Some see weed others see seed

Some See a Weed Wall Quotes™ Decal

Some see a weed others see a wish. Who decided dandelions are a weed anyway? I love how happy they make my lawn look even though my husband hates them! Grab a dandelion and make a wish! Watch the seeds take your wish away on the wind.

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What is a stencil decal?

A doorway to creativity! A stencil decal allows you to paint any of the designs from our collection (or your own design too) anywhere you’d like. The letters/design are removed from the vinyl substrate background, creating a stencil backdrop you can install on your project surface and paint right over. Easy, no mess, hand-painted and downright lovely. Stencil decals are not returnable. For more information on stencils, visit our Help Page!

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About Wall Quotes™ Decals

Our Wall Quotes™ decals are carefully crafted using the industry’s highest quality matte finish indoor vinyl film. The adhesive is specifically designed for indoor applications and is easy to remove. It won’t peel the paint or damage the walls. These vinyl decals are super flexible and can be applied to many different surfaces – flat walls, textured walls, finished wood, painted concrete, glass, appliances, furniture, tile and more! Indeed, these wall decals are a perfectly quick, easy, affordable way to add a little personality to your walls and your home.

How to Apply Vinyl Wall Quotes™ Decals

Your vinyl wall decals design will come in three layers – an opaque transfer tape, the decal itself, and a thick cardstock-like backing paper. You’ll peel away the backing paper, exposing the adhesive backing of the design, press it onto the wall, and peel away the transfer tape. Simple. Each package comes with complete application instructions and an application tool. And, check out our fantastic video library with everything from step-by-step instructions to troubleshooting techniques and insider tips.

Some See a Weed, Some See a Wish

There’s optimism and there’s hope but distinct from both, is the wish.

The wish is uncomplicated. Unlike optimism, it’s often laser-specific. Different from a goal, it lacks a plan and is focused only on the end-result. The wish can have a complete break with reality – and often does.

It’s a want from the universe.

Nature symbolizes the hope and resilience of life. Nature also gives us an amiable and easily accessible little plant that has been empowering the wishes of children and older for centuries: the dandelion.

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But how did a weed like the dandelion become a means to a wish?

First of all, he’s ancient and well-connected. A member of the sunflower family, the dandelion stems originally from Europe and Asia has a fossil record dating back about 30 million years. The Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and ancient Chinese all saw useful properties of the plant.

With over 100 species, the plant is easily found on the side of the road, in front yards and on shorelines everywhere. Originally imported as medicines and food, the plant is now a naturalized North American, being found in all 50 states and all over Canada as well as other parts of the world.

Because it can grow under severe conditions, the dandelion has been long-considered a symbol of overcoming life’s difficulties. Prior to the 19th century, people actually removed their lawns to make space for dandelions and weeds because of their use. Yep.

It was good they were well-liked because they are powerful reproducers. Recognized by its fuzzy blowballs, each dandelion head has 50 to almost 200 seeds. A single plant can produce 5,000 seeds each year.

By the Victorian era and its classism on full display, the dandelion wasn’t regarded as high-falutin’ enough to be included in the flower classification. It’s reputation as a noxious weed began to take hold.

But it was also during the 1800’s that the tradition of wishing while blowing on the dandelion puff took off. Young girls would blow and wish about romantic infatuations, each time dispersing seeds on the wind and helping future wishes take root, sometimes hundreds of yards away.

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Since then, it’s expanded to all varieties of wishes.

Before we grew up and stopped wishing, we were children on playgrounds and in backyards. Which one of us hasn’t grabbed a dandelion in a desperate attempt to bend the universe to our want?

Unlike our birthday candles which come only annually and under pressure with people looking on, the dandelion wish is often private, unexpected. It’s the walking-home-from-school wish. The please-don’t-let-mom-and-dad-find-out wish. We blew for: a crush or for grades or to avoid punishment.

A wisher generally isn’t choosy.

They probably go through the same routine with stars, eyelashes, fountains or maybe the rare wishing well.