Now don't you agree...some traditions are worth revisiting...
Sunday, November 29, 2009
In The Days of Jane
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." --Jane Austen A truth that has stood the test of time...at least in the world of Jane Austen! In 18th century England, it was traditionally believed as well, that if an eligible young lady received a kiss on the cheek whilst standing under the kissing ball, marriage would soon follow. Customarily, the kissing ball was made with holly and ivy, boxwood, small pine cones, and the ever popular mistletoe. Borrowing from a design I saw from Betz White, I've taken liberties with the classic design to create a timeless little treasure...delicate woolen rosettes, grouped together in the sweetest way...in a non-traditional color palette. Be sure to hang yours in a prominent location where your Mr. Darcy is sure to pass. Might I suggest the hallway...the porch perhaps? Better yet, carry it with you at all times, as I'm sure Ms. Austin would agree, it is best to be prepared!