Friday, 1 March 2013

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus Pawb!

Well I may have said this last month, but really! can someone tell me where February went??  I know its a short month but this is ridiculous!  Anyway, Happy St David's Day to all my fellow countrymen whether at home or abroad.  As children I remember we made and wore paper leeks at school but the daffodil is much prettier and now its the emblem of the Marie Curie charity as well, I wear my latest daffodil pin on St David's Day.  Each year they are slightly different in design and as I never throw them away I now have quite a little collection.

I'm always on the lookout for anything with a Welsh theme when I'm browsing the charity and vintage shops and this sweet little daffodil brooch is my latest acquisition, found last weekend at  Becnicks Wonder Emporium in Chester.  Its plastic or Bakelite and I can't make up my mind whether its 50s or 30s.  I love it anyway.  The Welsh lady in trousers vase is a curiosity I've had for some time.  It looks like a lady but it may be a man I suppose - I've not seen anything like it anywhere else!

However, these are definitely ladies..... my Nain (grandmother) is 8th from the left in the middle row.

And finally......

To be born in Wales,
Not with a silver spoon in your mouth,
But, with music in your blood
And with poetry in your soul,
Is a privilege indeed. 
                                                                                                 In Passing, Brian Harris


  1. Good Morning Ann! Happy St. David's Day to you. I had never heard of this holiday until you wrote about it. It is nice learning about other traditions. Hope you have a lovely day and that the daffodils are blooming nicely for you.

  2. Happy St David's Day (a day late!) That is a great photo of Welsh ladies in traditional dress. Lovely photographed subjects as usual. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Happy St David's Day (very, very late!) Your grandma looks like one awesome lady!

  4. Just discovered your blog. A very belated Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant !! I love the photo with your grandmother. I have a Welsh linen press with a hat shaped opening in the top shelf, so that the hat could stand there..!

  5. Hello Ann, I just discovered you very lovely blog. I just LOVE making things too. vbg I enjoyed photos from your Vintage in the Vale. It looks like a very lovely craft show. I admire all the creation you have make for it. I especially love the Crochet flower hair clips. Pretty neat. Have a lovely week. Hugs Judy


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