The meaning of Easter is the merriment of the rising of Jesus Christ to heaven, which is the base of Christianity. The Dogwood 7’ small oval dish from Wendell August displays, the accuracy of the legendary Dogwood tree. This Dogwood tree was once very large and its strong and sturdy wood was used to build the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Because of its role in the crucifixion, it is said that God both cursed and blessed the tree. It was cursed to forever be small, so that it would never grow large enough again for its wood to be used as a cross for a crucifixion. At the same time, however, the tree was blessed so that it would produce beautiful flowers each spring, just in time for Easter.
The most unique part of the legend is that the petals of the dogwood actually form the shape of a cross. Upon close examination, it can be seen that the blooms of the tree always have four petals. And the tips of each of the petals are indented, as if they bear a nail print. There are even colors in the petals that bring to mind the drops of blood that spilled during the crucifixion. This versatile oval-shaped dish has as many uses as you have ideas available in so many designs and serves almost anything.
Easter Sunday tells all Christians of their blissful calling and of the open door relationship with God through his son Jesus. It also symbolizes new beginnings and joys of the spring harvest time of year. When we decorate with popular symbols, we make a fuss about who we are and what we believe. Wall crosses are one of the most significant symbols we can use within our interior-decorating scheme. With strong meaning and even stronger emotional value, crosses are considered a sacred symbol in many cultures. The basic shape of the wall cross has been around since the beginning of time. Over its life span, the cross has stood for many things including immortality and harmony on earth.
The Wendell August collection is a must have for any home this Easter. Shop today and add these beautiful pieces to your collection, while inspiring an inner piece among your guest at Easter dinner.