the winner of last week's challenge is lauren of gingerkellydesigns! her shop has a wonderful assortment of items, all photographed in soft, lush colours, just like her winning treasury (click to biggify!)
There were some gorgeous treasuries this week, but gypsy's was irresistible. I hope our challenge winners are finding increased traffic from the next week's team treasuries! How's it going, team? Any ideas for how we can all support each other in this treasury-making?
The Spring equinox takes place at 11.21pm on Sunday the 20th of March. It is the festival of the Saxon Goddess Eostre (also called Ostara) – the Goddess of fertility and of the Dawn.
Her familiar was the the rabbit or hare. Hares are moon-gazers and are said to have powers of transformation. They were believed to lay coloured eggs in nests on the ground. (hares do make grass-lined nests on the ground for their little leverets, but they don't usually lay eggs in them!)
Rituals performed in celebration of the equinox included painting eggs with rich bright colours, or painting them with beautiful detailed patterns. Sometimes they were buried in the ground. Eggs are a symbol of new life and of the hopes we cherish for the coming year.
I have chosen some items by team members that pick up on equinox-related themes. I know that we have recently had a rabbit blog and a bunny blog, but I'm afraid the equinox just wouldn't be the equinox without a few hares!!!