What is “ Flirtation of " colors;? We decipher picturesFlowers were always irreplaceable means at acquaintances and communication. From time immemorial was considered that flowers have the gift to express variety of human feelings. It is no wonder that exactly around flowers there was the whole culture of the relations of men and women.
Flowers allowed to initiate acquaintance, to show the interest, to hint at ardency of feelings or, on the contrary, at the complete indifference. Flower variations allowed to carry on silent dialogues and to express difficult scale of experiences. Sometimes flowers were sent instead of letters. For example, a hyacinth on number of buds “ appointed “ day of a meeting, and a hand bell by quantity of flowers even “ specified “ hour of appointment.
Though at all times and in each country flowers were presented with sense, the real language of flowers appeared in the 17th century in Constantinople. It was the whole science which was called “ to villages “ and where to each flower, a branch or a fruit (all them there were more than 800) there corresponded any value. At the beginning of the 18th century the king of Sweden Charles II brought language of flowers to Europe after a trip to Persia. Flower dictionaries were published in Europe during all the XVIII - go centuries, telling about secrets of a lily and a lilac, and his certain heads were devoted to drawing up bouquets. Language of flowers both was very popular in France and in England of times of the Queen Victoria. In Russia language of flowers got at first from Europe and only in 1830 the Russian poet Dmitry Petrovich Oznobishin translated from Persian and published the book " in St. Petersburg; To Villages, or language of " colors;.
Gradually language of flowers lost the “ applied “ value, having turned in the 19th century into fashionable game in secular salons of Europe and Russia. Game and was called “ Flirtation of " colors;. By means of this simple and fascinating game our great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers got acquainted and communicated.
Game “ Flirtation of " colors; - it something like modern “ role-playing game “. However “ roles “ here are emotional states (for example, romantic love, jealousy, passion, disappointment, etc.) ., in which participants should stay during the evening. These states are described by short phrases of the " type; You are beautiful! My heart is sore with you! “ “ I fell in love with you at first sight, but you disappointed me. To Dai Wam one more attempt “ etc. Each of guests receives the picture with the image and the name of that flower which role he will play this evening. Values of flowers are given in the table. Exists still secret “ table of correspondence “ You and I “ which orders with what partner you form couple (for example, a rose - a mimosa, a lily of the valley - a cornflower, etc.)
In game is appointed the Mail carrier. Belongs to its duties to carry notes to participants of game. At the same time the Mail carrier, naturally, knows what flower to whom dropped out. The mail carrier goes with notes and secretly asks who is who to give notes to addressees. The mail carrier has no right to reveal secrets of flowers!
Here dictionary : some flowers repeat since I collected from different sources, left the most interesting.
An azalea - Take care for me
the Alpine rose - Be attentive!
the Ambrosia - your love is mutual
the Anemone - I abandon you!
Pansies - your innocence me subdued
the Aster - whether you Are able to love constantly?
the Begonia - I Offer you warm friendship.
the Hawthorn - I am excited when you sing! the Cornflower - Be simple
as it is
the Cornflower - I do not dare to express you the feelings.
the Heather (white) - Desires will come true
the Heather (lavender) - Admiration, loneliness
Cherry - You chained to yourself my heart, take it to
the Water lily - Feelings in my soul storm
the Gardenia - You are beautiful, secret love
of the Tack - Hotly I love you. with
of the Tack (white) - Innocence, pure love
of the Tack (yellow) - you disappointed me, refusal
of the Tack (red) - my heart is sore with you, admiration
of the Tack (field) - You are beautiful!
of the Tack (striped) - Unfortunately, cannot be with you, though I want this
of the Tack (purple) - Inconstancy, a capriciousness
of the Tack (pink) - Never I will forget you
the Dahlia - I Am glad you to see.
the Geranium - Nonsense, dullness
the Geranium - Me should talk secretly to you
the Hyacinth (white) - I am happy because I love you.
the Hyacinth (yellow) - Jealousy
the Hyacinth (red or pink) - You play with me!
the Hyacinth (purple) - I regret, forgive me to
the Hyacinth (blue) - I will be with you always
the Hyacinth (violet) - with me Be more tender.
the Gladiolus - Dai to me the chance, I am sincere
the Wistaria - Welcome
the Gloxinia - I fell in love with you at first sight
Peas - I do not believe in your feelings.
the Hydrangea - Thanks for understanding
the Sweet pea - Thanks for perfectly spent time
the Jasmine - whether you Will fall in love with me sometime?
the Iris - your friendship means to me many
the Cactus - Constancy
the Guelder-rose - If you abandon me, my heart will become torn.
the Calla - your beauty dements me!
the Camellia (white) - You are delightful!
the Camellia (red) - You - a flame in my heart
the Camellia (pink) - Passionately I wish you to
the Camellia (white) - You are delightful
the Clover - Would like to know...
the Hand bell - Why you torment me with whims?
the Hand bell - you recognize hour of our meeting
By quantity of flowers the Lily of the valley - Long and secretly I loved you
the Lily (white) - Is delightful to be with you!
the Lemon leaf - Forgive to
Mack - You make sleepy!
the Daisy (white) - do not try my patience
the Narcissus - Remain same fine as you are!
the Forget-me-not - Remember me!
the Mistletoe - the Kiss me
of the Orchid - You are a beauty!
the Primrose - I cannot live without you!
the Petunia - your gift calms me
the Peony - As you are inscrutable! with
the Ivy - I Wish to please
the Primrose - I cannot live without you
the Mignonette - Not your beauty, but kindness captivated my heart
the Rose (without thorns) - I Love at first sight
the Rose (white) - I am worthy you, you are delightful!
the Rose (white, sluggish) - you did not make on me impression
the Rose (bud) - you are beautiful and gentle as this bud
the Rose (branch) - Yes!
the Rose (yellow) - I am jealous
the Rose (red) - I love you!
the Rose (forest) - your wounds will be healed!
the Rose (sheet) - Is not present!
the Rose (pink) - Please, trust me
the Rose (darkly - crimson) - I in mourning
the Rose (tea) - I will Always remember
the Pink bud - Beauty and youth, innocent heart
the Lilac (white) - Let`s love each other.
the Lilac (violet) - my heart belongs to you.
Plum color - Keep the promise.
the Tulip - I Express you the love.
the Tulip (yellow) - your smile as a sunlight!
the Tulip (red) - Believe me!
the Tulip motley - your fine eyes
the Violet - Nobody knows about our love.
the Violet (white) - Let`s risk
the Violet (blue) - I will Always be true!
the Phlox - we Will burn our letters!
Hop - we Will wait for favorable circumstances.
the Chrysanthemum - You are a beautiful friend
the Chrysanthemum (white) - the Old love does not rust.
the Chrysanthemum (yellow) - Weak love
potatoes Flower - You eclipse all!
the Cyclamen - Resignation and good-bye Tsinniya`s
(scarlet) - Constancy
of Tsinniya (white) - Courtesy
of Tsinniya (yellow) - I remember you every day Tsinniya`s
(red) - we Will be on friendly terms eternally! the Bird cherry - As you pleased me with
the Dogrose - whether It is possible to trust you?
the Apple blossom - You - my special respect. Yasmennik - Be happy with
and my friendship
it is amusing to consider still lifes with flowers and to try “ to read “ them by means of this grant.
Here for example, T. Fedorov`s , “ Lilies of the valley “ - well just very much, very long and very secretly “ I loved you “!
Whether Yu Pantsirev, thought that its “ The Bouquet with flowers of " potatoes; can be read as “ You eclipse all “?
And its “ Hand bells “ will set for someone the difficult task - to understand when the appointment is made?
A. Zoryukov , appears, asks: whether you are able to love constantly?
Obukhova Elena exclaims:
Dai to me the chance, I am sincere! As you are inscrutable!
We will not be inscrutable, we will arm with the dictionary of flower flirtation - and forward!