Fleur-de-who?

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Fleur de Lis Finial 


One theme you will constantly see in home furnishings is the fleur-de-lis. LampsPlus.com has over 100 items listed that feature this emblem.

Actually you'll see the fleur-de-lis everywhere else you look from the Boy Scout emblem to the Da Vinci Code.

This symbol has a long history and a variety of interpretations. It is featured on ancient pottery, textiles, coins, flags, clothing, jewelry and architecture.

The French words "fleur-de-lis" translate into "lily" and the symbol itself has the look of a highly stylized flower.

Its symbolic history has imbued this simple shape with a powerful legacy. 

The fleur-de-lis was adopted early by French Kings which featured the symbol on royal seals, banners, and jewelry as an emblem of their sovereignty. Joan of Arc carried a flag into battle which featured fleur-de-lis within the insignia. 

French postage stamps as well as the emblem of the city of Florence feature a fleur-de-lis and carry the theme through to modern times.

Iron fence posts often have fleur-de-lis finials as a defence against intruders.

Just keep your eyes open, you'll notice this ancient beauty everywhere!

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  • Don't forget about the Saints football helmets. Go Saints!

Fleur-de-who?