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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rednesday Wednesday


This is a weekly blog party celebrating everything red. Sunset reds to garnet reds....
tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between.
Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color red.



Did you notice the new banner for Rednesday? I used a vintage card with carnations for this months theme. It's pretty, but there is a reason why I chose it.....Carnation is the Flower of the Month.
See the carnations in the glass on this
1881 seed catalog? Carnations are one of the oldest cultivated flowers dating back over 2000 years. The botanical name, Dianthus,
after the goddess of love Diana, means flower of the god's or flower of love. Roman's used carnations in homes to keep evil away. Roman's and Greeks used laurel and carnations in crowns for gladiator and Olympic winners. It's said that during Christ's walk to Calvary with the cross, wherever Mary's tears fell pink carnations sprouted and bloomed. 


The carnation is said to represent love, pride, beauty, distinction, fascination,and loyalty. 
The next time you see a carnation and think it's just ho-hum.....
think again. Think outside of the box 8)
  1. Photo: Today's Daily Design features a combination of Pink Roses, Red Carnations and White Button Pom Poms in the Red ESSENTIALS Square Bowl Container. A perfect, simple Valentine's Day design for any type of love! See how it's made: http://bit.ly/Wqp8iS
Well, I think it's time for a little walk through Bloglandia and visit those who have joined me for this fine Rednesday. Let's go!

6 comments:

Marianne said...

Melody, what a sweet reminder of Carnations! I will always look at them differently from now on.

Blessings,
Marianne xo

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love vintage postcards and that one is a beauty! OK, I confess that when I bought Dianthus flowers this summer to plant, I had no idea they were carnations. Lol! Thanks, I learned something. Linking up & thanks for hosting.

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I enjoyed your information on carnations, I've always loved them. I tried to link up but it's not showing, maybe it has to be moderated though. Blessings to you in the new year- Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Melody,
Thanks so much for the party and for all your visits!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I've always like carnations but I've never grown any. I must remedy that! ♥

May said...

Hi nice reading your post here...