The Thistle and the Rose

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Project by Colin posted 09-14-2017 08:52 PM 461 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was honoured and delighted to be invited to make a wedding box for the daughter of very close friends. The brief was to include a thistle and a rose as the joining of these two flowers is often used to symbolize marriage.

The historical perspective dates back to August 1503 when King James IV of Scotland married Princess Margaret Tudor of England.

England’s official flower is the rose: classic, romantic, and idealized. Scotland’s is the thistle: wild, prickly, and beautiful in its ruggedness.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 09:50 PM

Fabulous work…

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#2 posted 09-15-2017 03:56 AM

Wonderful job Colin. You put a lot of time into that and it shows.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 09-15-2017 05:17 PM

This is an outstanding box and beautifully done. It has very nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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