50 Welcome Sign

WHAT’S IN A NAME? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare

The yellow roses on this sign represent true wild roses, more correctly called ‘species roses’ since they are a species that grows naturally with no man-made help, hence they are a true wildflower. Real wild roses are always single with exactly five petals, and are most commonlyfound in shades of pink, although some are white or red and more uncommonly, as in this case, yellow. Although some of the over 100 types of wild roses are native to North America, many originate from Europe and the far East.

The history of yellow roses is interesting, since fossils seem to tell us that roses grew at least 32 million years ago, so they are very, very old. Most roses in the northern hemisphere were pink, with European roses having much more variety in color. But they say that it was sometime in the eighteenth century that yellow wild roses were first discovered in the Middle East – in Afghanistan and southwest Asia. These flowers were a real hit in Europe and people immediately began hybridizing to create yellow roses. Since those days, yellow roses have become as well known and as varied as the pink or red shades.

On this lovely house number sign, the dimensional roses are sculpted and painted by hand, while the text is hand carved and gilded with 23kt gold leaf, to add the extra touch of class. An old fashioned and elegant welcome sign, it will let visitors know they have come to the right place and they are welcome!

Carved & Gilded
Sculpted & Painted
Sign Size
18 " x 14 "