Friday, 7 January 2011

Under The Lilacs

In the garden of love under the lilacs, our maiden is being swept of her feet by a handsome suitor. In the language of flowers the purple lilac means the 'first emotions of love'. If the card had portrayed white lilac that would have had a different meaning of youthful innocence.  I think the card may have been sent in the first flush of love on 10th September 1908, not only has it lots of kisses at the end
 it has the angled stamp over the surname.  The message reads
"My dear Ein, Thank you so much for the pretty card. Its just the sort I am very fond of. What I can see of it you insist upon sending me more cards so that I shall have to have another album beside the two I have already. Don't forget 9 O'clock tonight. Bring your ½d with you. With best love. Yours affectionately, Edie"

I wonder how many albums she eventually filled?  Philco Publishing, based in London,  issued view and artist cards from 1906-1934 so plenty of opportunity for more pretty cards.

Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is the hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday


Terry said...

Happy PFF to you .
This was a wonderful find.
Thank you for sharing such a lovely card and oh my the stamp !!!!
Have a fantastic weekend.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Snap said...

Lovely card. It's always fun when a card has been used and I wonder about the relationship between the people. A story to tell .... Happy PFF!

viridian said...

It's Elizabeth and Darcy on the card, it must be!!! Or maybe not.

Postcardy said...

Interesting message about postcards and use of the language of stamps.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The part that has me wondering most is "Bring your 1/2d with you". I wonder what that was for? Lilac is beautiful flower with a wonderful scent. I hadn't known what it meant in the language of flowers and especially not that white and purple lilacs would be different.

Paul van Yperen said...

Sweet, exquisite card. Interesting that Philco made these cards for so many more years. I become so happy of these people who collect all the postcards of their dear ones in albums. happy PFF.

MrCachet said...

I'm assuming the angled stamp has significant meaning, but I can't recall at the moment what it is. Nice card, regardless. Even better when the message has meaning!

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

Oh, what a sweet card, and how perceptive of you to notice the color of the flowers and know it's meaning. I make the card more of a treasure understanding it's intent. Lisa