Friday, September 3, 2010

Wishing Tree...I actually found one! *Make a Wish*!


Yesterday CJ & I were walking through the streets of Sleepy Hollow, NY (Yes it is a real town & yes they do stuff for Halloween) & my A.D.D. noticed something odd. We passed by a tree with a lil strips of cloth tied to it’s branches. At first I thought it was some girl scout project or something but then I looked a lil closer. It was a “Wishing Tree”.

I have never heard or seen such a beautiful thing. The tree I believe was a Dogwood, so it was a lil short so you could easily get to the branches & low & behold I’d say there was at least 50 fabric strips all with people’s wishes, hopes & dreams on them. I, of course, had to stop & sample some of the people’s wishes.

“I wish for happiness for the next 5 years of my life”

”I want to do good in college this semester”

“I wish good health on my family & friends.”

"Let her know how much I love her."

“Please let me win the lottery.”

“I wish for him to come back to me.”


It was so sweet & heartfelt some of them. This must have been like how the girl felt in the movie “Letter to Juliet”. I loved that movie so much. It was so cute with all the letters the women wrote to Juliet & stuck in the wall hoping to find an answer. You want that lady to find her Lorenzo so badly.


Anywho…the trip to Maryland is actually back on so I will be leaving shortly from work to battle Hurricane Earl. I’ll be back on Monday. If there had been anymore strips of fabric left on that wishing tree I would have wrote:

“Please let me make a new friend & have a lovely weekend. Oh & P.S. Let my mom find a new job.”

I’m hoping!! I hope everyone has a good Labor Day Weekend & I hope Earl doesn’t mess with your plans!

P.S. I will have a giveaway when I come back! =)
P.S.S. I will be going to that concert regardless if the Mess is there or not!!

Have you ever seen a Wishing tree before? If not what would your Wish be? You can totally leave the comment as anonymous. Maybe your wish will come true.

26 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Have a wonderful time,sweetie...and you so should go for that concert:)
I would love to see that wish-tree...I would wish for more sleep and for my whole family to be happy and healthy:)

Kisses,darling

Brooklyn Book Lover said...

I think I need to cut a few strips of fabric and pay a visit to Sleepy Hollow, NY. Lord knows I could use a few of my wishes to come true.

Thanks for sharing.

Hope Earl does not get in the way of your plans. Be safe and have a fun weekend.

Girl in My Own World said...

I wish to be blissfully happy and emotionally free everday of my life. :o) Happy Labor Day!!!!

Kelly said...

What a lovely picture!!

I have argued with someone I love very much so I would wish to heal the rift between us xxx

hope it comes true!!

Constar said...

thats so beautiful! no i have never seen one but i would love to! if i had a wish it would be a tie between getting an oppurtunity to travel the world annnddd growing boobs, a girl can dream cant she? have a good weekend !

DT said...

Ya, I have seen one! And even wished, not one but 5-6 wishes. I was a kid then. Don't remember all, but one- My dad had surgery and I prayed for his well being!

carmen said...

I love wishing trees, the first one I ever saw was at the contemporary museum in DC in the garden. It was so fun to read what others wished for!

Teenage Bride said...

I have never had the pleasure of seeing such a beautiful sight!!! How lovely!!!

P said...

I hate to be a cliche but if I DID encounter a wishing tree I think I would wish to find true love.

bananas. said...

whoa! how did my lottery wish get on there? ;)

i like that one person wished for happiness but only for 5 years. lol.

have a fun weekend!!!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

holy crap - too awesome - i think i'm gonna make my OWN wishing tree in my front yard - haha - can u imagine - all the neighorhood kids coming by and putting there wishes - i think it's FABULOUS - i SO wanna visit this wishing tree! - thanks for sharing love .. oh and i'll go with like a stack of index cards all filled out with wishes - so atleast 1 can come true :o)

Pop Champagne said...

wishing tree! interesting, I've encountered wishing bones and wells but not really a tree...

Jennifer said...

Aw I want to find a wishing tree!!!

Constructive Attitude said...

I have never seen/heard of a wishing tree.

Not to sound like a Miss America contestant, but I would wish for world peace. We are in need of it.

btd. said...

Wow, a wishing tree? That is very interesting. I have never seen one. My wish would be to fins scholarships for college.
Hope you have a fun time at the concert! :)

Lady Grey said...

oh that is the sweetest thing ever! I've never seen a real one before.
: )

Claire Kiefer said...

I've never seen one but it sure sounds lovely. I'd wish to be in love . . . though I could think of many, many wishes. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Barry said...

Have an amazing weekend Mel. Sorry I haven't been here more often lately!

xo

Taylor Sterling said...

what a great tree. I think your wishes sounds amazing. Best of luck.

Anonymous said...

I wish to get married and have beautiful children and a wonderful husband...and for my family to be healthy and happy!

Meghan said...

A wishing tree! That is so amazing!

I hope you have a wonderful trip, my dear!

WhisperingWriter said...

A wishing tree? I've never seen one before. I would love to have one near me.

Krystal said...

i have never seen one, that is so fun!

Sheri said...

How very cool! I don't remember seeing one. I saw trees with lots of mardi gras beads on them in New Orleans.... lol :)

Kris said...

Earl was such a bust I hope you had fun! I'd love to go to Sleepy Hollow for Halloween!

the chirpy bird said...

Aw how beautiful! i just love this
xo tash

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