Friends, you know my obsession with all things Swedish, right? But I think it all culminates in this wonderful holiday, St. Lucia’s Day.
OK–I’m not Swedish or Italian or have any reason to celebrate St. Lucia Day, And it’s way past December 13th, which is St. Lucia’s Day, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love love love that holiday with all my heart and wanted to share my love/obsession with you all!
The story of St. Lucia isn’t that well known and there are several versions, but I like the one where St. Lucia is portrayed as a fiesty young Italian lass who hid a persecuted Christian family in the catacombs and led them by fixing a wreath of candles on her head.
I just think of this sweet little felt one…
via Frontier Dreams.
And I love Sweden’s take on it with the St. Lucia buns. Oooh yeah! Spiced with saffron and currants.
via Stephanie Levy
via Flickr user, hfb
The only other person I know that love St. Lucia as much as I do is the wonderful Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy, who one holiday season a couple of years ago created these darling little St. Lucia kits. Here is some of her work.
I love the Carl Larsson paintings of St. Lucia. So beautiful. I want that tea set too.
As this holiday comes to a close, I can’t help but think about what I’d like to try next year. Would it be wrong to get the Peach to start bringing us cookies and coffee in bed while wearing a cute little crown and lights?
Have you celebrated St. Lucia’s Day? Have you taken traditions from other countries and called them your own just because you like them? And please tell me I’m not crazy for wanting this!