Fleur De Lis Villa Address Sign
This stately address sign is accented with the iconic Fleur De Lis and is made perfect with a grand flowing font. You’ll feel like a king or queen with the Fleur De Lis Villa Address Sign on your palace! The image of the Fleur De Lis is a highly stylized flower, particularly, the lily. The iconography of this flower comes straight from France, as you could probably tell by the name. In French Fleur means Flower and Lis means Lily. Just in case anyone wanted to know, Lis can also be spelled Lys. So, in total, the phrase means Flower of the Lily in English. Isn’t that awesome sounding? This lily is long associated with French royalty and history. You can find it on motifs, artwork, heraldry and even the French Saint Joseph is pictured holding a lily. Want to check out some more of our Fleur De Lis plaques? Click on Fleur De Lis Arch Plaque, Welcome Fleur De Lis Sign or the Stanton Marker. We have just what you’re looking for! Also, you can choose your style of Fleur De Lis! Be sure to look at the gallery for your options and let us know.
Fleur De Lis Villa Address Plaque
There is legend following this popular French icon and its origin. Who doesn’t love a little legend to tell a whole story? Tradition says the Fleur De Lis was used to represent French royalty and where did that begin? Well, the story goes, an angel presented Clovis (an ancient king of the Franks) with a golden lily to symbolize his conversion to Christianity. While there is another tale that Clovis used the symbol when waterlilies showed him how to safely cross a river helping him to succeed in battle. This all happened around 466 A.D. which was over 1,500 years ago! There is some dispute on who used the icon first on his royal shield, it was either King Louis VI or King Louis VII, either would be from the twelfth century. Of course, later, English kings used the same symbol on their coat of arms to try and incorporate their claims to the French throne. This lovely flower became a status symbol after 1483 when King Edmund IV developed the Herald’s College to control granting the insignia to armor. Furthermore, Joan of Arc carried a banner into war with the emblem to show God’s blessing to the French cause, the lily is ascribed to be an expression of the Virgin Mary, the three “petals” are said to represent the Holy Trinity so it’s no wonder why this particular symbol has such divine meanings based on its legendary beginnings. Today this symbol is deeply ingrained in Louisiana and even a resemblance is used in US Army unites to mean martial power and strength.