That's a great label Karen - thanks so much for sharing.
Wow I am in LOVE with this one! I have a project I am putting this on TODAY!
Merci beaucoup pour ces magnifiques images. C'est toujours un plaisir de visiter votre blog et de découvrir vos nouvelles créations. Un petit bonjour de France
How beautiful! I didn't know what "mouchoir" meant in English, so I looked it up, and it means handkerchief. I assume the "concentrated flower extract" was used to scent ladies' hankies--either to make them smell pretty before use, or to create a wafting aroma around the ladies when tucked in a dress pocket--for the purposes of attracting members of the opposite sex?!
Thanks for the info Pat! I didn't even know there was such a thing, but it makes sense! Kind of like the Linen Spray that we use today I guess.
***RETRACTION***My "assumptions" were wrong. I did some Actual Research and discovered the following about scented hankies in the Victorian era:--Women carried them to hold against their faces when encountering unpleasant odors.--They often used lavender-scented ones to revive themselves when feeling faint.--In the 19th century interest in the symbolism of flowers peaked, in large part due to two books: a flower dictionary, "Le Langage des Fleures", written in 1818 by a Parisian woman named Charlotte de La Tour; and a book entitled "Flower Lore: The Teachings of Flowers, Historical, Legendary, Poetical and Symbolic", written by Miss Carruthers, of Inverness (Scotland) in 1879. It became the standard source for flower symbolism in both England and the U.S.Victorian gentlemen had to be well-versed in the "meanings" of flowers before sending them to a lady, lest she be given the wrong message! Interestingly, an item that carried the scent of a particular flower conveyed the same meaning as the flower itself. Such items included **hankies**!!!So, there you have it--some Real Facts about scented hankies in the Victorian era!; )xoxo
Hi Karen, Love this label. It would be perfect on a bottle or even a box top.Thank you for sharing.Hugs, Celestina Marie
Beautiful label thanks Karen.BlessingsMaxine
I saw this graphic used on a dresser, but can't figure out how to enlarge it so that it doesn't get grainy. Any hints?Liz
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