{floral friday #85}

January 25, 2013


carnations from {nifty thrifty things}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

These beautiful carnations were a Birthday gift from my mom. I love the way she captured their beauty and am in love with the color! They’re so fragile, yet powerful looking..

carnations from {nifty thrifty things}

carnations from {nifty thrifty things}

A few facts about carnations:

  • Carnations got their scientific name Dianthus from two Greek words — “dios”, referring to the god Zeus, and “anthos”, meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the “The Flowers of God”.
  • Carnation flowers have become symbolic of mother’s love and also of Mother’s Day. {source}
  • Carnation is a perennial plant that comes in many colors including yellow, purple, mauve, maroon, red, peach, pink and white, each depicting different emotion.
  • Red carnation is symbolic of deep love or admiration, depending on the depth of the red. Pink symbolizes mother’s love, purple color indicates capriciousness, white color means pure love, striped carnation means regret or refusal and yellow represents dejection.
  • The carnation is the birth flower for those born in the month of January. {source}

I’m partying here! ❤









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Comments

  1. WOW such a wonderful colour! It’s so beautiful! I can’t remember if I have said congrats with your birthsday! Thank you for your floral photo, great way to switch to weekend mode :-) have a beautiful one!
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  2. Carnations are one of my favorite flowers. My dad would grow them in our garden when I was a little girl,. I loved to go and smell them because they actually smell good to me.
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  3. Awh„ a very Happy Birthday. I look forward to this feature every week :)
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  4. Happy birthday to you! I so love carnations and yours are a gorgeous shade of peachy pink. Very pretty
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  5. Maria in Long Beach, CA says:

    This has always been my absolute favorite flower! Thanks for brightening up my Friday

  6. Happy Birthday Vanessa! Beautiful flowers, like them! :) My favourites are lilys, but this comes after them! They’re strong and massive I think, and bloom for a long time even in a vase (or at least my experience is this)! Have a glad and great birthday again! :)
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  7. Oh, then subsequently happy birthday, hope it was a beautiful day for you! :)
    Nowadays I’ve got some cooking-fever! :D Check that on my new blog (http://tastesandhousewiving.blogspot.hu) if you’ve got some time and interestment! You were one of those who helped me to get a passion for cooking-baking-making delicious food! Of course the admiration of my mother was the first, but then came your lemon ginger syrup and other recipes that made me think that “Hey, I’m gonna try some new recipes and see how I can get through the cooking misery!”, and now I’m just loving it! So many thanks for your help (that you may didn’t even know about!)! :)

    Love, Noemi :)

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