Ugh, Ipad cameras suck ass, sorry for the image quality but my real camera died!

3 more plates I’ve done for the holidays to give out.  That first one is a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign, it’s the sign for the tree of life or family tree.

My ancestors were German, who are now known as PA Dutch, so a lot of the use and symbols were passed along to me, even though almost all my family today isn’t PA Dutch.  Hex signs are an important part of that life, each bringing something positive into the home, protecting it, and warding off negative things.

"Each of the tree’s fruits depicts a traditional geometric hex design. The rosette offers good luck; the eight-pointed star offers abundance; the hearts ensure love and romance; the tulips shower life with faith, hope, and charity; and the rain sign ensures harmony with nature. An "endless" outer circle symbolizes everlasting life."

The other 2, well I think you can figure those ones out… LOL


Posted on December 22nd at 4:43 PM
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