Thursday, January 8, 2009

Love for Fleur-de-Lis

A beautiful symbol, the fleur-de-lis, French for "lily flower", portrays various meanings.

The fleur-de-lis is found on many European coats of arms and also state and country flags but traditionally it is associated with French monarchy on a historical context.

Although the fleur-de-lis is an "enduring symbol of France", appearing on many postage stamps and such, the symbol has never been officially adopted by any of the French republics.

In North America, the fleur-de-lis is often associated with areas settled by the French, such as Quebec and Louisiana.

In Louisiana, the Acadiana Region which includes most of southern Louisiana (Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans) the fleur-de-lis is a part of everyday life! Actually, on July 9, 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R), signed a bill into law making the fleur-de-lis an official symbol of the state. In fact, following Hurricane Katrina in September, 2005, the fleur-de-lis has been widely used in New Orleans as a symbol of grassroot's support for New Orlean's recovery.

With all of this being said, I would like to show off some Fleur-de-Lis jewelry I've created, and have listed in my Shop.


Anonymous said...

gorgeous pieces, Amanda!! And siberian irises are some of my MOST favorite flowers (top 5 for sure!) great blog post and fun to read (((hugs))) Bee :)

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Love your new pieces...those are gorgeous!!!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Great post Amanda! Interesting history. Love your Fleur-de-Lis earrings!

Funky Finds said...

lovely earrings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amanda, please stop by my blog when you have a moment, I have left an award for you. hugs♥ Sharon


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