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February 14, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
You’ll view that bouquet with new eyes! See more here.
TAGS flowers, the Language of Fllowers, Valentine's Day, Victoriana
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[…] Giving flowers may be older than written history, but these language of flowers systems were an invention of Victorian gift book culture. There is no ‘ancient lore’ by which these flowers get these meanings, only the wisdom of some savvy marketing-to-tween-young-ladies booksellers in the 1800s. Courtesy of The Paris Review. […]
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