, Tony and Suzanne. Thanks for teaching me something new. 

That light display must be wonderful. I would love to see it. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your information and for taking the time to enter the contest. 

Merry Christmas!

Dec 19, 2015 07:25 AM #11
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Hannah Williams I hadn't either - this tradition came from Suzanne's family.

Dec 19, 2015 11:17 PM #12
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner And does the finder get an "extra" gift?!

Dec 19, 2015 11:17 PM #13
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Debbie Laity Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.  Merry Christmas!!

Dec 19, 2015 11:18 PM #14
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Why yes there was a little something extra for the pickle finder. 

Dec 20, 2015 12:00 AM #15
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The pickle thing was not a memo I got from my parents but a pretty cool tradition I must say.

Dec 20, 2015 06:41 AM #16
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers was not aware of PICKLE tradition!

And Peacock looks great - very nice picture and next time if I am around, will plan for this ZooLights show during holidays.

Dec 30, 2015 01:40 AM #17
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I never heard of the pickle either.  Is that an old country tradition?

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Apologies for the tardy "Thank you for your comment" Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner !

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Apologies for the tardy "Thank you for your comment" Joe Pryor !

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Apologies for the tardy "Thank you for your comment" Praful Thakkar !

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