Floriography · Flowers · Mixed-media · Nature

Floriography

I have always been fascinated by floriography or language of flowers, in which a list of meanings was given to flowers to convey sentimental thoughts or secret messages to the recipient of the bouquet. This was especially popular in Victorian England and was used a lot on greeting cards during that era and for some time afterwards.

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I have begun to make my own little book of floriography using pressed flowers from my garden, but have decided to use only the flowers that have nice sentiments attributed to them rather than those whose meanings detract from the beauty of the flower, such as begonia – dark thoughts, foxglove – insincerity, or lavender – distrust. I want my book to be a little garden of happiness and serenity.

I am using a spiral-bound mixed-media book to allow plenty of room between the pages for bulky embellishments.

These are the first of my pages…

A little arrangement on my work table of leftovers.

 

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Floriography

  1. What a wonderful idea! I love your beautiful flower journal pages and finding out the meaning of the different flowers 😁. It’s so nice that you dried each of the flowers to use too – perfect! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

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    1. I love to press flowers to use in my art and often have piles of books and magazines lying around with flowers pressed between the pages. Happy to have stirred up some nostalgic thoughts!

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