Fun With Stephanotis From SMR
Normally we think of a lei as something to wear.
But let's play with this for a few minutes........We can also take that lei and incorporate it into other kinds of arrangements too!
Here is an arrangement for the table into which we have placed the stephanotis lei. This design would be great as a centerpiece or coffee table piece for an 8th anniversary of some kind.
Perhaps placed sideways it would be good for a math major contemplating the symbol for infinity! (An eight turned on its side is the symbol for infinity. It is sometimes technically called the lemniscate from the latin lemniscus for 'ribbon'. It is usually attributed to a fellow named John Wallis in the middle 1600's. Any of you who like myself, suffered through Calculus or Trig can thank this guy for his efforts in those fields. ) At any rate, a lei works well as either an eight or as the symbol for infinity!
Here is another way to look at it.....Perhaps for a lover seeking an unusual gift offering, how about a lovers' knot made from the stephanotis lei..... The lovers' knot shown below is created using the lei and adding sections of stephanotis streamered together........... As with the earlier examples of the eight and lemniscate, it is placed on a round section of floral foam.
This is a very elaborate way to show her you really care!
Of course we could also play with another kind of novelty from this stephanotis lei!
To be sure this is not something for every customer. But for someone with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, this arrangement is fun and different.
(Perhaps I have been spending too much time thinking about infinity? )