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February 2, 2011

Candlemas was traditionally the day when all the candles to be used in Church in the coming year were blessed. We celebrated by making more beeswax candles along with these lovely walnut floating candles – inspiration courtesy of The Magic Onions


“If Candlemas Day be fair and bright

Winter will have another fight.

If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain,

Winter won’t come again.”

It’s been raining pretty much all day here in our little bit of Wales so…

Hello Spring!



7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 7:11 pm


  2. February 3, 2011 2:28 am

    gorgeous and warm…

  3. silver tabby permalink
    February 3, 2011 10:25 am

    The sentiment of the weather folklore is echoed in the 19th century diary of James Morris, who wrote in Pennsylvania, “Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate.”

  4. February 4, 2011 12:12 pm

    Very beautiful and simple candles. Thanks for sharing!

  5. February 4, 2011 4:02 pm

    Thanks for that little bit of tradition, I love learning those kind of interesting bits. The walnut floaters are darling!

  6. February 5, 2011 3:24 pm

    Sweet photo of your girl watching the candle boats. A lovely way to celebrate.

  7. February 6, 2011 2:08 am

    Precious, we celebrate with the little candle boats for the coming of the New Year. Happy Candlemas

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