STORY of the BIRTHSTONE AND BIRTHFLOWER PICTURE FRAMES 

Victoria Ann Harris is happy to combine all of the things she loves...to bring you these unique picture frames, which she has hand-built from fine white birch, and meticulously painted and decorated.  She gives the ancient meaning of each flower and stone, written in fine-point calligraphy or script.   Stones are genuine Austrian Crystal.  The name of the month is generally not painted on the front of the frame, but is meant to be understood by the giver and receiver of the gift; however, the month is inscribed on the back instead, as well as any other personal inscription desired, on front or back.  Also you will see samples of combined months' meanings, for couples (a thoughtful wedding or anniversary gift).

Other themes for CUSTOM FRAMES:

  

  


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Although one of the traditional birthflowers for January is the Carnation, Victoria preferred the Snowdrop, which is an alternative to the Carnation ...and artistically more graceful.  It is more likely to be found in Eastern United States, or areas where there are four definite seasons.

SNOWDROP Meaning:................................"Hope"
GARNET Meaning:................................"Constancy"

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VIOLET  Meaning:..................."Faithfulness"

AMETHYST Meaning:..................."Sincerity"


DAFFODIL Meaning:................"Regard & Chivalry"


AQUAMARINE Meaning.........."Courage"


SWEETPEA Meaning:  "I Think of Thee" 
or "Delicate Pleasures"

DIAMOND Meaning:............."Innocence"


LILY of the VALLEY Meaning:............"Return of Happiness" 

EMERALD Meaning:...."Love & Success"


RED ROSE Meaning:...."True Love"
WHITE ROSE
Meaning:......."I Am Worthy of You"
PINK ROSE
Meaning:..."Meet Me by Moonlight"
PEARL Meaning:........."Health"

This is my daughter Meeshell


LARKSPUR
Meaning: "Lightness, Levity, & Ardent Attachment"

WATER LILY
Meaning:........."Purity of Heart"   

RUBY Meaning:........"Contentment"


GLADIOLUS
Meaning:..."Strength of Character & Splendid Beauty"

PERIDOT
Meaning:........."Married Happiness
"

ASTER
Meaning:......"Daintiness, Elegance, & Variety"

SAPPHIRE
Meaning:......."Clear Thinking"

MARIGOLD (Calendula)
Meaning:  "Prophetic, Prediction"

OPAL
Meaning:...."Hope"

CHRYSANTHEMUM
Meaning:...."Truth, Optimism & Cheer"

TOPAZ & CITRINE
Meaning:............."Fidelity"

The frame pictured at right is a combination December-March frame, for my Mother and Father.  The birthstone for December is often said to be Blue Topaz, but it is also Turquoise.
NARCISSUS
Meaning:   "Love of Self" or " Ambition"
TURQUOISE Meaning:  "Prosperity"

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At left is an exerpt from the Chapter  "On Giving" from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

At left is a Prayer from EXODUS 23:20 with a "Meeshell Angel" inspired from the picture of her at right

At left:
A Valentine 'Little Angels' design

At left is the fully written-out prayer "On Children" from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet


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At Left:
IRIS FRAME
Meaning:  "Messages"

At Left:
IVY FRAME
Meaning:  "Friendship, Fidelity, and Marriage"






RED ROSE
Meaning:
"True Love"
PINK ROSE 
Meaning:
"Meet Me by
Moonlight"
WHITE ROSE
Meaning:
"I Am Worthy
of You"
YELLOW ROSE
Meaning:
"Friendship"

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The frames above can have names inscribed as shown in the two sizes shown as well.  The ribbons can be any color you want.

In this baby girl's heart frame happens to be me, with my mother & sister in background.  The heart is inscribed "Sweet Blessing"

Above shows the Baby Shower Card from which I took this design for a client, with the baby girl's name inscribed in pink.

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 2005 Victoria Ann Harris 310- 559-2229 wixdsign@artandmurals.com