Monday, 13 September 2010

Fabulous and french.....


There is something special and ever lasting about the globe de mariage - aka marriage domes from the 19th century.

They were given to the young french couple and kept in the home as symbols of the years to come.

Here are some of the symbols and their meanings:

Oak Leaves = Longevity of Union
Sheaves of Wheat = The gift of Life
Rectangular Mirrors = Years of Engagement
Diamond Shaped Mirrors = Fertility
Large Central Mirror = Reflection of the Soul
Clusters of Grapes = Prosperity
Roses or Daisies = Love
Cherries = Protection from Bad Fortune
Ivy = Attachment to each other
Chestnut Tree Leaves = Links to Others

All I need to do now is find one, which is easier said than done as they have become objects of desire and are prized by antique lovers and collectors around the world.

Je vous souhaite à tous une semaine fabuleuse plein d'amour.....

L x

14 comments:

  1. Thanks so much! My sister has one found in Venice several years ago,,,,we knew a little about the history, but this helps even more.

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  2. That is so cool...only the french!!!

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  3. best of luck on this, I sold one several years ago, and it was a beauty... wish I had kept it!!

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  4. They are beautiful and so romantic.....good luck in finding one. XXXX

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  5. I have never found one either Leeann.....good luck with your search, xv.

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  6. Just wanted to let you know that I did do that post on La boheme by Charles Aznavour. I linked to your post on the word La boheme. I really liked that post. If you're interested, you can find my post here: http://ahouseandhome.blogspot.com/2010/09/la-boheme-by-charles-aznavour.html.

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  7. I have only seen a couple of these and they were very expensive! Thanks for sharing the history.

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  8. Hi Leeann,

    Good luck with your search.
    I love the idea of this dome and thanks for sharing the symbols and the meanings.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. I thought of your this week - I found a sewing bustier and really wanted it but it was a replica and it just woudn't do x

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  10. I have never heard of these before, thanks for the education.

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  11. These are new to me, thanks leean for the education...Round Top is coming up soon maybe I can spot one for you....!!!!Maryanne xo

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  12. I had only seen these once before & find them so charming. The history and meaning is incredible. So very fun to learn more. xo

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