Louis C. Tiffany Cherry Blossom Luminary

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LUM3071
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1000008845
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08/04/2022 05:03:08
Modgy Luminary Lanterns set the mood in any space with the addition of water and water-activated, floating LED candles. These durable, plastic luminaries feature modern, graphic designs and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Modgy luminaries compliment an elegant wedding, trendy dinner party or relaxed patio gathering and are also perfect for every day living. Modgy Luminary Lanterns will not break or chip and eliminate concerns about fire hazards due to the use of flameless, floating candles.

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, herald the advent of spring and symbolize renewal and the ephemeral nature of life.

America’s introduction to these lovely flowering trees had its beginnings in 1885 when writer, photographer, and later, first female board member of the National Geographic Society, Eliza Scidmore, returned from her first trip to Japan. Her passion for the ethereal blooms resulted in a campaign to plant the trees along the waterfront of the Potomac River to beautify the Capital. In 1909 she wrote to the first lady, Helen Taft, about her scheme to raise money to purchase and donate the trees. Through Mrs. Taft’s diplomatic contacts, Japan became aware of the plan and in 1912 the mayor of Tokyo gifted over 3000 trees in a gesture of friendship to the American people.