Beannachtai na Bride ar an teach seo/Brigid’s blessings upon this house

$7.50

There is a strong connection to the Celtic Goddess Brigid in the traditions of Imbolc and through her to St. Brigid, a patron saint of Ireland and the celebrating of Candlemas.

Of the many practised customs of Imbolc probably the most known (after spring cleaning) is the making of Brigid Crosses. They are usually woven from the straw left over after the creation of the Brideog or “Little Brid, a doll decorated with all manner of pretty things.

On Imbolc Eve, it was common for the Brideog to be carried through the streets to the houses in the village. The procession would be invited into homes for singing and blessings and if a home was in need of a fresh Brigid Cross, one was given.

The new Brigid Cross was sprinkled with sacred water and then a blessing is asked of Brigid for home and family before it is hung near a door.

This Kitchen Wand also asks for the blessing of Brigid for your home and will find a lovely place to call home in your cozy kitchen.

The circle around the cross is in Gaelic with the English on the inside

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Each individually handcrafted 13 inch beech wood spoon comes via a protected,  managed forest in Europe. Once in Canada, they are charmed with a laser engraver and dipped in a bath of grape seed oil and melted beeswax which brings out the grain and deepens the tone of the wood.

Washing in warm water, by hand, and the occasional wipe with a food safe oil will help extend the life of a Kitchen Wand. The image is burned into the wood and will not “come off”. Over time though, as the patina of use developes, the image and the engraving on the handle “My Kitchen Wand” may soften.