EVERLASTING BOTANICALS SERIES #1

 This everlasting botanical wreath is patterned after the flower crowns of the Victorian Era. 

 In 1840, Queen Victoria of England, made flower crowns fashionable when she wore a wreath of fresh orange blossoms in her hair for her wedding to Prince Albert. Although flower halos have become tremendously popular today, laurel-wreath crowns date back to ancient Greece and Julius Caesar. Traditional floral headdresses of the Victorian Period were often woven with meanings from The Language of Flowers, which is a well-known code of love embodying the symbology of herbs and wild botanicals. Even Shakespeare's Hamlet eludes to the sentiments of florals when Ophelia states,

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembering. Please remember, love. And there are pansies, they’re for thoughts.”

The composition of florals pictured above, forms an endearing keepsake wreath of "loving thoughts" comprised of dried Roses, Pansies, and buds of White Lace resting softly on a bed of green moss.

 

Let flowers bring meaning to your day,

Sally