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Friday, November 5, 2010

Guest Post: Meaningful Roses

The following guest post comes from Elie of Punctuation Mark. I definitely recommend checking out her charming blog! If you love delicious food, travel, and overall amazingness, you won't be disappointed!


Isn’t it beautiful to get roses from those you love? I just love it and even though these days we don’t know the real meaning of their colors years ago people sent messages to each other using the color of roses…

Red




Red roses are the quintessential symbol of love, passionate and romantic love! For the ancient Romans and Greeks it symbolized Venus, the goddess of love, and many other cultures used them to decorate wedding dresses and attires. In English gardens became the favored flower and was revered for its medicinal uses. And a single long stem rose mean “I love you”.


White




Associated to young and bridal love, the white rose represents humility, purity and innocence. Because of their widespread use in weddings they are the perfect flower to symbolize unity, virtue, and the pureness of the new bond of love. It’s been said that in Scotland when they were in bloom it was the time for new unions and marriages.


Pink



Said to be longest existing rose, pink roses have been featured in countless works of art beginning with the ancient civilizations. They symbolize tender love, grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. They are the most aromatic of all the varieties of roses and for that reason the different shades have also acquired their own meaning: dark mean gratitude and appreciation, and light mean admiration and sympathy.


Yellow



These are the roses that were discovered most recently growing wild in the Middle East. Their meaning has changed through the years but generally is associated with the sun, joy, wisdom and power. However, in Europe for a long time they were a symbol for jealousy and dying love. Today, unlike the romantic connotations of all the other colors the yellow rose is the only one that is the true symbol of friendship.

Have a great day and may you receive many colored roses!

38 comments:

Vikki said...

Lovely post indeed!
I'll definitely go check her blog out!!!

xxx
Vikki


http://stylometre.blogspot.com

Tights Lover said...

Great post. I love the photos, and I didn't know some of the facts about the associated colors!

Rachel said...

Great post! It's interesting to read what all the different colors mean. I knew they had different meanings, but weren't sure what they were exactly.

Mouthwash said...

awe! i like this! Great post.

Amber
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Venus In Virgo said...

Such a great guest post and will check out the blog. I have to admit I loathe roses....don't ask, childhood thing! LOL! Have a great weekend XOXO

Kristin said...

I've always loved yellow roses. I should send them to a friend! Fab guest post!

Kristin said...

I've always loved yellow roses. I should send them to a friend! Fab guest post!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How interesting! I love her blog :)

Happy weekend!!

btd. said...

I love roses & yellow is my favorite color! Yellow Rose: joy, wisdom and power. I like that definition best. :)

Christopher said...

off to go check her blog out now, and here i thought roses meant I'm in trouble and need to do something nice to get out of it.

Josie said...

What a gorgeous post -- I love yellow roses!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

shoeless simone said...

What a lovely post!

-Shoeless Simone

Imogen said...

What a sweet post, so creative and fun. Receiving roses is always amazing and I think that roses are my favourite flower. I found it really interesting reading about this.

Vikki said...

Hi sweetie! Here I am again!!!

Just wanted to tell you that I have tagged you in my post "10 things I love"... I hope you can check it out!! <3

xxxx
Vikki

http://stylometre.blogspot.com

drollgirl said...

beautiful! everybody loves roses!

i haven't received any in a LONG time (sniff), but this morning i went a little cuckoo and bought myself two orchids. and another plant. lol!

hope you have a nice weekend!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how lovely!! I love roses. I didn't know they all had meaning. My bf on the first date gave me a rose. I guess he loves me. =) hehe. =P

Fatiha Faulzi said...

I never knew the meaning of roses until now. They're such a great beauty; roses.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

.:JoaNNa:. said...

lovely post! i personally love white roses! and followed by red ;) have a great weekend!

gleenn said...

I learned to love red roses more since I met my fiance. He spoils me with their beauty. :)

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post!
Love yellow roses!

xoxox,
CC

Abi said...

Such a lovely post! I was reading about the different meanings a while back and thought it very intriguing. I didn't know about the yellow rose though. Interesting fact!

Galit said...

Wow, such delightful photos! I enjoyed reading your roses facts which many I didn't know. Beautiful guest-post!!

SMASH said...

Yellow roses are so pretty, I think i'd say those are my fav color of roses :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Savvy Gal said...

adore roses.
Ps. glad you like the ring. : )

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I have always wondered the meaning of each color rose - j'adore this post!! :)

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