Monday, February 8, 2010
LEGEND OF RED ROSE
Venus was a beautiful Goddess, gracious and charming. She symbolized love between man and woman. Her altar was always heaped with roses, which were her favorite flower. Venus had many lovers, among them a shepherd boy named Adonis. When he lay dying of the wounds inflicted by a wild boar, Venus ran to his aid and in her haste, pricked herself on some white roses that were in her way. They were so ashamed because they hurt her that they turned red. Thus, the red rose has been the symbol of lovers the world over.
I am not sure if the button is antique or vintage, it is one piece silver colored metal with a longer loop shank..NICER & BRIGHTER than my picture shows..available under the PLANT LIFE category @ Pegs Buttons