Friday

Have a blessed Easter weekend!


by Eeli Jaatinen

Painting Easter eggs...


Egg painting by Artelius


Hedvig Rosendahl - Glad Påsk - Happy Easter


Vintage postcard signed E E-n
Purchase it here

Swedish egg cups


 Charming egg cup set of 6, handmade from wood.
Lovely vintage items to use in your home - a set of six

from Little Retronome, Etsy




Christian August Printz (1819-1867)


Grey Partridge with chickens 1862


Rooster, Hen, Chickens and Cat, 1858

Elsa Beskow (1874-1953)


 Bagare och höns  - The baker and hens


Rairai cotton fabric from Marimekko


Rairai cotton fabric with colourful eggs and chickens

Made with 100% cotton, this fabric is durable and easy to clean. 
Use it to create pillows, clothes, sheets, curtains, 
or whatever your heart can imagine.

Designed by Maija Louekari

Purchase the Easter fabric here: Marimekko



Thursday

Happy Easter!


by Stina Brommé

Icelandic easter eggs


Icelandic easter egg with a lot of candy...



Kirsti Liimatainen (1901-64)

Swedish wooden candle holder


Small vintage wooden handpainted candle holder from 
Sweden in perfect condition - it says SPRING!

From Taste Vintage, Etsy


Eco-day with dancing cows


Jenny Nyström

Only a few days ago farms all over Denmark once more opened their doors 
for the public - like they do every year - when the organic cows were let out on grass. 
In Denmark, organic cows have a right to be put out to pasture. That might be why 
they jump, spring and dance in playfulness, when they at noon were let out 
on the spring green grass after a winter in the stables


Playful and spring happy cows that shake their udders over the sheer joy  
of being set out to green aromatic pastures. This entertaining sight attracts  
thousands of curious visitors to 'Økodag'/Eco-day every year
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 Eco-day - the cows' spring feast 
 

 Haaaappy cows!

Time to go...


28 May 1986. Holy Thursday Blåsbo - Anna Wiklund, three years old 
in May- together with her cousin and idol Josefine Ström (seven years old ), 
on her first 'påskkäring'/Easter witch walk. Sweden.
Photo Ulf Axelson/vlt arkiv
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More wonderful Swedish Easter witches
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Helga Sjöstedt (1908-79)




Purchase the vintage postcard here


Wednesday

Easter is just around the corner...


Easter branches decorated with feathers...påskris


Sweet vintage Swedish Easter postcard, 1911
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Easter decoration (birch twigs decked with yellow feathers)
Photo by Jon Pallbo
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Basket with eggs and 'påskris'
Fackskolan för huslig ekonomi, Uppsala
Photo by Gunnar Sundgren, 1930s
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Jenny Nyström
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Rolf Lidberg
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A sweet Easter witch - påskkärring - with 'påskris'
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Jenny Nyström

Sámi Easter Festival


Saami wedding. Finnmark, Norway, n.d.
 Photo by Elisabeth Meyer (1899-1968), Preus Museum

Traditionally Easter was the time of year when the reindeer-herding 
Sámi gathered in the towns of Karasjok and Kautokeino to celebrate the 
end of winter. Easter was also a time for weddings. Today celebrations are 
still religious in character, but Easter is also a time when Sami culture takes centre 
stage, with many events taking place in both Karasjok and Kautokeino. 
The Sámi Grand Prix and the annual reindeer race are two of 
the highlights, but other events include concerts, 
theatre performances and exhibitions

and see what is going on...


Reindeer pulling sledge, Saami Easter, Norway
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Reindeer racing at the Easter Festival, Norway


 Saami family at spring (Easter) celebration. 
Attribute Mortsan


Sami handicrafts at the Easter Festival in Kautokeino
 in Northern Norway - Photo: Jørn Tomter


Sámi camp in Karasjok Norway - possibly late 1800s

Spring balloooooooooooons...


by Maja Synnergren
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Aina Stenberg Masolle
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Evalisa Agathon Jaije
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Doris Klaile Lindholm
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Erik Lange (1876–1946): 'A Sign of Spring', 1920