Monday, February 27, 2012

The Church Bells bring the Easter Eggs in France

The predominant religion in France is Roman-Catholic (90%). No city, village or town is without a church. Many of them date back to the twelfth century or before. Most churches have a bell, which is rung joyfully throughout the year marking various events and the passage of time. On the Thursday before Good Friday, all church bells in France are silenced in acknowledgement of Jesus' death. In fun, children are told that the bell's chimes have flown to Rome to see the Pope. Easter morning, the bells ring out once again in celebration of the Resurrection, declaring that Jesus is alive again. In some villages, people kiss and embrace one another when they hear the bells ring.

Easter morning is a happy time for children who wake to look for colorfully decorated Easter eggs (les oeufs de Pâques) hidden in their gardens, homes and playgrounds. Parents tell their children the eggs were brought from Rome (where the chimes had gone), and that when the chimes returned they brought the eggs with them. In some parts of France children look for small chariots full of eggs pulled by white horses.

              The Invitations for our Open House will go out this week..if you are not on our mailing list This one is for you!

Joyeuses Paques " Happy Easter"

  We are getting ready for Our Spring Open House... Lots of One of a kind Unique Gifts, Spring is right around the corner.... We invite you to join us March 9 & 10.. sample some awesome French Chocolate Crepes..Enter Our Drawing..and see whats new! Hope to see you there!

"Paris Dreams" Mixed Media Tattered Treasure Book

 Little pieces of Paris ..bits of vintage lace, vintage fabric , french buttons, ribbons, copies of some of my favorite French Postcards, Journaling tags, a Secret Pocket to hold your Paris Dreams..this little book will debut on ebay this week..