Christina from Zazzaretti Bridal is back for her monthly guest post and with a giveaway! Check out her newest line of flower hair fasteners and brooches. Her featured flower this month is the paeonia blossom. I love this flower and the colors are gorgeous!
Introducing: Paeonia Blossom
When I was preparing to introduce a new flower this week, I really thought that I would be sharing one of the numerous designs that I’d been working on for quite some time now. But being carefully selective (read: picky) enough to drive myself nuts, I instead decided that a new flower from scratch would be the best idea. So I created my version of a tree peony, a stunning flower with frilly edges and folded petals!
Knowing the peony flower is something special, I set out to research some if its lore to share with you. It is a blossom full of beauty and perfection, so I should have expected that it would have an extensive history, but I was pleasantly surprised with what I found!
- It is known as “the flower of riches and honor”
- It appears in Greek Mythology, Ancient China, Japanese history, Roman history, and many more places across the world
- Native to China, it has been grown for thousands of years but only grown ornamentally since the Sui Dynasty (581-618)
- It has a long medicinal history, known for treating headaches, childbirth pain, and seizures just to name a few
- Some used it as a guard against nightmares, malevolent spirits, and the Evil Eye
- It has a prominent place in Japanese art wood block prints and has inspired many various artists including Renoir and Van Gogh
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Who knew a single flower could have such an impact?
I hope you take some delight in viewing a few of my interpretations of tree peonies! As you probably noticed, these peonies exhibit the bright colors of the upcoming season and showcase a beautiful new rhinestone burst cluster for the center focal. These may be my new favorite flower for fascinators and brooch arrangements!
Giveaway Details: Paeonia Blossom
Oh, I just love the turquoise paeonia blossom with netting! Just looking at the bright colors makes me happy. Don't you want one? One lucky winner will take home their choice of a simple or embellished paeonia blossom hair fastener or brooch from Zazzaretti Bridal in Hot Pink, Sunset, Chartreuse, Turquoise or Magenta worth up to $105.00! Be sure to check out the widget below and enter to win. Winner will be announced one week from today!
One winner, US only, drawn at random. Giveaway ends Friday, March 16th at 10 p.m. EST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.
Just a quick note to peak your interest about Friday's blog post. We have an amazing giveaway from Zazzaretti Bridal again this month. She's even topping her gardenia hair pins from December! Here's a sneak peek at her new products, featured in neon colors of turquoise, sunset and chartreuse, she'll be unveiling this week. (Psst…these aren't even available on Etsy yet! You will be the first to see and wear them!)
For all the brides planning a wedding this year with neon or jewel toned colors, you won't want to miss out on this one! And for all you ladies that love to spice things up with a pop of color in your wardrobe, be sure to stop by on Friday.