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Thursday, December 31, 2009

And the Color of the Day is......Red!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying your seasonal time off from work. 

I have to say I immensely enjoyed the "After Christmas" sales this year.  I wasn't feeling well but I dragged myself out to the mall knowing I needed a winter jacket.  After all, a thin fleece jacket with New York plastered across the front wasn't cutting it in the increasingly chillier evenings of So. Cal.  (Yes, I'm a wimp - I don't like being cold)  So off we went to the mall where I found a gorgeous leather jacket in a sort of dusty teal color for a steal!  Another steal was the clothing steamer we found at  Macy's; a $79 steamer for $35!  I've always wanted one of those things and I have to say it beats setting up the ironing board (though there are times when only that will do).  After finding a few more bargains for both the hubby and I, it was time to come home and get down to the business at hand.  My orders.

Here is a jewelry box that was made for a gentleman whose other half was sporting an engagement ring with a diamond flanked by two rubies - hence the color arrangement of the roses.  I lined it inside with a soft red fabric and white ribbon.


The next order is a cake top for a 25th anniversary.  It was requested that there be one gardenia on top surrounded by 3 red roses.  I hope I they send a pic of it in use.
So what's with all the red requests?  Let's see what red roses mean.  

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a time-honored way to say "I love you." The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection.and continue to be the most popular way to say "I love you" to someone special. They are the definitive symbol for romantic sentiments, representing true love, stronger than thorns.  For the budding relationship, a red rose bouquet can also signal the beginning of romantic intentions. They can send a message of commitment and an invitation to take the next step. Even the simplicity of a single red rose can elicit a powerful response. Whatever the occasion, red roses have an allure that is hard to resist!

So there you have it, the meaning of the red rose.  But what about the other colors?  Here's a brief overview:

Pink: As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts.
Yellow: The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship.
White: White roses represent innocence and purity and are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance.
Orange: With their blazing energy, orange roses are the embodiment of desire and enthusiasm. Orange roses often symbolize passion and excitement and are an expression of fervent romance. A bouquet of orange roses will send a meaningful message.
Lavender: The unique beauty of the lavender rose has captured many hearts and imaginations. With their fantastical appearance, lavender roses are a perfect symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also traditionally used to express feelings of love at first sight.


Who knew colors had such meaning.  If you want to make a statement, research what the color means.  If you really want the msg to hit home, include that information on the enclosed card.

1 comment:

substitutionqueen said...

I really enjoy reading your adventures, but I really really love looking at your creations!
I can't believe they are actually clay, and wish I could be that creative.

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