Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday in My City- Osterbaum

Easter is fast approaching, Spring is just around the corner. Signs of both are showing their face. Easter in Germany is one of the most important events. Decorations are popping up everywhere. One of my favorite is the Osterbaum (Easter tree). It's done here in Germany to give a splash of color in the grey days of Spring. So since we are a when in Roman do as Romans we put up an Easter tree as well.



      Our Easter Bush Tree












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Happy Sunday!!

photos by Katelyn

37 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Happy Sunday Frau.

The Osterbaums are blooming nicely. Yours is the prettiest:)

Sonya said...

oooh I just love that! I don't see that to much in my area but mostly because someone would come along and tear it down..Im going to set one up in the house!
Have a wonderful week:)

Anke said...

Being from Germany myself, I am very familiar with the Osterbaum tradition. I am from northern Bavaria and we also have a Osterbrunnen (Easter fountain) tradition. Do they have that up north, too? If not, you might want to try and look some up online, they are a sight to behold and very, very beautiful. We used to drive to all the small towns just to check out the different fountains.
Enjoy your stay in Germany!
Anke

Janean said...

how festive and fun!

have a great evening....

jules said...

Beautiful! The the egg trees!

Joyce said...

We could use some Osterbaums right about now...it is GRAY!

Very Pretty!

Ina in Alaska said...

Those are cheerful Easter trees and bushes! Enjoying seeing all the greenery! We are still full of snow here but we know warm days are ahead!!! xoxo

Steven Anthony said...

what wonderful easter trees; I loved the last pic , I am nuts for little chicks and ducks, so cute;)

Kerri said...

I love the little splashes of color. It is so nice to see besides Gray. We have gray snow now..so yuck!

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Beautiful colors. Very festive.
Whatever makes life beautiful thats my wish for you.
Happy sunday frau.
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Mrs. Lovely said...

Really cute! I like it. :) I need to get some Easter candy I think!

Kristina P. said...

What a great tradition!

Erika Jean said...

cute decorations!

Life with Kaishon said...

An easter tree! I love it. What a great tradition! I think I would like to decorate one of our trees out front this year. What a fun idea!

Matty said...

I've seen trees decorated for Easter here in America. But I think more for decorating than a tradition like in Germany.

Nancy C said...

How cheery! I love it!

Maggie May said...

Aren't they just lovely!
I'm afraid they would be trashed round here but probably would survive in an enclosed garden.
Pity that.
Have a great week.

Nuts in May

SamiJoe said...

U know...i've seen these trees around different places i have lived. Always just thought that people decorated for fun--didn't realize it had actual roots etc.

Thanks Frau!

Prairiemaid said...

Love the color the eggs provide! When the grown kids were little we also hung eggs in one of the trees in the yard.

Have a great week!

Keia said...

I grabbed the eggs out of the cellar already and will decorate our jasmin bush as soon as I feel better. Will put a photo in my blog then from our Osterbaum.

Do you know the custom of searching eggs and little gifts in USA, too? We are still celebrating it, although our youngest child is already 19. They want it!

Ronda said...

Happy Sunday to you too! I love your Easter pictures, a nice reminder that Spring is on it's way!
XOXO

Jen said...

Happy Sunday, hope all is well. :)

lytha said...

i love how germans dress up their homes and yards for the seasons. each and every one. the easter eggs on the trees and bushes are soooo cute! i totally love yours, but i just cannot seem to find it in myself to participate. i know, i'm the one who had cmas lights on her windows in november.

who knows, maybe germany will change me in this way too.

i love those pre-colored eggs in stores. although i love coloring my own eggs, those ultra brights at aldi are great.

i cannot really think about easter yet though, under all this snow.

~lytha

Lee Ann said...

aww how lovely, wat a lovely idea! x

Erin said...

Oh those are so great! I need to do that I think! What fun!

Joanna Jenkins said...

How fun is that! The Easter trees are so fresh and happy looking-- It's a sure sign spring is just around the corner.

I'm learning so much about Germany from you, Frau. Thanks.

Happy Sunday,
jj

Humblebee said...

Well, I am definitely going to try the Easter tree/bush thing. I don't exactly have anything to post for In My City Sunday b/c all I did today was laundry but wanted to comment on the uplifting colors of the Easter tree idea. Can't wait to tell friends about the Osterbaum traditions! I will show my little daughter tomorrow what we can do with eggies. She will be over the moon.

~ Beck

Julie said...

I did not know there was any such thing, but I find it mightily intruiging! At first, I thought the decorations to be chocolate easter eggs and was relieved when I saw the decorated version. AT least you can keep them from year to year.

I can see that they would brighten up the dull grey of early spring.

Thank you for opening up my eyes to the way Easter is celebrated in various parts of the world.

deiala said...

I didn't know that setting up an Osterbaum was a tradition though we've been doing it, too. I'm more familiar the with Easter fountains. Perhaps, because that's more common in the area where I live...

Have a pleasant week...

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Beautiful! I've not see this tradition here in the Netherlands.

Kwana said...

How Nice!!

Angie Muresan said...

My husband lived in Germany for years and years while young and this is one of those traditions he remembers well.
Your bush/tree looks very nice.

Joyce said...

I like the splash of color!! I like your bush- I mean tree. xo

Unknown Mami said...

Get out of town! Easter egg trees? That's just too much fun.

Shelle said...

how cute...i don't think there was a tree anywhere around Munich...it's all footpath. the best festive i remember there is in brussels when they do the flower festival and cover the whole main square with designs, absolutely stunning.

Marla said...

I love this idea! I think we will do it here in Oklahoma this year.

sewa mobil said...

happy easter everyone
God bless you all