This beautiful 100% cotton printed over-sized kitchen towel features a delightful kitchen scene surrounded by a selection of old Polish sayings and proverbs about life and living. Suitable for framing!! The English translations are below.
Chłop do kielni, baba do patelni
Peasant to trowel, Baba to the pan
Here chłop means man not peasant. but man (husband, male). Probably many PolAms these days wouldn't know what a trowel is, but in Polish it rhymes nicely. How about: A bloke wields a trowel, his Mrs a dish towel.
Kto chce zbierać, musi siać
Who wants to reap (or harvest) must sow.
Czym chata bogata tym rada
What the cottage is rich in so shall it share
OR - Our home is happy to share all it possesses. ~ MY home is your home ~ Mi casa su casa.
Kto rano wstaje temu Pan Bóg daje
God gives surely to those who rise early.
Dobra gospodyni z wody mleko uczyni
A housewife of good ilk can turn water into milk.
OR - A good hostess will make milk from water
Przy stole Wszyscy sobie równi
Everyone at the table equal
OR - At table everyone is equal. or All table-mates are equal.
Cudze chwalicie, swego nie znacie
You praise things of others but know not your own.
Polak gdy głodny, to zły
A hungry Pole is an angry Pole!
Bez pracy nie ma kołaczy
No pain, no gain