Thursday, August 1, 2013

Merry Lugnasadh

Lugnasadh or Lammas is the celtic day which officially begins the harvest season.  Most of you in this hemisphere have begun your harvesting, I see it on your blogs. I thought it was the perfect day to put out one of my Fall traditions. Ever since my children were small, I announced our move into Fall by putting out an array of Autumn candies.  Though my children are adults, they still get a kick out of this.  Notice the handles on my cabinet?  They are bronze bats.

These are more for display than eating though my husband waits until late at night and sneaks some to eat while he watches baseball.

Jolly Rancher green apple and caramel lollipops!

My glass corn crib.

Filled with candy corn of course!

And though I am downsizing, once in a while I find something I can't pass up buying.  Like this wooden coffin.

Which just happens to be a cheese board.

With bone handled spreaders, Bat topped picks and slate tombstones on which to write the cheeses names. They even included a piece of chalk! The cheese is served right on the coffin top.

I also bought this set of spell plates.



Perfect to use when you set out the cheese platter.  And, yes, I have a loaf of bread rising right now.  You must bake bread on Lammas!

26 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I love the coffin cheese board. You need to serve your brie brain next to it. How perfect!

I must find those lollipops!

the wild magnolia said...

lovely accoutrements of Lugnasadh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You really know how to welcome the First Harvest in style! Lammas blessings to you and your family. And Teddy too, of course.

Suzanne said...

LOVE the cheese coffin!

Guillaume said...

Lovely pictures. Here it does not look or feel autumnal, it is hot again.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Cool bats and cool coffin! Those plates are just great too!

But I see that You don't have a Scandinavian cheese planer, a Norwegian invention that no Swede can live without :-) The link below goes to Yahoo and showes what I mean.

http://se.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoXxxpvpRwGoA_BgVOAx.?p=osthyvel&fr=chrc-comodo&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=S%C3%B6k

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie said...

I was wondering if you were making bread, I made an almond corn meal loaf, it was lovely! You have found some perfect for you treasures!Where do you find these things, amazing!!!!!

MandaBurms FarmStay for Cats. said...

Love the cheese board - Much blessings
Love Leanne

Jan (JFM) said...

What a wonderful idea and so pretty, Jaz!

I love your plates and that fantastic cheese board :}

Your beautiful window took my breath away...gorgeous!!!

What a delightful visit I have had today~~~

Perfectly At Home, New England. said...

Oohhhh...Autumn is just around the corner!!

luckybunny said...

Excellent tradition, I love it. Autumn is coming, and I took feel your love for it. although not so much for winter. I love that cheeseboard too what a riot! You've got such really neat stuff!

Craig said...

I'm not quite sure that I'm ready for autumn yet. Although your photos may persuade me! I love the bat dresser handles and the cheese board!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Thanks for telling about the holiday, I need one this time of year. No harvesting today though, just working on fences

Melissa said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year! I can't wait! I love seeing the pictures you post of all the fall-ish goodies!

Guillaume said...

Oh, and thank you, thank you, thank you, for making me discover another autumnal themed day from ancient times!

Barb said...

I do love all your fall traditions! Those spell plates are wonderful and I love the candy tradition. I would have trouble keeping my DH away!

TARYTERRE said...

MERRY Lugnasadh or Lammas to you. I LOVE the cheeseboard and spell plates.

John'aLee said...

You are so creative! You always inspire me!

GOTHAM239 said...
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GOTHAM239 said...

Absolutely Bewitching! Thank you for sharing your magickal home. I always want what you show,and this time....the Spell Plates I got right a way! So Practical Magic! Over joyed to have found your blog. :)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

WOW... how can I get invited to this?! :)

Santas Haunted Boot said...

It's been a minute since I've read your blog, but glad I stopped in to see what goodies you've been bringing out. I've been bringing out some autumnal items myself. Keep it coming! Love your displays. Especially the ones with CANDY!

Mary Ann said...

Love those suckers and the colors look so "fall"!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I swear..you DO have the neatest things!

Santas Haunted Boot said...

BTW I bought the spell plates too!

GOTHAM239 said...

Oh,Dear! BTW..too...I bought the Spell plates and napkins too! LOL! Not to mention the Coffin cheeseboard. You are a "bad" influence, in a good way,jaz! And, i thought i had a large witch collection,i do,but yours are to die for....keep posting your treasures!