Monday, February 13, 2017

The Language Of Flowers Through Postcards

Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.[4][5] Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small "talking bouquets,"with several types of coded flowers. Victorian postcards portraying particular flowers were also a source of the (not-so-secret) code.  I am bunching together groups of flowered postcards to put on ebay.
Rose -- I love you (in general) but here were just some of the more specific messages:
  • Rose( white) – Eternal Love ; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
  • Rose(pink) – Perfect happiness; please believe me
  • Rose(Yellow) – Friendship ; jealousy; try to care
  • Rose(Black) -Death Rose(red and white) – Together; unity
  • Rose(thornless) – Love at first sight
  • Rose( single, full bloom) – I love you; I still love you
  • Rose bud – Beauty and youth ; a heart innocent of love
  • Rose bud(red) – Pure and lovely
  • Rose bud(white) – Girlhood
  • Rosebud (moss) – Confessions of love
  • Roses(Bouquet of full bloom) – Gratitude
  • Roses( Garland or crown of) – Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of merit
  • Roses ( musk cluster) – Charming
  • Rose(tea) – I’ll always remember
  • Rose(cabbage) – Ambassador of love
  • Rose(Christmas) – Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
  • Rose(damask) – Brilliant complexion
  • Rose(dark crimson) – Mourning

 Thoughts, Love

Violet – Meaning: Modesty; Calms tempers; Induces sleep
Violet (blue) – Meaning: Watchfulness; Faithfulness; I’ll always be true
Violet (white) – Meaning: Let’s take a chance on happiness

These are my favorite: symbolizing True love; memories.

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