Aug 1, 2010


In Victorian times..
each flowers was assigned a meaning.
A romantic way to wordlessly express yourself
through flowers.

(click photos to enlarge)

The White Lily
of course stands for purity...

an alternate meaning was...

It's heavenly to be with you.
Isn't that endearing?

My little cottage smells heavenly today :-)
Nothing fills the room with heady fragrance,
the way a Lily does!

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Marydon said...

G'eve Bella ~ I know it must smell sweetly with these beauties adorning your lovely home. They look exceptionally large, so beautiful.

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NanaDiana said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell them! We get lots of lilies delivered to the hospital and we are not allowed to take them into some wards because of the strong smell. I love the way they can scent up a whole yard. Sweet white with just a blush of pink...lovely!

Sherry said...

How beautiful your lily is! I love the Victorian meaning to flowers. That is so true and so interesting!

Mariette said...
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Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

This is so Victorian! From the book of Sheila Pickles; The Complete Language of Flowers I'd love to add this poem:

And the stately lilies stand
Fair in silvery light
Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer;
Their pure breath sanctifies the air,
As its fragrance fills the night.

Greetings from Georgia/USA


meemsnyc said...

That lily is gorgeous. I bet the smell is amazing.

Cabin and Cottage said...

They look heavenly too! Beauties! Jacqueline

Olga said...

How interesting to learn the meaning of the flowers. These lilies are gorgeous. Great pictures.

Marie said...

Hi Bella - Casablanca lily's are my absolute favorite, they are as beautiful as they smell! Thanks for sharing with us the other meaning of the white lily and happy Monday!

milka said...

I love your garden and i just love all your post... ♥♥♥♥


bj said...

ummm, I know they smell as beautiful as they look.

Dawn said...

And now it just meen funeral! sad as I love the meaning nice to be with you sweet

love Dawn xx

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing the lillies look so pretty I wish that I could take a wiff and smell them too.

:) Michelle

CIELO said...

Good morning, Bella! White lilies are lovely, and they are embellishing my garden these days as well, I love their soft perfume and purity... just lovely! Your blog is looking so pretty, I love your banner, how do you place an image on another image? Lovely! and thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home and gardens....


Susis gelbes Haus said...

Love Bella...Wonderful flowers.... I love this so much.... in germany is this : Lilien.....
her perfume soooooo lovley.. Hugs Susi

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

I enjoy having lillies in the house as well. Especially the white ones. They look beautiful and stylish on my black marble mantelpiece. The scent is lovely indeed, especially in the evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
Between Blogger being slow and our internet server being down, it's been tough to visit
I like how you displayed the white lilies and can inhale their sweet fragrance from here. :-)

Kathy said...

Just love lilies. I have some nearly ready to bloom. I also love the Victorian meaning behind the flowers. I wish we applied those things more today!
God Bless<

Sue said...

What lovely pictures of a beautiful flower! I wish I was a gardener, as I would love to have oodles of pretties adorning my yard. Visiting from Cielo's party.
:-) Sue

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I use those Victorian meanings when I'm planning a memorial garden for a beloved pet or lost loved one. Helps me to decide what I want to plant, and gives multiple meanings to the project.