Friday, 4 March 2011

Floriography

Looks as though our indifferent lover is about to light up a cigarette in a show of  nonchalance.  She is concentrating on ignoring him. 

I am fascinated by the language of flowers, both their Latin names and the Victorians subtle system of sending messages by flowers.   They produced many books on the language but they could differ in  meanings, and could over time change meanings. No problem wondering about the meaning with a postcard one can send it directly through the post. In this case it was sent with a unrelated, and practical, message on 3rd September 1909

Dear Mum, Received box and bedding allright but couldn't make out what day you were coming as you never said but shall be up to meet that train today Friday if not tomorrow. With love Bert and Nance.  The card was posted in the morning at 10:15, I wonder if 'Mum' received it before she set off for the station.

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

8 comments:

Snap said...

the language of flowers is fascinating to me ... fun card and wonder if the bedding was for Mums visit?!!!!!!!! happy pff!

Tete said...

I have many cards with the meaning of flowers on them. Hopefully, someone was at the station to meet mum as she got off the train.
Happy PFF!
Tete

Christine H. said...

Such a lovely flower to be associated with indifference. I guess I won't put it in any bouquets.

Sheila said...

That one did make me laugh! I know only one or two meanings for flowers and had never thought that some could be negative. I could make some horrible mistakes by not knowing.

viridian said...

Oh boy this couple doesn't have much of a future. Interesting card.

papel1 said...

I have seen a number of the Meaning of Flowers postcards. I like the poses of this charming couple Ha.

Funoldhag said...

Hope that couple can resolve their differences - they both look sad. Cute card.

Dorincard said...

Their chemistry is...inorganic. :)