Dandelion, the king of village flowers
Somebody we love makes these cute pendants with hand-picked flowers in glass globes. The flowers come straight from our gardens and the countryside of Bulgaria (where we have decided to take a rest from travelling), and they have been dried in ways that keep their shape and colour.
This pendant contains a varying number of Dandelion seeds. Who has not blown away a dandelion flower sending wishes into the air? A flower that may represent endurance as survival as much as wishful thinking and daydreaming. Dandelion is a synonym of wishes to come true, reminding us that no matter how grey any day looks, we have desires and good wishes to fulfill. The dandelion flowers also tell us to stray strong, and walk through any adversity just like them, who grow up by any roadside and from any pavement crack.
O dandelion, rich and haughty,
King of village flowers!
Each day is coronation time,
You have no humble hours.
I like to see you bring a troop
To beat the blue-grass spears,
To scorn the lawn-mower that would be
Like fate’s triumphant shears.
Your yellow heads are cut away,
It seems your reign is o’er.
By noon you raise a sea of stars
More golden than before.
For us personally, Dandelion is one of the symbols of foraging, of natures’s gifts to travellers. Flowers that can turn into bouquets, salads or even lemony beer for travellers with a bit of patience and time in a dandelion-full campsite. Back at home, it is, as the poem says, a golden field of stars springing every morning in our yard. And, if you got, like us curious about the symbolism of this well-known flower, here is a bit more about the meanings of Dandelion.
As the seasons pass, we will be adding new models to the collection of “A flower garden”, all of them great as special gifts to somebody else or to yourself. We send the pieces by mail to whichever address you tell us.
*Flower: Dandelion seeds
*Pendant: 20 mm glass globe, with metal (mat silver colour) finishings and chain (70cm).
*Packaging: organza bag inside cardboard box with filling.
*Postage: choose from menu
Note that all flowers are unique and, therefore, each piece will be slightly different from the one in the photo, but equally beautiful.