Don’t bring these indoors

Here are a few:

Don’t pick blackberries after the end of September as it is considered that the Devil has peed on them by October!

We were never allowed to bring lilac or bluebells into the house as my mother said they would bring bad luck.

Mum would never let us have hawthorn blossom or cow parsley.

Dandelions couldn’t be taken indoors or we would wet the bed!

It is unlucky to bring branches of flowering hawthorn indoors.

Putting holly over mirrors when decorating for Christmas was said to be unlucky.

Unlucky to bring indoors: ivy, may blossom.

Lilies are deemed funeral flowers.

It was unlucky to bring mistletoe into the house before Christmas Eve.

I was a nurse in the 60s and was told, on pain of being dismissed, never put white and red flowers together as it signified death with the blood and bandages.

If you harm a yew tree you will bring bad luck on your household.


4 comments for “Don’t bring these indoors

  1. Mudplugger
    January 18, 2019 at 16:15

    It’s unlucky to bring the mistress into the house, especially when the wife’s there.

  2. Distant Relative
    January 18, 2019 at 16:47

    A load of old cobnuts! That said, lilies are said to be funeral flowers. Also don’t buy a pearl as an engagement ring because of the adage “pearls for tears”\_0_/ Chrysanthemums are considered funereal in France so don’t give those as a gift.
    Can’t remember whether it was cow parsley or hawthorn that was labelled “Mother die” when I was a kid. Hawthorn is good for heart health, so they say.
    Rowan trees are supposed to keep witches away. Note to self: must plant a few of those….

  3. Chuckles
    January 18, 2019 at 16:54

    So, one mustn’t pluck a yew?

  4. January 18, 2019 at 17:01

    Yes indeedy, boys.

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