Monday, June 24, 2013

NightBlooming Knight- Errant Summer Solstice Quest for the Renewed Birch Draped Barrette

And on the Solstice the Knights shall Ride!
A knight-errant is a figure of medieval chivalric romance literature. "Errant," meaning wandering or roving, indicating how the knight-errant would typically wander the land in search of adventures. NightBlooming has a quest for those that would dare to take it. Though a challenge, the reward is great!

As NightBlooming's signature style is well known to our customers, we're offering up this pair of a fork and a dangle finishing pin as a reward for the one who can unravel this riddle! The answer lies within one of my sold items, so the better you know NightBlooming’s work, the easier this may be.

You can see the full quest and enter here!

The Prize: Renewed Birch Draped Barrette
The birch is highly adaptive and able to sustain harsh conditions with casual indifference. Proof of this adaptability is seen in its easy and eager ability to repopulate areas damaged by forest fires or clearings. Bright and beautiful, the birch is a pioneer, courageously taking root and starting anew to revive the landscape where no other would before. Paradoxically, while the birch is a brilliant symbol of renewal, it is also symbolic of stability and structure. The druids also held the birch as the keepers of long-honored traditions. This barrette captures these meanings in one elegant design. 

Built upon a silver French barrette, this piece beings with a brass leaf coated with a sparkling brown enamel. From each end of the leaf hangs golden chain and glass leaves that come to a point at an intricate metal Celtic knot. At the peak hangs a golden filigree leaf and a flashing blue-green leaf. 

The Renewed Birch Draped Barrette has a clip length of 1.5 inches and a total length of 2.25 inches. 

We'll do another quest for the Autumn Solstice! So even if you don't win please try again then :)  

Use the clue to find the right listing, then look in the item description or photos to answer the question. When you think you know the answer, convo me!

The contest will run for a week  (closing at 12am on Tuesday the 30th of June), and a winner will be randomly drawn from all those that submitted the right answer.  

You are allowed only ONE GUESS and cannot amend your answer, so make your submission count! The winner will have the sticks shipped to them for free++ anywhere in the world!  ++Free shipping is via First Class USPS. If you would like a different shipping method or insurance, a small charge will apply. 

Once the winner is announced they may check out with the sticks. Best of luck to you all! 

You can see all the sold items here.

The Quest
Your Hint:
The Romans were fascinated by the unusual qualities of the delicate maidenhair fern when it is immersed in water; under water it glistens with a silvery sheen; but when removed, it is perfectly dry, for water will not cling to it. Because of these seemingly magic qualities, the maidenhair fern in Roman mythology was said to represent the hair of Venus when she arose from the foam of the sea, thus the name maidenhair. The plant’s Latin genus name Adiantum comes from the Greek words Adian-tum, meaning “unwetted”.

These sticks might just hold a bit of that magic.

The Question:
Praytell, how many droplets hang from the dangle on these sticks?  Enter here by replying with a convo!