Monday, May 23, 2011

Wedding Table Topper- Part 2

Adding burgundy cross-pieces.

 


After felting and drying.

 


Trimmed table topper.

 


The bricks and mortar of a happy marriage.

 


Sometimes when I hint about my next blog post...

...I later come to regret it, because the pressure is ON!! Giggle.

My intended symbolism here isn't naughty (Riet) :)...

...nor is it really all that profound.

It's just that I was considering how one goes about making a brick wall...

...and that it requires both fixed and fluid components.

I think that to have a strong, healthy, and lasting marriage...

...the same two elements are necessary.

A good marriage manages to meld the unalterable characteristics of each individual...

...while allowing for the beautiful inevitability of change and growth.

I wanted my gift to suggest such permanence and flux subliminally...

...while still being a good place to put a bubbling cassoulet! :)
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11 comments:

Kelly said...

Perfect! When I saw the second picture, bricks were the first thing that popped into my head! I bet your friends will appreciate the symbolism in this very pretty piece!

WonderWhyGal said...

Whew! Good thing I have my morning coffee in had. My brain wasn't ready for all that but caffeine came to the rescue ;-)

Lovely post and wonderful gift full of thoughtfulness. I love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kally and Andrea! Sorry if the explanation was 'a bit much'!:)

Rachel said...

A great combinations of thoughtful symbolism and practicality!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!!

FeltersJourney said...

Beautifully put Heather! I like the symbolism :)
And of course it is just GORGEOUS!
xx

Janee Lookerse said...

That is really lovely Heather. I agree with your thoughts. What great symbolism. :)

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

vilterietje said...

it looks great and the intension you put with it makes it even greater:)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah, Janee and Riet! I just heard that my friend's husband-to-be immediately put it on their coffee table and really likes it. Whew!! :)

red2white said...

so well said and executed :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Monika!! XXO-