Cutting Board - New Daisies on Sage
There are so many stories about the daisy. In literature, Goethe immortalized the daisy when Marguerite needed to know if Faust loved her as she plucked the daisy petals and said, "He loves me. He loves me not." Something many a young girl has done. The daisy received its scientific name, Bellis, from mythology. It is said that the guardian deity of the orchards pursued a young tree nymph without reciprocation. As she sought to escape him, the nymph asked the gods for help. The powerful king of Argos was grandfather to the nymph, so when she appealed to the gods for help, they transformed her into a tiny flower named Bellis, allowing her to escape a terrible fate. There is also a Christian legend involving this cheerful flower. It tells that the Wise Men, while on their journey to find the Baby Jesus requested a sign to help them find the actual birthplace once in Jerusalem. They noticed many clusters of small, white, daisies near a stable. Recognizing the flower's resemblance to the star overhead, they knew they had found the Holy Family. The name, "Daisy" is thought to come from Anglo Saxon words "daes eage" meaning, literally, "day's eye". The daisy is, by some, believed to be the bringer of good fortune and blissful pleasure. Others say it symbolizes innocence and purity. Along with the Sweet Pea, the Daisy is also one of APRIL's birth flowers. For such a simple little flower, the daisy has a long, impressive list of stories surrounding it. Here it is represented, in triplicate, and in all its beautiful, simplistic glory on a lovely, sage background. This lovely cutting board is made of hand-pressed, tempered glass. Offered in the "paddle" style, there are other shapes and sizes available and you are welcome to select the one you prefer.