Interest in floriography soared in Victorian England and in the United States during the 19th century. Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.
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Floriography (the language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. The meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Plants and flowers are used as symbols in the Hebrew Bible, particularly of love and lovers in the Song of Songs, as an emblem for the Israelite people and for the coming Messiah. In Western culture, William Shakespeare ascribed emblematic meanings to flowers, especially in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
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Valentine’s Day is not just for women! Although they might not be always showing, men appreciate romantic gestures too and deserve to be reminded that they are loved!
Guys are tough enough to shop for as it is, but throw in the added pressure of Valentine’s Day, and it’s enough to want to give up. Here is the golden rule when shopping for Valentine’s day gift for men: get something you think they’ll actually like. Think about who they are, what they do every day, and the little things that make them smile. But, if you’re still stumped, we found these perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
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Every February 14, across the world, people exchange candy, flowers, and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine.
But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s Day Continue reading The Story of Saint Valentine
With only 6 days before Christmas, families are coming together. Before you sit down to your Christmas feast, you need to consider your table decor. Place cards, festive napkins, and special dinnerware help, but the centerpiece is the real show-stopper of your table. The host of Christmas day wants to create that perfect dining room table place setting for their family and guests. Here are some ideas on how to set the perfect holiday table.
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In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, J’Adore Les Fleurs (JLF) introduces new, Limited Edition “Je T’aime” Collection – the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones. The red suede Heart-Shaped box holds up to 125 red roses and is available for purchase beginning January 16, 2018.
What is the best way to tell someone, I cherish you this Valentine’s Day? You can give them a traditional dozen roses or you can give them the ultimate expression of your everlasting affection. The New, Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Heart boxes from J’Adore Les Fleurs, filled with the most amazing flowers and presented to them the “J’Adore” way, will sure give your loved ones that Ultimate expression of your everlasting affection.
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In Victorian Britain, fashionable clothes required careful maintenance and a range of accessories were invented to help keep them in good condition. The popularity of wearing hats necessitated devices to assist with storage and cleaning. Hat boxes kept them free from dust and protected from damage.
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