Originally $12.95 Now $8.95! The language of flowers has developed over the centuries out of the nature of each flower, with each flower taking on a distinctive meaning. This volume sends from giver to recipient a message of affection, praise and encouragement - explaining, as it goes, the meaning of each flower, and illustrating the thoughts with Victorian scraps.
We do not know who first conceived of sending a message by joining the meanings of various flowers together, as words are joined into sentences. In 1818 a book titled Le Langue des Fleurs was published in France, which gave the meanings of each flower, and showed how they could be combined. It was soon translated into English and, as it proved very popular, was followed by many books on the same subject. By the middle of the 19th century the language of flowers was common household knowledge.
I have long collected Victorian paper flower scraps. They are so lovely, and their printing so excellent, that I have persistently sought a way to share my collection. In this bouquet I have used them to illustrate a message of loving friendship. - From the preface by Alexandra Day
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