Monday, June 17, 2013

Homemaking and beauty in our home

One of the rushnyks that we used
in our wedding 
was blue and white; 
it is the one we stood on before the table where
our crowns and the Gospel book were place on.
This past weekend I put this rushnyk one on our 
buffet by the window.

I just love it!
And I love how we can celebrate the feasts in our homes
in visual ways...
icons, change of linens, table clothes. 

St. John of Shanghai and Sans Francisco
and St. Phanourios.
Both very important Saints for
Mr. Husband and I.
It is a blessing to have this rushnyk out and
have reminders of our wedding.
It is such a blessing that the wedding ceremony is a
sacrament and that in Christ
the man and woman are united in Christ
through this sacrament.
Mr. Husband and I will God-willing
be at two local weddings this summer.
I am so glad that summer is here! 


Martha said...

What a beautiful blue...we have a red and white one! ♥ I thought of you yesterday as we drove by a Dutch windmill in Pella, Iowa.

Peacocks and Sunflowers said...

Lovely rushnyk! Thank you for your recent encouraging comments. This post makes me think very much of Edith Schaeffer's book The Hidden Art of Homemaking. I remember you posted about it a while ago - have you acquired a copy yet? I can recommend it. I had my mum's copy for several years - but had to give it back! time to get my own, I think ;)

elizabeth said...

Thanks Martha! Nice about the windmill!

Anna ~ thank you! :) I have not gotten the book yet... I think I may have to get it from the library at some point and maybe ask for it for Christmas or birthday... :)

Xenia Kathryn said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Your rushnyk and your icon are beautiful! I love the textiles used in creating beautiful, holy spaces in the Russian tradition! I'd never heard of a rushnyk before, but I'd love to learn more.

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog today! It means so much.

In Christ's Love-- XK

elizabeth said...

Your welcome Xenia! anytime! I would go to the link on the Rushynk in this post. I got mine from Kiev via my Ukrainian family. I think this one is done on a commercial level on a loom of some sort. Praying for you!