Happy Valentines Day Everyone
I've managed to find time to get to the computer as Hubby has taken Master T to his cricket training.
He bought me this beautiful Victorian Pin / Trinket Tin - its so lovely.
Thats Cupid in the middle and the one cherub is passing a ring to the other. Around the sides are alternate dragonflies and roses.
Dragonflies, or damselflies, were connected to Freya the Norse goddess of love, fertility and warfare.
The paired bodies of mating dragonflies form the shape of a heart, perhaps being the source for that modern symbol of love.
It still has the old fabric in the lid of the box. I have wondered if it is a betrothal box and would have held a ring?
If anyone knows anything about these I would love to be enlightened.
I'm going to curl up in front of the telly now and eat my lovely chocolates that I had in my Valentines swop.
Colin is still doing ok - well really well - he is practising his flying quite a lot and is getting bigger hourly !!