It's Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser's Speciali-teas and I have chosen a favorite Royal Albert England teacup with a design called Cosmos in the series of 12 called Language Of The Flowers. The Cosmos stands for friendship. Any Victorian lady would know the language of flowers and would scan every bouquet she received for hidden messages, and carefully chosen any flowers she sent to another to convey a message, visible or more subtly conveyed.
The rose, depending on color could mean betrayal, gratitude, passion or joy; the daisy meant innocence; the sunflower pure and lofty thoughts; the violet was modesty and the morning glory meant love in vain. How to fun to realize the sentimental Victorians had such fun communicating with the language of flowers and how they must have puzzled over the meanings of any flowers they received!
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Royal Albert Cosmos Teacup