{floral friday}

{floral friday #85}

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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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Monsterscircus
    Friday January 25th, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    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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    Jenny Lynn
    Friday January 25th, 2013 at 01:28 PM

    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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    Amanda
    Friday January 25th, 2013 at 02:31 PM

    Awh„ a very Happy Birthday. I look forward to this feature every week :)

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    Loulou
    Friday January 25th, 2013 at 03:26 PM

    Happy birthday to you! I so love carnations and yours are a gorgeous shade of peachy pink. Very pretty

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    Maria in Long Beach, CA
    Friday January 25th, 2013 at 06:44 PM

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

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday January 27th, 2013 at 01:46 AM

      I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the post, Maria! :)
      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Noemi Molnar
    Saturday January 26th, 2013 at 02:03 PM

    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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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday January 27th, 2013 at 01:47 AM

      Thank you so much, Noemi! My Birthday was actually last month, but I just now got around to posting the flowers. :)
      I hope you’re having a fun weekend! What are your plans?
      XO! Vanessa

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    Noemi Molnar
    Sunday January 27th, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    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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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday January 28th, 2013 at 09:51 PM

      You’re so sweet, Noemi!! :)
      I’m so happy and honored to hear that you’ve been inspired by me and my blog to try new recipes! So sweet!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!!
      Love and hugs,
      Vanessa

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