REMEMBER…Mother’s Day is Sunday 11th March 2018
Flower power was a ‘hippie’ explosion of colour, fashion, music and politics in the 1960’s. The hippie subculture began its development as a peaceful youth movement in San Francisco and then developed around the world. Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century such as Bohemians, and the influence of Eastern religion and spirituality.
However, flower power can be traced back to much earlier times. Some of the most ancient civilizations, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese, celebrated their cultural and religious heritages with flowers. They had similar yet different methods and uses for flowers focusing upon their beauty, decoration and adornment.
The Egyptians were the earliest known civilization (around 2500 BCE) to use flowers for decorative purposes. They arranged freshly cut flowers in vases for casual décor and in burials and funeral processions. Illustrations of these uses have been carved on Egyptian cave stone reliefs and painted wall decorations. Flowers were chosen for their symbolic and religious meaning.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans also used flowers. They mainly used them as adornments in the form of wreaths and garlands. Flower petals were also tossed onto floors and beds. The most popular foliage that the Greeks and Romans used was acorns, oak leaves, laurel, ivy, bay and parsley. The Greeks awarded Olympian champions and champion poets laurel wreaths whereas the Romans awarded them to triumphant war generals. The most popular flowers in ancient Greece and Rome were roses, hyacinths, honeysuckle, violets, and lilies. These flowers were used not only as décor but in their food as well.
In ancient China flowers were an essential part of religion and medicine. Followers of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism all used flowers in religious alters. Paintings of flowers can be found on vases, plates, scrolls, and silk. There were also carvings on wood bronze, jade, and ivory. Flowers were picked for their symbolic meaning, for example: bamboo, the peach tree, and the pear tree were symbols of longevity. Pomegranate, orchids, and the tiger lily were a symbol of fertility. The peony was the most honoured flower and symbolized wealth, status, and fortune.
Today, flowers are gifted to mark rites de passage; birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, funerals, as well as the popular occasions and festivals like Christmas, Mother's Day 2018, Valentine's Day, etc. They are also popular as gifts on formal occasions like Graduation Day, Retirement Day, etc., and even as casual gifts between friends, neighbours and colleagues as corporate gifts. If we keep on counting the occasions on which flowers are gifted, the count never stops...
Flowers are therefore the most popular of all Mother’s Day presents, this 11th March.
So, what’s not to like about flowers?
The downside is that they don’t last very long.
Why not gift your mum unique flowers this year, which won't wilt/spoil?
Take a look at the brilliant flower wall art at Brilliant Wall Art.
My top three are:
An unusually designed hand painted aluminium panel, which has surface grinding marks in the aluminium. It is easy to hang using the rear mounting brackets and measures approximately 81cm (32") high by 36cm (14") wide.
This is a wonderful flower scene finished in red and dark colour tones. It is easy to hang and measure approximately 67cm (26.5") high x 39cm (15.5") wide x 5cm (2").
This is a stunning piece made from poly-resin and can be wall mounted using the rear mounting bracket. It is an elegant design with a hand painted mat finish and measures approximately 20cm (8") high, 20cm (8") wide, and 2cm (1.75") deep.
Want to view before you buy?
Please visit us at one of our market stalls EVERY Saturday near you:
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Rother Street Market:
Official website for Visit Stratford-upon-Avon
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon developed along the banks of the River Avon, known as the birth place of Shakespeare, a great day out for all the family
- Worcester High Street Market:
All our metal wall art items are carefully crafted from metal and easy you for to wall mount. Perhaps you know someone who loves metal wall art decor, with various designs across our site making an ideal gift for any occasion. With metal wall art flowers, fish, sailing yachts, lizards and much more to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
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Finally, we wish all our BRILLIANT mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day…after all we wouldn’t be here without you!!!
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