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Victorian Flower Meanings

19 October 2015   Selina   Designers  floriography, authors, books, Victorian era

Floriography or the language of flowers was popular in the Victorian era. Flower dictionaries where each flower is given a particular meaning were widely used. Mythology, folklore, and legends explained how flowers obtained their symbolic meanings.

Sweet Peas

17 September 2015   Selina   Varieties  floriography, shopping, literature, authors, Victorian era

Sweet peas are so tempting and I love all the color varieties. I especially adore lavender, but pale pink, hot pink, coral, deep purple, and white have all made it into my shopping basket.

Van Gogh and Van Vliet

31 August 2015   Selina   Designers  fine art, designing

Post about lecture and demonstration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art given by Remco Van Vliet. Remco is a third generation Dutch floral designer and he is responsible for the amazing flowers in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum.