Friday, January 30, 2009

Fleur -de -Lis

I know, another post about coasters. But this is what I had in mind when I thought of making coasters for gifts. A simple coaster that everyone would like. The words on the background paper are in English, I think I will look for paper with French words. I guess I should be able to find some paper on the Internet.




I did a little research on fleur -de- lis. The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" is "flower of the lily." This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and is said to signify perfection, light, and life. I am not sure why I like the fleur -de- lis symbol so much. My ancestors were from France, maybe that is why. However, I am quite sure that I am not related to French royalty, or maybe I am. Bonjour!





5 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Very nice!!!

Carol said...

I really like the coasters you've been making. What a great idea!
Smiles,
Carol

Berlin Deluxxe said...

This is so cute. Thanks for the info♥

steviewren said...

Try looking in a thrift shop for an old french textbook for some paper with french writing. As always, I like everything you make.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Your header is so cheerful and I am loving the coasters. Hugs, Rosemarie