"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter basket

Hello dear ones! 

This is my basket. the girls made the lamb and the cupcake. I did the rest and decorated it with Saskatoon bush and boxwood branches.
What it is in Polish tradition we do this on Saturday, started in the 17th century. A priest would walk from house to house and bless everyones food which used to be the entire breakfast. This was later downsized to a lamb (either made from butter, bread or sugar), meat, bread, salt and pepper and an egg. All this was brought to the church instead and significantly downsized to just a piece of each item which would be shared in the family before the holy breakfast, here we forgive each other all our little faults. :) This is not something that's big in Americas and I thought I would share with you. :) 
W also have Smingus-Dyngus, which is Wet Monday, this goes wayyy back into Poland's history and basically, girls and boys wet each other and play pranks. :) 

See you all after Easter  sweet peoples! I wish you the best times and a very wet Monday! 

Witam Was mili moi
Tak udekorowalam swoj koszyczek do swieconki , moje dziewczynki zrobily baranka z masla i buleczke z koorowymi jajeczkami.kocham ubierac tak wlasnie koszyczki ,w tym roku przybralam  bukszpanem,kwiatkami z krzewu Saskatoon.Miedzy listeczki wsadzilam piekna rozyczke ktora dostalam od Rozanego Aniolka.W obu amerykach zwyczaj ten jest nie znany,wie copisze wiecej kolezanka z tych stron o tradycji naszj swieconki.
Do zoaczenia po Swietach mili ludzie!Cudownych chwil i  mokrego poniedzialku!





12 comments:

Avrea said...

Piękny!
Radosnych Świąt!

pozdrawiam
Ag

Gaby Bee said...

Happy Easter to you, Kasia! Hope your Easter is filled with joy, happiness and love!

Hugs,
Gaby

Insomnia said...

Kasiu!
Radosnych, pogodnych i cudownych świąt dla Ciebie i Twojej rodzinki.Z jakąś nostalgią i wzruszeniem przeczytałam opis Twojego koszyczka oraz przygotowań świątecznych. Nie wiem dlaczego, ale poczułam wzruszenie. Koszyczek prezentuje się pięknie.
Wesołych świąt!- Happy Easter!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a lovely tradition Kasia... and your basket is just beautiful.

Enjoy you celebration of Jesus today... with your family.

Huggies,
Spencer

violi igłą malowane said...

Kasiu cudny koszyczek .Moje dziewczyny szły do kościoła po Śniegu ...

Shirley said...

Very interesting about your Easter traditions. Your basket is beautiful. Also thank you for explaining what Dyngus Monday is that they keep talking about here. I never had heard it before.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Iga said...

Kasiu, koszyczek jest cudny :)
Miłych Śwwiąt Kochana ...
pozdrawiam cieplutko

Renia said...

Śliczny koszyczek i miłego świętowania życzę

Lynn said...

Oh I love reading about traditions such as your and so wish my hubby's German grandmother had kept the traditions. She came over to the US with her sister at age 16 and 17, alone. Can you imagine? Their parents wanted them to have a better chance in life. Hubby's grandmother learned English and never spoke German in the home or kept the traditions. I think that is so sad. I love the idea of the blessing of the food and even "wet Monday" I am a simple girl but traditional in many respects. You and your girls are beautiful and your art is always stunning. The basket and contents is so lovely. Blessings.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

As always beautiful! And I enjoyed reading about the Polish Easter Traditions from centuries ago. Always so interesting to learn of other cultures. Hugs to you my dear friend, Karie

Blessings from Cindy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your traditions; It sounds wonderful! Being thankful is something we should all remember. Your basket is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs to you, sweet Katherine!
Blessings,
Cindy

Dorthe said...

Oh Kasia, your basket is so very beautiful,so filled with lovelynes and green sprigs for spring-such a wonderful decoration, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe