Epiphany marks the end of Christmas when the Magi or 3 Wise men brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh. Many cultures mark this time with special ceremonies like Chalking of the Door & special meals - in our home it is the time when Christmas is packed away.
The festive plates on the sideboard have given way to our normal ones again - for now ....
I think it looks rather plain without the ivy along the top.
My front door garland a-gift-from-heart is still looking really lovely so it is now on our shed door so we can enjoy it from the house.
However, the scene is brightened up by the hint of my home grown hyacinth bulbs starting to show their colours. They were planted really late after the squirrels ate my usual ones squirrels trying-my-patience.html & the replacement ones were planted & brought into the garage & 10 days ago, they came inside to the warmth & there is now a promise of both colour & scent.
After the festive red & gold colours, I love to bring in the bright greens & pinks - hints of Spring to just lift the spirits .....
I will make us a cake for Epiphany to mark the occasion - not a galette des rois (or kings’ tart) which is a traditional almond pastry cake, but a lighter sponge.
Are your decorations down? Do you change things to make up for the bareness left after the decorations come down?
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