Monday, December 3, 2018

The Paper Cranes

Back to the wreaths hung on the wall of the cancer center. This one is probably my favorite. Origami Cranes. I wanted to bid on it, but figure that it would probably sell at a very high price. If Doves symbolize peace at Christmas, what should Cranes mean?

The tips of their wings have even been dipped in glitter!



Now the white wing of Peace is folded deep;
And I have found, I trust, behind the cloud,
The blessing promised to the eyes that weep.
So thou wilt find relief. For deepest woe
A fount of healing in our pathway springs...


~Mary Ann H. Dodd Shutts 


13 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Ginny it is lovely and i think you would be able to made one like it yourself. Look on google. i looked it up and there are plenty of easy instructions and videos to show you how. Get your grand children to help you

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh Ginny, I love that wreath too!! It's gorgeous!! Love, Andrea xoxo

Linda said...

It’s beautiful! I bet you could make a wreath with them yourself. They are not hard to do....

Ann said...

How pretty. I agree with Linda, this one would be pretty easy to copy. I bet Anne Marie would lend a hand folding all those cranes

Nancy Chan said...

Nice cranes wreath. Yes, you and your grand kids will be able to fold the cranes and make some beautiful wreath. I used to fold the cranes to hang on my Christmas tree.

reana claire said...

Wow, I like the golden color wreath, they look so grand and beautiful.

Sandra said...

it is really pretty, I looked up cranes symbols and found this. not sure what it means for Christmas, but I do see the word holy
Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japan, the crane is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise) and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years.

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny I bet it did go for a lot, but knowing you can you make one similar to that?

Tamago said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful, elegant wreath! Love those glitter-dipped wings :-)
In Japan, cranes symbolize longevity and many good things! We also send thousand origami cranes to someone ill wishing for recovery.

Denise inVA said...

This is such a pretty wreathe and the poem you paired with it is perfect. The glitter-dipped wings is a lovely addition. Someone is very talented to put all that together. Makes a lovely header.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is indeed very pretty.

Inger said...

Your bog is so much fun, you never know what color it will be. And I love your quotes. It's a beautiful wreath.

Carla from The River said...

A lovely wreath, I like the tipped glitter wings.
Prayers for all,
Carla