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Monday, March 1, 2010

Globe de Mariee

The tradition of the Globe de Mariée began in nineteenth century France. The domes were created as a display for wedding souvenirs, which often included wax orange blossoms. Each component of these lovely displays had a special meaning, and couples would carefully choose each part of their display.

The happy couple often added special mementos to the display over the years. These three beautiful examples were recently offered for sale at Silverdale Antiques.

Oak leaves - Longevity

Ivy leaves - Commitment

Roses - Eternal love

Daisies - Purity

Bird & wreath - Family

For more information on the symbolism of these exquisite domes, visit:

1 comment:

Linda said...

What a lovely tradition...these are beautiful!