Tuesday, December 3, 2013

4. Window: Barbara´s Branches

On the fourth of december, Saint Barbara´s day, it is a German tradition to cut a branch off a cherry tree (or pretty much any other blooming tree)  and put it into a vase in your warm home. It will bloom exactly on christmas.

I love this tradition, there is something magical about a branch blooming right in the middle of winter. So these are my Barbara´s branches this year: I chose flowering quince, because I adore the blossoms... I hope they will bloom for me!

P.S. If you want more blossoms, bath your branch in warm water for one night.


  1. What a lovely tradition! Even the bare branch has its own kind of beauty.

  2. I like how every culture has it´s own traditions- it think it is fun to try out foreign ones, but it is always important to hang on to your own, too!


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