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)
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!