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Feeling a little rusty..


  ¡Buenos dias or should I say bonjour!  Today is the first day of school for me and I am feeling a wee bit rusty! How about a little lesson?  As a lifelong francophile, I have always been smitten with the fleur de lys.  As you may know, it is associated with the French Monarchy and appears in the arms for the King of Spain.
I spotted this fence in Cambria  as I strolled through the village.  In case you are wondering, the three leaves represent the medieval social classes: those who worked, those who fought and those who prayed.

I think this symbol is for those who love and I love the look of rust.  The wear and aged look is very beautiful, especially in contrast to nature. 

What are your favorite symbols?

13 comments

Shorely Chic said...

beautiful - I love the whole look! tres rustic chic!

Taylor said...

Thanks for pointing out the beauty in things of age! These old rusty garden decorations are beautiful, they wouldn't look nearly as interesting without the rusty texture. Best of luck on your first day back!

Ms. Givens said...

Lovely and thanks for the lesson. I always wondered where it came from.

Marie said...

I love rust too! These photos are so charming, Laura...thanks for sharing with us.

Hope you're having a lovely & beachy week.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Sarah B. said...

Very beautiful!

Style Odyssey said...

i'm so smitten with these photos, i can't even think what my favorite symbols are.

i also like rust; i, too, find it aesthetically pleasing.

you've shared some interesting info about the fleur de lis.
i once lived in the new orleans area. due to the city's french history, it's a popular motif, and yet i never realized that the three leaves symbolized the medieval social classes. glad to know now!

xo

anita said...

lovely :) heres hoping your new school year is a breeze..a beachy breeze!

Exumabound said...

I just found your blog from Facebook - I love it! I also love the beach and have a blog about Exuma in the Bahamas and a blog about our beach Condo in Texas and the aftermath of Ike to our beach home. Keep up the wonderful post and photographs.

Exumabound said...

oh - I meant to add to my post above that my name is Laura too!

Beach House Living said...

Okay, where are these perfectly aged to perfection gates? I need these.

simpledaisy said...

Ooh...love:)
PS...I read your resume...just curious!
It was nice to learn even a little more about you!
Darn...I wish you were still here in ND country....but no matter where you are...you'll be successful for sure:) Take care and happy back to school!

Tess said...

I love rusty objects too! These Would look so lovely in my garden.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...very nice...i hope your first day back went well!