Wednesday, August 19, 2009

VTT - Wild Roses - Western Women, Tea, & Pyrography



This artwork on this postcard was designed for Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Rose Herb Tea, ©1980. The artist is Norman Green.

After much searching, I still haven't figured out whether "wild roses" and "cinnamon roses" are the same thing. Most, but not all, pictures of cinnamon roses look like the wild roses on the wood burnt plaque. The roses on the postcard don't look like the typical wild rose. Some wild roses smell like cinnamon, but I don't know whether all of them do. Can anyone clarify what a wild and/or cinnamon rose is?

Wild roses seem to be frequently associated with western themes. Does anyone know why?




size 12" X 17"

Pyrography, the art of wood burning, was very popular in the early twentieth century. This "Wild Rose" plaque was manufactured by the Flemish Art Company, the largest and best-known manufacturer of pyrographic tools and wooden objects with designs to be burned by hobbyists. Plaques and boxes were the most common objects. More information on the Flemish Art Company and the manufacturing process is at the E-Museum of Pyrographic Art.

27 comments:

  1. I think I have a wooden box that
    was etched by pyrography. Sweet
    post as always! Always enjoy your
    posts.

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  2. Wonderful blog! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

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  3. Ooo, your post was wonderful..I specially like the pyrography section.. I woodburn a bit as a hobby..but that plaque was a definate professional. Just gorgeous.
    Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Interesting VTT post! Unfortunately I can't answer any of your questions. Now you have me curious too! Hope you have a great day on Thursday and every day for that matter.

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  5. Love this...the pyrography is amazing. lovely. Have a great VTT

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  6. c. 1596, France? (R. cinnomomea 'plena') A very old rose that traveled to Quebec in the 17th century and spread from there. A tough, spreading rose with small, fragrant, fringed double blooms (FR-)

    I love the oval wood picture. Just charming! Happy VTT to you...

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  7. Lovely, old fashioned loking postcard! The Yellow Rose of Texas was one of my father's favourite songs. The picture reminds me of that, even when her roses are red.

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  8. I never knew there was a name for wood etched art. I love learning new things!

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  9. These are cool! I could be wrong, but I think the wild rose term is often associated with the 'wild west' due to the cowgirls who broke from traditional roles of women. They were considered 'wild roses.'

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  10. Very cool post as usual. I think in this instance, Cinnamon Rose refers to the blend of tea NOT the type of rose. Happy VTT!

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  11. There is something so personal about a hand etched piece of work. I love it.

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  12. Pyrography. I learned something new; thank you! Of course, I always seem to learn something new from you. Always so interesting, thanks postcardy!

    My computer time is NOT idle time I tell you! I am busy learning valuable information.

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  13. roses do remind me of texas...
    do you think that is the connection with cowboys and western scenes?
    very interesting miss postcardy...
    chas

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  14. There are some interesting responses to your query about roses-I always associated roses with TX even though the Blubonnet is the astate flower.Roses grow really well there I had 24 fabulous rose bushes in our San Angelo garden.

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  15. The plaque is so beautifully detailed!

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  16. Very interesting! Never heard the word pyrography. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Sorry no clue about the differences or similarities of wild roses and cinnamon roses -- although we have wild roses growing on our East Coast beach property. I don't know why they are associated with the West.

    Lovely plaque!

    Cass

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  18. That is the neatest effect (the burned wood)- so pretty and rustic at the same time. Lovely~

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  19. Never thought about the Western and Rose connection. Hmmm...

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  20. Then there is this http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/wildrose.html

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  21. Oh, I love the artwork on that postcard, but don't have any idea about the cinnamon roses. I collect postcards and I especially like cards with advertising themes. Very nice!

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  22. Howdy
    Just dropped by to say thanks for the awesome post.
    You always find a way to share the most amazing information.
    Blessings to you .
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Happy Trails

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