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Saucers of the Month: Lily of the Valley in May

What do Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Kate Middleton have in common? They all used Lily of the Valley in their wedding bouquets. In fact, Kate had about 100 stems in her modest but elegant bouquet.

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For being such a small flower, Lily of the valley gives off such a tremendous scent. The flowers look like a small bell and they are generally usually white, although sometimes with a tinge of pink as well. Pull together a bunch of Lily of the Valley to make adorable, tiny bouquets.

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Lily of the valley has the flower meaning of ‘return to happiness’ — humility, chastity, sweetness, purity and is said to bring luck in love.

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Next month I will be featuring roses for the month of June. Are you enjoying this new feature? If so, I would love to hear about it.


Saucers of the Month: Sweet Peas in April

As I was sorting through my vintage china saucer collection recently, I found a few with beautiful images of Sweet Peas — which are the flower of the month for April. I have always had a soft spot for this delicate flower, as I just love the name — such a cute term of endearment. Transformed into jewelry/ring holders, saucers featuring Sweet Peas brings a splash of colour to a vanity or bedside table.

The sweet peas your grandmother grew in her garden truly deserved the name “sweet” because of their delightful fragrance. The Latin ‘lathyrus odoratus,’ which means ‘pea’ and ‘fragrant’ is how the sweet pea was named.


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Sweet Pea Vintage Saucer Ring Holder

The sweet pea appears in a wide range of pastel colours and also blooms in two-tone varieties. The flower is traditionally known as a symbol of ‘good-bye’ or ‘blissful pleasure’.


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Next month, I will be featuring Lily of the Valley for the month of May. I hope you enjoy this new feature!


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