Design of the Month at 20% Off Retail
MAY 2016 – TULIP PATTERNS
It is Spring in the northern hemisphere and perhaps nothing symbolizes that wonderful time of the year more than the tulip. While the tulip’s flowering period is brief, one can have early, mid and late season tulips in 100’s of colors and color ranges for the garden. One way to have that symbol of privilege year-round, of course, is to stitch one of our cross-point™ patterns.
Among the several meanings of the romantic “tulip” motif are “chalice” or “woman”. Tulips are also symbols for love, generosity and privilege and the different colors have different meanings. Tulips occur throughout the Middle Eastern countries, mainly in Turkey and Iran, were brought to Central Europe during the 18th Century. An entire age is named the Tulip Period and you can read all about it on Wikipedia and many other websites about its history and how the elite and high-class society of the Ottoman Empire became immensely fond of tulips as they defined nobility and privilege. Tulips occur in fine silks, velvets, embroideries, laces, carpets, tiles and wall decoration, and in paintings and poetry, even in song.
There are at least seven patterns in the cross-point™ collection, available in a multitude of colors, and, as our Design of the Month, now at 20% off Retail. Please visit the cross-point website to choose among the many options available: Tulip, Tulip Stripe, Topkapi, Bergama, Siena, St. Moritz, Morville
As with all our Special Offers, PayPal will bill the full retail price when you order online. We issue the 20% discount back to PayPal and your credit card when we process the order in- house. Alternatively, as in the past, you can also send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and to place your order.