Having sent a small parcel to Olympia some time ago, something to say thank you.for her kind comments and care she takes in reading and commenting on my posts.
I find her to be of such a sweet nature, always positive in everything she writes and her posts are always interesting. I was delighted to receive on Wedensday a parcel in return.
Something I was not expecting.
I would like to share with you what Olympia sent to me. :- Olympia's blog is "OLD THINGS" she writes of her beloved Greece and her hometown.
Her land in the country, where they plant olive trees and spend time with family and friends.
Maybe you might like to pay her a visit.
Its a Greek custom for the priest to place a white shawl over the back of the man and woman during the wedding ceremony giving them his blessings. The fabric is usually about 3 meters long. Most of the women , after their marriage, make a dress with the material.
Olympia decided to keep hers. One day, her mother asked her " are you going to make a dress with the shawl"! Olympia had decided she was not. Her mother then said to her," then I will make a table cloth and some napkins and other little embroidered things with it." Olympia has had them all these years. Putting some aside for her children.
" Ok. now you will send a gift from your bridal fabric in return"
Just look at the beautiful handy work of Olympia's mother. I think them too precious to use other than to add to the decoration and show them off on this lovely tablecloth she sent me.