Friday, 19 April 2013
Orange Blossoms Wax flowers Arsenic & Old Lace
Beautiful hoard of antique Wedding accessories all orange blossoms wax flowers, blue and purple roses (something blue).
Orange blossoms became a popular choice of flowers for Wedding Headdresses in Victorian times, they were very popular in America and Europe as well.
As one of a few plants that bloom and bear fruits at the same time, they soon became a symbol of plenty and fertility at the Wedding ceremony
The box on photo is only a small part of a collector's sale I attended a while ago. Parting with them, for someone who loves the old Victorian Wedding look as much as I do, takes great courage. But then again I am happily married and not planning to wear any of these so some of these items are now being listed on my Etsy shop BrocanteArt